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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Coffee black and egg white

Keeping my focus on shape, I selected a sheath dress that fits me quite beautifully. Sure, the LBD seems like a no-brainer for this challenge, but I'm still wearing it without any color, which is a first.

Day Three

Leaf necklace

I thrifted this belt a few weeks ago, and I must admit, it was one of the trickiest belts to figure out how to put on! I was convinced it was broken or missing something until the revelation that I must twist the ends around each other occurred.

lace back

This was also another of my super awesome $10 TJMaxx finds with a 'back problem'. Even with one of those bras that converts to a lower back, the straps would still peek in through the cutout - so I filled it in with lace.

Back in black - Black and white day 3

Yesterday, according to weather.com, was the hottest day in May in Connecticut since 2006. How crazy is that? At one point when I looked at the thermometer, it actually said 100 degrees, so you can image how much I hated taking photos with that blazer on! (it was for work, where it's cold).

The Rundown
LBD TJMaxx - Blazer Kohl's - Pumps Dress Barn - Belt Thrifted - Necklace Avon

The obvious response to an all black day is an all white day, which proved to be much harder, and I don't like this outfit nearly as much. Looking to texture, I chose a cotton eyelet skirt and sheer sequined vest.

Day Four
White shadows - Black and white day 4

This skirt is just a bit too long!! And I think I need a more substantial shoe to balance out the fullness of it.

I was having another late morning because I had to iron the skirt (since I didn't bother ironing anything that I took out of storage when I did my closet switch) and then my belt was too big to be worn at my waist, so I was attacking it with an exacto knife and boring a new hole into it while trying to drink my coffee. It's not pretty, but it does the job!

white sequin vest

This little vest needs to come out and play more often. She was a birthday gift from a friend, and probably not something I would have chosen myself, but she's really quite cute.


While I'm not normally into matching, I loved the fact that the bows on my sandals matched the bow on the belt perfectly!

The Rundown
Skirt Gap - Vest Taken for Granite - Cammi Dots - Shoes Aldo - Necklace Taken for Granite - Earrings Kohl's - Belt Gap

29 comments:

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I love your twisted belt! Adorable even if it is a pain to put on!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

the black dress is so pretty! the lace on the back is amazing.

Viva La Fashion said...

gorgeous necklace on day three. :)

Jessica said...

Adding that lace panel was a stroke of brilliance. The dress is flattering on you and the statement necklace adds so much visual interest.

The second look is ideal for afternoon margaritas. If only you lived closer ... !

La fille d'or said...

OMG I want those dresses :) the two belts and that leaf necklace. You've created two really great shapes - and the lace to fill the back of the dress is a great Idea-I'll have to try that !

Funny that it's the hottest may there... we've had the coldest weather here- kids are getting out of school and they're still wearing coats and scarves. But it is going to be in the 70's this weekend finally!!!!!

blueberrybeth said...

I love how not only you choose to contrast the days by color, but also style. The black outfit is so crisp and sophisticated while the white looks softer and a tad bohemian. Both outfits are great, but I think the white one is my favorite - I'm a huge fan of vests over tanks!

Ali said...

I really love that twisty belt-- I don't blame you, I'd call it broken, too! It looks confusing just by seeing it! :) You wear it so well, though. I am enjoying seeing all of your black and white outfits. You're doing fabulous with them!

Jen said...

i adore how the white outfit truly shines and stands out in the black and white photo. :) you look beautiful in these shots.

Kristin said...

That back on that dress is gorgeous!

WildBirdVintage said...

Love the drama of your black and white photography, these images are truly striking. That first outfit is simple perfection, the way the accessories are popping of the black, seriously!

whatiwore said...

Such a cool belt with the black outfit! What a cool thrift find.

Marcie said...

The back of the dress is amazing, and I love the necklace! Both are great looks!

Have a great weekend!
Marcie

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That LBD is amazing and to die for. I love how you used the lace. So perfect. Great post!

Eli said...

its like a Breakfast at Tiffanys dress!

Melanie said...

GORGEOUS. Love the back and white here... and the desaturated photos make them look even better!
Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Amy said...

Your twisty belt is gorgeous...loving the lace panel on your dress too :D

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

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Anya said...

i like the twisted belt!

Romany said...

You're right, that black dress fits you absolutely beautifully. Are you into design or textiles, at all? Filling the back hole in with lace is incredibly creative - I would just grin and bear it haha (I am what they call 'lazy').
Romany
xx

Phuong said...

gorgeous looks! Love the black one with lace detail, very gorgeous

kumar said...

lyooks cute lovely outfits and your style amazing very hot thighs

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute first necklace!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore your necklaces and the outfits are stunning! Kisses and enjoy your day sweetie!

Martwa Marta said...

i am in love with the leaves necklace... the second outfit, mainly the white dress, is fantastic!

quirkyfashion.com said...

I love your accessories Lyddie, very classy! And the lace inset is a great idea.

Thank you for your welcoming comment!

Modesty is Pretty said...

I love that white outfit, looks great on you!I love the vest!

Style, She Wrote said...

Fab outfit! Love the thrifted skirt with the LBD!

Eyeliah said...

Oh I used to have a similar pair of black bowed shoes, awwww! I loved them.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Great looks! I absolutely LOVE the all-white outfit, so fresh and chic!

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