Wednesday, May 21, 2014

grey gardens




Shirt: Everlane; Skirt: Alexander Wang via The RealReal; Shoes: Henri Lepore Dezert; Sunglasses: Coach; Clutch: Celine; Cuff: Hermes

I'm slowly embracing the fact that I'm just more comfortable in neutral colors, namely black and white. While I've never shied away from wearing black and white looks here on the blog (heck, I sport it here pretty often), I tend to feel, well, somewhat guilty when I do. Something about defaulting to a uniform set of colors used to feel like I was cheating almost (they are a pretty fool-proof color combo after all). What I've come to realize though is that my closet, particularly after cleaning it out a few weeks ago, is slowly streamlining itself into pieces that I truly love and get excited about wearing (and yes, they are primarily a range of blacks and whites). Guilty as charged.

But so what? As someone who's definitely bought (and still buys) into fleeting trends from time to time, it's a refreshing feeling to walk into my closet feeling inspired by what I see. That can be a simple black silk blouse (like this one from Everlane that I also have in white, obvi) or this funky, mesh panel black and white tropical floral skirt. Furthermore, that's what some colorful accessories are for, right? Ahem, I'm looking at these bad boys in particular. 

20 comments:

  1. feel exactly the same way you do, I've been reaching for black and white for a while now and I'm almost scared I don't know how to wear colour anymore .

    Gorgeous skirt .

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  2. Loving the pattern on your skirt and the sheer panels.

    XO,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  3. Love that skirt! Gorgeous photos!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. Gorgeous scenery and I LOVE the sheer panels on your skirt... great find!!!
    xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

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  5. Very chic and elegant look, Krystal. Especially liking that skirt!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  6. Fabulous skirt and bracelet! You look stunning!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Loving the simplicity of this look...the skirt is so fun!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  8. Such gorgeous pictures, girly! And I'm a big fan of neutral colors. Wear what you love! :)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  9. Saw this skirt recently in Century21! Yes they now carry A.Wang stuff...Anyway love this look and you rock that skirt!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  10. in love with that skirt! also love how you styled it!

    from – The Lion's Den

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  11. Such a gorgeous skirt. Just adore it.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  12. Gasp! That skirt is amazing! Also the shoes and everything else! Happy Wednesday!

    I've also done some editing with my wardrobe palette, sticking to neutral tones: black, white, grey, beige, blue (denim), olive and red. OK... so that SOUNDS like every color, but it's really not. It helps me to focus on editing my style rather than indulging in whatever comes my way. That said, most things come in one of my mentioned colors, so there is always room for indulging! :)

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  13. That skirt is SO good! And I love the detailing on those pumps!

    xo
    Lacey
    http://alaceyperspective.com

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  14. Fantastic classy, ladylike look with a modern twist.
    http://redreticule.com

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  15. You should check out Australian blogger Sara Donaldson of Harper and Harley(http://harperandharley.com/) who only wears neutrals.

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  16. First time on your blog and I love your style! I wear a lot of black and white as well and I know what you mean lol!!

    http://mariahruthel.blogspot.ca

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  17. That skirt is perfection... definitely gives a great spin to a black and white look, which heck I wear all the time!

    Classy Chic + Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  18. Love the skirt.

    http://adaywithoutyesterday.blogspot.com/

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