Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

The EBEW assignment: to wear black and white. And I tried. I really did. But I have no black shoes! (Aside from this hideous pair of black combat boots that I only wear for utilitarian purposes.) Such an atrocity, I know. But here is my black and white outfit...with a sneaky pair of brown flats. (Please don't give me an F!)

How does an avid shopper like me end up with no black or white shoes? Well, I think I just get too distracted by the oddball shoes. I wear peach shoes with tassels on them. I'm the quirky poet, after all. I'm drawn to strange things by nature. Most times it takes effort for me to incorporate basics in my wardrobe, let alone an outfit compiled entirely of basics. It's a miracle that I have a LBD and black tights in my possession!

Mixing patterns and textures is easy for me. (Check out this pattern frenzy.) Wearing solid colors alone? Not so much. Part of me thinks I ought to work on this...another part (a larger part really) thinks that I should just be me and not worry about it.

Besides, if all these photos were in black and white, you wouldn't have been able to tell that I cheated.


Photos taken by Josh.

Blouse//Vintage, 1970s
Dress//Vintage, 1990s
Shoes//Vintage via The Paraders
Handbag//Antique, 1950s
Bracelets//Charlotte Russe

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  1. Love your black and white look even if you had to cheat with the brown flats :)

  2. I actually love this outfit. I love the dress over the shirt, I keep looking for a simple dress like that and have never had any luck. Great outfit! And I think lots of people added color, so it's alright to cheat! :P

    My Growing Obsessions

  3. Such a cute outfit! And don't worry, I just bought a good pair of black shoes two weeks ago. I used to stick with brown and some other colors, too.

    I hope you're having an awesome week :)

    xo, gina


  4. The same thing happens to me when I go shopping all the time as well! I guess there are just so many attention-seeking shoes out there, that we forget about black shoes. Great job, though, I love the combination of the shirt and the dress and the cute collar detail!


  5. you have no black shoes?! thats crazy talk :) Well I like your outfit even if you cheated a bit..i wont tell

  6. you are just too cute girl, and i just adore your style!!
    xo TJ

  7. you are too funny! i probably have 15 pairs of black shoes...that may be worse than having none! i do love your outfit, though!

  8. I just realized today that I don't have black shoes I like either! Looks like we need to do some more shopping. Darn.

    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

  9. nice shots of you, so beautiful. The dress is so classy and the nice vintage blouse adds some feminine allure.


  10. Very nice outfit- love the purse! xx

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  12. I love the top you're wearing underneath and I happen to like the brown shoes!

  13. I love your vintage blouse it's so pretty I'm jealous. I actually borrowed that owl necklace from my younger sister I believe she got it from a friend (: Thanks for your sweet comments!


  14. i am pretty much in love with your vintage quirky style. Sooo pretty!:D I struggled doing all b&w too, not even a pop of colour...thats not right in my eyes lol!

  15. I love this outfit and your hair looks awesome :)

  16. Cheating is okay in my book, especially when you wear such a great outfit! That blouse is so pretty!

  17. Cute look. I have the same problem with the 'staples'. I've got loads of fun, colorful tops and then realized the other day I only have one white top. And it's got poofy sleeves & tiny polka dots, so I'm not even sure it counts.


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