Black, White, Summer Chic

Where did summer go? Anyway, this past summer the high contrast combination—black and white—has been quite popular and so attractive. Black and white always looks fresh and sophisticated though, doesn’t it?. Let’s take a look back at some of my favorite black and white looks this summer.

Dress—BCBG Max Azria via Nordstrom Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains Bag—Linea Pelle

STATUS: RETURNED. I loved the print on this BCBG dress, but the fit was not the most flattering. So, I returned it and got the following dress from Ann Taylor (which not only fit better, but was a lot cheaper with a fantastic AT summer sale).

Dress—Ann Taylor Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains Bag—Linea Pelle


Top—BCBG Max Azria via eBay Leggings—Marshalls Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls Bag—Linea Pelle
*This top is actually a dress that was too short for me. To salvage the eBay buy, I wear it as a top.

Look out for Fall remixes of these classic black and white looks.


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  1. September 10, 2009 / 6:17 pm

    I love your looks- I wish you would post more often! I did really like that first dress, but if it wasn't a comfortable fit then it wasn't worth it… but as always you have impeccable taste!

  2. September 10, 2009 / 7:10 pm

    You look fabulous in all of these looks … the leggings one is my favorite!

  3. September 10, 2009 / 7:26 pm

    i am super excited to see you posting again! woohoo! love your looks.

  4. September 11, 2009 / 12:16 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting today~I L.O.V.E. your style and enjoy ALL your outfits! EVERYTHING looks great on you and you have a wonderful sense of color and proportion!!!

  5. September 11, 2009 / 1:16 am

    Very pretty! I love the dress you ended up keeping. Also the outfit with the re-purposed dress is very cute – looks great with the leggings.

  6. September 11, 2009 / 3:10 am

    thanks for the nice comment on my blog. i look forward to your posts:)

  7. Anonymous
    September 11, 2009 / 3:34 pm

    I am very glad to see you post again love the looks.Black and white are always super chic.

  8. September 11, 2009 / 6:31 pm

    Love, love, love the tunic/leggings look. I'm contemplating whether I can rock this look in the fall w/ a long-ish sweater, without looking frumpy…

  9. September 14, 2009 / 8:55 am

    Black and white is my all time favorite combination. You look pretty gorgeous in these dresses. That #1 dress from Nordstrom is my most favorite.

  10. Anonymous
    September 15, 2009 / 3:44 pm

    WOW!!!…You look so HOT!…Love the Ann Taylor dress!!


  11. September 19, 2009 / 12:27 pm

    Nice! Smart choice to switch to Ann Taylor dress. I really like the pairing of the short dress and leggings, too. I'm waiting for cooler weather to try something like that.
    I love your taste. It inspires my creativity in getting dressed for work.
    Thanks, Kelly