Monday, September 23, 2013

Black and White (Again)


Made in USA: Top: Nanette Lepore via RueLaLa (similar) // Skirt: Vintage (faux option) // Nails: Zoya 'Yara' // Lips: Revlon 'Berry Allure' Lipgloss 

Imported: Boots: old Pour La Victoire (made in Brazil) 

Houston we have a problem. I "tweaked" my hip over the weekend. Yes, I realize that makes me sound 90 years old, but it's a fact of life while marathon training. I'm not ready to give up my love of heels completely, rather I'm going to be reaching for wedges and thicker heels as much as humanly possible over the next few weeks. I'll do anything to delay the inevitable conclusion that I should probably just wear flats until November.

I realize that this outfit has the look of a waiter at an upscale restaurant, but I don't care. This black leather skirt has become my go-to staple since I picked it up at a consignment store. I think it's found its perfect mate in this Nanette Lepore blouse. That crepe blouse had me at its ruffles and glitzy black buttons. I hate to break up the pair, but I'm going to be wearing these items routinely until I literally wear them through.

I don't believe I've ever shared it before, but this is my go-to "quick and wet hair" look. Every woman needs to own a hairstyle that can be done with soaking wet hair in less than five minutes. Story of my life. Deep part, low ponytail, three braids, a few bobby pins and you're done. Satisfaction of proving your judgmental partner wrong when he asks, "are you going to be ready on time?" PRICELESS!

What are your go-to favorites that you make work for every season? Any other fast wet hair looks I need to incorporate into my life?

18 comments:

  1. Black and white is classic. I love your skirt and boots.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thank you! This skirt might be the best thing I've ever purchased. Period.

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  2. My heart sank when I read that these were "old" PLV booties - they're so cute! I have a quick-and-wet hair look, too. Gotta do what you've gotta do to get out the door!

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    1. Sorry buddy. These are well over a year old and I'm pretty sure they were an older style when I finally purchased them. Keep looking!

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  3. So cute..love the shoes you paired with it!

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  4. so chic and classic!black and white combinations will always look so timeless!

    curlypurplepig.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh no to your hip not feeling great!! I hope it gets back to normal soon...and yes, flats are probably a great thing until after your marathon!

    I loveeee black and white, and this outfit is so cute. I also am always in need of a good "throw my hair up" hairstyle...and I think I'll have to try out the braided bun soon!

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  6. Very cool style! I love your hair! Sorry to hear about your hip!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    http://petiteinpearls.blogspot.com/

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  7. Black and white is a combo you can never (never!) go wrong it. You always end up looking so chic!

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  8. This look is never out of style...simply classic and timeless! Hope you feel better soon! That's no fun!! :(

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  10. Your hair is super amazing!!! Wow! xx

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  11. Very chic look :)

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  12. Great skirt! x
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  13. Ok, you really need to do a hair tutorial or something... how can my hair do this?!

    Also loving the black and white. Keep up the amazing work here, girl.

    -Addie from http://willcodeforclothes.com

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