Monday, August 27, 2018

Another Navy & White Outfit!

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog

Navy Midi Skirt Outfit // Pugs and Pearls Blog



A huge thank you to the Happiness Boutique who sent me this gorgeous statement necklace! They are offering you 10% off your order with the code: pugsandpearls 
Happiness Boutique offers free shipping and they have a customer reward program. Although I'm wearing a statement necklace, they have tons of minimal jewelry to choose from as well! I'm really loving that trend.

I've talked quite a bit about my shopping habits here on the blog, and I wanted to continue to update you on the journey I've been taking this year. While I haven't been able to completely avoid new purchases, I have been able to make huge leaps in the acquiring less arena. 

One of the ways I really feel successful with this is by thoroughly searching for the perfect item and only buying it when I know it's exactly what I want. That was the case with this skirt from the 1901 line from Nordstrom! (I want EVERYTHING in this line!) Skirts make up a huge chunk of my weekly wardrobe, so you better believe I know exactly what I want. I've been through pencil skirt phases, but I really just love the midi silhouette. When I stumbled on this navy midi skirt with that elastic waistband I was smitten.

Usually, I'm a big bargain hunter. I shop Ebay, Poshmark, and thrift for most of my clothes. While my goal is still to find exactly what I'm looking for used, sometimes you just have to buy at full price when it's the perfect thing!

This skirt has already paid for itself! I've worn it dozens of times and the quality is so good that I know I will be wearing this skirt for years. This is something I'm really embracing: Quality clothing that is timeless and worth every penny. Plus it has pockets!

I also want to mention that these sandals were another excellent purchase! I bought them last summer and they are definitely the MVP of my wardrobe. I wear them almost every day in the summer! They are the perfect color and just the right height. Another excellent investment! It makes me feel so satisfied knowing that I spent my money wisely, and that it's not just hanging in the closet.

Okay, one more side note, I accidentally left my silicone wedding band on for this shoot. But, I'm actually glad I did because I want to tell you about it! I got it for the volunteer construction work Blake and I are doing, but it's been so useful! It's great to wear working out or doing yard work. My finger feels naked without my wedding band on it! This silicone band is so light and comfortable. Definitely a good buy! (Go with your regular ring size.)

Leave a comment below if you've noticed that pretty much all the outfits I ever share are navy blue and white! I promise I wear other colors. Do you like to wait until you find the perfect item, or do you find yourself settling for things? Are you a statement necklace person, or do you go for the minimal pieces?
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24 comments:

  1. I’ve been wanting a silicone ring but they never make them smaller than a 4. :-(

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  2. Love the outfit as always! PS just followed you on Pinterest!

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

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    1. Thank you Felicity! So happy to have you following along.

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  3. Love this outfit! I’m a big fan of the navy and white combo, too. Love how your necklace pairs with that sweater!

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    1. You just can't go wrong with navy and white, huh? It's classic and def on repeat over here!

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  4. I love navy and white!! Such a cute outfit

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  5. Kristen you look so pretty!! Navy and white is one of my favorite combos, throw in some stripes, and you are speaking my language! I am loving this outfit. That necklace is the perfect statement piece for this. Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. I have to legitimately make a rule not to buy anymore navy and white striped items, haha! What can I say, I know what I like!
      Thank you Sierra!

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  6. I think my coworker wears a silicon wedding band. We work in manufacturing (although I'm mostly in the office) and I really want to look into those. Plus we travel a lot and I think it'd be safer to take on the road :) I LOVE that skirt!! Now I have to check out that line from Nordstrom........ dang it!

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    1. It's ideal!! It's practical and comfortable. My husband got one too, and it looks just like his real band.
      Thank you Audrey! Be careful if you go look on Nordstrom, if you are like me you will want to add everything to your cart!

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  7. You can never go wrong with navy & white! Such a classic combo. That statement necklace is so fun!

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    1. So true! I really love things that won't go out of style anytime soon.
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting Jen!

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  8. I just stumbled across your blog and fell in love with this outfit. That skirt is EVERYTHING! And I am currently in a navy phase and obsessed with the color in all areas of my life.

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    1. Yay! So glad you are here Karen!!
      Navy is just so timeless! I can't even call it a phase for me, it's just what I love haha.

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  9. Of course this is right up my street! Love fitted tops with a fuller skirt too (kind of 50s ish), nautical and navy. All of it. Navy is brilliant for this time of year as well. Well, all times of year. You look lovely in your photos too - so pretty and natural - great job! J x

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    1. Thank you so much, as always, Joanne! Nautical and navy about sums up my style!
      I paired this skirt with a rust colored shirt recently, and I think it's going to be the perfect skirt for a fall look too!

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  10. There is NOTHING better than a white and blue outfit especially when it involves strippes! I love this outfit!
    Xo, Kelsey | www.bleuandwhit.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, you are just like me! Navy and white stripes, yes please!
      Thank you so much for reading Kelsey!

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  11. This is such a pretty look on you dear! Loving the simplicity of the pieces, and how they complement each other. Chic skirt you got there. Also, the necklace is a perfect accessory for the top.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Awww, thank you Jessica!! I totally described this necklace as the cherry on top, so I'm so glad that translated.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, that means so much to me!

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  12. At my wedding, all the guests (literally, all) told me how the food surpassed all expectations, since wedding food generally sucks. The brisket at San Francisco wedding venues was mind-blowing. My husband also had some custom choices for food that the chef easily made and incorporated.

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  13. Such a beautiful outfit, also LOVE your photography! Simply gorgeous x
    Anastasia
    http://www.natbees.com/

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