Black and White

This week, I’ve been on a bit of a neutral kick. On Wednesday, I embraced olive green as a go-to neutral. Even this lover of brights values that neutral hues so effortlessly produce simple, sophisticated outfits. So, today, it’s all about black and white. Of course, mixed black and white prints make this neutral outfit jazzy.

Top—℅ Ross

Pants—Nine West | similar

Clutch—℅ Chameleon Girl

Earrings—℅ Luxe Caribe

Watch—Movado (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015)

Lip—Mac “Carmine Rouge” lipstick, Mac “Brick” lip pencil

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

Adding oomph to neutrals. Every piece in the look is black and white. But, the blouse has gunmetal studs on the front. The pumps feature a striking print that looks like it was created by blending a graphic print with an animal print. The clutch (oh how I love this clutch) is made with African textiles, including Bogolanfini mud cloth. Lots of oomph.

I’m also wearing a pair of earrings by Kittitian designer, Davina of Luxe Caribe Handmade Jewelry. Remember the pair that inspired an entire outfit in Styled Around a Small Floral Detail? I remain in awe at how Davina takes dried flowers and metallic flakes and creates these one-of-a-kind earrings. 

When I’m planning outfits that mix prints, I like to see the prints together before trying them on. I do this to make sure that there’s harmony. I knew I had a winning combination when I did this flat lay.

This pair of J.Crew Elsie printed leather pumps was an impulse buy. I got them for $40 (orig. $275) during that wild summer sale at J.Crew last week. That sale is back! You can get 75% off several marked down items using the code “SHOPSALE” (shop the sale here). Of course, sizes are very limited now, but the deals are worth a look.

Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you here on Monday. Let’s connect on Instagram until then.


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  1. Anonymous
    July 31, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    WOW!!!! Just 'lurve' your style!!! Everything looks fantastic!! The earrings are gorgeous too!! AND!!! The shoes!!! How many of them do you have??? I guess I love it all!!!…CAPIS.