Friday, August 1, 2014

Tried and True

Studded Black Sandals

Sometimes I stand in my closet and over think things, which leads to crazy frustration and to the phrase, "I have NOTHING to wear". I like to mix things up and wear pieces different ways that have previously been posted on my blog. It's easy to get caught up in trying to be creative and think outside the box when it comes to styling clothes, but at the end of the day, going back to the basics never fails. Black, white and denim will always pull us through a wardrobe funk.

black and white summer outfit idea
Sunburst Necklace
Black and White Stripe Bag
Chicwish Lace Cardigan c/o // Wallis Black Cami (old: similar here and here) // Mossimo Denim Shorts // Forever 21 Studded Sandals (similar here and here) // Forever 21 Stripe Bag (similar here and here) // Sira & Mara Sunburst Necklace c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Nordstrom Leather Wrap Bracelet c/o (similar here and here) // Gorjana Ring c/o

SHOP THE LOOK




Everything I am wearing today has come through like a champion. Even though I recently added this Chicwish lace cardigan to my closet, everything else was purchased months ago and have found their way into numerous outfits. Styles that incorporate items that are on constant repeat solidify that purchasing staple pieces like a solid cami, denim shorts, anything with stripes and a pair of fun black sandals are worth every single penny.

This outfit randomly came together and is quite honestly one of my recent favorites. It's simple, timeless with a dash of edge and a femininity. Plus, it kept me cool...layers and all. 

Also, don't forget that Monday is the last day to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I am soooooo close to pulling the trigger on these heels. I have a similar pair in black (which are also available) and wore the heck out of them. Should I go for it? One more sleep and I'll make my decision. Hope they're not sold out by then.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. xoxo

Shanna

35 comments:

fabulousso40s said...

Love your lace cardigan, looks great with the denim xx

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this look, this cardigan is so cute. Have a great weekend Shanna.

xo
​PinkSole​

M said...

Love the lace cardigan, you look great!

besos,
M
http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

Rachel Turone said...

this looks like absolute summer perfection to me! Gorgeous from head to toe Shanna xxx

Erica McLeod said...

I often have that "I have nothing to wear" moment while standing in my closet, too. I always wonder how that is even possible, and then I remember that it is because half of my clothes are in my ironing pile. Whoops!.
Erica
www.thedecorina.com

Heidi said...

There's nothing basic about this outfit! Love the heels.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

Shanna. This cardigan I'd beautiful! Heading over to check it out. Did you get your normal size?

Whitney and Blaire said...

Get the heels, get the heels! I can't wait to see how you style them. I ordered a top yesterday and it won't come until November, so go get em'!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Adri Lately said...

I vote for the heels! Just imagine all the amazing ways you can wear them during the Fall!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Linda Cassidy said...

I adore the look and am picturing it with my black converse for a casual look. As always thanks for the inspiration

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Lookin' good girl! And I love that striped bag!

Helene in Between said...

I LOVE that cardigan. it's absolutely gorgeous!! and i always love your style. you always put together such great pieces!

tara langdale said...

very cute! I love the lace cardi/kimono!

xoxo,
Tara Belle
www.NorthernLights-SouthernBelles.com

Becky M said...

I have a similar lace cardigan and I think it's going to become a fall staple! Love your look!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Unknown said...

I only see a $10 off code...how did you get the 30% off code.

TheTinyHeart said...

It happens to me a lot that I think I have nothing to wear! Love those studded sandals with this black and white look!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Danielle Wallace said...

A closet full of clothes, and yet having nothing to wear is forever a struggle for me. #thestruggleisreal
This might be one of my favorite looks of yours! Something about a bold black and white outfit is just great. And I would never to think to even pick up these sandals, but man every time I've seen you in them, I'm thinking I gotta have them!

Darcy said...

Twins today with denim shorts and lace! Love the mixture of the black striped bag, too!
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Sarah Tucker said...

Love me some black and white. You look fab my friend!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Black & white is a great fall back.

You look marvelous in that cardigan. I love it!

I ordered a bracelet from Nordie's today to reward me for making it through my dentist appointment. LOL

Have a great weekend friend!

Alisa Marie said...

Love this look, the lace cardi really dresses up the denim shorts! I just ordered a kimono and I can't wait to wear it with a pair of denim shorts!!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

This outfit is a favorite of mine too (on you)! :) I love it! The lace cardigan is so pretty and I love how you toughened it up with the black cami and jean shorts! I need you to dress me!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love the lace cardi with this outfit! Super cute look!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

RockMyWardrobe said...

Amazing cardigan!

TEALINHEELS

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute outfit! Love your hair!

pinkandnavystripes.com

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

Yep, totally bought this and scored 30% off since it was my first order. Nice.

Anngelik Martinez said...

Super cute! I love that laced cardigan and the shoes, they are perfect together.

-Vogue&Heels
www.vogueandheels.com

Carylee said...

I'm totally guilty of over thinking outfits, too, and the best ones are the ones that just happen. Love this - it's basic but with little details and textures that make it special!
carylee | morepiecesofme.com

Miss Hot Couture said...

Shanna I love this outfit, especially the Chicwish cardi!

www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

Ashleigh said...

Those shoes and necklace, Love. I just love how chic this is, and you shopped your own closet to do it!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Shannon Geurin said...

Buy the darn heels!! Just do it!
LOVE the outfit Shanna!!
xoShannon
www.onestylishmom.com

110142693793485377328 said...

That cardi is gorgeous. This is all so true - I think so many fashion bloggers try and reinvent the wheel when really it's gorgeous and DO ABLE (!) outfits that are so amazing.

Stella Scarlett Rose said...

What a wonderful look! I really adore it!

♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

OccasionallyAJ said...

Please please PLEASE tell me you bought the heels!!! LOVE them!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Kelly said...

This necklace is beautiful!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

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