Black and Blue

 There are a few fashion rules that I think need to be broken, white after labour day and pairing black and dark blue together are my top two followed closely by pairing black and brown together. I find that the combination of navy and black can be quite elegant and I decided to embrace this some time fashion faux pas for early evening cocktails in the Old Port with Darling Boyfriend and his colleagues. I’m guessing you’ve noticed that if I’m having cocktails it’s usually in the Old Port, what can I say…I love this charming and always vibrant area of Montreal. Throw in a bunch of over-achieving lawyers who were excited to be out before sunset and it made for a wonderful evening at Philemon. The music was just loud enough, the drinks perfectly chilled and the conversation was lively, all and all a perfect night.

 Back to the fashionable matter at hand, pairing black with navy blue. I usually opt to keep my outfit simple with clean crisp lines when pairing these colours together. I feel that by taking this route, the colours are able to blend together nicely without looking busy or overdone. With a touch of gold jewelry and a wonderful vintage Chanel belt, this was an effortlessly chic look that was both simple and elegant. I also scored extra points by wearing one of those items that still had tags on it that Darling Boyfriend took such an issue with. Granted, I discovered this while ordering drinks and it was pointed out to me that I had a tag dangling from my back. Oopsies. So darlings, what are your favorite fashion rules to break?

Top: Miguelina

Bandeau: Brandy Melville

Pants: Goldsign

Heels: Miss Me

Bag: Foley + Corinna

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Jewelry: Vendoro and assorted family pieces



  1. lissy

    August 25, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I love the black and blue together. And your vintage Chanel belt is super fab!

    1. jessica

      August 27, 2011 at 12:36 am

      Thanks so much lovely! I think you’d agree, a little Chanel in your life makes everything better!

  2. noelani

    August 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Oh how fabulous, just realized you are in Montreal! I’ll be there in a bit, any tips on what I should be doing and eating? Fancy a cocktail with yours truly and Style on the Couch?

    1. jessica

      August 27, 2011 at 12:37 am

      How exciting! I’d love to grab cocktails with two of my favorite fellow bloggers. I’ll e-mail you some fun places to check out/eat/shop over the weekend. Looking forward to meeting you guys!

  3. Carly

    August 26, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Love this look…navy and black is SO chic:) And the jewelry/accent pieces really steal the show.

    1. jessica

      August 27, 2011 at 12:34 am

      Thanks lady! The belt was actually a Jillian find that she passed on to lucky me!

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