Black and White and Awesome

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sparkly top, black white and yellow patterned skirt

I have an obsession with black and white. When fall and winter comes around, I tend to have a uniform of my best black and white pieces, with a pop of color in the mix. So, imagine my delight when I found out that black and white would be a trend for this fall and winter. This gave me an excuse to go back to the closet (and the thrift store) and mix up some “keyboard fun!”

black sequin shirt, black, white and yellow skirt and arm candy

shirt: Forever 21/ skirt: Doki Geki

I snagged this black sequin shirt and this graphic skirt at Plato’s Closet for only 3 dollars each. I decided to tuck the shirt into the skirt since it was a bit slouchy. I wanted to make sure my waistline was prominent. I love that the skirt is a unique pattern and has pockets! Every dress and skirt should have pockets. For real.

black sequin shirt, black, white and yellow skirt and "arm candy"

I paired this outfit with some sweet arm candy. The black and white bracelets I got years ago from forever 21, and the sterling silver bracelet was gifted to me recently by a dear bloggy friend.

black patent leather cap toe heels by Miss Me

shoes: Miss Me

These shoes have always been one of my favorite pairs. They are made by Miss Me and are surprisingly comfortable. I love how they tie in the front to give it a 1940s vibe. I’d wear this outfit out on a fall dinner date with my husband or  night out with the girls.

Blazer by Wallis, Biggie Smalls tank, black cigarette pants

When it comes to black and white, there’s always room to add in a little grey. This awesome blazer is from Wallis Fashion. It was gifted to me during an event I attended in chicago a few weeks ago. This is definitely my more expensive piece in this outfit (62 dollars), but it’s well-structured and a neutral color.

grey blazer, floral lining and Biggie Smalls tank

Blazer: Wallis Fashion / Tank top: Forever 21

To funk up this daytime outfit, I threw on my Biggie Smalls tank and black skinny jeans. It’s edgy, fun and comfortable. The perfect outfit for a day in the city. If you want to be a little less adventurous, a basic white tee would look just as great under the blazer.

black and silver statement necklace, grey blazer, and biggie smalls tank top

Necklace and earrings: Fleurty Girl

This necklace was a great piece I grabbed from Fleurty Girl in New Orleans last weekend. I immediately fell in love with it. The shine of the silver brings a great pop to any outfit. This necklace would look great over a bright colored shirt. The necklace came with the silver-plated earrings i’m wearing, as well.

hunter green pumps with a silver pointy toe, from Target

Shoes: Target

To keep with the fall trend, I threw on these pointy-toe hunter green and silver pumps from Target. I got these on clearance last winter for 7 bucks. I’m so excited that hunter green is on trend this season; I’ll be wearing this out for the next few months.

black and silver statement necklace, grey blazer, Biggie Smalls tank and teeny weeny afro

So, the real question is: which black and white outfit is your favorite? Date night awesome or Daytime chic?

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My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 8.16.13

    I completely agree on the pockets!! EVERY dress and skirt should have them!!! Also I adore those green metallic tip pumps!!! I’ve got a pair of fushia ones but those green ones are calling my name!! 🙂

    • 8.16.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Anna! Now if I saw your fushia ones I’d want those. We should just swap lol.

  2. 8.16.13

    You have such great style. Teach me your ways!

    Part of my problem with accessories is my metal sensitivity. Sometimes I can wear a little and other times I can’t. I have some items that are wood, fabric, stones, or leather, but I miss the sparkle of metallic.

    • 8.16.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Anne, do you have an adversity to spray paint or mod podge? I’d find a cool wooden piece and spray it a great glossy metallic color. Seal it with mod podge and it will last for a long time!

  3. 8.16.13
    Clarissa said:

    OH EM GEE that Biggie shirt! I need it! lol Love your style, friend!

  4. 8.17.13
    GShiner said:

    You look so gorgeous in your black and white outfit.

  5. 8.17.13
    Tinytots said:

    I love your fashion ideas. I wish I have a lot of time to take care of myself. My small kids take up all my time.

  6. 8.17.13

    that skirt and sequin top is the business! so happy to have stumbled upon another frugal fashion blogger.

  7. 8.19.13

    I like the night time outfit, elegant looking!

  8. 8.19.13
    Cristine said:

    Love the skirt. The yellow detail is great. I would love to pair that with a yellow clutch that I have

  9. 8.19.13

    Love the Biggie Tee! Cute looks!

    • 8.19.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks so much, Trina!

  10. 8.19.13
    Susan said:

    I love the pop of the green colored shoes, a nice touch!

  11. 8.19.13
    Brett said:

    you look amazing. my favorite of all of this are the miss me shoes- i love the front ties. they are fabulous!

  12. 8.19.13

    oooh, fabulous black and white! Love those patent shoes too, and all the looks. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  13. 8.19.13
    LisaLisa said:

    Love all of the outfits, you look so cute! I too love Black and White for some reason it gives your body the slender look of elegance. Love the green & black pumps…now those are cute.

  14. 8.19.13
    Tia said:

    I’m a sucker for a Biggie T-shirt!

    • 8.19.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Me too! Biggie, Run DMC and Bon Jovi will always get my t-shirt approval 🙂

  15. 8.19.13

    I cannot choose. They are both smashing. Oh alright.. When you twist my arm I will choose the first, night out.
    Like you I am so fond of black and white, with a pop of colour. I have to add the colour as black and white is not really good for me.
    I found you through Visible Monday and will bookmark you. Although you are much younger than I am, you might come up with combinations I can copy (the best compliment anyone can give you) even though I am older. As I think you are doing a great styling job.

    • 8.19.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you so much for visiting, Grettje! Yes, I have to add in something bright or fun with a black and white outfit too. It dulls my skin to just wear a black and white outfit. I hope I can give you some inspiration and I’ll follow your blog as well.

  16. 8.19.13
    Jenny said:

    That black sequin top is to die for! Super cute and chic – most of all fun!


  17. 8.19.13
    Zalina said:

    Love the “biggie” outfit! I completely agree you look edgy, comfy chic. Great Job!

    • 8.19.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you Zalina!

  18. 8.20.13

    You have some highly tuned taste, young lady! Your black and white craving is right on the money, and right now. How much fun you must be having. I love everything I see on this blog … and I’m tickled to see the girly lining on your jacket … just a very cool touch. That necklace is just wonderful.
    Can’t/won’t choose between the looks … no, no …you can’t make me!

  19. 8.21.13

    wow, that leopard skirt and those bracelets are gorgeous

    • 8.21.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Marla!

  20. 8.22.13

    Love the Miss Me shoes – SO CUTE!

  21. 9.4.13
    Shana said:

    First of all…YOU are adorable…and WELCOME to Thrifters Anonymous!!! I AM LOVING everything here…I so love pockets in a dress…Your t-shirt..I need it..STAT…I got my friend edwina those pumps in blue from target! Love!!!
    Please keep sharing your finds…So excited to have you as a member!!!

    ColorBlind Blog Thrifters Anonymous Link Up!hana

    • 9.6.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Aww thank you Shana. I’m a thrift junkie, so i’m excited to start adding to the link up!

  22. 9.5.13

    Black and white is such a classic combination, I love the outfits but most especially the Mary Jane Bowtied shoes!

    • 9.6.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you! I’ve had those shoes for years and they never go out of style.