Monday, June 11, 2012

Simple Basics



When the temperatures start climbing upwards of 80 degrees (as they did this weekend), I always reach for easy, simple pieces that I can add a few interesting details to.  Black & white separates provide the perfect backdrop for a tribal print clutch, colorblock heels and my new Stella & Dot necklace.  My friend Mary was sweet enough to send this over to me and I was thrilled when it arrived.  I know alot of you are already familiar with this brand, but if you're like me & haven't yet purchased any of their jewelry, you can shop their gorgeous selection here - I know you'll be as obsessed as I am!





What I'm wearing:
Monteau Los Angeles top, Mossimo jeans (similar), Zara sandals (here), c/o Stella & Dot necklace (here), Vintage & Monet bracelets, Mossimo clutch (here), Dockers aviators, Nails: Essie Tart Deco + Sephora 18K Gold Top Coat, Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Rendezvous

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52 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

love this outfit! your accessories are PERFECT! and i NEED that lip color in my life!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Margara said...

I adore those shoes!!! I have the black and the red/fushia colorblock ones :) great outfit! Xoxo
Margara

Natali said...

Beautiful necklace and purse! You look great!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Charlotta, Afternoon Apparel said...

Great look! Very stylish and easy yet interesting with all those beautiful accessories!

Mary said...

Looks gorgeous!!!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

pretty as always! love the necklace and our shoes of course :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Styleclouds said...

Simple and beautiful! And your necklace is very pretty! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Chloe said...

I have those same Zara sandals and have been trying to figure out what to pair them with--I love how they add a little unexpected splash of color to your outfit. And that necklace is right up my alley--unique, but chic. Love this outfit, Kim!

Edita said...

Oh my - look at those shoes! Amazing outfit!

www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

Mrs C said...

Hi, from a new follower :) I found your blog through Printerest and got attracted by your fab style..fabulous!

Come visit my blog when you can :)
http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-100th-post-special-dedication.html

DaintyandDecadent said...

That necklace is super super cute! Cute outfit :-)

Maria
www.daintyanddecadent.com

JustPatience said...

That necklace is gorgeous! Looking so crisp in the white and black getup.

www.justpatience.com

ZADIN said...

It's such a harmony in your look.

The sandals are my favorite, I call them sexy sandals.

Here's is me wearing them:

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love your basics! and the pop of color in those shoes!!

Sarah Hampel said...

That necklace is gorgeous - love the style! Might just have to check out S&D's latest collection.

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Krista @ Blonde Aesthetic said...

I love that necklace!

Alyson said...

Love this and DYING for Zara to email me to tell me these shoes are back in stock in my size. So excited. Love how classic yet modern you styled this.

Di - City and Burbs said...

Even in "simple" items you look great! Love love love that necklace :-)

http://cityandburbsblog.com

Sarah Stright said...

I really, really love your top. It's so easy and versatile.

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

I heart the necklace & the clutch....great total look!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Maja said...

Simple and so pretty! You look great!

Maja - http://clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca

nicole gordon said...

Great look and I love your style point of view! The picture as the sun shines through with the warmth on your face is fantastic!

I'm just starting my blog but could use any advice you'd be willing to share. If you have a moment to check it's mymannersandmoxie.com

Cheers,
Nic

Jessica Broyles said...

Perfect! I love that clutch and that lip color!

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Mary said...

OH HEYYYY SEXY MOMMA!!!! You look stunning in this picture and I love the simplicity of the outfit! That necklace and top are so perfect! As always, styled to perfection.

xx,
Mary

Stylish Petite said...

I am drooling over your heels....so amazing. Love the simplicity of the outfit yet the shoes and accessories stand out. Love!

Lindsay Patrick said...

What a gorgeous necklace! So so pretty...

Lindsay @
http://LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great necklace kim!

xo - The Frugalista Diaries

Meg @ write meg! said...

Love the light in your photos -- the golden hour... so fabulous! And I definitely love black and white paired together. Very crisp, especially for summer.

the Queen City Style said...

I can't get over your sunsets (I'm assuming that is the reason for the amazing lighting?) Just breathtaking. A friend of mine recently purchased that necklace, as well. I love it, and it you are wearing it so well with that ensemble! Whitley

Victoria said...

You look so lovely! I really like your necklace :)

- Victoria
www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

Fashion By Alicia said...

I love everything about this look! So perfect! Each piece is basic but looks so wonderful together. Love the details of that necklace.

octoberchic.com said...

What a classy and sophisticated look. You look lovely.

Octoberchic.com

Laura said...

How funny I own the same clutch, top and am going to get that necklace? Do you have a specific Stell & Dot Stylist?

Please let me know! Lauralilyjewelry@live.com

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Love your clutch!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Leah Huey said...

So clean and simplistic! Love it - especially the little pop of color with the heels!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous and classy as always. Hey, I have a question for you (and any other blogger who happens to be reading this): do you have any tricks to picking out your outfits every day? I just wrote a post on one of my little tactics, and I would love some feedback. I don't really have any friends who obsess over their wardrobes like I do, so I have to hit up the blogosphere! The link to my post is below:
http://sarahsreallife.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/what-to-wear/

TaraMixandMatch said...

Your necklace is awesome...love it!

Gina said...

Love this look! Especially the way you styled your new Stella piece. I'm a Stella & Dot Stylist and just can't get enough of it myself.

Gina
classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Its simple but perfect!

The Key To Chic said...

What a chic necklace! I can imagine wearing that with so many things in my closet! Once again, you have inspired me!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I really love Stella & Dot's jewellery! Your clutch is amazing! :)

Annie said...

Love the black and white, and you accessorized perfectly!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Carlinn said...

Very pretty!

http://www.superficialgirls.com

Erika of Style Activist said...

i love these zara heels! i have them in this color and two others. they are so comfy. love a classic white pant too. looking chic :)

xo,
E

Alisa Marie said...

Love that necklace, soo cute! I love the tassel on the end!

http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

you look gorgeous! I always love a great black and white ensemble. Those sandals are perfect!

Tiffany* said...

Everytime I see your photos during this time of day it makes me want to go out and take photos as well. The lighting is just so perfect! Love this necklace and as always you look gorgeous!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

styleonthecouch.com said...

Oh those sandals look great with this outfit. This is something I would wear myself, so I'm very fond of this post - you always get some lovely comments on your accessories and I agree, you know how to put things together so very well for a final look.

www.styleonthecouch.com

Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection said...

Those shoes. Fabulous! I agree too that the pop of lip is great.

NINA said...

i've been wanting these shoes for a while now but they didnt have my size...but i checked this morning and they had them!!! going to copy this look now. thanks for the inspration!

Mz Savvy Style said...

The shoes & necklace are perfect accessories to your basic pieces. Love it!

Mz Savvy Style said...

The shoes & necklace are the perfect accessories to your basic black & white pieces. Love it!

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