Concrete Catwalk // Black & White

January 10, 2012

It’s been quite a while (far too long, to be exact!), but today’s post is an Everybody Everywhere challenge, and as you may have guessed by the title, the current theme is Black & White!

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

If you’re a regular around these parts, you already know that I LOVE color, and that’s why today’s challenge was a bit of a departure from the norm.  I do love a good monochromatic outfit though, so I pretended like I was dressing head-to-toe in some boldly fabulous hue instead of trying to blend in with the typical NYC sea of black.  I threw in a couple of different prints for good measure, red lips with matching red nails, and even experimented a little with a faux-bob hair style!

Speaking of short hair, have you seen my sweet friend Krystal’s darling cut yet?! I might be having a little bit of scissor-envy… perhaps it’s time for me to donate my locks again?

P.S.  Yes – Those ARE giraffes and zebras on my tunic. :)

Top to Bottom:
Sunnies – Arizona Trading Company (similar)
Tunic – Vintage, Thrifted
Blazer – Vintage, Thrifted
Cocktail ring – J. Crew (similar)
Handbag – Vintage, Thrifted
Leggings – American Apparel (but I’ve heard good things about these)
Ballet flats – J. Crew (similar, under $30!)

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  • Reply Genny January 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    No surprise … your post was the first one I was drawn to when I went to EBEW! Looking fantastic, Jessie! :)

  • Reply Megan Muller January 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    You would look great with short hair! Love that houndstooth coat too.


  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions January 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    you look wonderful! love how you mixed prints here :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply knockedupfabulous January 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Lovely jacket…I like the little color that you kept! I DID see Krystal’s hair cut…she looks adorable! I donated before too…it’s easier to chop off that much knowing your hair is going to a great cause.

  • Reply Thessa January 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Wasn’t it hard to go just black and white? I love the houndstooth with the print of animals next to each other. Pattern matching is my fav :).

  • Reply Fashion By Alicia January 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I love your vintage blazer!

  • Reply Sarah {Raving Fashionista} January 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    How fabulously fun is that tunic! I love the little safari you have going on, and they pair perfectly with the houndstooth. :)


  • Reply Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage January 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Love that little houndstooth jacket! I have one somewhere and I am now inspired to find it,
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  • Reply Sam January 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Had I not read through the post, I would have assumed your hair was short! Cutting is always a good idea. I love that jacket, it’s such a great pattern and such a good way to do houndstooth! Great outfit!

    My Growing Obsessions

  • Reply whatferniswearing January 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Color me inspired. The houndstooth over that tunic is pretty great, and I love that you kept things simple with the slim pants and ballet flats (oo, that almost rhymed). And the styling on this is pretty solid — love the lipstick and the hairdo.

  • Reply Bettina January 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I love the mix of print in your outfit! The length of your tunic in comparison to your jacket is perfect!

  • Reply Nicole Guarascio January 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    OK, some of the best pattern play I’ve seen!

  • Reply Bekah: Matters of Merrymaking January 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    This blazer is the best most magnificent blazer I have ever laid my eyes on. Watch your closet, this must be mine!!!

  • Reply Buttons and Bobbins January 11, 2012 at 2:00 am

    that tunic is just amazing. I was so sad when I saw it was a thrifted vintage find. Awesome for you… sad for me. Kudos to you for finding such an awesome shirt! :)

  • Reply Supal January 11, 2012 at 2:19 am

    I was SO surprised I saw very little color on you and then I read the post. Either way, you look beautiful! AND you should cut your hair. I am currently growing mine out and it’s kind of driving me nuts. Ha!

  • Reply Hope January 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Love your jungle print top!! I’m also a huge fan of color…I hardly ever wear a lot of black. You do it well though!


  • Reply Fashion Confessions of a Mommy January 11, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Visiting from EBEW.
    such a cute black and white outfit.
    I love the mix of patterns.

  • Reply Cassi January 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Wow, I love that vintage tunic and blazer. I’d never have thought to pair them together but somehow, you pull it off. As usual!!! Gorgeous :)

  • Reply simplychic January 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

    adorable! great mix of prints and you make me want to whip out my red polish :)

  • Reply Johanna January 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Great tunic and blazer. They have a tunic in the same cut with horses on them @ H&M. So cute!

  • Reply Sweet Laundry January 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I love zebras and giraffes on the tunic. I was really hoping that top wasn’t thrifted so I could have one for myself :)

  • Reply Stephanie. January 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Visiting from EBEW! You have fantastic style and I love this outfit so much! *happily follows*

    -Steph from chocolate laced

  • Reply Mattie @ Frock Candy January 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Love these prints matched together, and wholeheartedly <3 your style!

    x.o. Mattie

  • Reply ECOLE-I January 17, 2012 at 2:10 am

    this looks amazing – prefer the bob- i just did mine and ill never look back
    I’m always scared of just black and white but this looks really interesting

  • Reply jeanofalltrades February 1, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Great pattern mixing! I like how your outfit is busy on top but simple on the bottom. Nice balance. I’m a sucker for houndstooth too!

  • Reply Cathy February 18, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Wow!Love your blazer. And that handbag is a treasure, a vintage in fact. Love it!

    Cathy@Looking Fashionable in All-White Nursing Uniforms

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