outfit du jour: black and white

It's finally Everybody Everywear day again and I'm excited as always. There's no better way to draw inspiration than giving a few hundred bloggers a vague idea of what they should wear (this month it's black and white) and seeing how they interpret the look. I kept it pretty simple. I don't know if the look reads exactly what I was going for or not. I wanted to wear tight black pants and I was hoping that the loose flowy top would kinda work in contrast to that and bring kind of a '60s feel to it without being over the top. Just a hint of it. I know the top is pretty short (shorter than what I normally wear anyway), but do you think it comes across as how I'd hoped? Or does what I was going for even make sense? I can picture it in my mind but it's kinda hard to explain.

Black Jeans: Vanilla Star Jeans, $12., Shirt: Thrifted, $2.50.

I hate this picture but I wanted you to see a close up of the details on the top.

Headband: F21, Gift.

Vintage Sunglasses: Thrifted, $3.

Vintage Love Knot Earrings: Secondhand, Gift.

Ring: F21, $6.

Ring: F21, Gift.

Ring: F21, $4.

Bag: Urban Outfitters, $48.

Boots: Secondhand, Gift.

Black + White  Everybody, Everywear


  1. I like the details on your top - very nice! You have a clean and classic look going on and it works really well!

  2. imlove your hair,
    and the sunnies is so fab,


  3. I totally get the description of what you were going for, and while a longer top probably would have helped achieve that, I think you did a pretty solid job! In your first pictures, the hair accessory you're wearing sort of comes off as a beret (or at least it did to me =), and that added even more to the 60s vibe. Very cool idea.

  4. I liked what you wore! I love white jumpers/sweaters and the boots are so beautiful!
    It was for me the first time I participated!

  5. I too participated in the challenge & soooo much FUN! Blk & White always go nicely together! ~I adore your headband!

  6. I love the headband and the details on the shirt... you look great! :)

  7. very pretty lace details on blouse! the boots & bag are killer. :)

  8. Hi M!
    Thank you for letting us know about that blog - i will check it out
    Love black and white, i have those fantastic 2 black and white legging perfect for this,!
    Sweet outfit you have there,


  9. that headband is SO fabulous! you look great girl!
    xo TJ

  10. I like that headband. The blue looks nice next to the neutrals.

  11. Cute Headband. I can't believe I forgot that today was EBEW day.

  12. the top is really sweet and pretty, very victorian sleeves. I like your cool headband.


  13. I think black and white is always a chic, classic, and crisp combo. Love the knot ring, too!

  14. The detailing on that top is very pretty and I love the boots!

  15. I am so in love with those glasses! What an amazing thrift find! Your outfit is darling!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  16. I love your outfit, and I think it totally captures the look you were going for. Such a cute headband, too.

  17. I just got my first pair of Vanilla Star jeans, and I just love them!

    Your boots are a fabulous addition to the outfit. Just thought I'd randomly throw that out there :)

  18. Lovely monocrome look! wonderful headband and boots :)

  19. I can see the 60's influence here. The boots are especially awesome.

  20. Beautiful outfit and I love your headband! I'm visiting from EBEW and would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/

  21. Love the combo of that white shirt and black jeans. Classic and simple yet chic. :)

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