I like to think I have a pretty good fashion sense.
My goal with my wardrobe is to create sassy (but classy), fun outfits on a reasonable budget. As much as I would love to get a new outfit for every occasion from a label or boutique store, I try my hardest to bargain shop whenever possible.
Last Friday night, Scott and I went to a Black & White themed birthday party and I didn’t have a clue as to what I would be wearing until a couple hours prior. I took a risk counting on being able to pull an outfit out from you know where, and to my surprise it turned pretty good:
I’m sorry the lighting and background is awful. As soon as I realized “Oh, these accessories would be a great topic to write about…” my camera died, and I had to rely on my go-to camera backup: the iPhone in and elevator.
Before we get into my favorite parts about this outfit, let’s breakdown the basics of where I got what:
Blazer: GAP (hand me down)
Dress: Urban Outfitters (sale rack)
Belt: Forever 21
As for my accessories, well that’s what I like to call my:
Black & White Party Flare.
It’s fun to make a statement with jewelry, especially when it’s a fun and sparkly necklace. I got this one from Aldo Accessories, a store that leaves the shoes and sells only accessories from Aldo.
2. Glittery Tights
I also got these glittery tights on sale at Aldo Accessories. I originally bought them for New Years, but I ended up wearing a sequin dress instead. A pair of sparkly tights is an easy way to instantly dress up an outfit, especially when it’s Black & White.
3. Ankle Bow Boots
I got these over two years ago, but keep bringing them out because they are so comfortable. They were my very first pair of ankle boots and I fell in love with the bow on the outside of each heel. These were purchased from Forever 21 for under $25.
4. Red Lips
This outfit is a perfect example of when you can make bright lips the focal point of what you’re wearing. I got more compliments at the party on my lips than anything else. Pictured is a gift from a friend, Red Salsa Salsa from Mary Kay. I don’t think they sell this shade anymore, but Really RED is pretty similar.
*You didn’t think I would go fully Black & White from head to toe did you?
More bling from Aldo, but these were purchased at the regular shoe store. The set I bought came in a variety pack of 10 different bracelets, and they’ve become my favorite last minute addition to a lot of outfits. I loved the different shades of black and grey for $18.
The goal is to get creative by thinking outside of the “Black & White Party” box. You never know when you’ll run into a cute Black Jack dealer in a snazzy vest and bow tie… 😉
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