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10th Commandment: January 10


Colorblock Shell ($49 + 30%-off)

When I spotted this bright, sophisticated top on another blog, I couldn’t believe it was J.CREW.  I had a serious, “How did I not see this top? How did I miss something this great?” moment of surprise.  And when I saw it also came in a simple black and white color scheme…well…then I was truly smitten.

As for colorblocking, I didn’t expect the trend to last this long, but fashion magazines are still touting colorblocked pieces for next spring and summer.  So this trend definitely has some life left in it.  I also like this long-sleeve silk top, this sweater with colorblocking on the sleeves and this adorable dip-dye dress.

Plus size options include this cute eggplant top and this neutral and bright shift dress.



  1. giggling gourmand says:

    I have that top and love it, but I'm glad I bought it on sale becuase 1) it's kind of difficult to style for winter so paying full price and not wearing it much for months would have been annoying 2) the silk is a bit thin so it snags and pulls pretty easily

    January 10, 2013/Reply
  2. Liz says:

    Hi Belle! I actually just bought this shirt over the holidays! Would love some ideas for pairing, other than with black pants! Would love to wear it both at work and play! Thanks!

    January 10, 2013/Reply
  3. Lexi says:

    Thanks for including plus size options! I'm seriously considering the cardigan in the post above.

    January 10, 2013/Reply
  4. giggling gourmand says:

    @ Liz, I love it with bright short shorts and wedges (and maybe some crazy sunglasses) for a Mod summer or vacation look. Sadly I managed to get in one warm wear and now it's probably going to sit in my closet until summer.

    January 11, 2013/Reply