i’m wearing: jcrew factory boatneck blouse, jcrew factory skinny jean, a-thread apparel necklace, nine west heels (similar), birchbox bracelet and my michael kors watch.

since i am always one to try a trend…really there is pretty much nothing i won’t try…i decided to give the “tone on tone” trend a go. i’m not quite sure how i feel about it just yet. what i do know is that i am not a fan of the cut of these jeans. i have two pair of the jcrew “toothpick” jeans so i was hoping these jcrew factory skinnies would have a similar fit but they don’t. i got suckered into the $29.99 price tag. i chose the most flattering pics but in real life they are bunchy in the crotch and below the bootay. and for the ankle length, i just wish they were a little more fitted. i am going to keep them (pretty sure they were final sale anyway) but i am a little disappointed. also, i totally could have gone down a size in this blouse. it has very long sleeves (and i have long arms) and is a bit boxy. but i forgive it because i love the color so much. dang, i really need to find a good tailor.

24 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amy
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 12:10 am

    I love the tone on tone look! I saw this in the lucky mag I was reading a few weeks ago and definitely want to try it!

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  2. Neris
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    you look fabulous in green Jenn! too bad that those pants don’t fit the way you want them to but they look gorgeous in these photos!


    Fashion Fractions

  3. Lauren
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 1:17 am

    This is gorgeous! Great outfit.

    Lauren x
    Gordon + Gold

  4. HappyLollipop
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    I like your outfit!! ^^
    this color is the color of the season!! Perfect!

  5. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 3:30 am

    I am actually loving this look on you – I’m obsessed with tone on tone right now…thought I realized I don’t quite have all the right pieces in my closet to try it just yet. πŸ™‚


  6. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 4:46 am

    Hmmm I didn’t notice until I read your post….you look great anyways!


  7. Annette
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    You look great in these new jewel green colours!
    I am very much a tone on tone lover.
    Your necklace just gives it the extra sparkle!

    Quite envious about the lovely climate you are living…

    Much love from Germany,

  8. kristin
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    I’ve been going back and forth on these jeans for a while! After seeing these pictures I thought “Adorable! I should buy them!”…then I read the post! Ha! Thanks for saving me $30! They look great in the pics though – and love them with that shirt! Cute πŸ™‚

  9. The Stylish Gimp
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    Oooh – I hadn;t thought to go green on mint. MUST. TRy. My mint pants are in the mail!

  10. Kristin
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    A good tailor is definitely invaluable. Despite the fit issues, you look gorg!

  11. Audrey
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Green is one of my favorite colors and I love it on you! I think every blonde should own some sort of green top! Looking gorge my friend! x http://www.casualglamorous.com

  12. Jenny
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    That’s too bad that you don’t like the fit of these items because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this colour combination! This is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. Green is definitely your colour!

    xo Jenny

  13. Rachel
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I really love this mix of colors together! Looks so pretty πŸ™‚ Might have to steal this idea!!!!

  14. Terry
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 10:22 am


    The shades of green are AMAZING.



  15. Tara
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    You pulled tone on tone off amazingly!

  16. Mrs Blonde
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Love the tone on tone look. These colors are gorgeous!

  17. Brianna
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Oh no!! I just order those pants a couple days ago and actually that top in pink….hahaha. Hopefully they will fit okay!! I haven’t gotten mine yet!

    Love your blog btw, and you look gorgeous in these pics, I wouldn’t know there were any fit issues!

  18. Alissa
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    I have yet to do any outfits like this at all! I need to get with it because you are killing it

  19. Emma Finlayson
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Totally love the necklace. Perfect statement piece and the colour is beautiful.

  20. Alisa
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Loving the green and mint combo! I wouldn’t have thought about putting those two together, but you look stunning!


  21. Merch Maven
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Loving the green on green! I think you look fantastic in that outfit. Green is definitely a good color for you.


  22. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    love the top though!
    Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  23. Cheryl
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    Love the color mix of dark green and light green! You look fabulous. πŸ™‚

  24. Tiffany
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    I love that you went with greens for the tone on tone, I don’t think I’ve seen that before. It looks awesome. Too bad about the pants, I have some J Crew ones that do the same thing.