Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer

Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer

Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer

Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer

Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer

Mattieologie: Navy Dress + White Blazer

BLAZER // c/o H&M (similar) -- DRESS // H&M -- BELT // vintage -- SHOES // c/o ShoeDazzle - sold out (obsessed with these gladiators!) -- SUNNIES // Miu Miu (in black!) -- BAG // ZARA -- JEWELRY // Francesca's  -- LIPSTICK // Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm "Standout"

all photos by Kaye McCoy for Mattieologie

I've mentioned before that as I get more comfortable with my personal style, I'm gravitating towards neutrals. One of my favorite - yet unexpected - neutrals is navy.

If you ask me, navy works any time of the year. In this case, because we're on the heels of summer, I decided to rock this navy dress with a white blazer. It was scorching when I shot this look this past weekend, so to avoid passing out from a heat stroke I chose to drape the blazer versus wearing it. I know. How very "style blogger" of me. But it's a great trick to staying cool while layering.

Red lips is always my default beauty look especially if I want to make a bold statement + be taken seriously. A navy backdrop was the perfect partner to a crimson pout.

Wishing everyone their best week ever.

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