Monday, July 9, 2012

Minimalist

[White Blouse: Forever 21 (earlier this season); Black Skirt: Banana Republic outlet (old); Sandals: Target (old); Leopard Bracelet: SoWa Vintage Market]

I've been on a classic/minimalist kick recently, thanks to my summer reading: I Love Your Style, by Amanda Brooks. You'll hear lots more about this book, as it's recently joined the ranks of my favorite style-related things (alongside stripes and Atlantic-Pacific).

Amanda talks about how minimalism requires a sense of editing and restraint. I love that. I was immediately challenged to look at my closet and see how I could exercise that discipline and effortlessness with my current wardrobe. I'm still trying my hand at the whole thing, but I thought a black and white ensemble was an easy way to dive in and experiment with minimalist style. It was hard to resist the instinct to jazz up the outfit with piles of jewelry, but I'm pleased with the result, and the carefully chosen single leopard bangle. I thought the strappy sandals added a simple but interesting sense of detail and shape to the outfit. 

Stay tuned for more black and white looks, and lots more dishing on what I've learned and loved from I Love Your Style

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

20 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of this outfit, looks great on you!!

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  2. I love the black and white combo! So classic :)

    Seize the Styles

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  3. This is so chic...black and white are always a standout, and I just love the details on that skirt.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I am definitely getting into more black and white lately!

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  4. wow you're so gorge!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and guess what? i just started a new blog! i think i have a few good ideas if you'd like to stop by and follow it, if you like!

    xo,
    http://www.annacbie.com

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  5. love your look!

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  6. LOVE that skirt! So versatile and perfect for spring, summer, and fall!!

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    1. Yup, it's a favorite for work! Thanks Jasmine!

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  7. love this! you can never go wrong with a black and white combo!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  8. You have gorgeous style, and I love this minimalist look. I'm definitely going to have to pick up a copy of that book now! Your pictures are also stunning, and so happy I stumbled upon your blog :) New follower for sure!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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    1. That's so sweet of you! Thanks so much!

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    2. And I love your blog, by the way!

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  9. this is classic. also - you look like a model

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  10. love this outfit! your hair looks amazing ;)


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  11. You are just simply stunning and do not need flashy outfits. I love this minimalist, black & white look. That second photo belongs in a magazine. Beautiful! :)

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    1. You are too sweet! Thanks Megan!

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