Friday, August 2, 2013



Are you getting ready for a fun or maybe relaxing weekend?

You are about to see some outfits that would take you to the beach, shopping, movies, and out to dinner, all in black and white. It doesn’t get any simpler than that…..

walking shorts for me, but would totally wear everything else
It is summer and it is hot! Even if it is hot I still like to look fashionable. Black and White is my go-to color combination for the summer.

I often see outfits that I probably would not wear the entire outfit, but it still will inspire me to put some of the pieces together.

For instance the outfit above. Obviously I won’t be wearing shorts that short, since my legs are not that long, young or tan, BUT I can wear every single other piece pictured with my white jeans or walking shorts in white.


This is my go-to outfit! I love the pop of green in the shoes with this all black and white outfit.

$69 adorable maxi dress with stripes!

I am loving the return of the maxi this season. It is a dress-up, dress-down piece.

The biggest mistake I see women making when wearing a maxi is to place a regular lenght and weight cardigan over the dress. 

If you choose to put a light weight sweater over your shoulders, make sure it is a shorter length, one that hits right at the top of your waist, and is close to your body. It also needs to be a very light weight knit.

Love the cobalt with black and white with leather accents. LONGER shorts for me, but I would totally wear this.

Leather Sperry’s will stay in your wardrobe forever. Love the black and white top with the pop of cobalt blue.

Of course this lady will be wearing a longer pair of shorts. What I like about this outfit is the addition of the brown leather. It makes it look like you did not try too hard to make an outfit. The aviators make it fun and current.

cutest top

I can see myself wearing this blouse for years.

sheer fun
You all know I love stripes. I also have fun wearing polka dots from time to time.

Dress Alexander Wang blank low-slung belt and leopard , classic

Using accessories is what makes this simple maxi a stand-out. I would probably eliminate one of the cheetah prints. 

I would switch out the purse, or the shoes for simple black. Since the model is wearing tortoise sunglasses there needs to only be one more cheetah statement. IMHO
5 Summer Maxi Dresses You’ll Love |

This is just fun! I would add a pop of color in the small belt. I can see bright yellow, bright green, or turquoise in a patent belt.

Each and every piece I have shown you today I would wear and could plan my summer wardrobe with the above pieces.


I normally write about design on my blog, but fashion is another love of mine. I am thinking about taking one day a week to write a blog post about fashion.

Would you all enjoy this, or do you prefer all design/lifestyle related post? Kathysue’s inquiring mind would like to know.

You can see all of the above images, and more of what I like, on my pinterest board……..