June 3, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

Trend Watch | Black + White

I’m collaborating today with Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls and Susan of Ava Grace’s Closet to bring you our takes on one of this season’s hot trends – black and white.

Black and white epitomizes simple, classic elegance.  It’s perfect for dressing up but equally at home in a casual look like the weekend outfit I wore HERE.

Black and White Dress Full

Black and White Dress 34

Black and White Dress Close

Black and White Purse

Black and White Shoes

Black and White Dress Full 2

[Dress:  Maggy London/Shoes:  Enzo Angiolini/Purse:  Steve Madden/Sunnies:  Michael Kors/Earrings:  c/o Silver Speck/Bracelets:  c/o In Pink]


Be sure to stop by and check out Kristin’s and Susan’s black and white looks too!

It’s Your Turn:  Are you on board with the black and white trend?  If so, what’s your favorite way to wear it?

Getting my pretty on today with Fashion Informant, Friday’s Five, Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fancies, The Pleated Poppy, Shanna, Anything & Everything, Style Sessions, Real Girl Style, Visible Monday, Monday Mingle and YOLO Monday.

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  • OH MY GOODNESS! You look soooooooooooooooo chic! Love that dress on you and the heels are perfect!

  • You look so chic! This is such a timeless look, I just love it.

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  • Love the heels! Black and white is so timeless, I am drawn to classic styles since they tend to look great on everyone.

  • Two words – elegant and classy! Beautiful post!

  • You look stunning! So classy and elegant in your dress and sunglasses. I love this!

  • Seriously gorgeous today Alison! I love that dress. Perfection!
    Thanks for playing today…it was fun. xo

  • You are so amazingly beautiful! I love that dress on you. I am on board with B&W! I love ky! My favorite way to wear it is colorblocking, but patterns and stripes don’t upset me either 🙂

  • Gorgeous! That dress is killer. Love how we both went for a bright lip!

  • Marla Robinson

    You look so classy. Love that outfit.

  • Suzanne

    Super chic outfit


  • That is probably one of the most classic dresses I have ever seen! It is gorgeous!

  • You look classy and elegant, gorgeous!

  • A picture of elegance, with the red lips and nails adding to the immaculate styling.

  • Looking stunning, Madame! You look like you are ready to take a stroll down Parisian lane and have stop over Laduree for coffee! Oh, la la.. tres chic!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  • Love the dress! Beautiful. I am actually wearing black and white to the office today, so your timing is perfect. I saw an article in Lucky magazine about the black/white/green trend, so I have paired a black pencil skirt, basic white T and a emerald green blazer…I think I look pulled together for a Monday. Love the blog and I get a ton of ideas to mix and match with my current wardrobe.

  • Whew…..so hot & looking like a glamazon from head to toe Alison!!!!


  • Katie

    Love that dress! It is so flattering on you!

    Style Diary

  • Stunning! ready for lunch in Paris, I think. Thanks for sharing your elegant look with Visible Monday.

  • Awfully elegant. And great, artistic design.

  • CC

    You look so classy and elegant! Very much like Audrey Hepburn. 🙂

  • This is very glamorous and “Jackie O”- love it!

  • Alison, you look so chic! Those shoes are just stunning! Hope your week is off to a great start. 🙂

  • What a chic look Alison! Love. What shade of polish are you wearing? So pretty!

  • Somebody is giving Jackie O a run for her money..this is PERFECTION Alison….seriously.
    Love it!!!

  • hl

    You look so cute! One of my fave looks so far. So chic and elegant.

  • SO pretty and classic, I love it! Great collab idea ladies!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic’d

  • I love black and white as a background for my jewelry (or other accessories) to really pop 🙂 Plus, it’s simple – black and white ALWAYS go together! This dress is great, too… reminds me of the cut-out style that I don’t quite have the confidence to pull off, but the white adds a little modesty…

  • i love it! it really suits you and you look fabulous!

    Delightful Ideas
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  • WOW! Absolutely stunning, Alison!
    The dress, the styling, your hair, your accessories. I rea,ly love everything about it.
    What an elegant and sophisticated look!

    Lady of Style

  • This dress is gorgeous!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • These pictures of you are absolutely stunning!!! Black and white must be YOUR look. Although you look good in just about anything… xoxo jules

  • Ada

    You look Gorgeous. Your LBD with the White Trim is Truly Fabulous!! Loving the Peep Toe Pumps, also.

  • So sleek and sexy lady!! You are gorgeous my friend!!!

  • I love black and white. Such a classic combination. Love your dress and those shoes are gorgeous.

    Don’t forget to link up this Thursday for my Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link up.



  • You can never go wrong with black and white! Such a classic combo. That dress is fabulous on you!


  • Your pictures are gorg. I’ve always been a fan of black & white, so simple, yet elegant at the same time.

  • You look like a professional model in that picture. So chic and timeless. I so love this dress and shoes on you.

  • Wow..speechless!! Such a chic, beautiful look! Love this dress and overall style and feel of this outfit! So Parisian!! Bravo! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  • Love it. I have always love simple, chic looks. You pulled this one off nicely. Gorgeous.

  • So pretty! I love it!

  • You look beautiful, so chic and glam! Love it!

    xo Lulu

  • I could see Audrey Hepburn in this!

  • Been thinking of black and white and how to combine the classic combination in new ways. Here is how it is done! Instructive and you are beautiful while doing the instructing. Seems like modern cuts and design is the key, rather than anything too referential. Plenty of structure and fresh detail.
    I’m not only instructed, I’m inspired!

  • You look gorgeous Alison! So classy and chic. Black and White is such an amazing combo – I actually rely on that color pairing when I’m in a rush or am uninspired by my wardrobe. It always looks fresh and put-together. Great job, girl!

    Merch Maven

  • You look like you have just stepped out of an old Hollywood movie. Just stunning!

  • Black and white always look so chic and elegant
    Love the dress you are wearing

  • What a great look Alison! You look so chic & sophisticated.


  • Gorgoeus classic look Alison! You wear it so well! 🙂 Ax


  • Gorgeous monochrome pairing! Love the shoes so much!

  • That dress looks stunning on you! Black and white is so classic.

  • What a gorgeous dress! You look beautiful 🙂

  • I love this dress!!! You look so gorgeous and sophisticated!

    Sunny with A Side of…

  • The black and white trend is definitely one of my faves! 🙂
    Fashion, Trends & More

  • Black and white is such a classic combination. You look lovely girl! xo

  • The dress is fabulous on its own, but you make it look even better! Your accessories (the shoes!), nail polish, hairstyle and smile all combine in one drop-dead gorgeous outfit!!

  • You are so gorgeous!! I’m a huge fan of black & white. This dress is perfect on you. I featured black & white on my Monday post.

  • You look gorgeous! A bit like Audrey Hepburn! 🙂

  • Jo

    I am in love with you dress.. I am crazy about black and white dresses and your is just lovely..

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  • I love black and white!! And your right you can dress it way up or you can be complete casual! 🙂

  • I absolutely LOVE this look. So elegant!

  • I always love the black and white trend! so chic, classic, always in style!

    xx, alicia
    river city chic

  • black & white dress + red lips = timeless.

  • Absolutely love the dress. I’m a sucker for anything black and white, but this look is styled to perfection. You look amazing!!

    The Classy Cubicle

  • This is a gorgeous look, loving it 🙂

  • You look gorgeous! I love this look.