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/ 27 November 2014 / 7 Comments



Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! And to the rest of us, well, happy Thursday I guess!
I have a friend who's currently celebrating Thanksgiving in Minnesota and she says there's snow and everything... I'm so jealous! Somebody send leftovers?

Last weekend I went to the Trafford Centre to get a few bits and pieces for my next capsule wardrobe. I won't tell you what exactly I got because I'm kind of keeping it a secret - until the big winter wardrobe reveal that I will post in December. 

I wanted to wear something nice and comfortable - because Trafford Centre, especially on a weekend, can be overwhelming, to say the least. I didn't actually realise I was wearing a black and white outfit, until I looked through the pictures at home. I'm not usually one to dress in monochrome {the lack of colour makes me think my outfit is sad}, but all the different patterns and textures in this "ensemble" make it into quite a fun and cheerful look.

There's a lace t-shirt for texture, checked shirt for interest, waterfall cardigan for cosiness and the striped scarf is just a cherry on top. So if you happen to be stuck on what to wear, take out your b&w clothes and mix and match them for the perfect pattern-texture combo. Works with every style.

How do you feel about black and white {and grey in the middle} outfits? Do or don't?


  1. Cute outfit. Black and white is a major do, it is a classic look for a reason. I think the outfit would have also been very cute without the lace shirt and with the checked shirt buttoned.
    Question about your gap jeans - have you washed them yet? If so, do they fade, the reviews say they fade horribly. I try to avoid washing my jeans, but I don't want to feel like I can't wash them at all.

  2. Hi Meghan, thank you for your comment! I wore the shirt buttoned up in an outfit a week earlier, so I tried to do something else with it - but you're right, I think I prefer it done up :-)
    About the jeans, I've got two pairs - black and dark dark blue and I know I've washed one of them, but can't remember which one it was. I'm currently working from home so I don't get that many chances to dirty them. Anyway, I've not noticed any fading after the first wash, but now you said I'll keep an eye out! I wash all my clothes on 30° to prolong their life and never tumble dry, if that helps! What colour's your pair? Let me know what happens when you do decide to wash them. :-)

  3. Love your gorgeous layers - such a pretty outfit!! And I'm with ya, so want leftovers and snow! xo

  4. Thank you, Veronika! can barely open Instagram - too many thanksgiving pictures, such a tease!

  5. I haven't bought them yet. I want to buy them in black, but I'm nervous to buy them because of the fading issue. I could just never wash them :)

  6. Hmm, well my black ones are legging jeans in true black and they're definitely not rubbing off on anything - I've looked through the reviews and some of the ladies said that the colour rubbed off on their fingers and legs - well that definitely doesn't happen to me. I think blue jeans are the most likely to loose colour. It might depend on the composition though, the legging jeans are 66% cotton and 31% polyester, while the ones that have bad reviews are 98% cotton. But honestly, I've got both of these jeans and they're great. I wouldn't pay full price for them but with black Friday deals... worth considering :-)

  7. I love all the layers here! This looks perfect for weekend shopping - laidback, but still chic!


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Hi, I'm Kat! A colourful wardrobe advocate and a capsule wardrobe graduate. Need any help finding your personal style and curating your closet? Advice on how to make most of the clothes you have? Or how to pack for an upcoming trip? I'm your girl!


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