when the going gets tough, the tough reach for the basics. especially on monday morning. because who has time to for anything other than a quick decision? and we all know that black and white are more than all right any day of the week. but when you’re in a time crunch black and white can reach rock star status in a hurry. but i couldn’ resist a pair of cropped flares that add a modern twist to an old standby. and the white shirt has a beautiful texture and a mandarin collar to add some oomph. now the only decision to make is which accessories will make the grade. black pointy-toed pumps are a safe bet. but a black belt with gold grommets brings symmetry to this nine-to-five ootd when paired with gold earrings, gold necklace, and gold bracelets.
take that monday morning! this outfit is in the bag. now, where’s that cup of coffee?
labels: pants Talbots; shirt Ralph Lauren (old, similar here and here); shoes Gucci (old, similar here and here); handbag (similar here); bracelets Nest; necklace Baublebar; belt Chico’s (similar here); lipstick Heartless
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
A white shirt and black pants are timeless; always in style and look effortless. Looks great. And there’s my bamboo-handled black bag again! I used that thing all last summer and know I will again this year. Happy Monday. It’s a dreary one here, and pants will probably figure in my week at work, since I’ll want to stay dry and be comfy.
always love a simple look. and a white and black color combo delivers that every time.
a native georgian shared with me that it rains quite a bit this time of year and then again in the fall. last year we were in a drought so it was hot, hot, hot a bit early. but i am liking the lush green landscape the rain is delivering!
and we both know this bamboo handbag is the greatest thing since sliced bread. (well, almost).
Love the texture of the shirt! Great classic look… Enjoy your Monday…the sun is shining here and no rain…woohoo! xoxo
the weather did a flip-flop on us donna. we have all the rain and you have all the sunshine.
not that i’m complaining.
There is a fella on Pinterest who has a board dedicated to you and your style…I looked for his name…maybe I can find it later…
hmmm, that’s interesting…
I sent you the fella’s board via Pinterest
Classic and beautiful! In fact, I’d say perfection. 🙂
i liked the texture on this blouse. it just separated it from the white shirt pack. but, hey, give me a white shirt any day of the week!
You are singing my daily song today! -Laurel Bledsoe
we gotta keep it simple, stupid. (me, not you…)
Great choice as usual Beth !
i don’t know what it is about a white shirt but i think they are divine. so simple and yet so chic.
Very classic! Luv the handbag.
this bamboo handbag has to be one of my favorites. mr. style asks me, “are you carrying that one again?” yes, yes i am.
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