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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lookbook: Cobalt and Coral

Lookbook: Cobalt and Coral

You might remember me complaining in my lookbook: fashion in the valley post about my camera and the pictures. Thanks to everyone who gave me some advice as to what I could do to take better photos--I'm still working on that. To help my overall skills, I also got the nifty fifty prime lens, which has done wonders when it comes to taking crisper photos with background blur. See for yourself!

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My hubby and I are still working on our photography skills, but I think we're starting to get the hang of it. Getting this lens was one of the best decisions we've made.

This is what I wore to do some shopping at Crate & Barrel, H&M and then to dinner at Tea Light Cafe. I'm wearing this coral jersey dress from H&M that I talked about in this inspiring style post. First I just wore the dress by itself, but thought it was a bit too sheer so I added the leggings and the blue belt. The cobalt blue booties added the finishing touch to this look. As soon as I saw them at Charlotte Russe, I just had to have them!

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This photo isn't great, but it's a picture of my Sally Hansen Salon Effects nails in lace. I mentioned these in this makeup and muses post. I finally got around to wearing them, and I must say, the process is pretty easy. Polish never lasts that long with me so these were only on my fingers for about three days before they started to chip, but they are worth it.
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Michael Kors sunnies ~ Towne & Reese bracelet (as necklace) ~ Towne & Reese bracelet ~ H&M dress ~ H&M belt ~ F21 leggings ~ Charlotte Russe booties

What do you think of this look?

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55 comments

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That dress is ADORABLE and I love those shoes!! You look amazing. xoxo

Harija said...

love the outfit =) & great nails!

A. Chanel H. Craig said...

Definitely on point in terms of the color trends for the summer. I especially love the animal print within the coral top. Cobalt is a great color to wear with coral which is also a very pretty color on your skintone. I'm all about the pop of color. Great look!

@CMeAsChanel

Courtney Erin said...

Glad the lens is working out! And I absolutely adore these colors on you - this is such a stand out look!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Angie said...

great look mama. You look amazing. I love the blue with the coral. Just gorgeous!

xo.

Angie

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SomeKindOfStyle said...

gorgeous lovely! fabulous outfit, love the color combo and booties of course! xoxo

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Tanvi said...

What a fabulous outfit!!! Love it ... Lusting over the shoes tooo!!!

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Ria said...

Aww man I should have hit up h&m while in town. Great photos, making me wanna get that lens for sure.

Shareena said...

great photos! I love the dress!!

Heidi said...

Love your top and your shoes! :)

Amanda said...

Awesome! u look hot!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

You look gorgeous! I love everything about this outfit. The color combo is perfect and your nails are hot. Your big smile makes me smile every time!

PS: I need to get that lens! I'll have to check out the comments on your last post.

Kirstin Marie said...

You look beautiful! I'm loving te coral/cobalt combo. Such a nice summer time look!

xo

agnes said...

très jolie tenue, j'adore et tes chaussures bleus, sont vraiment très belles, tes bracelets aussi sont magnifiques, j'adore

nemmiealves said...

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Courtney said...

love this outfit hun! those shoes are to die for!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love those booties!

xoxox,
CC

Best of Palm Beach said...

Loving the new lens pictures look great. Love the coral!

Veronica

Monroe Steele said...

I love it. Its so unexpected. Great look and great post!

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Kristin said...

Those colors are smokin' on you! Love those shoes!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

Cheryl--If you always look this cute to go to Crate&Barrel, I'm impressed! I love love love the coral+cobalt combination :) so happy to have found your blog! xoxo {av}

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Jackie said...

Cute outfit!!! Love the print of your top.

jackie

Mandy said...

Obsessed!!! They pics are fab and so are the shoes and jewelry. Cobalt blue is the perfect color for this season.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Mandy
www.kinistyle.com

Kimia Kline said...

gorgeous color combo. i love using complementary colors in my paintings and wardrobe :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

You have such a great smile. I love this colour combination (the shoes are perfect) for this outfit!. -xo
Madison

Missy Cheeks said...

HII!!
nice blog :=)
I like the look,specially the high heels!!
kisses

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous photos! You look fabulous.

sugar sugar said...

i looove this post! your nails look fantastic! :D the color combi of your outfit rocks! =)


xxx

Alina Olivson said...

Hi, you have very nice style!!!
I love this look cause I can find here blue details and blue is one of my favorites colors, so your shoes is also cool :P

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I am so loving the color scheme you have going on here, Cheryl - you look phenom! :)

A Lot Like Fashion said...

Love the coral and blue combination Cheryl! :) and the blue booties are ADORABLE! :)
XX

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MosaMuse said...

very cute! love ur shoes. it looks like ur camera is working again!
xo
MosaMuse

modanista junkie said...

I think the hubby is doing a great job!!! :)

I love everything about this outfit!! The cobalt blue is so your color!!

Have a lovely day!

xoxo,
Mel

Jamie said...

I already told you this, but I feel the need to make it a public statement...those boots are FIERCE!!! D-I-E! LOL

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Fashion Me Chic said...

Great blog. I am glad that I stumbled upon it.
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Leia said...

What a great color combo! Love your dress :)

Leia

amy b.s. said...

that belt just pulls it all together. love!

My Republic of Fashion said...

I was going to buy a similiar dress to that in h&m. Makes me regret that I didn't. A trip to h&m soon, me thinks! Great pics. :)SarahD

Yvonne said...

Cute dress and I love the blue booties with it! Cool lens too!

FashionJazz said...

The back ground goes so well with your outfit babe! Happy Monday xx

Bonnie said...

These pictures ROCK. I love the blurred background. It really makes your outfit stand out that much more -- like you need any help with that. You always look amazing!

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caramellitsa said...

great choice of colour looks so nice on you :DDD

kisses <3
caramellitsa

Pop Champagne said...

I love the dress, and the scenery is so COOL! living in canada we don't see desert and cactus like that, thanks for sharing!!

Krystal said...

i am digging the blue with the orange in this outfit!

Kavery said...

Fab look and shots. I could see the effect of the lens right away

made-to-travel.com said...

I am a diehard SH nail effects fan...aren't they the flipping best!!? Love the coral and blue combo...lovely Cheryl! Very unexpected.

What Sadie Did said...

Love those Sally Hansen nails!! They're really pretty! I have another brand of transfers to try at home but haven't gotten around to it yet!

Reeeeally like that dress/ belt / shoe combo - great idea to add that splash of blue to the outfit :)

Sadie x
http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

Alee. said...

Cheryl! How you been? Looking beautiful as ever.

Clare said...

Adorable! I love the splashes of color!

Rinny said...

I love your outfit! These colors look great on you! I've seen the Sally Hansen nail effects reviewed on a few blogs now and really want to try them out. The lace ones you picked are really cute!

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really lovely~

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I love you in that dress and the blue accents look great. The shoes are smoking hot on you too.

Great photos. I love the last one of your hands and the background in the other pics is spectacular.


Diego
www.howtozipyourfly.com

Diana said...

Loving the blue heels with the blue belt! you look great!

fashionwashere said...

Ur shoes are ultra cute missy!!! Love the colors together too!

TRUE FASHIONISTA NOW said...

Love the photos on your cobalt & coral posting.

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