Block Party: Purple & Navy

Navy blue is no doubt a primary dark for the summer. Navy anchors most nautical looks and serves as a popular base color for geometric prints. This dark hue is also a timeless, go-with-everything color. In today’s post, I’m wearing one of my favorite navy pairings in a look that blocks navy with wisteria. Delicate purples like lavender and wisteria add such a soft touch to bold navy, producing a very smart combination.

This entire look began with the J.Crew sheer-sleeve crepe sweater in wisteria. I’ve been eying this top since it appeared in a recent style guide. Subtle details like a sheer sleeve on a baseball tee get me every time. The top is on sale in-store. I paid about $22 even though the online price is still listed as $65. By the way, the top runs large. I had to size down to an XXS.

Location: Moto Wall @ Grand Center, St. Louis

My look is completed by my entire July Rocksbox setRocksbox stylists typically send three pieces of jewelry that could be worn together. I didn’t think I would wear the House of Harlow necklace with the Loren Hope earrings I received though. To my delight, the pieces work perfectly together in this purple and navy combination.

Top—J.Crew (on sale in-store)

Shorts—J.Crew (on sale)

Shoes—J.Crew (on sale)

Bag—Rebecca Minkoff

Earrings—Loren Hope via Rocksbox*

Necklace—House of Harlow via Rocksbox*

Ring—Margaret Elizabeth via Rocksbox*

Watch—Michael Kors | similar

Sunglasses—Cole Haan

Lip—Mac ‘Flat Out Fabulous’ lipstickMac “Magenta” lip pencil

*Disclosure: I received a 3-month subscription to Rocksbox free of charge for review purposes. All of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.


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  1. July 11, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    Love this look on you!

    I'll be honest and say that I never really wear shorts (unless I'm camping, hiking, or running). This outfit makes me want to grab a pair for this summer.

    • July 12, 2014 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer. I, like you, rarely wore shorts. Last summer, though, a couple pairs converted me. This J.Crew pair is worth a try. They may turn you into a shorts-wearing woman too.

  2. July 12, 2014 / 2:59 am

    Hi, this is the first time I see your blog, and I need to say that I love the all look! The top is on my wishlist, would mind to tell me how much is it on sale in stores? I will need to recreate this 🙂 thnx for the inspiration!

    • July 12, 2014 / 12:07 pm

      Welcome, Andrea. Feel free to stop by anytime 🙂 I paid exactly $21.24 (plus tax). This price does reflect the educator/student discount in addition to the 50% off mardkowns offer.

    • July 14, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much! I was able to find it, but ordered in my regular size ' cause I never tried it and I'm worry it will looks tight on my girls – let's see how it fits. I also got the shirts – love it! You look great in all looks! 🙂

  3. July 12, 2014 / 3:02 am

    I just read the post and saw the price, thank you! I found your blog because if this top as well – lol!

    • July 12, 2014 / 12:10 pm

      No worries, Andrea. Something I learned while shopping this top is that a store associate can order an item at the in-store price (including in-store special offers) with free shipping. Hope you get the top. It's so luxe in person.

  4. July 12, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    I saw this top in the store and didn't pick it up. Now that I've seen it on you I'm wishing I had. So cute!!