Friday, October 14, 2016

Cobalt Blue Dress with Black Moto Jacket

Our weather in Wisconsin this time of year is always so unpredictable.  In addition to fluctuating temperatures during the day, we also have to deal with extreme temperature differences from one day to the next.  One day the high will be 74 degrees, and the next the high could only be in the 50's.  I deal with these extreme temperature changes by wearing fall clothes/colors, yet still stay comfortable depending on the weather.

For today's outfit, I was meeting my husband for lunch then doing my weekly shopping.  If I sound like I say that a lot in my fashion posts it's because I do have a lunch date with my husband every week.  We live 45 minutes from the nearest large town, so I only go into town once a week to run my errands to save gas and time.  While there, I always meet my husband for lunch.  The rest of the week I am at home usually in grubby clothes for I'm working in my garden.  The only other time I dress up is on the weekend if my husband and I go out and I also dress up for vacations.


On this day, the afternoon high was the mid seventies, but it was only in the fifties when I left, so I started my day wearing my black moto jacket (old, Forever 21).


The dress is pretty short, but at my age I don't care what people think anymore so I wear it anyway.  And it was nice to have my legs bare on such a warm day.

Because of the mock turtleneck, the dress is meant for the colder seasons; but because it has short sleeves, I can wear it when the weather is slightly warmer as well. I've shown it styled before HERE and HERE for both a night time summer look and also a winter look.




Here's what the dress looks like without the coat.  Like I said earlier, it has short sleeves which might be too cold in the winter months without a jacket or cardigan;  but the short sleeves are perfect for transitional seasons like fall.



I chose to wear black suede ankle boots to keep the head-to-toe fall look going (old, Famous Footwear).



For jewelry I chose silver and black, both old pieces.


 So the only thing new in this look is my brand new bag from J.C. Penney.  I'm afraid you will be seeing this bag a lot this fall/winter.  I just love the color, and it seems to go perfectly with all my fall outfits.


Nicole Miller Kira Satchel, JCP - HERE,  Moto Jacket (no longer available, option HERE),
Cobalt Blue Shift Dress (no longer available, option HERE and HERE), and Black Suede Booties (no longer available, option HERE).

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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32 comments:

  1. Very nice lunch outfit! The dress looks fabulous on you, and I love the jacket & the boots! And how great is it that you have a weekly lunch date with your husband!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  2. Love the blue and black together. Great color on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy. Cobalt Blue is one of my favorite colors.

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  3. I love blue and black together! You look awesome. A perfect luchdate.
    :) gwingal

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  4. Loving this edgy look on you Amy!! Fantastic. Cobalt looks amazing on you!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  5. Where the heck is my moto? Need to find it and try to recreate your look. Can I borrow your great legs??

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    1. Thanks Leslie! You have such a wonderful sense of humor!

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  6. Love the cobalt blue with the black jacket and booties. Looks like a perfect outfit for a sunny and warm fall day. Hope we'll have a few more of those days before it gets too cold.

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    1. Thanks Ellie! It's been a fairly nice fall so far. This weekend was really warm!

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  7. Cobalt is such a pretty color! I love your jacket too!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm sure your husband was happy to see you walk in, in this! You look so pretty. I really do like the color and style of your handbag too.

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    1. Thanks Karen, he did love this outfit!

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  9. My first thought wasn't that your hemline was high, Amy, but rather, day'yum, she looks good in that outfit :) and hurray for dates with the husband. We try to do that every now and again as well. My cheeks still flush and my heart still races at the thought of seeing him for a date :) xoxo


    And if you haven't yet, do come over and join my weekly Friday Link-Up? I'd love to see you there.

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    1. Thanks Sheela, that's good to know about the hemline. That's so sweet that you still feel that way about your husband too.

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  10. Wonderful look! I love a shorter dress with ankle boots, as you did here. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  11. Love the ankle boots with the dress! You look fabulous in this look!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  12. Perfect that you have date lunches with your husband. That is amazing. You look great in this outfit. Very chic. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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    1. Thanks Anna, my husband always looks so forward to our lunch dates as his job is so stressful it helps him get through it.

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  13. Really cool necklace!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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    1. Thanks so much! My husband found this one!

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  14. Perhaps you should find a group of ladies to lunch with so you can add in a few more opportunities to dress up. I can't help myself I suggest this to all my women friends and host them. With legs like yours, I would rock that dress too , but alas I need a little more coverage. DH is lucky to have a wife who dresses so nicely for date lunches.

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    1. Oh, your preaching to the choir. I wish I could find a group of ladies to lunch with in my area. I've tried so many times to get together with other women and they always have an excuse. Maybe it's me, for now I'll have to settle for my kitten, hubby, and blog friends for company.

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  15. Cobalt blue is your color! Love your dress styled with the leather jacket and booties!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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