from sevilla to chicago (black and white outfit and besties)

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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!

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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)

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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. 

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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!

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Andrea!

I hope everyone is having a good week! Thanks so much for stopping by; I appreciate it so very much!

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24 thoughts on “from sevilla to chicago (black and white outfit and besties)

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    -Rebecca

  3. 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!

  4. 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!
    ❤ Ruchi

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