workwear blues…

Color block top 2

…but the good kind! I’ve usually styled Covered Perfectly tops more casually, but wanted to show how this color blocked top could work as part of a soft office look. (Even my business outfits must be comfortable!) I’ve styled here with a knit pleated skirt and long shaped cardigan. This slightly A-line micro-modal top is soft and breathable. I’m petite, so the length works as a tunic for me; tall women will get plenty of coverage too. It’s available with several different colors in the middle panel. This robin’s egg blue coordinates nicely with my current favorite scarf.

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  1. February 12, 2015 / 4:26 am

    Now that’s a great outfit!!! Scarf and Tiffany blue top beautifully soften the black while keeping the elegance.

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      GSL, thank you! Tiffany blue, I like that description. 🙂

  2. Janice
    February 12, 2015 / 4:37 am

    Ah, I bought that skirt! You convinced me – I had been on the fence, but seeing it on you made it clear how attractive it really is! Thanks

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Janice, it’s turned out to be a much more versatile and easy-to-style piece than I thought originally. After a decade of pencil skirts, it’s nice to wear one that’s a little fuller again. And…pockets!!

  3. Susan
    February 12, 2015 / 4:44 am

    I love this ensemble on you! So elegant and yet so comfortable!

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Susan, thanks so much!

  4. February 12, 2015 / 5:08 am

    I love that soft blue on you. And the scarf is gorgeous. The whole outfit works really well. Hmmm…almost makes me wish I had to get dressed for work this morning…almost.

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Susan, thank you. It does make slogging into the office a little easier….

  5. plutrell
    February 12, 2015 / 5:17 am

    Beautiful color on you…and I love your scarf!

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Pam, thanks! I haven’t worn this color in decades, probably, but really like it now.

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Cherie James, thank you!

  6. February 12, 2015 / 6:30 am

    The color is gorgeous, and the scarf – well, it’s art. I *almost* want to get dressed for work today so I can look like this. xo

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Patti, thanks! You’ve been doing quite well with your “fun-employment” outfits. 🙂

  7. Kate
    February 12, 2015 / 6:45 am

    You look perfect!

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Kate, thank you very much!

  8. Cindy15905
    February 12, 2015 / 6:51 am

    Your booties are exactly what I am looking for! Who makes them? Thx

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:01 am

      Hi Cindy, these are Aquatalia by Marvin K from a couple of years ago. Here’s a similar style by the same brand:

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:24 pm

      Frances, thanks so much! I seem to re-discover skirts every winter, only to let them go once it’s too warm for tights.

  9. Coco
    February 12, 2015 / 7:30 am


    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Thanks, Coco!

  10. Jill
    February 12, 2015 / 7:51 am

    I always love an iced-out blue with black, it’s one of my favorite color pairings. I love it here with the scarf (and that bag, oh that bag). XO, Jill

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Jill, thank you! I love how the scarf really pulls the two colors together.

  11. Lady of Style
    February 12, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Although you are wearing black, I can see a touch of spring with your lovely scarf.
    Can’t wait to wear “normal” shoes again rather than winter boots all the time…

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Annette, thank you. It looks from your pictures that you’ve had a bit of snow lately.

  12. February 12, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Loving your blog; I just discovered it and I think you pull a lot of confidence!

    Nice scarf; and a spring smell amidst winter in this outfit post 🙂

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Patricia, welcome, thanks so much and I’m glad you enjoy the blog.

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Jess, thank you very much!

  13. Renee
    February 12, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    You look terrific!

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Renee, thanks!

  14. karen
    February 12, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Love the blue top but especially the scarf. Start making yourself a little blue capsule. It’s refreshing don’t you think?

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Karen, thanks! I’ve started adding more blue to my wardrobe (dang, it’s easy to wear!) and will work on a capsule.

  15. Julie
    February 12, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Can you advise on the sizing of Covered Perfectly? Perhaps as compared to eileen fisher?

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Hi Julie, the top I’m wearing here is size S. In Eileen Fisher knit tops I’m usually an XS or Petite S.

    • une femme
      February 12, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks, Alice!

  16. February 13, 2015 / 9:41 am

    What a chic sleek outfit. I especially love the scarf and I agree with Alice, it is refreshing to see you in colour, even if it offset with all the black.


    • une femme
      February 14, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Suzanne, thank you! I still feel at home in black but like adding lighter elements or color at times.

  17. JR
    February 13, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Enjoy your blog and this outfit is great. Looking at the affiliate links, cannot tell which is the scarf. I have to have it!

  18. Jackie Clark Mancuso
    March 4, 2015 / 7:36 am

    Your glasses are so flattering. I’m looking for new ones, and also live in L.A. Do you mind sharing the brand and model?

    • une femme
      March 4, 2015 / 9:13 am

      Hi Jackie, thanks so much! I’ve been getting my eyewear from Century City Optometry for twenty years now. They have a great selection and carry many European brands, and always help me select a perfect fit. These are from Face à Face Paris. I’m not certain of the model # but will try to figure it out.

      • Jackie Clark Mancuso
        March 4, 2015 / 9:42 am

        Fantastic. Thank you. To confirm, it’s in the mall? If you can read a model # on the temple it would helpful. I would like new frames but dread making the choice.

        • une femme
          March 4, 2015 / 5:22 pm

          Hi Jackie, yes in the mall near the Apple store. The model number “SHADE 3”. Go see them; they are really helpful and have some very nice frames you won’t find at the chains.

          • Jackie Clark Mancuso
            March 4, 2015 / 5:59 pm

            Thank you. I’ll go check them out.

  19. March 13, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Beautiful ringer here. Love the blue with black. Oolala!

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