01/12/12 - When in Doubt, Wear Black and White

Hi everyone!

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to take more photos of outfits this year so I could develop a better sense of what outfits work out best for me. Yesterday, I took the silly route and used Miss Marple as my fashion role model. Today, I'm defaulting to one of my stand-by color combinations: black and white with a pop of red.

Top: thrifted Cable & Gauge
Pants: Ann Taylor Broken Tweed Signature Trousers)
Shoes: Crown Vintage
Scarf: Made by me from a square of chiffon. I tied it in a french knot.
Earrings: faux pearl dangles.

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment!

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  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    Oh so lovely! And when in doubt, add a pop of red to the black and white...you look so elegant.

  • LoP replied 7 years ago

    Looks great. I like the asymmetric lines and the touch of red.

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  • taylor replied 7 years ago

    I second that...Black and white look FABulous on you!!

  • MNsara replied 7 years ago

    You look very chic! I'm with you about a return to B&W -- it's sort of like coming home, and I always feel quite sophisticated ;-)

    Nice pop of red too!

  • modgrl replied 7 years ago

    So pretty!

  • Ana replied 7 years ago

    Ohmygosh, so cute, Amy! I love the red kerchief tied around your neck. I think that really makes the outfit. You look great!

  • celia replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous. But I have to admit I am curious about the miss marple outfit.

  • fauxpas replied 7 years ago

    This is so parisian chic! Love the sheen in the trousers and the perfect pop of red. It really looks like the effortless style that those gorgeous French women have. Voila!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! Those trousers are wonderful and I love the red scarf. So polished and elegant.

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  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Fantastic! I love everything about this! You look tres elegant!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    Great sweater with the black and white! It's looks something I would wear.

  • Refugee replied 7 years ago

    I love the polished elegance of this. And I'm also a HUGE fan of black and white with a pop of red..

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks ladies! I always feel like a bit of French flair has rubbed off on me when I use this knot for my scarves. Oxfords and tweed pants, though, put me in mind of Britain. Fashion-wise, I think I'm stuck in the Chunnel, LOL!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Sorry I missed this yesterday Amy - you can never go wrong with black & white. This outfit is so simply chic - love the pop of red and the detail on the sweater. Angie is going to love your PPL! I would wear this in a heartbeat!

  • Isabel replied 7 years ago

    You look great. But it isn't just black and white, it is a really interesting and lovely shirt and a happy color scarf. Wonderful.

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  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You are a strong team mate of Team Legs! You have such amazingly long gams, Amy!

    Those trousers are *amazing*. And I love the scarf too. Playful, pretty, sophisticated and elegant :)


    (bless your heart for sporting PPL's).

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Tres chic! Love it.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    I love this look on you, Amy! The lines in that sweater are oh so flattering and the scarf was exactly the right touch! LOVE the trousers.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Awww, thank you.

  • Jem replied 7 years ago

    You look great and the red scarf *makes* the outfit!

  • bj1111 replied 7 years ago

    love...sophisticated without losing its charm

  • kimlee replied 7 years ago

    Amy, this is a great look for work and has inpsired me!

  • O replied 7 years ago

    What Sarah said! Sooo chic!

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Excellent go-to! But I don't see the Miss Marple...

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Rachy-lou, I linked to the Marple post above.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Lovely Amy! Those trousers are amazing (and give you infinity legs!), and I love the little red scarf.

  • Debora replied 7 years ago

    I just knew this would get a Killer rating from Angie! So chic and one of my favorite color combinations ever! Love the touch of red with the scarf. You look so lovely, Amy!

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Very nice. I especially like the quirkiness of the scarf going in one direction and the ties on the sweater another. It really brings out your personality (maybe because I'm getting to know how funny and fun you are, but it does translate here)

  • Karina replied 7 years ago

    Love this look, and I echo everyone else: that red scarf adds so much to the overall vibe!

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