Daily Archives: January 7, 2013

Inspiration Monday: Patterned Black and White

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Sweater – The Limited (similar)| Skirt – The Limited (similar) | Booties – Liz Claiborne via DSW (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (similar) | Scarf – H&M via Poshmark (similar) | Jacket – ZARA

Today’s Inspiration Monday is adorable and one I could have recreated much more faithfully by wearing my skinny black pants and a different scarf.  But, I’ve had this houndstooth pencil skirt in my closet for a month or so and thought it was the perfect time to wear it.  Why?

Original Inspiration: Blake Lively

The pattern on Blake’s scarf isn’t houndstooth but the fact that she has on an all-black outfit with a touch of pattern in one piece just screamed out for me to wear my houndstooth skirt.  And pair it with my new ZARA moto jacket.

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Also, I’m loving the juxtaposition of the preppy houndstooth pattern with the rockstar look of the moto jacket.  Wearing it with my black skinny pants would have been just a bit too expected, I think.  Not bad.  I love Blake’s look. Just, you know, I wanted to bring a bit of my preppy side into the equation!

Do you like Blake’s outfit?  How would you interpret it?