Friday, August 6, 2010

Black and White

Hello my Fabulous Followers! I hope your day is going well. :) This post features a Polyvore and *RL* pic of an outfit I wore recently. (The majority of the Polyvore images are *stand-ins* for the actual items I wore since they either aren't available online to clip or have product images that don't work well in the Polyvore set. I have noted the changes below). :)
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Black and White is one of my all-time favorite color combinations and I love stripes, so imagine my delight when I saw this tee on the Ann Taylor website last week. It's the Striped Scoopneck T-Shirt , and I ordered it last week with the Free Ship/No Minimum promo they had going on. I have to say that I am very pleased with the tee. It's made of 60% Cotton/40% Modal so it has a bit of stretch to it and is very comfortable to wear. I had initially ordered both the XSmall and Small since I'm still unsure about the sizing at Ann Taylor. I ended up keeping the Small because it was a better fit in the shoulder area, and more flattering over all.

My jeans are a recent bargain find from the Target clearance rack. They are Merona® Deep-Dyed Cropped Jeans, and I got them for $9.98. This is actually my first ever pair of denim from Target, and I have to say I am quite impressed. They are very comfortable, quite flattering, and the price was great. Similar here and here.

I am wearing Silver Hoop Earrings that I believe I purchased at Macy's. They are a great place to find inexpensive accessories. If you prefer to shop online, you can get a similar pair here (enter code FRIENDS at checkout for 30% off) and here.

My bracelets are a mix of silver and black ones that have been purchased over the years. The two on my left arm are the ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! Hammered Crystal Accent StretchBracelet in Silvertone, and the Jewel-Trimmed Bangle that I picked up at Forever 21 earlier this year. On my right arm are the Dana Buchman Silver-Tone Flex Bracelet and a mix of black and silver bangles that I found at Forever 21 last year. You can find a similar mix of bracelets/bangles here, here, and here.

The handbag is from Charm and Luck, and I purchased it several years ago. I love all my metallic handbags and carry them on a regular basis, since they go with just about anything. Similar bag here and here.

My clogs are the Steve Madden Bresi in Black. I picked these up on 50% clearance from the Steve Madden website a couple weeks ago. They run TTS lengthwise, but are a bit wide. I put a gel comfort insert in them to give the footbed some cushion and this helps solve the width issue, as well. There are numerous retailers offering clogs right now and many options available such as this pair, this pair, and this pair.

My sunglasses are a pair of black *Jackie O* style glasses that I've had for a while now. Similar options available here and here.




That's it for now! :) Have a wonderful day!

xoxo,

16 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love your bag, as well as the one from Nine West you show as an alternative.

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  2. Great outfit. I just picked up the same Ann Taylor shirt in the gray stripe this week. I love it!

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  3. Thanks Rose! I love my Charm and Luck handbag, as well. It was a bit pricey when I bought it, but at this point the cost per wear on it is probably in the negative amount. I carry it a lot. I think that Nine West bag is supercute, too, and the price is great on it right now. :)

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  4. Thank you Kelly! I saw the grey stripe tee when I returned the XSmall black and white one to the AT store yesterday and it is adorable, as well...great choice! If I didn't already have a couple of grey stripe tees I more than likely would have gotten one myself, too. :)

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  5. Love the look, FFM. Black and white together is one of my all-time favorite combos. (Sometimes I think I end up looking like a mime though.)

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  6. Love this outfit! Black and white and stripes... you had me at hello. Have a great weekend!

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  7. LOL Roxy! That is too funny! I never even thought about the mime scenario. Guess they have great taste in clothing, huh? ;) Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment! :)

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  8. Thanks Andrea! I hope you have a great weekend, too! :)

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  9. You are such a cute and stylish mommy!! I adore that silver bad with the black and white...perfect! Great shirt from Ann Taylor...it's really flattering on you. As always, A+ on your style!!!

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  10. Awww, thanks Jenni! I think the same way about you! You always look so cute and stylish. :)

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  11. Love this look especially the clogs and tee. I actually just bought a very similar tee from forever 21. I love it! You look great as usual...have a great weekend:)

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  12. Thanks Jordyn! I hope you have a great weekend too! :)

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  13. You look classy and cute. Black and white is one of my favorite combinations too!

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  14. I'm so glad that clogs are making a good comeback. Glad I hung onto the ones I bought a couple of years back. You can't go wrong with black and white. Love your AT Loft find.

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  15. love it! i'm a navy & white girl myself. such a clean crisp look.

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  16. I love your clogs. I'm so jealous. I really want to wear a pair, but I feel like that would put my prego body in jeopardy of falling over. I'm kind of a klutz. At least I got to wear clogs during the 90s when they made an appearance again in the fashion world.

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