In The Navy

Navy is the new black- didn’t you know? All the fashion magazines are telling us so, and they happen to be correct. While black can wash some folks out and sometimes feels a bit flat, navy somehow has more depth and warmth than its other neutral counterparts. And what a fantastic coincidence that navy is the new black, because navy is everywhere this year. Navy is as sharp and stylish as you want it to be. It is stunning as a shiny evening gown at an awards show or crisp as a blazer on a lady who lunches, or trendy as a cape on a girl heading out on a date. Also, with all things nautical being more popular than ever, navy, and in particular navy and white stripes, is seeing a swell in fashion adoration. Warm up your wardrobe and home with a few new navy pieces- you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how far one deep, dark shade of blue can go. Herewith are a few of our current faves.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 23 Sep, 2011 by Rene

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  • Thomas Paul Melamine Dinner Plates

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    Ahoy there, dinner guests! Serve up your next seafood feast on scrimshaw-inspired melamine plates by Thomas Paul. Classic nautical white-on-navy images of a pelican, anchor, whaling ship and lighthouse will set a seafaring tone, and sturdy melamine can take the beating that a lobster or clam bake will bring.

    $40 at Orange And Pear | Buy

    | Posted 28 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Betty Carre Sapphire Drop Earrings

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    Sapphires that will blue-ify your look without breaking the bank? Tell me more! These navy stunners by Betty Carre come in a matte gold plating, keeping the cost down and the style high.

    $59 at Susan B. | Buy

    | Posted 28 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Diane Von Furstenburg Laragh Tote

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    Gathered folds in white and navy make this bag by DVF an eye-catcher for sure. The shape is reminiscent of sails with sturdy leather accents. There’s plenty of room for your loot and plenty of style to spare.

    $185 at Shopbop | Buy

    | Posted 28 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Alexander McQueen Enameled Brass Skull Ring

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    A little touch of bad-ass goes a long, long way, and this brass ring by Alexander McQueen is a great example of that. Navy enamel is subtle enough, but then you notice the gunmetal skull and realize you’re dealing with one tough chick.

    $125 at Net-a-Porter | Buy

    | Posted 28 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Juicy Couture Rugby Striped Pop Mittens

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    Mittens are cuter than gloves but you can’t manage much besides a thumbs-up with a pair on. Juicy Couture’s Rugby Striped Pop Mittens are convertible mittens that also double as fingerless gloves, plus they rock a sly thumb slit for texting. Warm and covered and still connected, how happy are you?

    $48 at Piperlime | Buy

    | Posted 27 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Green Bow Frame Purse

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    Wrapped up like a pretty little package, oktak’s handmade frame purse is made of navy cotton canvas and is accented with a bold, kelly green grosgrain bow. Thinking of navy and green for wedding colors? This small-scale bag is great for evenings and could serve as an adorable and useful gift for bridesmaids.

    $33 at oktak | Buy

    | Posted 27 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Recycled Tee Scarf

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    Outgrown t-shirts are re-purposed to live on as a nautical inspired scarf. How clever is that? Wear this super-soft cotton scarf long or bundled up on your neck once the temperature drops.

    $43 at RefurbedTee | Buy

    | Posted 26 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Lapel Knit Cardigan

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    Tie one on and stay warm is the ever-chilling weather. This cardigan is tailored enough to pair with a dress for work, or can be dressed-down with jeans for a more casual weekend look.

    $60 at Mango | Buy

    | Posted 26 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Blue Ink Ballon Pill Box

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    Keep the ibuprofen- or your drug of choice, or maybe breath mints, that’s your business- handy in a preciously tiny pillbox. Seriously, a hot air balloon? This could not get any cuter.

    $5 at Mmim | Buy

    | Posted 23 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Gondola Dress

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    How very Audrey Hepburn of you. Stand out in bold navy and white stripes with a burst of green, just to keep things lively. Perfect for picnics, gondola rides, and bursting into an impromptu ballad about your sweetheart.

    $84 at Shabby Apple | Buy

    | Posted 23 Sep, 2011 by Rene
  • Twill Toggle Cape

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    Fashion magazines tell me a cape is where its at this fall and winter, and I have to tend to agree. Take this Paddington Bear-inspired cape from Dorothy Perkins: You have the cozy protection of a coat with swingy, free range of motion. The best of both worlds! The toggles and leather detailing on this navy wool number will make you fashion magazine-worthy indeed.

    $69 at Dorothy Perkins | Buy

    (Price is in Euros)

    | Posted 23 Sep, 2011 by Rene