Monday, February 11, 2013

Wardrobe Diaries: Black and White
















































As much as I love playing dressing up, there's nothing quite as alluring as a simple black and white outfit. Especially one that involves a white button down and black trousers (or some variation of it). It's smart, sophisticated and never outdated.

In this case, my white button down involves a luxurious silky designer shirt with a playful cape detail and some skin tight leather leggings. A classic black and white uniform provides the perfect backdrop to showcase my latest shoe obsession, these metallic silver sandals. I love the slight hint of skin they lend to an otherwise covered up outfit. Finishing off with a dash of colour on the lips, a structured tote to offset the flowy shirt, and a bright white mani/pedi.

Simple as it may be, I think I've just found my new favourite outfit. That just goes to show, they don't call them classics for nothing.







{ wearing: tibi shirt now on major sale . kookai leggings similar here . asos sandals . zara tote available online in mini version . nail colour blanc by essie . lip colour violet crush by estee lauder }


39 comments:

Luba Dimitrova said...

Totally agree with you , I have posted recently similar outfit !

XX Luba


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Amy said...

LOVING that top!

xx Amy
Leopard and Lillies

kcomekarolina said...

so cool!



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K.
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You look stunning Jenee! And I have such admiration for you to wear silver open toed sandals in the rainy season! Love black and white on you!!

xo Mary Jo

Miss Betty Boop said...

every time you amaze me with your simple, yet sophisticated otfits...
love it :D

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Cielo said...

I love your look here. Simple yet chic :)



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B Allen @ What2Wear said...

I'd have to agree completely, this is so chic and the details make it so interesting.... The cape detail on the blouse is just gorgeous!!!! Ps thank you sooo much for saying you could relate my style to ADR, she is my icon and it literally made my day!!!
Brooke @ what2wear

Alyssa Longobucco said...

I love the interesting shape of this shirt. You look gorgeous, as usual!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

s said...

love this look on you! the minimal is so chic! xO!
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Ashleigh Nicole said...

Those sandals are sexy! *adds to my to buy list!*

XO,
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Traci Fuller said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!

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Daisy Roadster and Coco said...

Love the simplicity of all the items.
All put together, they create a lovely ensemble !

Jane said...

I love a simple B&W outfit! All the way down to the nails.

Best,
Jane

Sheila said...

LOVE your leggings!! You look amazing in them and I wish I had slender legs to wear skin tight like that. :( You look so pretty!

xo – Sheila
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Anouka said...

You look stunning as always!! Love the clothes that you're wearing.


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Chioma said...

those leggings are so fab! :)

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Rachel said...

You really can't go wrong with a simple white button-front! Yours is very pretty with the drape- and those shoes!

Allison said...

I definitely agree with you that you can never go wrong with b+w. You look so, so AMAZING! That blouse is gorgeous and I am seriously lusting after it. Why do I want everything you wear????
:)
Allison

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Jen said...

Fabulous classic outfit. I need to get some leather pants.

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Kristalaine said...

I am obsessed with this outfit. Love everything about it! Especially those heels!! Wide heels are going to be big this Spring.

--Krista
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Jeans and a Teacup said...

Black and white is so classic...I love it! The cape detail on your blouse is so cool.
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Sunny & Star said...

I agree it's a classic look. I love black and white together too.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Lady of Style said...

This is a fantastic clean-chic outfit. I am very impressed!

Annette
Lady of Style

Always Maylee said...

I love black and white together, so classic. You look so incredibly chic and gorgeous. Those shoes are stunning. And I love the purpley lip color!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Crazy Style Love said...

Wow, you look incredibly chic! I just LOVE the cut of your top and the flowiness!

xo Jenny
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Lolita in the Mix said...

Love every peace of it! First off all the blacknwhite combo, second that gorgeous tibi shirt en third those spectacular heels!!

-xoxo- lorena

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Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I can see why this is your favorite outfit. It's chic and looks so comfortable too. Happy New Year, Jenee!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

hey jenee! black & white always looks sleek and sophisticated. i am loving this outfit! great top, leggings and you have the best shoes.
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Fabulous Petite said...

Great minds think alike. I have my take on the classics too. I love this look minimal but with great impact. One of my fav on you hot mama.

xo
Sam
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Astrid Camat said...

Your look is so chic! Love the top and your lipstick. I just followed! Hope you can check out my site and follow me too :D

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Kate said...

really great look, so fashionable!:) I really love the asos sandals, maybe I should get them in silver as well:)
xx Kate

The Style Department

Jeannette said...

I love your Style so much!!!!
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biscuitsandnavy said...

So chic! Loving your tote and lipstick shade. You look perfectly polished, as always:) xo

Diana Marks said...

black and white is my favorite combination! Always stylish and elegant!

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Nati Ko said...

Hooow beautiful! Love your blog! It's so stylish!

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goodbadandfab said...

Love your style!!!

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Peach Macarons said...

Great outfit! so simple yet so elegant. loving the leggings in particular, think I have to add them to my shopping list!

joyandsunshine said...

Perfection! Proof that although complicated layers are fun (and necessary) sometimes, they are not required to look chic and sophisticated. I really love this simple black and white combination.

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