Readers, it really warms my heart to share these photos with you today. They were taken by dear friend, Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking, who I met many years ago in Sevilla, Spain. Many moons ago, Andrea and I lived abroad together. Now back in our respective hometowns (Boston and Chicago), we have remained in contact and occasionally even get to visit in person! Our visit involved a lot of thrifting, photos, and snacking. It was a Sevilla to Chicago, black and white outfit and besties reunion- a joyful occasion indeed!
Top: Ann Taylor ($5, retails for approx $60)
Skirt: TJ Maxx ($12 marked down from approx $50)
Blazer: Forever 21 ($5, retails for approx $40)
Necklace: Asos via giveaway from Windy City Wardrobe
Shoes: Chanel via consignment ($140, retail for approx $500)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Finally! After many years of searching, I finally found a pair of Chanel flats on consignment. This was quite the search, and difficult to find a pair that was both my size and my price point! If you’re looking for a particular item, often times, staff will make note of what you are looking for and call you if anything comes in. I did not take this route, as I wasn’t aware of this option! But, now that I know, I think that’s a great way to save time if you’re on the hunt for something specific.
2) In an effort to convey “spring” in my looks, I’ve completely overlooked black and white spring looks! I think sometimes we all can think in a narrow way about our wardrobes: “spring is for pastels” or “no tights in spring.” But, really, anything goes! Black, white and neutrals can definitely be spring-y! If you’ve found yourself feeling limited in your “spring options,” consider broadening your horizons to encompass more of your closet into a variety of seasonal looks.
A big thank you again to Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking for her amazing friendship and photography skills!
I hope everyone is having a good week! Thanks so much for stopping by; I appreciate it so very much!
24 replies to “from sevilla to chicago (black and white outfit and besties)”
Adorable skirt and shoes!
I always click on your posts when they come up in my Reader, but I clicked even faster when I saw the shoes. The crisscrossing nude straps make them really unique — what a great find!
I’m obsessed with those shoes!
Thanks for the photo cred! I had so much fun photographing these amazing shoes and the whole outfit!!! Wish we could do this every week 🙂
I love your skirt! TJ Maxx has the best things 🙂
Great outfit. I love the idea to add that jacket to the skirt! So unexpected! http://www.highlatirudestyle.com
Great outfit and the shoes are lovely – and wow, the prices, amazing!
Black and white is such a great combo – it’s perfect for spring as it always looks so fresh. And congrats on finding Chanel flats! That must have been quite a search! 😀 I’m pretty certain you’re the queen of consignment shopping.
Cute outfit! Love the skirt! 🙂
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Hi sweety! Adorable outfit 😊
Those shoes are amazing! Such a great find! I think we were twinning this week, that skirt is fab!
Yay, I’m back from NOLA and I finally get to catch up again!! You look lovely, as you always do! Such a stunner!
Sending you much love!
Lovely outfit ♡
Cute flats! It’s so nice that you and Andrea have stayed in contact and were able to reconnect. How fun! Lovely look!
Such a great story. Love the outfit and the shoe’s are darling.
I love it when we become friends with complete strangers and the relationships blossoms and sustains through distance and everything! Those kind of friendships never fizzle out. I am absolutely LOVING Your skirt…totally wish I could wear/pull it off…. have a great weekend dear!
Amazing find dear, love the black and white striped skirt, what a fun and classic piece! Happy friday darling! 🙂 xo~ Lena
Love this whole outfit, love the skirt it’s gorgeous on you!
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Love the hint of gold you added in among the timeless black & white ensemble!
Cool photography too!
Cheers~ to friendship!
Love your necklace what a fun pop of color! 🙂 xo~ Lena
Cute skirt…you wont believe, i was looking for exactly same skirt though a longer one.You looking really fabulous in this outfit…loved the shoes & neckpiece too!
I love all the outfits you show on your blog!! Your are awesome!
oh, those shoes!!! ❤ ❤ ❤