Thursday, January 19, 2012

Neutral + Black Remix

Boy was my weekend trip well-deserved...didn't realize how much I needed a break from life until I was there and letting loose with my girlfriends! I had an amazing time on my first cruise to Ensenada but was saddened by the news of the Costa Concordia incident in Italy. =/ Makes me a bit nervous to go on a cruise again but I need to remember to bring extra Dramamine next time (if and when) since I got a bit seasick. What did you guys do over the MLK weekend? Anyway, I know I'm behind on my blogging but I've been trying to catch up on sleep and work has been insanely busy.

There are 2 outfits that I wore recently in the same color scheme, one to a holiday party and the other for wandering around the city one Saturday. I just love mixing neutrals/nudes with black since the contrast looks so sharp and is edgy at the same time. 
 
Cotton On chiffon blouse (similar here and here) -- H&M black skinny pants (details and similar) -- Dexter nude wedges from Payless (buy or similar here and here)
Accessories: H&M orange cocktail ring (was on sale for $3) (similar) -- H&M suede/gold bracelet (similar) -- F21 filagree earrings (similar)
 
It started to rain outside so I went indoors to take a few more shots. One is from the side and the other is after I did my make-up and had my sister curl my hair. You can tell how flowy the top is but that's what I love about it!

I finally got a pair of nude shoes...took me long enough! haha

Here is my 2nd outfit in similar colors but a more casual look. 
H&M bomber jacket (see on Ping here) - sz 4 (similar here and here) -- Gap chiffon trim long sleeve striped T- sz XS - (buy) -- F21 dark wash skinny jeans - sz 24 (similar) -- Dexter nude wedges from Payless - sz 6 (buy or similar here and here)
 Accessories: F21 feather necklace (buy) -- Modtoast Arty Oval Ring - sz 5 (buy)

After I washed this tee once, it shrunk a little but now it fits much better than the one in this post.
How do you mix neutrals and black together?

37 comments:

  1. karen -- i love the first outfit. that blouse is super pretty! your sister did an amazing job on your makeup and hair. you look gorgeous. :P

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  2. Glad you enjoyed your cruise!  I love that bomber jacket on you!!

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  3. Gorgeous outfits. I really like how casual and chic the second one is. The stripes are adorable.

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  4. I love the stripes with the jacket and the blouse and ring, so lovely.

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  5. Love that first blouse - I'm always a fan of the soft, flowy look. So jealous that you went on a cruise! Hope you had a blast, despite the seasickness :)

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  6. I hope you had fun on your cruise! My parents just returned from theirs today as well only to return to snow and cold!  I love neutrals and hope to explore them with brights this Spring.

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  7. Our style is really similar, so I tend to wear my black/neutral combinations in the same way.  I love the pants that you are wearing.

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  8. pretty!  I love both looks.  I'm a huge fan of flowy tops as well.

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  9. Both of them are really nice <3 kisses from Milan!

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  10. I dig your bomber jacket ensemble with the striped top.  Striped tops are so versatile!  I'm glad that you had a much needed break... we all need that at times!

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  11. Thanks! I did my own makeup but she did my hair. haha It was just for fun. I love Cotton On! =)

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  12. Thanks Michelle! Had a great time! If it wasn't so cold I would probably be wearing that jacket more!

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  13. Thanks hun! Casual chic is usually how I aim to dress so I appreciate that!

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  14. Thanks Megan for supporting my blog! Love your comments!

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  15. Aww thanks JJ! I love flowy tops as well...not sure why but they are so comfy!

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  16. Thanks Bessie! I had a blast on the cruise although the weather could have been warmer. =P I think I need more brights in my wardrobe so I can attempt the same. Can't wait to see your future posts! Hope you decide to follow my blog as well!

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  17. Yes I noticed that you like the flowy look too, Tiffany! Now I just need to build a collection of colored pants like yours! =P

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  18. Thanks Sophie! I always like getting striped tops for some reason. haha I feel like I need another break already...

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  19. Love those nude wedges and your bomber jacket! When wearing black and white I like to add pops of red or leopard :)

    -Sharon

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  20. i love your jacket...it fits you perfectly! i love to wear nude-ish shoes especially because they elongate my short legs, lol!

    [oomph.]

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  21. I like both outfits, and OMG seeing your nude wedges just reminded me that I have a pair I haven't even worn yet eeeks!

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  22. beautiful outfit!!!love 1°!!!!amazing blog!!!i'm following you!!!

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  23. Thank you for visiting and for the comment! =)

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  24. Thanks Sharon! Good pointers too!

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  25. Thanks hun! Omg I do not believe that you have short legs since you always look so tall in your pics!

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  26. Thanks Elaine! Better start wearing those wedges haha I love them so far and they match with everything!

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  27. Thanks Sabrina for the comment and following! Hope to hear more from you soon!

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  28. ohh love your outfit and your YSL ring!! black is great cuz it goes with almost everything!

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  29. Glad you had such a good trip!  Will we be seeing any pics?  :)  I was freaked out by the Costa incident too - I love taking cruises but now that we kids, I get so paranoid about any little thing.

    Love those nude wedges on you and your curled hair is lovely!

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  30. Thanks Julie! The ring is a dupe but I love it anyhow! I think I own too much black stuff though...lol

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  31. Thanks Julie! The ring is a dupe but I love it anyhow! I think I own too much black stuff though...lol

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  32. Aw thanks SPG! Yes I will try to post pics soon...my laptop died on me though so I can only blog at work or on my tablet (where I can't really upload pics easily). Time to get a new one! haha Yeah cruises can totally be scary!

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  33. Sounds like you had a great time! I really love both looks- perfectly simple and classic :)
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  34. Thanks girl! I had a blast! =)

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  35. Yes I know!! Love that store!

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