(ABOVE) I love pink with black and white.  It’s such a crisp, bright combination.

I don’t wear black that much during the day, but when I do I seem to do it several times in a row, as evidenced by this weekend.  Yesterday’s post was a black and white striped tee with a black puffer vest and today’s is this black cardigan and black and white floral skirt, which I’ve had for years and love.

I tend to like looks that are either bright and happy or soft and feminine.  So when I wear black I try to make it fit one of those two categories.  With the black puffer vest I softened the look with light wash jeans and brown accessories (see it here).  With this outfit I brightened it with white and gold sea-inspired accessories and a very bright pink tote. ~Janis Lyn Johnson

WHAT I WORE (Details and Links)

SKIRT: Ann Taylor, Past Season (Cute Alternatives Ann Taylor or Ann Taylor Loft) / TOP: Lilly Pulitzer, Silk, Past Season (Alternative Ann Taylor Loft or Ann Taylor) / CARDIGAN: Talbots, Past Season (Similar Ann Taylor) / BAG: Ralph Lauren, Leather Grommet Tote, Shocking Pink (Currently On Sale) / SHOES: Lindsay Phillips, Leather Ballet Flats, With Interchangeable Shoe Embellishments / WATCH: Michele, Diamond CSX, Quite Old (Similar On Sale Bloomingdale’s) / EARRINGS: Costume, Quite Old / SEA LIFE BRACELET: Costume, Quite Old (Alternatives Alex and Ani or Heidi Daus) / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Hemp Organic/Colorganics, Ruby, and ZuZu Luxe, Lipgloss, Cosmoplitan / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)


(ABOVE)  This Ann Taylor skirt is quite old. See a current black and white Ann Taylor skirt here.


(ABOVE) Michele Diamond CSX watch, about 12 years old.  See a similar one on sale at Bloomingdale’s.



(ABOVE) This Ralph Lauren pink leather Grommet Tote is currently on sale.


(ABOVE) Lindsay Phillips black leather ballet flats, with interchangeable shoe clips.



(ABOVE) On my lips I combined Hemp Organics/Colorganics lipstick in the color Ruby with ZuZu Luxe lipgloss in Cosmopolitan.

YouTube Video of My Outfit