Tuesday, January 10, 2012


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


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!


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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