Black & White

Although black and white is hardly a trend, the color combination seems to be everywhere right now. I love how black & white feels timeless, fresh, and even a little bit sporty.

I borrowed this Ali Ro dress from a friend and I never want to give it back! I love the feminine fit, the sporty feel of the fabric and piping, and the fun gold zipper. (It’s on sale in my size and I’m considering picking it up for myself… What do you think?) Anyway, I decided to  keep my accessories minimal and let the dress do the talking. I just added a few gold bracelets and my new favorite shoes!

Ali Ro Dress (on sale!) (also available here!) | Ann Taylor Cut Out Booties | Michael Kors Watch | Stella & Dot Bracelet | Julie Vos Coin Bracelet | Kate Spade Bow Ring (old, similar here & here)

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

For more black & white outfit inspiration, check out these posts.. one / two / three

PS: The Julie Vos Sample Sale starts today at 9am! You won’t want to miss it.. 🙂

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  1. 8.23.13
    Kimberly commented:

    This dress is amazing on you – love that despite the sweet shape, it has a subtle edge to it. You look gorgeous!

  2. 8.23.13
    Rachelle commented:

    That dress is super cute and great fit.


  3. 8.23.13
    Heidi commented:

    I’m with you – black and white are timeless! Loving this dress and booties look.

  4. 8.23.13
    Chris commented:

    Love it on you! The keyhole back (which unfortunately you didn’t have a chance to show off) is super cute! I’m a little leery about the “dry clean only” part of the label, but at over 50% off the original price it would be a great steal to add to your closet. I could easily see this styled into fall with some patterned black tights too!

  5. 8.23.13
    Lauren commented:

    You should definitely snag this dress while it’s on sale! All of the little details make it really unique, and the cut is so adorable on you!

  6. 8.23.13

    Your dress is so so beautiful!!


  7. 8.23.13
    jennifer prod commented:

    what a lovely frock. let’s be roomies and share clothes??

  8. 8.23.13
    Olivia commented:

    I love Ali Ro dresses! The black trim against the white creates a perfect sporty look!

  9. 8.23.13

    This dress is gorgeous on you! You totally need to steal it or pick it up for yourself!

  10. 8.23.13
    Brooke commented:

    What an amazing dress! It looks so great on you. Edgy and pretty!

    xo honestly, b.

  11. 8.23.13
    Samantha commented:

    That dress! Those booties! Win, win. LOVE IT!

  12. 8.23.13
    Code Overdressed commented:

    Wow such a beautiful dress, it looks perfect on you, your friend should totally let you keep is, you look stunning!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  13. 8.23.13
    Katie commented:

    Love this dress on you! Love how it’s sweet, sporty and a little edgy, I’m kind of obsessed! 😉


  14. 8.23.13
    Kodi commented:

    If you HAVE to give it back, I mean, then you just may as well buy yourself one… 😉
    grey et al

  15. 8.23.13
    Katie commented:

    I can see why those are your new favorite shoes. They are perfect! I love the cut outs, and the peep toe. So cute!

  16. 8.23.13
    Chelsea commented:

    This dress is so fun Jessica! I love the contrast piping and your fabulous gold jewels.

    Chelsea & The City

  17. 8.23.13
    Kayla commented:

    That dress looks perfect on you! So pretty!


  18. 8.23.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    I wouldn’t give it back either, it’s pretty!


  19. 8.23.13
    Hannah commented:

    I have a similar dress and I love it!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  20. 8.23.13
    Kaylee commented:

    Love this dress! I’m wearing black and whites on my blog today too!:)

  21. 8.23.13
    Mana Smith commented:

    Get the dress! It looks gorgeous on you!

    Fashion and Happy Things

  22. 8.23.13
    Nikki commented:

    That dress is fabulous. You definitely should not give that back. I love the way you styled it with the booties. So so cute!


  23. 8.23.13

    Definitely loving the black and white “trend”! Especially in this dress. Love the shoes you paired with it!

  24. 8.23.13

    I love this dress!! Looks fab on you… you should deff buy it 🙂

    99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

  25. 8.24.13

    OBSESSED with those booties. SO sad they sold out before I could snag a pair!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  26. 8.24.13

    This dress fits you perfectly! …love the bootie too 🙂

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  27. 8.24.13
    Jessica commented:

    This dress looks amazing on you! You should buy it!!!! I love your style 😉 and love reading your blog!

  28. 8.24.13
    Olivia commented:

    Love the white dress with the black booties!

    Corporate Catwalk
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  29. 8.24.13
    Agi commented:

    The dress is gorgeous. I can see why you don’t want to give it back. Loving those cut out shoes from Ann Taylor are stunning.

    Have a great weekend.


  30. 8.24.13
    Stella C. commented:

    Shopping friends closets is the best, isn’t it?! The dress looks great!
    xoxo, Stella

  31. 8.30.13

    Great dress – very chic, and looks amazing on you!

    Kate xo

  32. 9.30.14

    Do you have any video of that? I’d care to find out some additional information.