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Woohoo, it’s Friday, and S H O C K E R! No bold colors today!

Today I felt like wearing a simple & classic look (and yes, this might be weather related!). Sometimes, wearing black and white just feels necessary. Every time I wear black I instantly feel ‘clean’, and – call me crazy one this one – ‘uncluttered’. Effortlessly chic. Well put together.

Always the overdresser, my sense of minimalism here actually isn’t so minimal — since it includes some leopard print (I just wanted to add some extra contrast). And guess what?! I wore this ensemble to the office, and let me tell you: This maxi skirt is perfect for long stretches at your desk.

As always, thanks for reading & have a relaxing weekend! See you back here on Monday!

shopthepost12SKIRT: H&M (old, similar here) | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | JACKET: Boutique from Germany (similar here for UNDER $50!) | HAT: Boohoo c/o (sold out, similar here) | SCARF: H&M (old, similar here) | HANDBAG: GiGi New York c/o

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106 Comments

  1. January 16, 2015 / 7:37 AM

    I love the black and white and how you added the leopard scarf to it! Happy weekend love! xx

    • January 16, 2015 / 9:06 AM

      Thanks, Amy!! Have a great weekend, love! xoxo

    • January 16, 2015 / 9:06 AM

      Becca, thank you! It means a lot coming from you!! xoxo

  2. January 16, 2015 / 8:22 AM

    I love the detailing on the jacket and that skirt is so pretty! That leopard scarf is the perfect touch!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  3. January 16, 2015 / 8:25 AM

    Loooooove that jacket!!
    And yes, I’m a firm believer that maxis skirts and dresses can indeed be worn in the winter.

    • January 16, 2015 / 9:05 AM

      Thanks, Dana! Always so nice to hear from you! xoxo

  4. January 16, 2015 / 9:57 AM

    Hi Vanessa! Happy Friday, sweetie! I just adore this look! I love you in bright colors, but this neutral pallette is also fabulous. That skirt is amazing and very flattering! You look gorgeous my friend! I hope you have a great weekend:) xx Lauren http://www.ginnysclosetblog.com

    • January 16, 2015 / 1:14 PM

      Hi Lauren! You are always so sweet, thanks much! Happy weekend!! xoxo

  5. January 16, 2015 / 10:11 AM

    So pretty! I love this neutral look on you and appreciate the pop of color you incorporated by adding the leopard scarf. Have a good weekend!

    • January 16, 2015 / 1:13 PM

      Thanks, Asa! Truly appreciate your sweet comments! xozo

  6. Jess
    January 16, 2015 / 11:26 AM

    You are amazing! You make everything LOOK GOOD! I want to live in your closet, seriously! xx

  7. January 16, 2015 / 12:34 PM

    Lovely look! I love your style!
    Victoria | GlamFizz

  8. January 16, 2015 / 1:41 PM

    This outfit is perfection!!! Love the skirt with the faux leather jacket! You look stunning my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great Friday!

    xx Pam
    http://www.thegirlfrompanama.com

  9. January 16, 2015 / 1:49 PM

    I was looking forward to this amazing outfit. I love love this skirt and how you styled it with edgy jacket. You look good in everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend sweetie. Love, Mel
    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

  10. January 16, 2015 / 2:35 PM

    I absolutely adore this! You look perfect! The white skirt is so beautiful and the black jacket is so cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

    • January 16, 2015 / 4:10 PM

      Thanks so much, Meggie! Happy weekend! xoxo

  11. January 16, 2015 / 5:11 PM

    Really beautiful and well-structured look! I love the bag so much! Btw your photos are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. January 16, 2015 / 6:11 PM

    Amazing post, dear! Have a great weekend:)

    theprintedsea.blogspot.com

  13. January 16, 2015 / 7:03 PM

    That tote is so awesome! Absolutely love the monogram!

  14. January 16, 2015 / 7:44 PM

    You look very chic. I know what you are saying. For some of us who love bold colors and details staying minimal with our outfits is not that easy but I think that is a good thing. I love the addition of leopard scarf to your outfit.
    xo
    Elmira
    http://www.wellputtogetherstylebyelmira.com

  15. January 17, 2015 / 3:26 AM

    Perfection in black and white. I love the cute jacket and the skirt. You look uber chic. Happy Saturday!!

    xx

  16. Cora
    January 17, 2015 / 3:35 AM

    this outfit is the most I like,..you look stunning,..black and white is my favorite..Happy Weekend my love..

  17. January 17, 2015 / 6:10 AM

    Love the bag with the skirt and you’re brave to have a cream purse! I am so bad to my purses I throw them around like a sack of potatoes so it’s only black for me! haha

    http://www.danikamaia.com

  18. January 17, 2015 / 7:03 AM

    Marvellous! Once again, you look super stunning in B&W! Love love this look, V! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy weekend! xo
    vivian | twoward.com

  19. January 17, 2015 / 8:37 AM

    Super! Girl, I love it! The maxi skirt is a dream! Great job! Have a lovely weekend! Check out my latest outfit blog post!

    xx

    Mary

    http://marypolka.com/

  20. January 17, 2015 / 9:41 AM

    This look is gorgeous! And both pairs of sunnies are fantastic (and can you go wrong with Gigi bag? I think not!). Beautiful and perfect, as always!!

    Sed Bona

  21. January 17, 2015 / 7:09 PM

    Love this look, its such a simple yet a chic look. Love the color palette you chose for this look.

  22. January 18, 2015 / 9:24 AM

    I adore this look, it’s perfection!
    Thank you for your pleasant comment on my blog. You have a beautiful blog and now I wonder if you want to follow each other?

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • January 19, 2015 / 9:28 AM

      Thank you, love! Means so much from YOU! xoxo

  23. January 19, 2015 / 2:26 AM

    I LOVE how you styled the maxi skirt here to make it winter-appropriate. If I had this skirt I would have never thought it possible to wear in January but you did it successfully! I am not much of a minimalist either, so to me leopard is “minimal” as well ๐Ÿ™‚ You look beautiful, as always!
    Cami

    Camellda Lynn

    • January 20, 2015 / 9:22 AM

      Thanks much, Melina!! Means a lot! xoxo

  24. January 20, 2015 / 8:41 PM

    Wonderful outfit from head to toe! I love the scarf, I have a similar one ๐Ÿ™‚ and the handbag. I love Gigi New York. Hope you have a lovely day! XO, Maria

    http://theclassifiedchic.com/

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