Black & White Summer Outfit

Well hello Tuesday! I for one am happy Monday is over and done with. That rain was depressing. Unfortunately the clouds are still hovering, but it’s supposed to burn off this afternoon and be pretty and hopefully warmer. I want summer back! As much as we’ve been talking about fall fashion, I am not ready for the cool weather just yet.

So we actually shot an outfit over the weekend. How about that!?! This pleat front top came in my last Trunk Club, and I am finally getting around to wearing it. Isn’t it funny how that happens sometimes? Usually when I get something new, I wear it right away, but I haven’t had the right occasion for this one yet.

Black and White Summer Outfit with Yellow Tassel Clutch

This could be a nice work wear piece (it looks nice layered under a blazer or cardigan) and it also works with jeans for dinner out. I never get tired of a black and white outfit in the summertime, so I paired it with white jeans for a crisp late-summer date night outfit.

Black & White Summer Outfit with Yellow Tassel Clutch and White Pumps

This top is thin and soft and has a nice drape to it. It definitely requires a darker bra or you will see through it, but otherwise it doesn’t require an under layer.

Black & White Summer Outfit with Yellow Tassel Clutch

I decided to wear white pumps to keep the white going and elongate the line of the leg. Since the top is kind of long, wearing white heels with the white jeans helps balance out the proportions of the outfit.

Black and White Summer Outfit with Yellow Tassel Clutch and White Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps

FYI, these white Paige Verdugo jeans got restocked. If you recall, I’ve been linking to the same style with a raw hem for a while, but the more classic style is back. YAY! I love and adore these white jeans. They have stayed white through many wears and washings and they hold their shape beautifully, but I do advise sizing up. For reference, I have the size 30 in these, and I normally wear 29 in Paige jeans and a 28 in AG and some other brands.

These pumps are by Sam Edelman, and they’re quite comfortable plus they look really good on. I wore them on Saturday night with blue jeans and a printed top for a dinner date with my husband, and I also like them with dresses.

White Jeans and White Pumps

This yellow tassel clutch offers the perfect pop of color to keep the outfit light and summery. It sold out during the #NSale, but just this morning I notice it has been restocked. It also comes in black and grey.

Yellow Leith Suede Tassel Clutch #NSale 2017

For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in the top. It is kind of long, though, under the arms as well as the overall length, so perhaps I could get away with a small. You may want to size down if you tend to run between sizes.

Black and White Summer Outfit

I kept my jewelry simple with a mixed metal pendant necklace and some Alex and Ani bangles, but I was thinking it would be fun to add some more colorful jewelry to this outfit. Yellow statement earrings would be cute!

Black & White Summer Outfit with Yellow Tassel Clutch and White Pumps

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pleat front v-neck top // Paige Verdugo ankle skinnies (similar for less + 40% off with code OHYES) // white pumps // yellow clutch // Luna pendant // Alex and Ani bangles // similar watch // nail polish: CND Beckoning Begonia

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32 Responses

  1. Love this shirt. I just went online right now and ordered it. They have petite sizes in it which I ordered since you mentioned that it was a little long. Thanks!

  2. This outfit is so classy, Jo-Lynne!!! I have to admit, I would have sworn that top was navy, but I’m sure it’s just my monitor–in fact, I even went back up to the title to check! ha ha!! My mom (the 70+ model on my blog) sometimes struggle with the difference between navy and black—and then we laugh and say if we can’t tell, then hopefully no one else can either!!!
    And the pop of yellow with that purse is amazing!! Any purse would look great, but since my favorite color is yellow—that one really made me smile!!

  3. Love the pop of color with the black & white. Also like the pink flowers I can see in the background on the left, what a great shot! Are you sure you aren’t 6′ tall?? Between the jeans and your heels, your legs look soooo long!! Beautifully done! ????

  4. Looking good today, Jo-Lynne! I had to chuckle because I have the exact same outfit laid out to wear today to work (in retail!!). My white pants are actually a pull-on knit pant from Women with Control, (QVC) and they are the best white pants I have to wear with tunics. Very close-fitting and thick, better than a legging.. Wearing my black, cap-sleeved J. Jill tunic and a big multi-colored chunky statement necklace! Now to find some cute shoes to go with it, maybe in a color from the necklace! Yes, the sun is supposed to make an appearance today!!!!

  5. Yes glad Monday is over. It was raining and gloomy in Texas all day yesterday. Cute outfit but the top looks Navy in the picture, are you sure you got a black one? I’ve had to ask someone else in a store if something is black or dark Navy. Lol

  6. Wearing the heels with this outfit is spot on! And the yellow clutch is the perfect punch of color. I have just about made it thru this summer without white pants without any regrets, since I have the nice long white shorts, so I’m not tempted to buy the ones you have on. That’s a good thing since I just ordered a pair of Vionic taupe western booties from DSW, but they were marked down $60, which is good for that brand, and I had $15 worth of coupons and free shipping.
    This is the beginning of Day 3 without our central air. Hopefully, the guy does make the drive to buy the part today and makes it back here for the install before bedtime. The good news is that there’s no sun today, and we are to have more rain than yesterday, so it’s more pleasant living on the front porch. Thank goodness for our big industrial fan, if we need to cool off.
    Have a blessed day!

  7. I’m with everyone else the top looks navy on my monitor. I, too, had to go back and check the title. Lol. At any rate it looks great and the white jeans with white pumps makes you look so much taller.

  8. Always, always, always love black and white. That top is really cute and looks super comfy. Love how it can be dressed up or down. That clutch is cute and I should have probably picked one up, but I had to draw the line and stop myself. I think my husbands eyes were about to roll out of his head as it was…LOL Happy Tuesday!

  9. I love today’s outfit. Something about navy and white that is such a pretty combo. The yellow clutch also adds some pretty pop.

    1. LOL, everyone is saying that. I can see what you’re seeing – it must be something about the lighting and the way the pictures are exposed. Either way, navy or black, the outfit works. 🙂 I actually like the idea of navy and white with a yellow bag, so let’s go with that. 🙂

  10. Cute outfit, colors pop!

    The neckline is lovely, but maybe not for me. I looked in the mirror one recent morning and suddenly I have chest wrinkles!

    What’s a girl to do?

    I’ve taken great care of my skin, but can’t believe the wrinkles on my chest.

    Any miracle cures Jo-Lynne?


    1. Girl. I suddenly have signs of sun damage that I never had before. Just all popped out on my chest this year. I do tend to burn my chest a lot when I don’t realize it. I am more careful now and I sunscreen my chest every morning along with my face to avoid unexpected sun exposure/damage but it’s too late. It looks bad. 🙁

      There are some things that are supposed to help with the chest wrinkles (I know that’s coming next) but they are pricey and sound like a pain. Besides, I can just imagine my husband coming to bed and finding me with these pads on my chest. Haha! This is the site, if anyone is interested: https://www.siobeauty.com/

  11. Pretty outfit! I agree your hair looks very nice – thicker and longer. I have very fine hair like yours.- what’s your secret?

    1. Thank you! It is actually thinning again, which is frustrating. I went off my thyroid meds (doc said he didn’t think I needed them) but I noticed my hair falling out more so I am going back on them. I am also using Monat hair care, which I thought was helping, but now I think it was the thyroid meds that may have been helping. It is hard to know. I am cutting some length off today, and hoping that helps it look thicker. Thanks for saying it looks nice! I am always self conscious about it.

  12. Love the yellow clutch and I too thought Navy top. 🙂 I just can’t get into white pumps. Its so 80’s to me. I don’t even like heel pumps with skinny jeans. You look great however. So put together and cute.

  13. I was on the fence about white pumps when you styled them a while ago. But wow, Jo-Lynne, the way you styled them with your white jeans has changed my mind. They make your legs look endless!! Well done.
    A thought on neck and chest wrinkles: I’ve been using Lancome’s Advanced Genifique youth activating concentrate for two years now and I can’t believe how great my neck and chest look now.

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