Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Revelation

Today is Everybody Everywear: Black and White.  Now this should have been super easy for me.  Half my closet is black and white.  If I could afford to buy all of my clothes from White House Black Market, I would.  But today is also the first day of classes and thus I am trying to set a tone and impression with my new students.  I have come to the revelation, as much as I thought I was a black and white girl, I am a black and white girl who needs a punch of color.  Pure black and white seems too harsh (not that I haven't done it, see here, here, hereherehere, here, here, here, here, here and here)  But I am coming to love a pop of color with my black and white.  (See pops of color with black and white: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, herehere,and here. )  Wow, I really do like my black and white with a pop of color, as I only chose some outfits to link.  So today, I was just feeling the need for a pop of color.  I added below how it looks without the cardigan, and while nice it seems unfinished to me.  I tried a black blazer and a black cardigan but they seemed like overkill on the black.

I have had this shirt for a while (um well over a year) and it has gone completely unworn.  I guess it felt like too much a lot of the time.  but I got lots of compliments on it today, especially from my students.  The skirt is new to me (White House Black Market via Ebay).  I must say, whbm pencil skirts are the best.  There sizing is very consistent and fits my body shape the right way. 


Shoes: Aldo clearance ($39)
Skirt: White House Black Market via Ebay ($12)
Belt: Kohl's clearance ($3)
Tights: Talbot's Outlet ($3)
Shirt: Random Boutique ($19.99)
Cardigan: Moda via Goodwill ($3.79)

What do you think, was the cardigan the right call?

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

3 comments:

Thessa said...

I definitely like the cardigan -- it give the outfit a little pop of color. The dots on the skirt and tights are great too!

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Kayla said...

Beautiful skirt! I'm visiting from EBEW and would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/

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