Tuesday, January 31, 2012

back to basics


Shirt: Zara (similar style here); Skirt: Zara (similar style here); Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Bag: London Fog; Sunglasses: Karen Walker; Jewelry: H&M bar necklace, Emerson made medallion necklace, H&M wrist cuffs worn as ankle cuffs (similar style here)

After my week-long foray into color and patterns, San Francisco's somewhat gloomy weather has me reaching for my trusty black and white basics. Basics can sometimes get a bad rap for being, well, too basic, but I think they make for the perfect opportunities to debut your more daring accessories. Case in point? These wrist cuffs recently turned ankle cuffs.

74 comments:

  1. Love the contrasting shirt, very striking, clean look!

    The bag is lovely too, never heard of that brand before. Is it really popular?

    Like the adaption of wrist to ankle for the cuffs. Looks great on you!

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  2. love these on ur ankels!!!

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  3. This is genius! It almost looks as if the cuffs are part of your shoes! What a great way to add a little extra something to your heels!

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  4. What a genius idea! Ill be stealing this look.

    ~Heather

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  5. the cuffs as anklets are SO AWESOME! what a clever idea! i'm soooo trying that :)
    Rory
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  6. Love the wrist cuffs turned ankle cuffs. So creative! Sometimes a girl just needs a good black and white outfit!

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  7. Love the cuffs on your ankles, they go so well with you Loubis :)

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  8. Classy

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  9. LOVE basics. Such a great idea with the cuffs. Adds just the right amount of interest. Love it!

    Rebecca (hearts)...

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  10. Love the basics look. Simple and amazing.

    HauteStandards

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  11. My goodness, you are too cute! LOVE the idea for the cuffs! Brilliant!

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  12. I actually thought those cuffs were part of your shoe. So in love with this outfit, daring, chic and so so cute.

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  13. you never cease to amaze me! i want to try this asap!

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  14. ideal!!me encantan esos brazaletes!!ayer los tuve en la mano unas 10 veces dudando...

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  15. Such a great and stylish idea. I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. love this look!

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  17. I love your bag. I've been obsessing over it in every post it's showcased. Something about that ostrich material is so regal! And great idea to put your wrist cuffs as ankle cuffs! It changes the whole look of your shoes!

    Meg
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  18. Gorgeous outfit!*
    Love the cuffs at the ankle!*

    xXx

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  19. I want this entire outfit. I like that you're wearing the wrist cuffs as ankle cuffs too. Love the shades, love the skirt...
    Happy Tuesday,
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

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  20. I have a shirt like that from H&M too! Shoes are to die for!

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  21. The cuffs could totally pass as part of the shoe! (You had me fooled!) Love this look.

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  22. Totally thought those cuffs belonged on those shoes! I'm totally loving that look...want to try it!

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  23. Gorgeous! You look so classic and chic.

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  24. LOVE that idea of the ankle cuffs!!! Might have to get me some! :)

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  25. Those cuffs are an amazing and inspiring idea! I'm stealing for our next outfit post ;)
    xx, M

    http://www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  26. Such a cute little pick me up to a black and white outfit! I love those cuffs!

    xxM
    FRINGEFRIES.blogspot.com

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  27. What a great idea with the cuffs! Great outfit!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  28. loving the new gold cuff trend! i`m def. gonna be on the lookout for some!!

    xoxo, LC

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  29. What a great idea to wear those cuffs on your ankles, they totally look like part of the shoe. Love how classy this is!

    xo, alison*elle

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  30. Love the wrist cuffs used as ankle cuffs!

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  31. amazing look and amazing idea to use the cuffs for your ankles!

    zolicious

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  32. Love how the gold cuffs amp up the black and white!
    xx

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  33. I prefer "classic" over "basic". Such a "classic" outfit.

    Simple. Sophisticated. Sexy. Classy. PERFECT.

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  34. Love the cuffs! They're perfect, I am obsessed with ankle strap shoes right now..what a great idea!

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  35. Wow at first I thought those cuffs were part of the shoes and I thought that was so cool... but even cooler that you added that touch yourself! It really gives the whole outfit a "cool" edge.

    xoxo, Ally
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  36. you look amazing!!

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  37. You are brilliant. I have been fantasizing about wearing things on my ankles but I cant' do it. It's too annoying! Haha! That, and in the snow here, I just have to wear boots. I can't get around it. I must say that you look FANTASTIC though! As always.


    Courtney
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  38. Just found your blog. Love your style. So good to see a blog show casing corporate style. Definitely not enough around!

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  39. I adore how you styled yourself here. Great modernized classic look! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  40. I love your look you look so chic & classy!

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  41. You look really gorgeous in that outfit. Must take note of this style idea. :)
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  42. Love the ankle cuffs, I did the same thing with a silver pair and recently made leather ones!


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    Love things like this! They really make an outfit POP!

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  43. This looks fab, I'd never think of this. Didn't the cuffs cut your ankles though!? xx

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  45. you look very nice and smart :) .. aa always :)
    greet :)

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  46. Love this! The whole wrist to ankle cuff thing sounds like something that could easily come off as "I'm trying too hard to be edgy and different but this really just looks sort of weird" but your version was SO. WELL. EXECUTED. I really love how you tempered it with the basics so it's not so in-your-face, but an interesting detail that makes you look twice once it catches your eye.

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  47. Love the shoes :)

    xx
    Pita
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  48. LOVE this, black and white is always a favorite in my book! And how FAB are the cuff bracelets worn as ankle embellishments?

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  49. L O V E T H I S ! ! x x F A T I M A x x

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  50. love these photos! so classy.

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    xo, nikki

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  51. LOVE the ankle cuff idea! I'm gonna try it.

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  52. Great idea to use the cuffs on your ankles! Really gives your look an edge :)

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  53. Gorgeous shoes!

    Kisses

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  54. Love the simplicity! How did you get those bangles on??

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  55. That is one power outfit - the shoes are gorgeous!

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  56. Wow...those shoes are amazing!

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  57. so chic! love the cuffs around the ankle!! #innovative

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  59. o my gosh you look so glam!!!!! love every single element. wouldnt change a thing

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  60. It's a lovely idea turning wrists cuffs to ankle cuffs. But i'm wondering if they won't clank as you walk.

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  61. wow the bracelets as ankle cuffs is amazing.. will definitely have to try that!!

    Victoria
    Forever Fashionably Late

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  62. omg, im totally in love with this outfit! As usual!:)

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  63. Im in love with this entire outfit!! The ankle cuffs make the look! Would love if you could stop by my blog and tell me what you think of my latest posts! Follow me, I follow you?!

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