Black and White

Anne Fontaine Blouse, CAbi Belt, Donna Karan Skirt, similar here, Tom Ford Clutch, similar here, Tom Ford Shoes, on sale here, Robin Terman Necklace, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Essie Nail Polish “For the Twill of It”.

Black and white, the most compelling and popular color combination, always makes a bold statement. These two colors are practical, easy to coordinate when traveling, and above all, they are always chic and stylish. In short, you can never go wrong with this duo. And while we are on the subject of white, let’s delve into the endless uses of the white blouse. This is more than an investment piece, it is a must! Every woman needs at least two crisp white blouses in her wardrobe. They pull any outfit together, they can be dressed up or down and always add an element of class to a pair of black pants, blue jeans, or in this case, a long black skirt. Years ago, my chic cousin, Leanne, turned me on to Anne Fontaine blouses, and I have never looked back. They are sort of cult like in their popularity. They last for years, come with a special mesh laundry bag in which you wash them, and they are nipped at the waist so that they give you instant shape and curve. Here I have dressed mine up with a long black skirt and zebra print pony hair shoes. The clutch is an “of the moment bag.” My “foldover clutch” is roomier than a standard clutch, making it chic AND practical.

One more thing…a lot of the designer items in this post were acquired via gift cards at department stores. Due to their regular high ticket price, I have found similar looking items at a much lower price. From here on in, I will always offer my readers this option….you have my word!