Under The Influence In Royal Blue

February 24th, 2014


This week my hairdryer stopped working after years of service, so a trip to Target was on the agenda.  It wasn’t long after I began roaming the aisles of the superstore that I spotted this blue and black striped maxi skirt.  At the moment of discovery two bloggers popped into my thoughts.  Jean of Dross Into Gold HERE, who has featured a gorgeous black and white striped maxi and Jan of Fort Smith Stylista HERE who describes her Target shopping experiences in exquisite and delightful detail.


How could I resist?  The influence of other bloggers in my orbit manifested itself in a purchase that inspired an outfit with royal blue as the feature.  Another example of how blogging has expanded my world and opened the door to possibilities that I might not otherwise have explored.  Not just in the area of style!


The Coronado Island bracelet makes its Denver debut, adding color to the graphic blue and black.


The back of the skirt, with its horizontal stripes, contrasts with the newly fallen snow on the veranda.


Photos by Kelsey

Accompanying the blue/black maxi skirt and bracelet are: vintage structured blue cap – Fabulous Fanny’s NYC HERE, blue armlets – created and gifted by Jean of Dross Into Gold HERE, vintage black velvet bolero jacket and blue crystal necklace – estate sales, crystal pendant – gifted, black turtleneck – consignment store, black Michael Kors heeled boots – retail sale years ago, and sterling silver earrings – friend Carolyn’s Gypsies Collection HERE.

Off to join Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style to fall under the influence once again.  This is a blogger party that promises inspiration and so much more!

HAT ATTACK #8 will be featured on this coming Saturday, March 1st.

Whoever wants to can join in!  Just compose a post that includes any hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you love on Saturday, March 1st.  Participation will be open for one week, or until Friday, March 7th.  Follow the directions HERE provided on Style Crone to post your photo and hope to see you there!

39 Responses to “Under The Influence In Royal Blue”

  1. Pam@over50feeling40

    Love this color on you, Judith!! I also really like the skirt! Happy Monday!

  2. Rebecca

    What a stunning figure you have Judith – you look fabulous in everything!!

  3. Beth Waltz

    I’m tempted to call that an “electric blue” of an exceptionally high voltage!

    A marvelously energyzing combination with the jet black!

  4. Denice Loritsch

    Do you know of any great thrift shops in Denver? I’ve just begun to search, but so far…

  5. Glenda

    This comment is simple…YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!

  6. chicatanyage

    I am loving royal blue at the moment. I have just bought a cobalt blue dress which I will be featuring soon.

  7. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    I have seen this skirt in the store – but not looking as fabulous as it does on you! Wonderful with your hat as well. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, Judith, you are gorgeous.

  8. Bella Q

    Ah you look electric in cobalt blue and that skirt looks incredible on your lithe and stylish frame. How fitting to be inspired by Jean and Jan!

  9. Vix

    Oh yeah, that skirt has Jean and Jan written all over it only with Judith’s inimitable stamp! xxx

  10. Bastoni di fashion

    beautiful inspiration……

  11. Suzanne

    Wow this skirt looks fantastic on you! I can see why you couldn’t pass it by.

    Your dancer’s body is perfect in this and I love the colourful bracelet.


  12. pao

    Wow, that’s just stunning on you, Judith! I recognized Jean’s stripes immediately, but the cobalt blue is even more fabulous. How cool that the skirt goes perfectly with the arm warmers she made for you. I know, Jan writes of Target shopping as if it’s a rite of passage.

  13. Curtise

    I too thought immediately of lovely Jean when I saw the striped maxi. The electric blue and the slim fit are amazing on you, Judith, you look stunning.
    I agree, Jan’s writing is always a joy. Aren’t bloggers great?! xxx

  14. Dolores

    Wow, you look awesome, such form fitting beautiful!

  15. Vortex Vicki w/Popsicle Toes

    Target hours away from Tip o’ Top of frozen Lake Michigan…80% Great Lakes frozen, but you are cooler!! Looooove the skirt AND kudos on your recent bracelet acquisition.

  16. Paula

    I do love that blue and it looks so good on you! I missed out on the Target thing…Jan and you got luckY!
    Hope to join you this weekend for the hat attack. xoxo

  17. Ann

    Cobalt and black is stylish and it looks great on you! I love the short jacket with the sweater. This hat is attractive and fun. Target does have some interesting items, I do take a swing through and think of Jan also.

    blue hue wonderland

  18. Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue

    THIS is how cobalt blue and black is done! I’d always been leery of the combo, if only because the idea of black and blue is so reminiscent of a bruise. But styled like this, I can almost be convinced to actually attempt the combo. Stunning!

  19. Valerie

    YA-ah! Fabulous colors! Makes me want to run out and do the copy cat thing! Although I doubt the lines would drape as well on me as they do on you!

  20. Val S

    That color picks up the color of your eyes – it’s just gorgeous on you! We know it as royal blue, but I’m sure some Dr. Who fans think it’s TARDIS blue. And I hear more about that from other bloggers than I ever would have otherwise!

  21. Ariane

    Allo Judith!

    Nice of you to drop by my blog, tks for your comment!
    Target recently opened stores in Mtl, but they are not as nice as the ones in the US – I never saw anything like you fantastic stripes maxi-
    I like the pics Judith, they are bright and vivid!
    Your photographer did an excellent job

    Take care


  22. Jan Graham-McMillen

    Hello, Beauty! Sorry I’ve been a bit absent lately … having trouble keeping up these days! But this was a great reward for stopping by! You look beautiful, and your eyes look more wonderful than ever in blue. Grand color, lovely outfit, incredible you. You are the best gift, and I feel better just being in your cyber presence!
    Have a great week, Judith.

  23. Tamera

    How stunning you are in cobalt blue!! I have come to adore this color lately!!

  24. Spashionista (Alicia)

    We practically match this week, Judith! We must be on the same wavelength. Of course, I don’t hold a candle to you in terms of grace and beauty, but hope springs eternal!


  25. Jean

    Stunning. Just stunning. That shade of blue is gorgeous on you (and you look good in so many colors)! I’m crazy about that skirt, almost to point of “accidentally” running in to Target, oh for maybe a pair of socks, you know? It looks fabulous on you and yes, it’s just what I love. I also LOVE blue and black together, so I’m especially enamored with this outfit. The armlets set it off, along with your lovely hat, too. Oh, and the bracelet and the RINGS!! Wait, the nail polish color is one I’ve been craving.

    Guess I think you look spectacular. 🙂 I also enjoyed Jan’s post about her Target foray. Her writing is delightful and she’s a lovely, generous blogger.

    Have a wonderful week. I’ll be by for Hat Attack. Have I got a hat for you!!!!! XXXOOO

  26. Shelley

    Yes, you are echoing Jean in her striped skirt – both of you styled it wonderfully. I love that shade of blue – it’s got lots of punch and plays well with black. The blue also makes the blue of your eyes pop!

    The Target stores we have here are poor cousins of the ones you have in the States – very disappointing!

  27. Margy

    What a spectacular look, Judith! The color is mesmerizing, the cut and stripes are beautiful on your graceful body. What a wonderful role model you are!

  28. Greetje Kamminga

    Fantastic!! Everything looks good on your gorgeous figure and this is no exception. Of course you have the perfect hat as well. And sweater. And bracelets. A picture of lovelyness. You are an example to us all.

  29. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    That bracelet is sure to inspire many, many outfits to come! I still can’t get my mind off of it. Everything about this outfit sings Judith, and I love it all! You are Denver’s creme de la creme!

    I wonder if you managed to get your hair dryer, or if the fantastic skirt detoured your shopping trip. Something that happens to me a lot.

  30. WendyB

    What a great color on you!

  31. Aya

    Wow, you wear inspiration from other bloggers so well! The perfect match of the blues in all of your assorted items from different places is amazing, and your vintage bolero jacket really puts the finishing touch on the look.

  32. SizzleanandZoom

    I love wearing this shade of blue and you do it more beautifully than I do.

  33. Emalina

    You’re a sight for sore eyes in that graceful blue maxi skirt with the beautifully matching hat and gloves. Wonderful shot of jewel bright colour against the white snow.

  34. That's Not My Age

    That colour looks absolutely stunning on you!

  35. cowgirl

    gorgeous. just gorgeous

  36. Anne the SpyGirl

    I think that’s a blue colorway of Jean’s skirt — Jean?
    Thanks for linking up with 52 Pick-me-up.

  37. Kristian

    I love that being a blogger and blog reader influenced the purchase. It is so fun to see that!

    And this is an absolutely fabulous outfit, so striking!

  38. Tamera Beardsley

    You brought such stylish creativity to this skirt! I have seen this skirt at our local Target … but failed to see it’s potential of this level! Kudos my dear Judith!

  39. Kezzie

    That skirt is gorgeous, as is the hat!!x

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