Today I was inspired by fellow blogger Jenny from Crazy Style Love. Yesterday she reminded me that a black and white combo is supremely versatile. You can make it casual, elegant, or chic just by accessorizing properly. To get myself out of the rainy weather funk I’ve been in, I decided to thrown on my favorite bright pink boyfriend sweater and my new navy necklace (Buried Bauble from Bauble Bar!) over this black and white ensemble. It lifted my spirits immediately, though not the clouds…
skirt and tank : express (old) | boyfriend cardigan : target | black pumps : vince camuto heath | navy bib necklace : bauble bar
Sorry for the late post today guys. I spent my morning blogging hour cheering and jeering (though mostly jeering) the Emmy nominations that were announced this morning. If you’ve ever seen my personal twitter feed, you know that I’m a tv-holic, so it’s no surprise that I have very strong opinions about the nominations. I’m super psyched about the Homeland noms, although I think their only winner will be Claire Danes, and I’m OVER THE MOON for the Max Greenfield nom for New Girl, though he’ll most likely lose. Seriously guys — Schmidt is the best new character of 2012. Also, I’m accustomed to sci-fi getting snubbed since BtVS but seriously, how could the Emmy voters possibly ignore the awesomeness of John Noble in Fringe this season — or every other season. And I won’t even get into the snubbing of John Slattery for Mad Men, Emmy Rossum for Shameless, Joel McHale and the rest of the Community team, and Madeline Stowe and the Revenge folks. Sigh. Okay, rant over.
Now lets get into today’s outfit. In an effort to force my self to get creative (and save some money), I’ve reduced my spending budget for clothing. So, I pulled out this skirt, that’s been sitting in the back of my closet, for 4 years, never worn. At first I thought it would be boring worn with black but the pattern of the skirt is so bold I think the black balances it out. What do you think? I’m pretty embarrassed to admit that this was sitting in my closet for so long, with tags on it just collecting dust. What’s the oldest item with tags hanging in your closet right now?
skirt : DVF (old)(similar style)(similar floral) | button down blouse : express | necklace : forever 21 | black pumps : vince camuto heath | shoulder bag : calvin klein
So sorry for the late post today. It’s been that kind of week. On the bright side, I lost 4 pounds this week! However, since I’m going out to a Portuguese restaurant for dinner tonight, that may or may not all go to hell in a hand basket. Here’s to hoping I have some self-control.
Ever since I saw Cece from New Girl rocking peach and red on an episode of New Girl a few months back, I fell in love with the color combo.
Here I recreated the combo with red jeans, and a peach blazer. I also threw in the bubble necklace in aqua and almost took it off before I walked out the door. What do you think? Is it too much? Should I have simply stuck to peach and red?
blazer and bracelets : forever 21 | red jeans : express | blouse : august silk @ annie sez | platform sandals : LC @ Kohls | aqua bubble necklace : ebay
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