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black & white are anything but basic

IMG_4139 IMG_4140 IMG_4144IMG_4137IMG_4142Everytime I wear this cape I think of the scene in the Incredibles when Edna is designing their costumes (start at 2:11) and she says “no capes.” I usually say it out loud and then laugh to myself…for some reason it never gets old.

Anyways, I find myself gravitating towards black and white WAY more than I used to. I’m sure part of it is due to the winter and the weather, but I think I’m realizing how much you can do with black, white and a little bit of color. You’re probably sick of seeing these heels and this necklace by now, but I just love how they look with black and white. While both of these pieces are black (or white), I believe they still make a statement. The grid print dress looks great alone, but I loved the idea of it with my blazer cape. I think the combo creates a striking but chic look without being too over the top 🙂 (I’m sure there are people that disagree with this haha).

Regardless, black and white is timeless combination, especially in patterns such as stripes or polka dots. I would recommend finding some great black and white pieces you love and then mixing and matching them with your current wardrobe.

Tell me, are you a black and white fan?

Happy Tuesday!

-M

*linking up with Laura

CAPE: She Inside //// DRESS: Old Navy – similar //// HEELS: Old Navy //// NECKLACE: ILY Couture – similar //// WATCH: Guess Mens

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6 Comments

  • Reply Larissa

    The color pops are fabulous! I love using blacks, grays or whites as a base, then layering the fun colors or funky patterns over it. Keeps me comfortable with a staple base while feeling like I can explore and have fun.

    March 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      I totally agree, having a base is nice for building a wardrobe as well and mixing and matching!

      March 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    You look so cute! I love the pop of pink!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    March 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Amy Ann

    Okay, I lOVE this! I am so obsessed with grid print and everything black and white. That cape is fabulous.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    March 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm
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