black & white

May 18, 2015

top: banana republic (dress version here) // pants: nordstrom // shoes: zara (old, similar
 clutch: lookbook store (love this one for under $30) // sunglasses: ray-ban // lipstick: mac in snob

When in outfit doubt....choose black and white. A classic pairing no matter what print it is in. I love this graphic brushstroke top, and gravitated towards it in the store! It is very structured, which is great for a postpartum body. Nothing to clingy, but just enough hug to keep it looking put together. I reached for this outfit when we, we being myself and Chris thought it was a good idea to go out for a belated birthday dinner with four kids in tow. Normally our dining outings consist of places that we have become regulars at. Where people know us and the fact that we will need a stack of a hundred napkins, tops on any and all drinks, and the kids meals to be brought out first. Those places are usually reserved for breakfast or lunch. But dinner? Dinner was a dumb idea! So even though I got dressed, threw on some makeup, and a heel, we ended up getting take out and calling it a happy birthday. Which it very much was....

Also wonderful is the white squares strategically placed on the shoulders of this shirt, hiding spit up. And black pants with children is always a great idea, especially if your child happens to be like Pierce and refuses to use a napkin, but finds comfort in wiping his hands on you. Mom life....the messy best life!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, we are now in summer mode. Bring on the popsicles! (and napkins or hose)

12 comments:

  1. This is my fav outfit you have posted since I started following. I love black and white with a POP of color. I just bought a gorg bright orange clutch yesterday. Cant wait to wear it. You look fab.

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! And that clutch sounds super cute!!

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  2. Black and white is such a classic combination. It's definitely a favorite of mine. :) You look fantastic!

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  3. I always love your outfits and this is no exception! Love the clutch pairing as well! xx

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  4. As I sit here in a tank top and sweat pants, I'm amazed at how well put together you always look!

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  5. I agree with Alejandra (above me). And I don't like going out to eat with my TWO kids....I can't imagine doing it with 4....hell naw!! Lol.

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    1. HA! It is definitely a crazy adventure each and every time. But I think our standards for insanity are pretty low, so for us it is all normal. Maybe not for others around us. Lol

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  6. You are rocking this whole post partum business. I prefer stretchy business for my attire. If only. ;)

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