I really do have greater plans for these shoes than black and white outfits, but honestly, I am a bright color person, so I don't wear B&W all that much. I planned for red pants this morning, and I didn't like the combo so much, but this was easy. 

I've realized that on me, I can't wear pants that say "SKINNY" pants because my legs look like wrapped drumsticks, but with a little experimentation, I've discovered that structured pants with a bit of stretch that are marked as "Straight leg" look the way I always want skinnies to look - so perhaps with this new knowledge, I can shop for some skinny jeans in the fall and have better luck.  I need some cropped straight legs, because these shoes are begging to be worn with jeans.

Anyways, this is one of my fave jackets because it has a tiny lapel, and one hook that's at the narrow part of my waist.  The shirt is pleated and a bit flowy, but has a wide black waist band that stops right above my hips. I think the amount of fluidity and movement is just enough to make me not seem huge up top. 

Anyway - I am the worst poser in the history of posing...which sucks since I'm a photographer. I should be better *slinking off to go *Vogue* in the bathroom mirror or something...*

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  • Neel replied 8 years ago

    Love that dressy top!!  And I think those shoes just HAVE to be the center of one's attention!  This is just perfect!  You look lovely today ..... with poses and all :)

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! You are seriously making me want a pair of those pumps. WOW. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING!!! Such fabulous visual interest with that gorgeous blouse and those beautiful shoes and black & white is my favorite combination of all time. My favorite outfit to date :)

  • celia replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous outfit! Black and white with those amazing shoes are perfect!
    Interesting thing about the pants because I found the same, straight legs work as I want skinnies to work :)

  • Von replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Ladies!  Suz, I think if you feel the bug for the shoes, you should at least try them on to either kill the bug or help your decision to buy!  I'm also a list maker, if I can make 10 outfits with them, they're a win. These in BW was a no-brainer, but the leopard ones I would have probably worn just as much.

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous!  I love the graphic black and white, and the pumps are the icing ont he cake. YLF!!

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    Love, the shoes make it! 

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 8 years ago

    Even those of us who love color need a day of classic black and white with fabulous shoes!!!  Great solution for the skinny look! Your poses are fine, we are our own worst critics!

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