Tuesday, July 22

black and white

black and white
black and white
black and white
black and white

I used to hate wearing black and white together, as ridiculous as that sounds. A white top and black pants, to me, meant an orchestra concert uniform and I was not a fan. Fun fact, I played violin from elementary school through high school. I was by no means good. Way back in the day before we were given formal uniforms, each winter and spring I’d struggle to find dressy but appropriate black and white separates that didn’t make me feel like a butler. The task seemed impossible at the time. I have no idea what my problem was, but it was something that stuck with me. From then on, every time I would consider pairing a white top with a black bottom I’d think to myself, “oh, I don’t like that combination” and immediately dismiss it. In recent years I’ve gotten over it,  though now whenever I wear black and white (which is quite often - I’m making up for lost time) I think about how much I thought I hated it and laugh to myself.

My Aunt who is currently visiting us from Arizona brought me this top and I couldn’t love it more. Give me semi-sheer, lightweight, floaty tops any day. You can’t go wrong with them in the summer, or year round really, they’re great for layering. Since it was cool out on Saturday, I paired it with distressed black pants (which I was probably too excited to wear - I mean, it hasn’t been that hot this summer) and nude sandals. I’ve been wearing these a lot lately. I love sandals with a heel that are comfortable enough to wear during the day. You know how it is in the summer with heels, they can get uncomfortable really fast. 

Happy Tuesday and thank you for reading! 

33 comments :

  1. This is cute! I agree on the monochrome- I used to find it boring and felt like a cop out to match- too simple! But this year I am loving the trend!
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  2. I love a bit of a neutral look, so polished and classy, it doesn't have to be boring ! Great outfit

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  3. Love this simple attire, it's so clean and chic

    Jessica
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  4. Love black and white together! And totally loving those sandals!!

    <3, Pamela
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  5. You can never go wrong with black and white! I really like this combo, especially your necklace!

    Nicole
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  6. I love this look! I used to feel the same way about black and white - it reminded me of a waitress outfit! But I love this updated and chic take on the black and white look! Gorgeous :)

    Maggie
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  7. Classic + so chic. LOVE the sandals. Rocked it, babe!

    -Ashley
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  8. Love a classic black and white look! Gorgeous!

    xx Cara
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  9. hahaha, the beginning part of what you wrote cracked me up, how you used to think of black and white outfits! but this one looks adorable on you, infact, I have been wanting to put a black and white oufit together and this is a nice inspiration! :)

    uris
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  10. You look so chic! Simple, yet perfect!

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  11. Simple and classy.
    Perfect!!

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  12. You are like the queen of classy and chic! Love this look!

    xo Kylie
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  13. How pretty!Love your look
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  15. Beautiful look! I really like it! Amazing necklace too! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  16. You can never go wrong with back and white, also I love the shoes!
    Xo Miss Erin
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  17. Casual yet super chic! Love the body of that top, flouncy and perfect for a simple summer look!

    xo-Julie
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  18. Love it. Black and white are timeless.

    Shyree

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  19. Very nice post Love this.


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  20. Love the open sandals!

    Ika
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  21. Loving this look! And especially your sandals! xo

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  22. this outfit looks amazing ! I love it :D

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  23. Love this outfit, black and white is my favorite! Those sandals are great!
    Xo
    Brittany Blake
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  24. You look stunning!! It took me a similarly long time to stop considering black and white as a uniform, but more so for a waitress :) You have hands down taken this color combo beyond anything remotely related to a uniform. Too cute!

    xx Katie
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  26. Lovely shoes and top :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  27. Black and white combos are always a good idea! You look so pretty and chic!
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  28. Absolutely love this look! The shoes are to die for!
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