Sunday, June 27, 2010

summer black

usually it's not such a huge challenge wearing black in the summer, but this year every weekend in june had temperatures near record highs. light-colored clothing seemed to be the natural choice every time.

i did manage to break out the black once. i thought this Helmut Lang top, with its slinky fabric and open back, would be a good candidate for summertime black, especially when paired with some crisp white trousers.


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ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
Helmut Lang (original, pre-Theory, by Helmut Lang) halter top (from eBay)
Nom de Plume lace bustier tank (from Urban Outfitters)
Catherine Malandrino high-waisted trousers (from sample sale)
Luxirare consolidated bracelet (from shopluxirare.com)
Tres Fluo mini leather shopper (super old, from ooga booga store/LA)
Matt Bernson gladiator sandals

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p.s. updated the archive
p.p.s. i hope you'll excuse my schizophrenic dressing - i go from preppy to modern to girly from week to week, it's difficult for me to stick to one style aesthetic!

12 comments:

  1. Schizo style is the best - keeps it fresh :) xx

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  2. I totally understand the different modes of dress; my closet looks like I share it with 3 different people. Love that bag!

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  3. Lovely way to do black and white - it's become harder and harder for me to feel good about my black and white combinations.

    On another note, I continue to be obsessed with that bag. I've envied it since I first saw it on your stylediary many years ago. It's absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if you might consider posting some pictures of the stitching - I'm contemplating attempting to make my own.

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  4. thank you for showing black this way! I LOVE this!

    and i love that tres fluo bag so much...but that style is hard to find.

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  5. Cool look! Love that bag! :)

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  6. I sometimes feel like my style is a bit nutzo, too. But I think somehow it's a good thing to mix it up. I cannot get over the Luxirare bracelet. Glad you got it. And this outfit is perfect. I'm hugely into black and white this summer for some reason...
    xo

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  7. That bag is so sleek and beautiful, very you!

    Yea I usually only pull out the black for night but even that is rare in the summer.

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  8. One of the things I love about your blog is your penchant for totally different looks.

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  9. This is great! That HL tank is amazing! I also love the bracelet more and more. I should have bought it when I had the chance. Finally, I love all of your looks, but my faves are the ones with a lot of black.

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  10. nice outfit, you know how to do it!

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  11. As all over the place as your style is, there's a certain consistency- quality pieces, simple lines, very few patterns. I love the variation you manage to have while never looking costume-y.

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