Black & White + Turquoise
Hello and cheers to Friday! Today I’ve got a new spring outfit that could be work wear for some settings, and it’s something I’d wear to church or out to dinner.
This black and white portofino shirt is from Express, and I really like it. I don’t usually wear button-down shirts because they tend gape across the chest, or the collared neckline seems masculine to me, but this one is perfect because of the flattering way it creates a v-neckline and the lack of gapeage.
I really think gapeage should be a word.
I carried an off-white bag because I like how it blends into the neutral tones of the outfit.
For jewelry, I went with my 3-disc necklace and ball drop earrings. I like how this necklace fills a v-neckline and goes with so many different earrings.
My earrings are from J.Crew and they’re old, but this pair from Loft is a great option and they’re on sale!
This shirt is on the longer side, so I did a front-tuck to create balance.
For size reference, I have the medium. Express seems to be cut for younger women so I always need to size up in their tops.
I scoured the internet looking for similar turquoise pumps, and I found these SJP for $350. If you’re in the mood to splurge, they are certainly gorgeous, but a reader just pointed me to this Michael Kors pair at Macy’s for $99, which is much friendlier to the pocketbook. You could also shop your closet for a different color shoe — another bright color or a pastel would work equally well. Anything goes with a black and white outfit!
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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