Hot Trend: Black and White


Get excited about black and white- The color combination is in, in, in this Spring and not only does everyone look good in black and white, but you have my permission to SPEND on this trend if you've got the cash, because you will end up with classic pieces that can be worn year after year. The other great thing about the black and white trend is that you probably already have a good number of suitable pieces in your closet. We've gone over black and white in polka dots and stripes- Here are a few more of my favorite ways to update your look for Spring.

Yes, it's on sale at Bluefly for a sort of expensive $163.99, but baby this Nicole Miller dress is haute! I WANT IT. BAD.



I'm very lucky that these black and white patterned dresses are big this Spring- My closet is already full of them! This one is from White House Black Market, it's $98, it would work on a wide range of body types, and *ahem* it's totally my style.

This dress was featured in Nordstrom's January catalog. It's an Adrianna Papell and is $118. I have an Adrianna Papell dress that's one of my favorites- It fits me like a glove.



I'm flipping for this jacket, on final sale at White House Black Market for $49.99. This is such a classic jacket- It will work for you until it falls apart.



I'm seriously dying over this fantastic trenchcoat from XOXO, available at Macys for $79.



I'm also dying over the cuteness of this cardigan from White House Black Market. It's $98.



This Adrianna Papell jacket at Lord & Taylor is a great price, on sale for $59.69 (it used to be $198!). LOVE.



I also could totally see myself in this beautiful sweater jacket, $98 from White House Black Market. The details on this jacket are incredible.


And this Forever 21 skirt, at $11.50, is fabulous for the price. I can totally see it with a black top and black tights- and I have totally seen similar skirts going for $200-$300!


Of course, you can totally get this look by accessorizing with what you already have in your closet. I'm liking this scarf with a basic black blazer- $38 at Armani Exchange.



Such a stylish bag from Spiegel! At only $69, it's a steal. I really need to check a little more thoroughly. Lately, I'm seeing lots of cute and affordable clothing and accessories over there. Remember the HUGE Spiegel catalog from when we were kids? Heh.

And there's this lovely little bag, $59 from



Of course, any of these pieces would be fun to own, but remember, it's not about spending all your money shopping online- These are just ideas for you to keep in mind the next time you're looking through your closet for something cute to wear, or out shopping, whether you're at Target, TJ Maxx, or Saks Fifth Avenue. I want these posts to simply give you (and me) some great ideas on the kinds of looks you might want to incorporate into your wardrobe when you're thinking ahead to the next season.


Tomorrow, we'll talk about finishing this look with some gorgeous RED accents!

Happy shopping (or dreaming of shopping)!

PSSSST: I realize this post is a little White House Black Market-heavy. (Go figure.) Anyway, now through January 31st, use the code 8978 and take $20 off your order of $100 or more.

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