Black and white and red all over

If I could wear a little black dress every day of the week I would. In fact, I usually do. Give me some bright lipstick, a great bag and my signature Karen Walker frames and I’m good to go. My wardrobe has primarily consisted of shades of black, white and grey for years; it’s not only classic, it’s easy.

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The High Line, NYC

I always feel polished when I slip on a little black dress, which is also an amazing choice for a minimalistic lifestyle. My go-to stores are H&M, Zara and ASOS for basics, Henri Bendel for accessories and Ulta for cosmetics (I love the variety of brands- both drug store and high-end).

There are many reasons I love black other than it being sophisticated and chic… it doesn’t give much thought, either!

Everything matches

Unless we’re talking about two shades of black that don’t blend together, you can’t go wrong with black-on-black. Black dress, black trench, black tote, black flats. An all-black outfit is also great when adding statement pieces; my personal favorites are pops of red or bright pink.

It’s easy to accessorize

I love accessorizing. An arm full of bangles, pearls, statement necklaces, bright bags or hats; all of my favorite outfit additions complement my simple wardrobe perfectly.

I always plan out my outfits for the week on Sundays, and surprise, surprise- they’re usually variations of black, white and red.

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Sunday morning outfit planning for the week

Black goes with any makeup

My favorite lip shades vary between shades of red, pink and coral. Here are a few of my favorites to complete my daily look:

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids “Shocking Coral” Although this is a bright shade, it’s my everyday color. The coral hue brings out the pink  in my cheeks and never fails to help me feel complete before heading out the door.

NARS “Schiap” This bright pink matte is a staple in my makeup bag. While it’s not a typical everyday lipstick, I wear it with confidence even when it’s to the office or running errands during the day.

e.l.f. “Velvet Rope” I love e.l.f. cosmetics- they’re great and don’t break the bank. This is a fun red with an orange undertone, bringing me to my next pick…

Make Up For Ever Rogue Intense #40 This has been my go-to red lipstick for years. The orangey tone makes it bold and bright, perfect for both day and night.

It’s coffee-stain proof

Anyone that knows me rarely will find me without a coffee cup in my hand. I can caffeinate morning, noon and night, so you can imagine that I spill from time to time (more regularly than I would like to admit). I carry a Tide stick with me at all times, but with black, no need for instant stain removal! Have to love it.

Black is slimming

Whenever I’m having an off day I throw on a black top, black leggings and boots. Forgiving, chic and sassy; can’t beat that. You’ll leave the house looking like you tried much harder than you did.

For those who are with me on the all-black train, I stumbled on this article about women who wear black. Accurate, if you ask me!

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New York Public Library, FIfth Avenue

 

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