Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Black and White








     Knit dresses for the summer are so easy. I like wearing them because of the effortless care plus they are cool in temperature. Worn with comfortable sandals and a pretty handbag, I'm ready to go just about anywhere.

     Yes, like you, I adore clothes and probably always will. Like my paintings, I see each post as a fashion tale to share with you. I'm enjoying getting to know the vast variety of bloggers and take pleasure sharing my weekly adventures into my one woman mini fashion productions.

     Carelia of My Small Wardrobe is a blogger I admire in the large pool of 40 plus ladies. I find her posts inspiring because she takes an item, say a hat or a pair of shorts, and builds a post around doing something fun like taking a trip and even going fishing! 

dress--london times
shoes --kenneth cole reaction
necklace--vera wang
purse--catz madris 

links
mingle monday
my thrifty chic
style elixir
transatlantic blonde
the pleated poppy
the tiny heart
peacoats and plaid
not dead yet style
   

     

40 comments:

  1. Well Ann, your aesthetic is on my short list of those I admire. I agree with you about knit dresses. Most of mine have become too big after losing weight so I'm on the hunt for more. I love the one you're wearing and the Vera Wang necklace is beautiful as well.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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    1. Thanks Alicia. Put the dress in the washing machine, no ironing and roll it in a ball for traveling. It doesn't get any better than that for summertime clothing maintenance!

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  2. Black and white AND it's a wrap dress! So stylish Ann. I also love just how easy a knit dress is to wear, the beauty of it being that you feel as fresh in it at the end of the day as you did when you first headed out in the morning:) And again, what beautiful photos.

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  3. This dress looks fabulous on you and I'm sure you could conquer anything in it :)
    Your photos are just beautiful. I need to take a class. I am continuously battling the glare in mine, as we have many windows in our home. Hopefully, more will be taken outside now!

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  4. Omg Ann!! I feel honored to inspire you and be mentioned in your great post. I must say your sophistication and elegance is definitely inspiration for me. Perhaps in this post, you managed to look refined, yet chic by wearing one statement accessory with your beautiful printed dress.
    Carelia.

    Mysmallwardrobe.com

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    1. Just spreading the love--I think you do a great blog!

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  5. What a fun backdrop! And I love London Times. So many fun things to look at in this post. Thanks for sharing on #MondayMingle

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  6. Fabulous print on that dress, and what an amazing backdrop you've found!

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  7. You do find such unique backgrounds! The dress is lovely - all those chains make me think of the Beatles' song Chains. And such an original necklace, too.

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    1. Hey thanks Val! I live a couple of miles from the Minnesota State fair grounds. It's filled with wacky permanent stands for all the different vendors. This on is a fifties inspired restaurant. The colors and graphics are fun plus no people this time of year so I feel free to try all types of poses!

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  8. Black and white perfection, dear Anne.
    You and your backdrops are always a piece of art.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  9. Your gorgeous wrap dress reminds me of a black and white dress I have and love - this looks fabulous on you, Ann!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks Annette. This dress is a faux wrap design. I have several wrap dress and they always need rewrapping as the day goes on. This dress just slips over the head and belt just ties over the top.

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  10. I love the pattern in that dress.

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  11. This is a really nice blog, very inviting, fascinating and awesome photographs! I definitely need to follow this blog for inspiration, I admire your pics!
    FF

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    1. Thanks Nicolene for the sweet comments!

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  12. That beautiful dress, I love the print of the fabric. The necklace is lovely. A gorgeous look.

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  13. From the pics I see that you are an artist. The composition is always perfect.
    Gorgeous wrap dress, I love the pattern! You look marvellous!

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  14. Hi Ann. Thank you for your nice comment. I like your blog and style too, so I'm your newest follower right now.:)
    Your faux wrap dress fits you very well and the bag is just perfect for these outfit.

    Cla from glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de

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  15. Beautiful dress! Love the boldness of the white on black
    -Tori
    Fashion, Trends & More

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  16. I love Black and White together! Great background!

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  17. Black and white at the best! The print is fabulous, reminds me of retro 80s when Versace came out with chain prints for his collection.. stunning!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  18. I adore this dress! Its just my style.

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  19. I love your shoes! They are the perfect white wedges.

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  20. I love your weekly fashion productions. I can tell that you put a lot of thought into your ensembles and your background. The black and white dress is very chic and versatile and looks great against the 'Blue Moon.' Shine on!

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    1. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I enjoy seeing your post also!

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  21. Ann, each of your post are just that, a magical tale. Thank you for taking the time to share your unique talent and fashion with us. I finally purchased my first knit dress last year and wondered why it took me so long to discover how wonderful they can be. Love your black and white version.

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  22. Black and white is always a chic look! The wrap style is so flattering on you too! Thanks for linking up :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  23. Your outfits are always so well put together! Love the accessory shots too! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  24. I like very much black and white and I find your dress is smart and chic. Beautiful bag ( my passion! )

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    1. I'm with you dan, bags are my passion too.

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    p.s. I just followed you on bloglovin.' :)
    I also love your blog thanks

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  26. I agree with with in the part about your outfits being part of your fashion tales, your fashion history and part of your everyday life. This is how I see my way of dressing not just for my blog or the camera but for the life that I'm living.
    Speaking of cameras, your photographer (maybe is you, I don't know) have some amazing skills.
    Have a lovely weekend,

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    1. I think blogging was helped me define and really "see" my style. For better or worse, I see what I like and what I want to change. Seeing your self in pictures really makes everything so visible.

      I studied commercial photography when I was in my 20's so directing and styling these pictures is my part. My husband and I work as a team in our creative job and I think my blog is my creation, but his eye is part of this also.

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    2. Although I follow and enjoy many blogs that are the "this is what I worn today" format, I find my passion is for blogs that do stories or editorials with their pictures. I think this is what I am trying to do. Post small stories around clothes. My artwork is detailed and takes several months to complete one piece so making my posts seems quick and more immediate.

      Thanks Ofelia for your comments, they helped me define my process!

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  27. Gorgeous dress! I love the playful setting too.

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  28. Again, you dazzle. The locations you use for your photo sessions are always so interesting and really make you stand out. I love the two round taillights book-ending your first photo. I agree, there's nothing like a lovely knit dress to feel cool in the summer. You do this look so beautifully.

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  29. Finally, I have something in common with you, beyond the fact we both love clothes! My black and white dress you've already seen today is from London Times as well.
    You look quite beautiful, as always.
    Have a grand week!

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  30. I adore this printed dress. It looks so cool against the blue wall! Beautiful necklace, too.

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