October 9, 2011

Black, Blue, and Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe

Here in Canada it's the Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend! I actually used to hate turkey and refused to eat it up until a few years ago (when I was younger I asked my parents for roast chicken instead). Somewhere along the line I changed my mind and I'm glad I did. There's just something about a big Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey, stuffing, and gravy...

By the way, you know that so-called fashion faux pas about mixing black and blue? Yeah, I totally don't agree with it.

Blouse: Olive & Oak / Vest: Central Park West / Pants: 7 For All Mankind (here) / Shoes: Topshop
Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs (here) / Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 (here) / Watch: Michael Kors (here)


I also recently picked up a bunch of Deborah Lippmann nail polishes, including the infamous Across The Universe. While I am not the biggest fan of glitter polish, Deborah Lippmann's unique use of glitters really drew me in. Across The Universe features blue glitter and teal and green hexagonal glitters suspended in a gorgeous dark blue jelly base.

The important thing to remember when working with glitters like this is to make sure you let each coat dry before applying another to avoid pulling the glitter out of place. I used four coats to reach opacity but I think you can get away with three.


This nail polish is pricey ($22 CDN) but I think it's worth it if you're looking for a very unique colour. For my fellow Canadians, you can find Deborah Lippmann at Murale stores (note: you can also earn/redeem your Shoppers Optimum Points for them!)

50 comments:

  1. The nail color looks gorgeous.. and I love black and blue combos. You pulled it off very nicely. :) Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend!

    I used to *hate* turkey too, but now I enjoy it. Still not on the top of my list for our Thanksgiving. I prefer a nice baked ham. MMMM. I can't wait until November!! tee hee.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  2. wow, amazing nail polish!
    a little bit cosmic =)

    www.stylishalien.blogspot.com

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  3. I love everything about your outfit!! :)
    And I didn't know there was a rule about not mixing blue and black... I do that all the time lol.

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  4. Beautiful outfit! Love the blouse and your nails are so pretty :) hmmm I break that rule all the time...

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  5. adorable outfit!

    xx
    deni

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  6. Love your nail polish, it looks fab.I've not heard of it before!

    And I normally don't agree with blue and black but as I've gotten older and a little less mindful of 'rules' i have to say i've worn it too!Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sadie x
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

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  7. i love navy for this fall.. beautiful outfit, you look great!! love the ankle boots :)




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  8. @Mandy It's a silly "rule" anyway! ;)

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  9. That nail polish is amazing! I need to have it!

    Xx

    http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

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  10. You are wearing the watch everyone's obsessing over. Love it! I bought my daughter a military style Timex yesterday.

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  11. The nail polish is gorgeous and is worth every penny!

    Who told you black & blue can't be mixed? They are totally wrong! Black & blue go great together!!

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  12. Love your HoH necklace. I was eyeing the khaki version on Revolve Clothing. I had no idea you aren't supposed to mix black and blue. i think they look great together.

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  13. I love your outfit! The Deborah Lippmann nail polish is to die for too bad I can't bring myself to pay that much for polish :(

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  14. your nail polish is so beautiful! love your outfit and the watch (blue goes so well with gold)! x

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  15. love ur necklace and watch!

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  16. I always have an issue with black and blue too but you pull it off quite well! I bought navy blue toms this weekend am realized that every time I wear back I won't wear them.. heh.

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  17. I love how that nail polish looks! I've never bought Deborah Lippmann but I really might now. I'm obsessed with nail polish. Love the way you put the black and blue together, too!

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  18. Post a review on the other DL polishes soon! I just picked up a Revlon glitter which is apparently a dupe for a DL so I'm anxious to compare :)

    Let's do lunch sometime this week!

    E
    http://ritesofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the blue and black!

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

    Stop by some time!

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you :) I love the black and navy combo - it's so classic <3

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  21. i looove the color of your polish! and i love black and navy together. i dont understand why some people say to never wear it together. its so chic!

    happy thanksgiving! xx

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  22. I agree, I love black and blue together! Your nails are sooo pretty I need to get that polish now!

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  23. did not know u can earn optimum points at murale (so excited now!)

    ps. i love the outfit

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  24. Your outfit is gorgeous, I adore black and blue together! And those nails are fabulous <3
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  25. I was reading Ines de la Fressange's book and apparently black and blue was a colour combination advocated by Yves St. Laurent himself. It's not a faux pas; it's chic!

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  26. great necklace :) Love your nail art!
    Come follow my blog darling!xx

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  27. I love this outfit on you! The navy blouse is so pretty and I really like the statement necklace as well. Thanks for sharing!

    http://justtututiny.blogspot.com/
    Thu

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  28. Pfft rules, schmules, who made that one anyway? Blue and black look great together! I like the touches of gold you use here to break it up, and that nail polish is super pretty!

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  29. Love your sheer top!

    GTBB,
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    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  30. Gorgeous, that color blue is amazing on you!

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  31. Love your outfit. I love the navy blue of your blouse and vest (at first I thought it was once piece, looks great together) ... and your nails look so great. Also love your boots. They look like a comfortable pair :)

    xx
    Pari
    http://soundofsweetlullabies.blogspot.com/

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  32. Cathy GrahamOctober 11, 2011

    omg black & blue are sooo compatible. I do it like aaalll the time! The soft colours of black and blue work sooo well with the stark contrast of your silver ring and gold watch. Un-freaking-believable! My brother owns a watch like yours. I think I'll "borrow" it for a day to try it out before going out to get one for myself. Great Job Elle!! :D

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  33. I'm absolutely in love with this look! I tend to gravitate to blues a lot and I am so loving that blouse, and the nail polish is amazing! I've actually found investing in nail polish has served me well...I used to feel so funny about shelling out $20 for nail polish before, but they tend to last longer and are usually so much prettier. Hope your week is off to a good start so far love!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  34. oh my gosh...I love the deep blue galaxy color..woooow...and your manicure is aaamazing!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves
    Enter my GIVEAWAY!

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  35. I love your watch:)
    xxx

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  36. No such thing as a fashion faux pas hehe. If you're confident you can rock anything and I think you look all sorts of lovely with the blue/black combo :P I couldnt stop staring at your necklace! Where is it from?

    Eeli

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  37. I love blue and black together! You look amazing in this look.

    XO,
    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  38. Lovely casual outfit. Great blog, if you want visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow and I will follow back

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  39. Really love your look! :)

    Kaye
    Fashion Blogger
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  40. Looooooooove your outfit, gorgeous shirt!
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  41. Pretty outfit ;) love it!!!!!

    Evi xoxo

    http://thenotebookofafashionlover.blogspot.com

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  42. Hey girl :)
    Happy belated Thanksgiving to you ! You look great and that Lippmann polish is on wishlist.

    P.S.: Nice to meet another Canadian blogger in the legal field !!

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  43. I see nothing wrong with mixing blue and black either! And I love the nail polish colour!

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  44. love the colour! and I'm totally into the black and blue combo! it looks great!

    xo danni

    http://www.hellodenj.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love this!! Fabulous polish and your top is gorgeous!! I'm loving your blog!!! :)

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  46. Love the simplicity of this outfit.

    Chic!

    xoxo,
    Sheyla
    www.freestyle-moda.com

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