Neutral city

Everyday my inbox is full of headlines like "30 fall outfits you need to wear right now!" and I am a sucker to look at everyone one of them, yet continually disappointed when I don't see anything even remotely similar to my own style or easily duplicated.

Even though I am never lacking inspiration, I have other bloggers, pinterest, magazines and it all seems to be an unending influx; however I was delighted when I spotted a look in one of those roundup emails I could actually take a cue from: black and white grid print and a grey blazer.

Just a simple combination of neutrals (with my addition of geometric shapes) that does work quite well.

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The Rundown
Grid Print Dress c/o Choies similar
Grey Sweatshirt Blazer TJMaxx similar
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
Hexagon Earrings c/o Metrix Jewelry
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label similar, similar
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Go Overboard" Essie


52 comments

  1. This outfit is SO GOOD for fall!! Absolutely adoring your bracelet by the way.

    xx 365hangers

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  2. I think I need to invest in a windowpane piece for fall! It's so clean and crisp and looks perfect paired with a neutral blazer!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  3. I love the windowpane print of your dress. And the grey blazer is perfect for adding in another color, but still keeping the look neutral!

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  4. This dress is beautiful and if you add black tights you will be ready for Winter!
    xo,
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  5. Simple looks are the best & you nailed this look! Love that dress on you and your shoes are such a good classic.
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. Super cute look! I like grey and black together. You styled it perfectly.

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  7. I adore this look! Love how you added the gray with the black and white! Love the print too! I really need to jump on the windowpane print! It's so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  8. Love this dress! I've been pinning fall looks like crazy, getting inspiration from others is so fun.

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  9. Gorgeous printed dress and those shoes are very elegant.
    Red Reticule

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  10. Your pumps are amazing! I need some loafer pumps/heels.

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  11. Yayy!!! Looks good! I know what you mean, a lot of the things I see in magazines and want to recreate I either have no place to wear them or no similar pieces...so sad
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  12. Love the window pane print!! Beautiful outfit with the gray blazer...

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  13. Love the dress! Glad to see you are enjoying the earrings!

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  14. Indeed! I love when I discover I can replicate an outfit that I like! This dress and blazer were made for each other! That blazer looks so comfy and soft!

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  15. This just looks so classic! And thank you for your kind comments and suggestions on my friends issue. It's appreciated!

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  16. In looove with those shoes. I am feeling fall this year, I just want to wear plaid and drink hot things and read books, but unfortunately I live in California where it is eternal summer. Love your outfit though :)

    iwantyourkittens.blogspot.com

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  17. fabulous dress and I love it with your loafers!!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  18. Love grid print anything and love how you styled this grid print dress. Simple and chic. ~Cynthia

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  19. This is definitely top-notch when it comes to neutral outfits! The grid print adds so much. I love this!

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  20. I love the print on this dress! Grey and black is one of my favorite combos for the fall/winter months. Looks great on you!

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

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  21. Such a gorgeous dress! I love the print!

    xo,
    Angela

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  22. I really, really enjoy this. The dress is awesome and the shoes are super cute!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  23. The simplicity of that outfit makes it very chic and fashionable.

    Loving those loafer heels!

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  24. I love the outfit! I need more printed neutrals in my life... I hate the "must have for fall" articles, it's seems like they're always pushing the trendy items that we'll be tossing after a few wears. I have the best luck inspiration wise with the style bloggers and Instagrammers who style thrifted items.

    Sara
    506miles

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  25. I love this chic look!
    xoxo

    www.sorananistor.com

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  26. You look comfy and chic in this outfit and that dress can go from office to date night.

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  27. I couldn't agree more with you about the emails!! I get so many, but they always end in disappointment. However, your dress is absolutely perfect. Now this is what I call inspiration! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  28. I love the dress! I am always a sucker for black & white prints and simple outfits! This one is super pretty!

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  29. You know even though I follow bloggers, receive more fashion newsletters than I would like, glance over magazines, Pinterest.. I often find myself lacking inspiration.
    I am actually looking forward to an upcoming trip where I hope to see new things and trends… let's see how that works.
    Oh and I like it - I just realised that I have a similar blazer !

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  30. Love this! Your dress is so flattering and I love your accessories:)

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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  31. Love this! Your dress is so flattering and I love your accessories:)

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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  32. That dress is amazing! I love the colors and print!

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  33. It's funny - in this respect, we're opposites. I never read those emails, because I know that almost 100% of the time, there will be nothing I want to recreate. Whereas when I visit blogs I love, like yours, I constantly find inspiration and pieces that are missing from my closet, like this incredible printed dress. Oh, I am in love. I think I may have said the same thing about it before, but it bears repeating :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  34. I never read those emails because I have learned so much that they don't work for my body. Plus, I feel like there is something very editorial about them which makes them not work in real life for me. Then again, I could just not be a legit blogger because I often fail at these kinds of things.

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  35. I really like this windowpane dress! It is a trend I plan to try out for fall. It looks great with this grey blazer!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  36. The oversized check print is totally on my radar right now - love this dress!

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  37. I love this look--the blazer with that dress is so chic! I'm always a sucker for those "15 work-ready looks" or "what to wear this weekend" types of articles/emails too, but more often than not I don't actually get much out of them.

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  38. LOL I never look at those emails because they only make me want to shop more! And I already want to shop enough. But this is a fantastic look. Love that dress!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  39. I feel the same way when I look at the ads but you definitely have come into your own style and it is amazing!http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/2014/10/swwc-style-challenge-week-2-plaid-on.html

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  40. There's something about black & white that you can never go wrong with. I love it paired with the grey blazer.

    BTW, I hope you join TBT Fashion link up this Thursday.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  41. Simple, but still makes an impact due to the fun pattern...love it!

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  42. I completely know what you mean. I hate when that "perfect" fall inspiration pic is full of inaccessible statement pieces! Your outfit, on the other hand, is perfect and just as inspiring as those articles!

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  43. My fave is when those round-up/get the look emails feature gorgeous pieces (like jackets/coats) that are like an ARM AND LEG in price.

    Yes, I would love that $1700 coat, but let's get real here. :)

    You look great- LOVE the grid print!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  44. Ugh, the emails are so tempting! I am LOVING this dress. It looks like matching separates which I am all about.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  45. I haven't checked out the part of my inbox where all the sales and coupons get mailed to, in months (since most of them are from US and I live in Europe now). Plus it's pointless because they will make me clothes-hungry. You look so cute+tropical in this outfit. The hat suits you so much. I can see this working for at least 3 seasons, Lydia. =)

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  46. Love this look, very classy chic!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  47. That's a beautiful outfit! It can go from office to dinner out.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  48. I completely agree with you with the lack of styles that I fall under with the must haves. This neutral look is beautiful though and I really like it.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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