Back in Black and White

During Basel, I sat in on a lunch for Harper’s Bazaar where I got word that black and white stripes and patterns were going to be en vogue for spring. Let’s be honest, even if they weren’t, I was still going to wear them anyway. But knowing they were filled me with the kind of joy you get when you find the last pair of size 7s on the clearance rack.

I have a block of my closet dedicated  to the color combo. Some of it is new. Most of it is vintage. Here’s an example I unearthed for a wedding I attended this past weekend when it was way cold and I needed sleeves. It wants to be Pucci, but it isn’t, but that’s OK because it is still on point for the season. Funny how something I scored it at thrift store adventure in Fort Lauderdale a decade ago has made it through endless closet edits. It’s just a color combo that stands the test of time. I’ve managed to hang on to it longer than the store I got it from stayed in business.

Last time I wore it without a belt and dainty heels. This go-round I added a leather obi from Alexis and some booties. Next time, I’m thinking red belt. After that, maybe a little yellow thrown in here and there. The way I see it, this dress has staying power.

{Vintage dress. Alexis belt. Cynthia Rowley booties.}

Photographed by David Marc Harris.