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Thanks for the styling advice and opinions on the fringed bangs!  I am going to make an appointment with my hair stylist.  I’ll bring my Vogue magazine and will ask her opinion when I see her.  She is amazing, and I really trust her judgement.  Hopefully, you’ll see me with a new hair do in the future!  Now back to the regular program…

Black and white.  It’s the classic combination.  Black and white were my colors of choice a couple of years ago.  I decided to revive it with this outfit when I was in Omaha.  I needed to be comfy {but didn’t want to look like a complete slob}.  Thank you Forever 21 for creating a cute and affordable tuxedo blazer!  Mwah!

blazer: F21  / dress: Ross {similar} / necklaces: Premier, thrifted {similar and here} / bracelets: H&M, El Salvador, Hot Topic {similar} / ring: Premier {similar} / clutch: Miu Miu {cute} / sunglasses: Karen Walker

Wear a cropped or fitted blazer with a maxi dress to accentuate a narrowing at your waist.  It will give the illusion that you are thinner and have some shape.  {Very helpful when I was recovering with a swollen abdomen!}  
I couldn’t help but enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having in Texas!  Happy Monday!  

Do you like and black and white in your life?  Or do you prefer color?

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  1. You look AMAZING, Sam! Ahhh..the hair! Love LOVE J’adore your hair. I wouldn’t dare to wear white. I’m the sort of clumsy person that just has to look at a white top and it gets stained immediately!

  2. Mica says:

    You look fantastic! I love how you dress up the black maxi dress with accessories. So inspiring!

  3. steph says:

    amazing outfit sam, loving the cropped blazer and that clutch! can’t wait to see your new hair :)

  4. Ashley says:

    So in love with this outfit. I love black and white!!! That clutch is gorgeous!


  5. pjlatte says:

    What a great outfit! I love it. Can’t wait to see your new hair!

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  6. Black & white are always a good go-to palette for an outfit. A nice neutral base to let other aspects of the ensemble pop out. I love, for example, the way the lines of the blazer and dress are clean and refined, allowing your necklace and clutch to deliver a one-two punch of dazzle. An elegant and stylish outfit!

    For myself, I don’t often do white. Black is always my starting point. I’ll accent with grey, if anything, and sometimes a sanguinary colour like red or purple. However, I do have some nice shirts that add a splash of white for contrast. Pic here, if you’d like to see:


  7. Haute Eyes says:

    Love this outfit! Wouldnt have guessed that the blazer was from F21!


  8. Black and white is such a classic combo – love that jacket!

    haha glad you liked the post ;)

  9. amazing, loveB&W…follow me on google friends and i will be happy to follow you back <3
    a_c’est moi

  10. Lisa says:

    gorgeous outfit!! i love the maxi w/ tuxedo blazer on you!!

    hehe yay!! what can i say great minds think alike :)!!

  11. Sayaka says:

    The blazer looks SO good on you!! I also am a fan of black and white!!

  12. Julie Khuu says:

    Gorgeous babe! Your accessories are BEYOND!! Dying over that blinged out necklace of yours…so deco-FAB! B/W is sheer sophistication…perfect look for your classic taste!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  13. thekellytang says:

    Thanks for the styling tip, I’ll definitely need to try this out! :) I love your jewelry, it really completes your look!

    <3 Kelly

  14. Callandra says:

    I love a cropped jacket with a maxi dress….so cute!!

  15. That’s a great F21 blazer- very tuxedo chic! Can’t wait to see your bangs- I will live vicariously through you! :)

  16. Lindsay K says:

    You look lovely. I love black and white- it’s so classic and chic. Oh my gosh you can definitely do bangs. Your hair is gorgeous!

  17. hi sam,

    I’ve always enjoyed your blog and you style. I really love the white jacket against the black dress. I want to let you know I am giving you the Liebster Award which is for the support for bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
    Please check out my blog below and spread the love!! xoxo

  18. Love your outfit. You look amazing. You really have to love F21. =)

    Your photos look great. What camera do you use?

    • Samantha says:

      Thanks CoffeeBreakCrn. I use a Canon Rebel T2i, a 50mm f/1.8 II lens, and a remote. {Unfortunately, you can see the remote in my pics sometimes!} Please feel free to email me if you have more questions! :)

  19. OK…you look like the asian Rachel Zoe in this outfit post! I love it :) This is so fab and you know I was just looking at tux jackets a few days ago at F21, can’t decide jacket or vest…jacket or vest?? AHHHHH

    • Samantha says:

      I don’t know Bessie! I’m partial to jackets, but I can see how a tux vest would be great too! Maybe, you should have a poll on your blog!! :)

  20. Jen @ redsolesandredwine says:

    I love black and white! Fantastic look and the weather looks so perfect.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  21. JTWisdom says:

    This is so chic an outfit. Love the layering of the jewelry. That star clutch is the bomb. I really love colour but I also enjoy wearing black and white ensembles too.

  22. Black and white is always classic and chic. You look beautiful Sam! That necklace is GORGEOUS!

  23. Katherine says:

    Sam this is random but you have the best sunglass collection! I love those Karen Walkers on you!

  24. cute blog hun! can’t wait to read more! found you while “blog walking” and thought i would say a hello!

    newest follower ♥ — would love it if you could visit me and follow back sometime ?

    hugs, xo

  25. Sam! I LOVE this look…SO what I would wear. You do bold accessories so well! Love the last pic… Have a great week!

  26. skippysays says:

    What an adorable, classic look- you look amazing!

  27. Taj Acosta says:

    Black and white oh how I love thee! I saw this blazer as well and thought it was fab for the price! You look gorg dear and love the clutch! xx -Taj

  28. hello gorgeous, you’ve got a fab ensemble here! I love your blue chair too ;)

    Can’t wait to see if you will end up getting bangs. I am thinking about it as well but my face is too round for it I think.

  29. Just found you :) So happy. Coveting your clutch!!
    The Fashionable ESQ

  30. I love the feminine tuxedo look! You look great!


  31. Oh that tuxedo blazer is too perfect! I want one!

    See Me Rwar

  32. Mary Ann says:

    This outfit is great! I have a black maxi dress from several years ago that feels very dated, but if I fixed it up like you, I’d feel much more chic! Hmm…ideas!

  33. Clara Turbay says:

    Great and fun! Every time better!

  34. Love the maxi and tux combo.. very creative!

  35. Marianne M. says:

    love the black lapes of the white blazer and the fact that it is cropped with the maxi black dress and that clutch, oh that clutch

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