Happy Monday my loves! Today’s post is another variation on the classic black and white color scheme. I last wore black and white together on the blog here and here, so the combination is certainly nothing new.
Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: Halogen (old, similar here, here, here, and here) | Heels: Adam Lippes for Target (old, similar here, here, and here) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’ | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’ |
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I absolutely love the process of getting dressed in the morning. Pairing items that that create a cohesive look or mixing different types with a coveted juxtaposition alike give me a tremendous amount of joy every week. Creating outfits is one of my favorite activities (and a fundamental propellant behind this blog).
However, I’d be lying if I said there weren’t some days when getting dressed made me want to pull all of my hair out. Sometimes I’m in a rush, others the creativity just isn’t there, and sometimes I swear I have “absolutely nothing to wear” (which couldn’t be further from the truth).
On these days, black is my savior. Does black ever not look chic? I hardly ever go the all-black route. In the winter months, this means lots of black and red combos. When the weather starts to turn a bit warmer though, it means incorporating bright whites into ensembles to add some much needed contrast and positive vibes.
I’ve mentioned that my dad is a man of distinguished taste. Any time he gives me the stamp of approval I know I’ve found a winning item. You’ll never catch my dad wearing what everyone else is wearing, and the clothes and shoes he likes are almost exclusively statement pieces. When he gave me the coveted stamp for these Topshop espadrilles (and my favorite TOMS) I was elated-what’s better than a stylish pair of flat shoes that are easy to walk around in?! As if I needed another excuse to wear these all spring long…
Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: LOFT | Espadrilles: Topshop (more sizes available here) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (similar here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown
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The fact that suede and leather (of both real and fake variety) are everywhere this season is a dream come true for me. Leather has been a staple of my wardrobe for as long as I can remember, and I love embracing it in all its incarnations- well past the traditional leather jacket! After the pencil skirt and midi skirt, I have finally broken out the (faux) leather mini skirt and am so excited to find other ways to style it!
I buy at least one Old Navy flannel every fall. They are my absolute favorites, and I don’t even have to feel guilty about adding yet another to my wardrobe because of how affordable they are! I love the contrast the loose flannel gives the tight mini skirt- all about contrast this fall (as evident here, here, and here). I usually order the tall length, partially because I have a long torso but also because I think they look great with a tunic-esque vibe, especially if you plan on wearing them over leggings!
Outfit Details – Faux Leather Skirt: Zara (also love this one and this one) | Flannel: Old Navy | Oxfords: J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar on sale pair here, different style here) | Necklace: Nadri (sold out, similar here) | Bracelet: Lucky Brand | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Lipliner: NYX ‘Ever’ | Lipgloss: NYX ‘Tiramisu’
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