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Black and White

aqua_blochI love the way black and white works together, especially when in a pattern. So on this particular warm work day, I opted for a simple lightweight dress. Keeping with the simplicity of the black and white lines, I chose to go with solid black flats and bag. As you know, I love color and had to find a way sneak it into my outfit. Easiest way to add some color and texture to any outfit is a statement necklace. Lucky for me, my newest Bauble Bar necklace had arrived the previous day and I had to wear it. Hot pink and crystals, sign me up! Lastly, had to protect my pretty little peepers with my Warby Parker sunnies.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Aqua from Bloomingdale’s, $35. Purchased during a Bloomie’s Friends and Family event. I love Aqua and I love the Bloomie’s F&F event! Could not locate this dress online, but here are a few to try: 1) Aqua Shirt Dress, $70.40, 2) Taylor fit and flare dress on Lastcall.com, $65.40 (my favorite pick!); and 3) Isaac Mizrahi striped ponte dress on Lastcall.com, $45.

Necklace: Bauble Bar (Fuschia Cyndi Collar), $0. Lucky for me, there was a promo going on where you got a free necklace with a necklace purchase. For purchase, it’s only $36, which is not bad at all. Definitely get on their mailing list and follow them on Instagram (@baublebar) to learn about their sales/promos.

Bag: Chanel, Gift. Ok, definitely not on a budget but it was a gift. How could I say no……Take a peek at this Michael Kors black quilted tote with gold chain straps at Lord & Taylor, $328.

Silver Bead Bracelet: Tiffany’s from Closet Connection, $75. I was so bummed when I lost my Tiffany’s bead bracelet on a trip to Chicago. When I went to buy a new one, I was horrified that they were being sold for $200. I had bought mine for $85 ages ago. I was psyched when I found this at the consignment shop; total score. For something similar without breaking the bank, have a look at the noir tassel bracelet from Bauble Bar for $26.

Flats: Bloch from Lord and Taylor, $50. I purchased these during an L&T Friends & Family event. I always wait for them to go on sale and use a coupon to get them at the best price possible. They are the MOST comfortable flats ever. I own four pairs, and counting. Use code SUMMER thru 6/18 to save an additional 20%. ALERT: Bloch is making an appearance on Rue La La this Friday!

Sunglasses: Warby Parker (Sinclair in Midnight Blue), Gift. Most glasses and sunglasses are $95. The Sinclair is only available in optical but you could inquire about getting them as sunglasses.

2 Comments on Black and White

  1. Sam
    June 20, 2013 at 9:34 am (4 years ago)

    Aqua is my favorite brand at Bloomie’s too! Love this black and white look with the pop of color!

    • Linda
      June 21, 2013 at 7:19 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Sam!