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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!

    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com

  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!

    XoXo,
    Ashley
    AsassyWoman.Com

  5. pjlatte says:

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

    Follow me & my bags, shoes, and all things dainty at:
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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: http://www.fashionoclast.com/2009/07/cubavera-and-great-shirt-quest.html

    Cheers!

  7. Haute Eyes says:

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

    xo
    Caitlin
    http://hauteeyes.com

  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
    xoxo
    a_c’est moi
    lamodeouicestmoi.blogspot.com

  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!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

  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

    http://stylishwithabudget.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-blog-award.html

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

    Your photos look great. What camera do you use?

    coffeebreakcrn.blogspot.com

    • 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!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  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
    *BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

  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!
    http://www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

  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!!
    xo
    The Fashionable ESQ

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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

    xx
    Krissie

    http://thecriminallyexensive.blogspot.com

  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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