Can we all agree that there’s nothing blahh about black and white?
As a matter of fact, isn’t there something striking about its simplicity?
As I mentioned in this previous NYFW post, oftentimes I feel sharpest when I forgo the flash of color. Yes, my closet will always be crammed with colorful clothing (I just can’t help myself!), but black and white basics will forever be my clothing cornerstone. To ensure that your look reads wow-factor (and not wallflower), toss a bold black and white print, like this striped blouse, into your monochromatic mix.
To make this black and white look even better, this skirt has a super fun secret I’m about to spill…
Peeking out from below the high-low hemline, the underside of this black skirt is bright white! Although subtle, this clever design element takes this skirt from ordinary to extraordinary. This black skirt is anything but #basic, babes.
Now let’s take it down to the toes.
These OTK boots provide just enough warmth for your stems during a cold snap. As I mentioned in this recent post, pairing over-the-knee boots with skirts is my my girly go-to during the winter months. Don’t get me wrong, I love donning a pair of pants whether they be denim, leather or wool, but skirts will always be my most favorite separate. 💗
As far as accessories go, this fabulous fur bag by DVF is the definition of glam. And… it’s ON SALE!
I must admit, I have a crazy crush on this little clutch.
Unfortunately it can’t become a permanent part of my rotation <sigh>. It belongs to a friend of mine. She let me borrow it for the weekend, and I made sure it didn’t leave my side for those 3 short (but ever so sweet) days. Now that I’ve parted with it, I’m missing it big time. #longdistanceprobz
*Disclaimer: I did not intend for my hair to be spiral curled in these photos a la Shirley Temple. It was a Groupon fail. The takeaway: Do your research before trying a random blow dry bar with a 75% off groupon. After requesting soft waves with body, this is what I got… yeah.
So stick with The Dry Bar, people. They never disappoint.
Shop My Look:
Striped Blouse: Nordstrom
OTK Boots: Neiman Marcus
Fur Bag: Saks Fifth Avenue (On Sale!)
Photography by Stephanie Drenka
Thank you for stopping by F&F, friend! Have THE BEST day. xo