Back to Black

by Jessica Sturdy on March 29, 2012

I came home to the Spring 2012 Restoration Hardware catalog on my bed so I had to do a quick flip-through. I know I’ll have drooled through the entire thing by the weekend… everything is just so gorgeous! Looking through the catalog is like spending an hour on Pinterest fantasizing about my future home. (Not like I do this often or anything…

I’ve been experimenting with color so much lately that I kind of forgot about my first love… black. Once I decided I was going to wear black yesterday, I had a bit of an eye-opening experience… I realized my black top selection wasn’t very large. (Ground breaking discovery, I know. :) ) I was kind of confused and thinking, “Do I have tops at the dry cleaner?” and then I realized that I just don’t have much black. If I’m shopping and a top comes in multiple colors, I tend to lean towards black. I then convince myself to buy a different color because black seems “safe.” I tell myself that I already have “too much black,” but I really don’t. Well, I’m putting my foot down… I kind of don’t care if it’s safe because I like black. And that’s all that matters.

I paired my basic black tee with gold jewelry and leopard flats. Super easy, but a classic combination. Obviously had to show you the newest addition to my handbag collection! I went with the all-leather J.Crew Tillary Tote (discussed here). It’s my new baby. Jo gasped and said “Is that Celine?!” when she first saw it. I wish, but it will do for now! :)

Tee: Caslon via Nordstrom
Jeans: Paige
Leopard Flats: J.Crew (similar splurge, similar steal)
Necklace: Vintage via Luxury Garage Sale (similar splurge, similar steal)
Bracelets: Kristin Hassan c/o (available soon!) & J.Crew (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
Earrings: Accessorize c/o
Bag: J.Crew

(Photos taken by Mom)

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

PennyPincherFashion (@PPFGirl) March 29, 2012 at 7:35 am

LOVE your new bag – I’ve been eyeing that one too! And you can’t go wrong with black & leopard…also you look so cute in a headband! :)


Dominique March 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

Lovely! :)


Hannah March 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I love your makeup in these looks! I know this is a fashion blog, but you should do your everyday makeup tutorial!


Carly Holstein (@carlyonqueue) March 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

So so so jealous of the new bag! Have been sucking up to the dad for it for awhile


Emily March 29, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Just recently discovered your blog and love your style! You’re adorable!


Eммα ♥ (@emmerzk) March 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

i have that bag it!! my mom just got the canvas one yesterday (it was on sale in store for half price)!


Hallie Wilson (@halliekw) March 29, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Your bedding is so cute! And I see you got the J.Crew bag. I am SO JEAL! I’m close to biting the bullet, thanks to you… xo


Amber ~ Real Girl Glam March 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

I totally agree with you that if you like wearing black, that’s all that matters! I think there is so much you can do with black, kind of like a blank slate. LOVE that bag too!


Ellen April 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Just realized I made an appearance on the blog — in the picture on your nightstand! 😀


A.Co April 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Your dog is so sweet!

Love your bag and SHOCKING you don’t have a ton of black (I thought everyone was a black hoarder like me 😉 but it’s probably for the better!! HAHA.


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