6.19.2012

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Timeless

Is there anything more timeless than black and white together? I've been working on my fitness (spinning!) on Tuesday mornings so I'm short on time before work.  For me, putting black and white pieces together is a way to keep my look timeless when my time is limited.

This is my magical maxi dress.  It makes me feel much taller and slightly skinnier than I am.  It has an adorable crocheted back that I had to cover up for the office (you can see it here) but the knotted white dress shirt is almost as cute.  I attempted red lipstick but I obviously still need some work with it.
Scarf - Nordstrom Rack, Shirt - Old Navy, Dress - Marshall's,  Shoes - Target,  Bracelets - Target/Ann Taylor Loft/Gift, Lipstick - MAC Russian Red



The only thing that makes black and white more timeless is a few pleats! This shirt is a warm weather favorite,  matched with my new pleated skirt it was pleat-iful!  I added some patent peep toes, a hot pink belt and a pretty pleated headband to round out the look.
Headband - Nordstrom, Shirt - Filene's Basement, Skirt - Vince Camuto, Belt - Anne Klein, Shoes - Cole Haan, Bracelet/Earrings - Gifts



How do you maintain your timeless look on limited time?  Do you reach for a simple dress, basic trousers and a cardigan or a fun skirt/shirt combo?  I'd love to know! 

19 comments:

The Pretty Pinhead said...

I have a bunch of solid cardigans and wear printed tanks underneath. So simple and classic!

Love that headband by the way!

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Anna said...

You are SO right with the timeless comment for the black and white paired together - it is actually one of my staple 'go to' "colour" combinations for work outfits (I say "colour" as there is really nothing that colourful about them! haha) You look fantastic here - love that you're doing Spin too I really want to start! P.s thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! This is a similar recipe to the one I use for the chocolate caramel slice I was telling you about...but be warned...its addictive! :)
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9164/chocolate+caramel+slice

Anna xo
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Annie said...

Love the pattern mixing in that first oufit! Such a cute scarf, and love the maxi skirt :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Fashion babel said...

Love that scarf!


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Laura Go said...

Cara, I LOVE black and white outfits! They just look so easily put together and so crisp! I really WANT my own magical maxi! I can't believe it's from ON! The flowers in the bottom of the skirt portion are super cute!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i adore black and white combinations. always timeless. those are two cute outfits. love the ruffled skirt and top.
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Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I love this pleated skirt. And I think I need instructions on mastering a red lip too. I don't think I have the right tone of red for my skin color yet either.

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love the scarf! And I love the pop of pink in the 2nd outfit you added with the belt. I finally just bought a new pink belt today and I can't wait to wear it!

Amy

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Huda said...

I love black and white outfits! They're so classic, elegant, and sophisticated! You are so pretty, and your outfit is GORGEOUS!

Sage said...

Very cute! I have a similar pink belt that I use to punch up neutral outfits.

Bri said...

I adore your polka dot scarf and pleated skirt!
you look great! thanks for visiting my blog :)

Fashion babel said...

Thank you so much for taking your time and visiting me!:)

xo, L.
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Sabrina said...

Black and White is always the BEST!!!!!!!
xo-
sabrina
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Giovanna said...

Cute looks! Love love love that pleated skirt! So fab!

xx
Giovanna
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Samantha said...

Cara!

LOVE LOVE LOVE that maxi look! {I may just have to copy you!} Black and white is very becoming on you!

xo, sam

**Style of Sam**

parfums said...

beautiful outfit, amazing pics.
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Viktoria said...

Great looks, Cara!!

Caro * said...

Amazing outfits :)

inĂªs prates said...

So classy!
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