We’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve party and the dress requested is “Black and White”. You might as well have told me to wear a potato sack. I know it’s classy and can be chic but for someone who likes color and who already had her outfit picked out I am in a bit of a dilemma.
Here’s what I’ve put together on my Stylebook app of items I already own. I have some dressy wool black J Crew shorts but Husband nixed those so pants it is.
1) J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Black, J Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps, Grande Crystal Drops Necklace
2) J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Black, J Crew Tipped Silk Tee in Windowpane, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps
3) J Crew Sequin Shawl Collar Sweater, J Crew Ruffled Rhinestone Top, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps
4) J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Black, Kate Spade Shannon Top, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps
So I need your help. Which outfit should I wear? I haven’t put any of these on together so the Schoolboy Blazer may not work with the Satin Pants or the Satin Pants not go with the Sloane Velvet Pumps.
Do you have any other ideas for Black and White outfits? I have the Scalloped Dress in Black and the Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe in Black but would definitely wear tights with either of them. Of course, my original outfit was built around the Gold Stripe Mini Skirt
Three new silk tees arrived online during some new arrivals and I decided on trying the Tipped Silk Tee in Windowpane. I ordered the 8 Petite and probably should have ordered the regular size 8. The 8 Petite fit great through the waist but the sleeves were tight on me and it was a bit snug across the chest. You can see just a touch of pulling in the first pic.
The Silk Tee felt great on. The silk feels very nice against the skin. It is not lined and has a back keyhole with button. I was able to just slip the tee on without unbuttoning it.
The side view is where I found this the most unflattering and made me realize the regular size 8 would be best.
Here you can see the pulling on the arms and across the back.
I do like this tee and hope my store has a size 8 in this print for me to exchange. I’m still trying to get the hang of the J Crew Petite sizing. I found my blazer size in the 10 Petite but pants and shirts are still a bit hit-or-miss.