Metallic Accents

Zara Kids Jacket - similar here and here | J.Crew Collection Beaded Oxford - similar here and here | DKNY Trousers - similar here and here | Aldo Pumps | Anne Klein Watch - similar here | Pandora Bracelet | Tiffany & Co. Rings | 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Bag - modeled after this one, also similar here

Hey everyone! Happy Monday once again to all you pretty ladies (and handsome gents?) :) It's beginning to get really chilly here on the East Coast, so I'm taking all the opportunities I can get to wear my pumps out before my feet start complaining about the cold. As much as I love this shirt, it hasn't gotten as much wear as it deserves solely because I have no idea how to have it cleaned. I've asked multiple people who also own this shirt for cleaning tips and the winning answer I get from everyone? "I haven't washed it yet...yeah, I know it's disgusting but I don't know what else to do!" Serious first world problems...when the dry cleaner won't accept your shirt because of all the delicate beadwork. Hence, why I barely wear this shirt out because that would require figuring out a game plan of how to wash it. Suggestions?? It would be much appreciated :) 

Thanks as always for reading, and I'll see you all on Thursday!!

E ♥

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  1. Beautiful pics! Love your shirt :)

    Kisses, Mrs Vain

  2. Your shirt is super cute! I'm a sucker for anything embellished. Hm..maybe flip it inside out and wash it on delicate in the washer? But if it's super delicate....than maybe get it dry cleaned? Good luck! Let me know what you end up doing!!


  3. Happy Monday! LOVE love love that cobalt blue on you, Erica! Please also do let me know if you come across any solutions for cleaning the shirt as well - would love to know! :)

  4. Love the cobalt blue pants and the jacket. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Gorgeous pictures, such excellent use of that autumn sunshine and scenery! I adore this outfit as well, that beaded shirt and those pants are to die for! You're totally inspiring to get off my bum today (it's my one lazy day that I've managed to enjoy in what seems like forever) to take some blog post pics at a local park :D

    I was thinking about getting one of J. Crew's beaded pieces recently but felt scared that the beads/studs/etc would fall off! Guess I'm not the only one :/ Nevertheless, it looks stunning on you!

    xx Debbie

  7. Thanks Samantha! I'm too afraid to even consider sticking it in the wash...haha because all the beads have been hand-sewn on. Not sure if dry-cleaning it inside out is an option though! Will have to find out! Thanks for the suggestion! xx

  8. Happy Monday to you too Christine!! I will definitely let you know! My pile of "things I don't know how to clean" is starting to get scary....hahah :) xx

  9. Thank Shawsy! I'll check out your blog :) xx

  10. Thanks Debbie!! Haha, I encourage you to stay lazy...everyone deserves a good day of bumming around :)
    I would actually suggest getting one despite my loss in a method of cleaning But other than that small hiccup, their pieces are fantastic quality and I haven't had any problems with gems falling off (knock on wood) or anything of that sort. Their embellished pieces are one of my favorites!! Classic J.Crew :) xx

  11. I still can't get over those shoes! Have you ever tried hand washing the beaded shirt? Usually, with more delicate tops I let them soak in a combination of cold water and soap and then hand wash it in the sink. If not, you can consider flipping it inside out and then washing it in the washing machine in a garment bag. Hope this helps! Enjoy your week ! :)

  12. This outfit looks like it was stolen right off J. Crew mannequin! :)

  13. Love this, so sophisticated! The blue pants add just the right pop of color. You look lovely! xx

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  14. Your outfit is so polished! I'm loving the jacket and the blue pants.

    xoxo Jackie


  15. to be honest with you I just try to avoid buying clothes that are hard to wash :P for me it's the easiest solution. I do own some beaded pieces from the past of course and most of them have survived machine wash (I'm too lazy to hand wash anything).
    but hey, at least your blouse looks absolutely gorgeous! and I'm sure you'll figure out how to wash it eventually ;)
    by the way, there's no way for me to wear my silver pumps these days since our weather is not summery at all. I'm only wearing my boots, haha.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  18. Thanks Christine!! I actually haven't. I think I might try that...sounds like a good idea. I just don't want to have to rub the shirt because of all the beading, but if i flip it inside out, it might be okay! I'll let you know how it goes :) Hope you have a fab week as well! xx

  19. Thanks so much Signe!! Totally flattered by that comment, haha xx

  20. Hahah, that's probably the better plan but I couldn't help myself!! :) I have issues of self-control when it comes to pretty things...hehe. But thanks for your suggestions!!
    Aww :( Where are you from? It's not terribly cold yet here though my feet were feeling a bit cold the day I wore these out! No pain no gain I guess..! Lol, hope you have a good week Maiken! xx

  21. Thanks so much!! I'll check out your blog :) xx

  22. this is such a sophisticated outfit! love your tapered pants a lot and those silver heels are perfect for the outfit <3

    Check out my new outfit for halloween party! :)



  23. Love this outfit because it's so perfect for fall! The shade of blue of those trousers are perfect and I'm loving the bag.



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