Friday, May 17, 2013

Black & White

GET THE LOOK:
c/o Daisy Rae Boutique Top (exact) // Forever 21 Shorts (option) (option) // Go Jane Heels (option) (option) // Sam Moon Clutch (option) (option) // c/o Wallis Necklace (option) (option) // Target Earrings (option) (option)

If you have have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I like to wear color and lots of it. I tend to gravitate to bright hues and a mix of patterns; stripes, dots, floral, chevron...you name it.

Sometimes it's refreshing to go back to the basics of neutrals. The colors are simple, classic and streamlined. By incorporating bold accessories (insert whimsical heels and gold accessories), you can create an updated, girly and sassy look. And sassy is exactly how I felt in this style when we went to dinner. I must say, it was kinda adventurous for me to step out of my norm by wearing leather, shorts and fiery heels. I just might muster up the courage to do it again. Remember how we talked about "Just Doing It"?

Anyway, I have good news. Pairing black and white is supposedly one of the hottest and newest trends. Please fill me in. When did this color combo ever go out? Isn't it funny how designers and fashion magazines springboard a trend and then everyone and their moms hop on board, regardless if it's new or something that's actually been around for years? Remember the whole Oxblood trend last fall? Yeah, it's called maroon or bugunday. Or this summer's big color, Chartreuse, which to me is simply a neon green-yellow shade. Who knows. I can't keep up.

Speaking of fashion and trends, there is one shop owner and blogger friend that is definitely keeping tabs on what's hot this season. Her name is Kacie and her shop is Daisy Rae Boutique. Her online boutique is full of fun and affordable pieces. She carries a mix of both the latest styles as well as classic staples.

When I saw this leather top in her store, I knew I had to make it mine. It's definitely one I will be remixing over again and will carry me through all four seasons. It's a little edgy, but girlish at the same time. I never thought I would be wearing leather in Texas during the month of May, but this top is light-weight and even though it's fitting, there is still plenty of room to breathe.

Today, Kacie is offering a chance to win $25 to Daisy Rae Boutique. Make sure to hop over to her store and start making a list of all the things you are going to want to add to your closet. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
P.S. Don't forget to enter the group giveaway going on right now. Make sure to enter here.

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Happy weekend, friends! Make it a great one!
Shanna

108 comments:

Alice Warren said...

I would love to have the dress Chevron Shift dress that Kacie just featured recently on her blog.

You are one HOT mama in this outfit!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Makaila said...

Girlfriend, this whole look is understated HOTTTTTT!! Absolutely love it!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

love the black and white!! you're one hot mama!!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

So chic! Those heels are the perfect touch. I love the background you chose for these photos too! I would get a striped tee... you can never have too many!

Nora Spaulding said...

i like the chevron shift dress or the high low leopard shirt.. love it! thanks!

Susan Jeffries said...

This outfit is fabulous! I would have never even considered a leather top until you styled this one! Love it! I would choose this leather top, the hot pink blazer, or the camo jacket. Thanks for the introduction! Susan

Whitney said...

I would get the Timeless Striped Cardigan

Danavee said...

THOSE SHOES! LOVE! You.look.hotttt.

I love the sleeveless, striped peplum top!

Nina Piccini said...

This look is HOT! I hope you wore it out with your man!! :)

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

You look SMOKIN'!!!! Love this look on you!

Alissa Kelly said...

HOLY HOT MAMA! lol Girl you are looking gorgeous! Love the black and white pieces!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

JP Lord said...

ow ow!!! Loving this top - you are smoking momma!
xo

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

You're being a lot riskier with your looks and wearing stuff that is more my style. Love it! Keep it coming. ; ) And love Kaci from Daisy Rae. ; ) Happy Friday!

Katie said...

you look hot!! and i love the striped skirt from her store!

Montana Smith said...

You look smokin lady!!! Loving this top! Happy Friday!

Dayi said...

Shanna thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love the "lace peplum top"

Dayi
Dayi's Sense of Style

TheTinyHeart said...

Black and white is always in! Love the edginess of the outfit! I'd choose the Twisted Straps Maxi.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Target Giveaway!

Alyssa said...

So chic! This is the perfect look for a girls night out or date night. You look gorg!

Rachel said...

Um your body is AMAZING Momma! I love all their stuff (and Kacie is a doll!), but I've had my eye on their striped skirt. Fingers crossed!

pretty little things said...

love that top on you -- very chic! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Sarah Tucker said...

WHAO BABY!!! Your hubs better keep you close. Rawrrrr! You look gorgeous and so tall and superm-model-esque! Get it gurllll!

Oh, and I love the outfit as well :)

Jill said...

I really like the Button up Lace Dress. Thank you.

Christina Heflin said...

I love everything about this! The leather top looks great with the white shorts, I also love the gold accessories and those shoes!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Wine and Summer said...

You look fierce lady!!

Because of Jackie said...

I loveee this look on you! That shirt is amazing, I want!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You look hot! I love the pizzazz from the shoes and bag.

Happy Friday!

Cory said...

I like the blue Linen Blazer

Kayla Gilbert said...

Ooo GIRL! That is SUPA sexy! I love that peplum top and those shoes are ahhmazing!! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

THOSE SHOES, omg!! amazing!! i'm wearing black and white on my blog today too!
xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Niki Caron said...

Wow, Shanna, you look amazing!!! I love this top and if I won I'd probably get one for myself (although I see Medium is sold out! ahhhh!), but I also really love the striped skirt!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I absolutely love this look. It is right up my alley!!!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Helene said...

I LOVE THAT TOP! seriously so cute! and you seriously are so effortless. i need to know how you stay so in shape!

Sylvia said...

Such a pretty and polished look. Love your shoes!

Sylvia
www.sylvialovespink.com

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

I like the striped sleeveless shirt or the X-Cross back dress!

Katy Ford said...

Oh my! Well besides the amazeballs leather top you have on, I really love the open-backed lace peplum top! So cute! :)

MissRockwell said...

You look so fierce. I absolutely adore those heels and the leather top. HOTTT!!!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

Jenn @ WLB said...

You're the cutest and those shoes are amazing!

Ruthie Hart said...

That first picture!! I feel like I am looking at a high fashion magazine... you are gorgeous friend!

Darcy said...

It was hard to pick just one item, but I really love the black and white polka dot blouse!

darcy :)

Carly said...

Love this, and the background? Perfect my friend!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Ashleigh said...

Your legs look a mile long! I love the neutral palette, it really lets YOU shine through.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Lea Frazier said...

Love this simple but stunning outfit. I WANT THOSE SHOES! They are amazing.

Lea
http://highheeledstyle.com

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

I love the fun/edgy top! This outfit is amazing.

Ladies in Navy said...

shanna, you look fab! i'd get the chevron shift dress!
kw ladies in navy

Rachel Lynne said...

Sexy mama! I AM IN LOVE with this top and those heels! So perfect!

Andrea Darst said...

You look amazing in this outfit! Wow! I have to have that leather top! Fingers crossed!

Karrie Harper said...

So many things I want but sadly most are sold out or almost gone. Loving the Linen blazer.

Always Maylee said...

My goodness Shanna, you look absolutely gorgeous and just plain HOT! LOVE the top and this super chic, yet simple outfit. Have a fabulous weekend my friend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Always Maylee said...

Oh and I would totally get the same top as you so that we can be twinsies. Or the yellow chevron dress, so cute.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Agnes Mayer said...

Love your outfit today. So chic!!!

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

jackie jade said...

you look fantastic and you're right - black and white never goes out of style! and those shoes are fantastic!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com
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Jes said...

You are def channelling Sarah Michelle Gellar in these photos!

Amber Dominguez said...

Very chic and I love the location you used!

Worthington said...

I love the contrast striped dress - I think that is what I would buy if I won - if it was still in stock!

I think you look so gorgeous here. You really coordinated the whole outfit so perfectly with the browns and black - so hard to do unless you can tie them all together! Super chic.

XO

Rebekah Bradford said...

yeah I had the same thoughts about black and white. When was it NOT in style? Anyways, those shoes are simply amazing!

http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

TrishCF said...

I would definitely get the leather top..especially after seeing the way you styled it! Thank you for a great giveaway!

Melissa said...

the bicycle top is so cute!!! I love collecting anything bicycle related! Yes, i know i'm weird ;)

Katie Did What said...

Loooove the leather top! Ow ow, one hot mama! ;)

xo

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Looking fierce, hot momma!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Wow! Shanna, You look like you are straight out of Paris, so French Oui, Oui! Those SHOES, OMyGosh! I would have been here sooner but I got stuck in that Go Jane store for about an hour. You have the best places to SHOP, I CAN'T STAND IT! That entire ensembles screams confidence, brains and style all AT ONCE! omygosh.

Ainslee Hanger said...

Love your leather top Shanna, so chic! :)

xo, Ainslee

abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

Ainslee Hanger said...

Love your leather top Shanna, so chic! :)

xo, Ainslee

abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

Mary Lindsey said...

I love this shirt! http://daisyraeboutique.com/shop/tops/striped-sleeveless-shirt/

That leather top looks great on you!

-Mary @ Style That Moves

Courtney said...

You're such a model! Wow is what I say about your pictures girl;) Love the look, you can do no wrong!!

Elizabeth said...

I love the heart shirt!

Chelsea Rose said...

http://daisyraeboutique.com/shop/dresses/chevron-shift-dress/

Chevron dress fer sure! :)

tara said...

dang boo! that is one HOT look!

FitTravelerAJ said...

You look like a model in this outfit!! I love the leather with the shorts!

As far as the giveaway, I love the gray maxi dress!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

April Crisafulli said...

I love the Chevron shift dress

MichelleM said...

I would probably go with the Button down lace dress, but there were so many others I want that just aren't left in my size!

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Jen Vroi said...

You're so adorable!

Maria said...

I love those shoes! Great outfit! If I won I would pick the polka dot blouse! I have been wanting to add one to my wardrobe for a while now!

Shing said...

I love the Linen blazer.

Rosemariee said...

I love the X-cross back dress!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Sexy! This is one of favs from you! Sometimes it's nice just to be simple.

Bri Bliss said...

I love the lace peplum top & would love to rock it with jeans & wedges this summer!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

OW OW! You look fabulous Shanna! I have loved seeing how your style has evolved over the past year + & this black & white combo is so modern and chic!
xx
Here&Now

Jade Sierra said...

1. You look amazing. Duh.
2. I need to make a trip to Texas so you can help a sister out!
3. Sheer Polka Dot Tie Blouse is adorbs! :)

Becca May said...

I love DRB! I would love to have the sheer leopard print shirt BUT IT'S SOLD OUT!!!! Sooo, I would get the polka dot sheer shirt! So so cute! Thanks for the giveaway, gals!

Kaci said...

I love the chevron shift dress!

Jessica Who? said...

omg shanna i think this might be my favorite look on you ever!! sexy lady!!

Annie said...

You look SO fabulous Shanna! L-O-V-E that amazing leather top :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Tessa W said...

I would feel the same way about this outfit, it being totally out of my comfort zone, but you look so chic! Honestly, you look straight out of a magazine. The crispness and simplicity of the black and white, plus the gold accents, girl, you look stunning!

Style-Delights said...

Wow..such a chic look! I want these heels!!

livingoninspiration.com said...

Those shoes are fabulous!!

Julia @ www.livingoninspiration.com

Penniless Socialite said...

Who is that lady in the first picture being all serious model-like? Are you auditioning for America's Next Top Model? Because Tyra would definitely call that look fierce...haha. Seriously, you look gorgeous!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Jewelry Giveaway!

Penniless Socialite said...

And I would get the bicycle print top. (I was too distracted to put that in my first comment)

Rachel Lynne said...

I would get the hooded cape jacket!

stefany21 said...

I would get the Chevron shift dress! Perfect for summer!

Rachel said...

You're so gorgeous! I'd definitely get the leather top!

fleurani said...

Shanna, this faux leather top is super stylish, I love how you paired it with the white shots and those amazing pumps that have that cowboyboots print on them.

Ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

thethreadaffect.com said...

I would definitely chose the bicycle print top, super cute!

thethreadaffect.com said...

I would definitely chose the bicycle print top, super cute!

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Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Holy hotness my friend!! :) Loving these heels!

Shira said...

awesome giveaway! love the striped skirt:)

Missesyms Qin said...

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Ellen said...

The Chevron Shift Dress is cute!

Tiffany said...

You're lovely! And if I win I really want to get the floral button down shirt.

Kacie Ellis said...

You look HOT HOT HOT!

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

Janna Renee said...

Yeah...I've always loved B&W...I love how you posed with the pops of color in the background. Totally makes the outfit pop!

Cassandra French said...

Chevron Shift Dress or the Detailed Tank (if it were to be put back in stock!)

Heidi said...

Tan crop sweater, please!

Christine Presto said...

I would choose this X back dress! http://daisyraeboutique.com/shop/dresses/x-cross-back-dress/

Michael said...

It's almost unfair how fashionable you are! Love this outfit.

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