It's All In The Details

If you have followed my blog for a while, you know my love of neutrals, especially black and white.  This week, I have been very much in the mood to wear black, so even though it is about 90 degrees and sticky (hello St. Louis humidity), black is what I've been wearing!
Blazer:  LOFT Petites (Available here)
To add a more summery feel to black separates, I added a white jacquard blazer and a mint quilted bag.
Pants:  The Limited
Blouse:  The Limited
The floral jacquard texture on the jacket, the quilting on the bag, the gold studs on the pants, and the striped detail on the shoes all add visual interest to a basic look.
Bag:  Forever 21
Shoes:  Target (old)
Rings:  Torrid (Available here, here, and here)
To finish off the look, I added mixed metal accessories.
Necklace:  Ann Taylor (Sold out on-line; may be available in stores)
Do you prefer wearing mostly neutrals or mostly color?  How do you add more interest to a neutral look?

P.S.  A quick note on fit:

This jacket is a petite, which provided a great fit in the shoulders.  It's a little too big in the waist though and needs to get taken in to get a more shapely look.  The sleeves are also too long and will be shortened.  A before and after coming soon!  :-)

For this blouse in other looks, see here and here.
For these pants in other looks, see here, here, here, here, and here.


  1. I love the monochromatic look! And the detailing of that blazer is gorgeous -- so chic! Oh, and that little sneak pop of tiffany blue, I love it! Have a great weekend!


  2. I have to say I love neutrals too and I think it's always fun to add pops of color to make it a little different, like the mint from the bag. But yeah I like how you added the textured jacket it adds another dimension to the outfit and I think the mint add another aspect to the outfit as well.


  3. Thanks Nina! I think of you whenever I post black and white looks because I know you're a big fan of them! :-)

  4. I think you styled this one quite well. Very nice blazer. The other all-black elements are very nice ranging from the top to the peep-toe booties. Your wavy hairstyle is pretty, I might add.



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