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Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's Not Always Black and White

by Heather

I love black and white; always have. 
Even my motorcycle is black and white. 
Black and white is "in" again this season according to the fashion magazines; did it ever go out? 
And black and white stripes are really hot (or so they say). 
Does that mean if I wear them, I'll be hot, too? Never mind.

Sometimes I like to be just black and white -- 
with the only pops of color coming from my lipstick and nail polish.
Nordstrom black and white striped jacket; Chico's black denim jeans; Chanel white and black sunglasses

Ann Taylor white sheer polka dot short-sleeved blouse (lined in the appropriate places so no cami is needed) with black trim 


Ann Taylor black and silver bangle; black leather with silver chain wrap bracelet from a little shop in Wayzata, MN, nestled on the shoreline of Lake Minnetonka; Nordstrom white leather and silver wrap bracelet; black Michael Kors watch 
Kate Spade wedges; Michael Kors Hamilton white and black purse


And sometimes I like to add a little color.
 I love yellow with black and white (which you'll see in an upcoming post or two),
but decided to do turquoise today
mostly because I bought the turquoise purse yesterday.
Changed out the jeans to a pair of crop jeans (okay, not a big switch but they are shorter)
and swapped the white polka dot top for a simple white WHBM tank.
Added turquoise jewelry
along with turquoise wedges and purse to give a little Spring to the look.
BCBG turquoise shoulder bag which can be converted into a clutch purse (currently on sale for 50% off at BCBG); Nine West wedges; Michael Kors white ceramic watch; turquoise bracelets from various places
I've been watching the weather forecast for the eastern part of the United States so I threw in the scarf as an acknowledgement that perhaps it's cold and snowy where you live.
Yes, I know it's going to take more than a scarf to stay warm, but it's sunny and 75 degrees here as I'm typing this and all of the really warm clothes are put away.
It's easy to brag about our weather right now; you can get back at me when we're roasting in 110+ degrees this summer and you're basking in balmy temps .

We take a motorcycle trip up to the Grand Canyon almost every summer and these earrings are from the El Tovar Lodge which overlooks the south rim of the canyon.
It's a beautiful place and there's nothing more pleasant than to sit on their veranda with a glass of wine and admire the amazing view.
A close up of my new purse.
And to think I didn't even know I needed it until I saw it on sale. 
The three-ring set of turquoise and "diamond" rings is a fun costume jewelry purchase from last year.

Let me know what colors you're adding to your black and white!

Have a wonderful, colorful week!
Linking to http://prettyshinysparkly.com/bloggers-do-bw-stripes-better/
Love, 
Heather

56 comments:

  1. Oh Heather! I love you in b&w! And, the turquoise accessories remind me of the islands. Always enjoy your humor in your posts! Yes, I'll remember you in July when you're dealing with 100+ temps. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Jeannie. Love your black and ivory outfit at Visible Monday. Hope your daughter's birthday was wonderful -- she's a beautiful girl.
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  2. I'm visiting from Monday Meet-Up and now a new follower! Your outfits are so cute. My favorite part has to be the wedges. :) Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! I'm worried that wedges will go out of style someday and then I'll be really short again.
      Heather

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  3. Funny, I love color but yet I liked your black and white version better. That was spot on, strong and soft at the same time.

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    1. Hi Juli,
      I like the black and white better, too! Sometimes adding color is jarring to the senses (for me, at least).
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  4. You're my kind of shopper. I love your first outfit of the simple black and white, its so nice sometimes to just keep it black and white and you did a great job of reminding us why. My favorite part is that white and black purse, so striking (definite statement piece). By the way, I really enjoy your blog, its wonderful, uplifting and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you for your kind remarks, Trina. I'm loving that black and white bag, too!
      Heather

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    2. Heather, I saw you comment on my blog, thanks for taking a look around. Please feel free to copy any or all of the tea party ideas. Can't wait to hear how yours turns out. I know one thing for sure, you will be a beautifully dressed hostess. By the way, it's easy to comment on my page, just click on the little square box on the right hand side (next to the title of the blog post).

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    3. I'll go back and check to make sure I can find the little square box. Your tea party was just too much fun and so pretty to look at!
      H

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    1. I'm glad that you're enjoying our blog!
      Thank you.
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  7. Love this look both ways, Heather. You look stunning in the turquoise accents. Thanks for sharing your great look with Visible Monday!

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    1. Thank you, Patti, for your kind comments. Also, thank you so much for hosting Visible Monday every week. It's such a great place to meet up with other ladies in our age range.
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  8. Perfect styling with your bags and wedges. I love both looks!
    Your coral lipstick and nails are gorgeous and suit you so well.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thank you, Annette, for your sweet comments!
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  9. I love your all black and white. (Love it with the pops of blue too). Black and white is my all-time favorite combination!

    Amy
    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Thanks, Amy. It's a pretty good combination for most of us, isn't it?
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  10. Hey, the turquoise paired with the black and white looks fantastic. It's so eye catching. And you're right black and white never really went out of style.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thanks for agreeing with me, Heidi :) And thanks for visiting!
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  11. You look great. I love black & white and also colors.
    Thank you for linking up ♥
    Many greetings Sabine

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  12. Wonderful how you mixed black and white and stripes and dots, and at least added such a wonderful turquoise. Suits you so well!
    Your arm candy is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Sabine, for visiting our blog and leaving such nice comments.
      Heather

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    1. Thank you, Kristin. Have to check and see if you're having a link party today!
      Heather

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  14. I love black and white, too. It's classic and always flattering. You look fantastic in all of these photos :) I love the color of your nail polish, as well <33

    *~new follower

    your bloggy neighbor,

    Daydreaming Realist

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  15. So glad to welcome our newest follower! Thank you for your comments, too!

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  16. Lovely orange lipstick! i agree... black and white makes the accessories pop.

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  17. I love that sheer top and those turquoise wedges!

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    1. I think they're my two favorite pieces, too.
      Thank you.
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  18. I Love how you styled the black and white with different color accessories, great idea!

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  19. Did you say, motorcycle? - you go gurl!!!!

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    1. Yup. I ride a Harley Softail Deluxe that's white and black. It's about the most fun thing I do!

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  20. You are doing some serious stylin' homwork, young lady. Looking chic in so many ways. I'm happy to see anyone looking as pretty as you do!
    And yes ... I was surprised to see the pundits bouncing around, declaring black and white back in! Never knew it was out. This, I think is a function of the extreme youth of the editor-pundits and our "years of experience"!

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    1. Jan, I think you are right on the money with the "extreme youth of the editor-pundits." I also love looking at the lists in fashion magazines of what's in and what's out. Each magazine seems to contradict the next. It's nice to reach an age where one dresses primarily for oneself. Thanks for leaving such lovely comments!
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  21. so I love both looks, but in truth...the turquoise pops is my FAVORITE!!!! Love, love, love it.

    xo,
    Alyssa

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa. Turquoise is a fairly new color for me in the last few years. Prior to that, I didn't have much in my wardrobe but it's definitely there now.
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  22. Classy, classy, classy. That all I have to say about that. Your pops of turquoise are perfect. Love this!

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    1. Thanks, Alison. I appreciate your comments!
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  23. Heather - I love both looks! Your new clutch is beautiful. I don't own any cute turquoise wedges - they may have be added on my list of things I "need".

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thank you, Alice. I hope you find your turquoise sandals. They're really quite versatile. Love them with a brown and turquoise outfit, too.
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  24. So much that I love here. Love your coral lippies and nails, and I love turquoise and coral together, so that look is my favourite. Your first black and white look is very chic, and I'm really loving the polka dot sheer top. Trust Ann Taylor to line it appropriately. How very cool that you have a black and white motorcycle.

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    1. You're too sweet, Sue. Thank you for your lovely comments. One of my favorite necklaces has orange and turquoise together and I love that color combo, too.
      Heather

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  25. I love black and white too and stripes! I recently got a b&w striped blazer and I really love it. The aqua looks great with it too! Thanks for linking up today for Thursday Target Threads!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy. I think I was stretching the Target connection a little. The only Target item I had with those outfits was a receipt in the black and white purse for some items I had bought at Target earlier. Still, it's one of my favorite places to shop!
      Heather

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  26. Black and white is my FAVORITE "color" combination. It is so classy and goes with everything! That blazer looks great!

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    1. Thanks for visiting us, Sara, and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!
      Heather

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