Fashion Friday: Black and White Classic & Chic Styles

When it comes to our fashion choices we are have our own tastes and styles. But so often we find inspiration everywhere, from perusing Pinterest (one of my favorite pastimes) to being inspired by looks on our favorite entertainers. This first edition of Fashion Friday is about Classic Black and White styles that are timeless and inspired by some favorite looks I’ve seen and have recreated- and affordably.

This first look is inspired by this one I found on Pinterest that is a classic as it gets- a Polka dot blouse, skinny jeans, and pumps. Red jeans or pants are a bold choice and very cute, but another color jean is just as pretty. For my look I went with a black jean and a pop of color in my heels as opposed to my jeans.

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The entire look includes:

LC Lauren Conrad Polka Dot Blouse from Kohls 
Jessica Simpson Kiss Me Black Wash Super-Skinny Jeans from Macy’s $59.90
Merona™ Women’s Favorite Tank  from Target $9.00
Kelly & Katie Caris Mary Jane Pump from DSW

The Blouse and Pumps are no longer available but here are some similar styles:


Original Fit Polka Dot Portofino Shirt $59.90

red pump

Kelly & Katie Delany Patent Platform Pump $29.95

black pump

Kelly & Katie Helena Pump $29.94

The outfit above was also inspired by this chic look below by Jennifer Morrison by simply adding a faux leather jacket.

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This jacket was a steal! I found it at Forever 21 for $20. It is no longer available, but check back periodically. It’s a classic style and more moto jackets will no doubt be available again.Meanwhile, I found some similar styles. If you can afford a real lather jacket I say go for it. But faux leather ones can be just as nice and a fraction of the price. Mine is super soft and obviously very affordable. Here are some more Black Faux Leather Jacket Similar Styles:

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Levi’s® Paper Pu Assym. Moto $69

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Women’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket – Black – Xhilaration $27.98

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Women’s Minimal Moto – Who What Wear ™ $44.99

boo jack


jessica jack

Classic leather-look jacket by Ellos® (Plus Size) $69.99-79.99

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Women’s Plus Size Minimal Moto Jacket – Who What Wear™ $49.99

Another classic black and white look that is inspired by the fair JMo is this one:

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Normally I would post the pic to compare, but I do not want to post paparazzi pics on my site. I saw this look online and you can find it if you wish to see it, but it won’t be shown here. But I can proudly say that my look is pretty close to hers. This is the same jacket from Forever 21, a black and white knit polka dot Xhileration dress from Target, Tall Black Aerosoles Boots and, blacks tights from Target. For a fun add of flair I am also wearing my Captain Hook replica necklace.


Mine was a gift which I believe was purchased from It’s Posh (aka Mr. Gold’s) in Vancouver. But you can find one just like it on Etsy: Captain Hook Pirate Necklace Once Upon A Time $15.73

Lastly, what is more timeless than the Chanel Black Quilted Flap Back. I must admire that seeing Jennifer’s love for hers recently inspired me to finally look for one myself. It truly is a beautiful purse, and this chic bag never goes out of style.

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The real thing is sadly out of my reach as a Chanel purse can be upwards of $6000!! I know most of us can hardly afford to splurge, but that does not mean you cannot find a similar style that is pretty and much more affordable. Here is my fabulous find!

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This purse that is ” Channeling chic sophistication” is the Women’s Quilted Crossbody Handbag with Turn Lock Closure and Chain Strap – Merona™ from Target for $29.99.

Here are some other similar styles:

express purse

Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag $49.90

dsw purse

Urban Expressions Sheena Crossbody Bag $29.95 (Available in Black)

So what are your favorite classic black and white looks? Who inspires your style? Are they any looks you all would like me to replicate? Sound off in the comments and let me know what you think of this first edition of Fashion Friday!!

Fashion Friday: Minnie Mouse Style

When it comes to fashion, there is not much that is as girly as Minnie Mouse style. The sweet and timeless character has provided inspiration for almost 90 years. Although her true love Mickey is arguably the most popular animated character of all time, and is seen in just about everything under the sun, Minnie is just as beloved and popular especially in the fashion world. Designers are always giving us new and beautiful clothes, jewelry and accessories inspired by this colorful character, and many a style blog or fashion magazine highlight these inspired fashions from official character pieces to ones that incorporate her style, from red and black fashion, to polka dots and bows in just about every color. In this post I will be highlighting some of my own Minnie Mouse fashion pieces and places you can get them, or ones quite similar.

One of my first “Minnie” fashion purchases was this red and white polka dot purse from the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort.


Not only is it adorable, but was affordable at around $40, and excellent quality, especially because it is not real leather. I have had this purse for almost 4 years and it still practically looks like new.  This particular purse must be still popular because during my last trip to the park in December it was still available to purchase in the Le Bat en Rouge shop in New Orleans Square, along with an array of other delightful Minnie apparel.

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If you can’t make it to the park, I found multiple listings on Ebay!
Disney Parks Minnie Mouse Barrel Style Purse (Value $40)
$45 (X), $29.99 (X), $55 (money goes to charity) (X)

Around the same time, I purchased some adorable bow earrings. They are costume jewelry but good quality and nicely sized, shown here alone, and with a penny to give you an idea.


These are no longer available but the style remains popular. If you feel like treating yourself, Pandora released very similar earrings that are even more beautiful.
Pandora Minnie Bow Earrings $75



Another World of Disney purchase was this Minnie Mouse Sequin Bow Sweater $54.95

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It is a thin sweater, but super cozy and soft. I love the sequin bow. They are very tightly woven and intricate and sparkle beautifully. Select sizes are still available on The Disney Store and I found a listing for size small on Ebay. Keep checking. More may pop up! Disney Store, Ebay $64.95

Lastly, I adore Lauren Conrad’s fashion line for Kohls. Her pieces are beautiful, feminine and do not break the bank. I have several tops and dresses from her line, include some of her many Disney inspired ones. She has done special tributes to Cinderella, Bambi, and you guessed it, Minnie Mouse, which so far has been my personal favorite. I purchased a red dress with a hat and bow pattern, and a coral blouse with a lace and polka dot peter pan collar, and mouse ear and polka dot pattern.

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These special inspired lines have limited runs, but as always you can always find listings on Ebay. Here is all of the Lauren Conrad Minnie Apparel available on Ebay.

Do you love Minnie inspired fashion as much as I do? What are some of your favorite pieces? Would you like to see more? Sound off in the comments 🙂