Pattern Black & White



On Dr. Martin Luther King Day I went to The Adler Planetarium.  I wanted to explore civil rights in the world a little differently.  I reflected on Dr. king’s speech “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top.” You can read my reflection in  I’ve Been To The Mountain Top in 2016.

In getting ready I got to thinking about black and white everything even in how I dress.  The ying and the yang of the bold colors.  I then went a step further with the pattern on pattern.  I’ve had these fab AVA ViV pieces for weeks now.  I wasn’t in a rush to wear them because classic looks will never get old. I love that I can wear this outfit anytime.  I could wear this pattern on pattern look to a daytime casual lunch and look just as great at any blogger event. My signature lip clutch adds a great pop of color against the black and white.  I added a gold necklace to bring a glow to the low.  If you know me then you know I’m never far from my hat.

I felt bold in this pattern on pattern look.  The AVA VIV look fits comfortably.  I would say go a size up in the pants because they are slim fit.  Also, the pants are meant to be ankle length being 5ft even their not ankle length with me, lol.  The shirt runs true to size.

If you’re not as adventurous as me and can’t see yourself in a pattern on pattern look.  The top and bottom are sold separately and would look great with solid pieces also.













Top: Target ♦ Pants: Target ♦ Hat – Nordstrom (similar) ♦ Necklace – Kohl’s (similar) ♦ Clutch – Nordstrom (similar) ♦ Belt – Lane Bryant (similar) ♦ Shoes – Nordstrom (similar)

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Black and white

My full pattern look was inspired by my blogger boo @outofthecorner.  Her outfit is from Target‘s AVA VIV line also.




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