BLACK & WHITE LIFE

I should really stop promising you guys colour… maybe come Spring I’ll ditch the monochrome and try something new but for now I’m seeking comfort in my favourite getup. A morning in town filled with meetings and beauty launches called for something comfortable but stylish. 

I still love my faux leather fronted leigh jeans from Topshop and they’re the perfect stylish cheat. They look tight and uncomfortable but because of the real jean back they feel just like any other pair and look great! Rushing out the house I decided last minute to throw on my Aldo boots as they tick all the boxes, clumpy, stylish and comfy – tick. Because everything down below was so tight I wanted my upper body to be draped with loose fitted clothes, so I chose my white Zara top and this oversized River Island cardigan/jacket. The weather was nice so I could get away with wearing just a blanket-like jacket.

To go with the slouchy jacket I grabbed my very well loved Topshop bag, packed it full of useless bits and threw my sunnies on to avoid squinty Lily. My favourite thing about this outfit? The nails. L’Oreal Ever Riche in ‘Lemon Meringue’…. it’s white nails for people who are a bit scared of white polish. 

SHOP THE POST

River Island Jacket  |  Zara Top  |  Ray Ban Wayfarers  |  Topshop Bag  |  Topshop Faux Leather Fronted Leigh Jeans  |  Aldo Boots  |  L’Oreal Ever Riche Yellow Meringue Nail Polish  |  Acurist Watch 

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira

    I looove everything about this look. Beautiful!! I don’t need any colour :)

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09668359837113244999 Evelyn Morales

    This is my kind of look!! I love rocking the monocrome look. Its super chic!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11261817826350267561 Chloe and her notes

    My wardrobe is full of black, I just find it so easy to wear. Makes finding things in a rush difficult though! I’m going to try ans embrace a bit of colour this spring summer.

    Chloe x
    http://www.chloeandhernotes.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06340910282162407054 Sabina B.

    Love the simplicity of this outfit! You can never go wrong with black & white!

    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14502159445566762323 Ellie Fleet

    The shoes are GORGEOUS! Where are they from? :) Love the casual done-up feel of the outfit though, stunning! :)
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07563025363259869289 Beatriz Serra

    monochromatic rules!

    effortless…

    http://www.biafs.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06233924697928460535 molly

    this outfit looks perfect, i love black and white xx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12359082610927612651 mwritesabout

    Who needs color when black and white looks this chic? (This is what I tell myself to avoid feeling silly for turning my nose up at color).

    http://mwritesabout.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11933658359027347290 Cassandra Myee

    Gorgeous! The white nails just finish the whole look – very chic!

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14791828943971467167 moira tuand

    I love the nails! and the pants too :D nice outfit! I tend to go for black and white a lot of the time too. I’m trying a bit of pink now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10405298500202818827 Elisa Taviti

    Really cool look! Love the nailpolish!!

    xoxo,
    My Fantabulous World

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01907783876976338571 Holl JC

    You look awesome Lily, the black and white images are stunning! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10238917755250980293 Ciara Pollock

    love the colour of your nails, looks gorgeous!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04249229428972832004 Maddie

    Love this look! Replace the black boots with black converse and you’ve got the outfit I wore practically all winter. QworterLifeCrisis

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01410089960605097270 Huyen

    very sophisticated look, love it!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00481559674218662326 Aerin Downs

    Love your nails and boots!

    Berrie-Blogs | Beauty Blog x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16210523201930373987 Aynur A

    Gorgeous outfit, you look lovely!
    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11826226310351575552 Carly Jade

    You look gorgeous, Lily! I love the monochrome look – I don’t mind the lack of colour, haha!

    http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10989426389742393446 VeraBepa

    Love the outfit! I’m too a person who loves to wear black and white
    verabepa.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00726525498709815478 Jo

    I adore this look. You can never go wrong with black and white! Always so classy and classic :)

    Jo xxx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05574176329404816414 Lauren S
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16980388026078164792 Zhan na

    wow, I liked that you kept the whole outfit just to two contrast colors, the look is very chic! love the glasses! <3 xoxo
    http://www.stylehenge.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04997831489833831644 Kiran Kang

    Such a cool effortless look!
    http://kkkiranxoxo.blogspot.com
    xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14860305256332364194 Flowers and Spikes

    Love everything about this outfit! I feel myself having a hard time ditching the blacks and whites too! But the way I sneak in color is by always wearing different colors of lipstick!

    P.S. Uhb-SESSED with those lace up boots. You might have enabled me to go buy a pair :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12745738040406175998 Savannah Giersthove

    This is really my kind of outfit too! I’m a sucker for monochrome hahaha

    http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07129138491542350632 Bethany Hamilton

    I love outfits like these, they are so easy and nice to wear.

    http://missbethanyx.blogspot.co.uk/

    <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    What a killer look, Lily! Loving the texture on that cardigan- so interesting and cozy-looking. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

    -Jen

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03094614837739039372 Ashley

    Nothing like a black and white outfit! I love it and your nail color is super cute!

    http://stylecupcakee.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16098105008807230654 Megan

    I love the look Lily! I too am obsessed with monochrome, I rarely find anything I love in colour. I like having a mostly black and white wardrobe though, because everything goes together so easily .

    Megan – thebeautypier.blogspot.com x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13682316954489855160 Eleri Roberts

    Sod the lack of colour Lily I love this! You look super chic and effortless x

    Eleri Roberts

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144239993556285841 Daniella C

    love!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04674363464017075851 Roshni K

    I think I just fell in love with those boots. You rock black and white and theres nothing wrong with that!
    Roshni’s Journey

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01806741391932558028 Kyllie

    Me encanta el look y adoro las botas, son preciosas!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04830629461824563738 Lauren J

    I love the monochrome look! Black and white are such a easy colours to go for, they are so simple but create some beautiful looks x

    daisy-drops

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06634047065952144589 Fernanda Braga

    You look gorgeous and effortless chic! LOVE your style, Lily :))
    Love from Brazil!
    http://www.newinmakeup.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08482814474367061923 Victoria

    So elegant and beautiful, I love it! Your watch is stunning
    xx

    http://victoriatheresia.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16678608676635898410 Philippa-Chloe

    Why change a habit of a life time if it works for you :) I think your style is perfect, you could always add in colour with shoes/bags that are bright and vibrant :) xx

    peplumsandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01825288829057130798 Eguono Ogueh

    Love a good black and white outfit combination!

    stylerenewal.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09257327135567556903 Emma W

    The colour can wait for warmer weather! For now I am still loving the black and white outfits :)
    emmasbeginning.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09376277150624044569 Manouk Maat

    Nothing wrong with black and white clothing!

    WOMANOUK (beauty & drawings)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10474331287639127796 francoiselovesmakeup

    These pictures are so classic and beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02483148049675036469 Emma Lentz

    You can’t go wrong with black and white!

    Classy, sophisticated and timeless!

    Plus, doesn’t hurt that you look beautiful too!

    emmazingbeauty.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05139808155475880115 puderfarben

    love it, so simple and pretty!

    http://puderfarben.blogspot.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01350462012738649390 Moira Parton

    Everyone seems to be wearing black and white lately, love it though especially the nails! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    Love your jeans, they are so cool! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02263546529760789002 Kim Dalve

    Love this look! I’m a pretty monochromatic fashion person myself. Though, I tend to wear more gray than black.

    Kim | evladylrebmik.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06183644071815323677 Kiara King

    There is nothing wrong with a little monochrome loving’, that’s for sure. I’ve always been one to gravitate towards monochrome styling, though I have actually been wearing some colour of late (strange?).

    Absolutely loving your blog!

    http://www.lioninthewild.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16323161067351070179 Zazie Bibi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16514973021017171580 lov2read68

    I love the boots! I’ve had several pairs similar to those over the years – so versatile! Sadly I can’t do the heel height any more. I’m a fan of black & white – so easy and a classic combination. And it’s easy to change it up by adding a bit of color with an accessory or two.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09071272828547736804 Raizel Greco

    Love the outfit! Black and white are my favourite colours to wear.

    Ray | Obey Ray

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16479861529363260908 Helen&Hannah

    This is an example of cool monochrome working/walking outfit) We love it! xx

    http://helenandhannah.blogspot.ru/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00085067412258452489 Elle

    I love that outfit, it looks great. It’s the more perfect combination ever!

    Love, Elle

    http://lashessequinsandlace.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03516462524973959666 Baleeblu Market Place

    Monochrome looks marvellous! No need to apologize! :) Great look and love your posts!
    Check out our marketplace when you get a chance! Thanks!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07664466805740008334 Unknown

    I love your outfit Lily! It’s really all about the details!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06389812208452770787 Kitty3500

    wow I love those boots! And the nail polish. xx
    http://www.kittymakesup.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13162145435411281717 Wanna be a fancy…

    Love this look and I have these jeans (love them too!) xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02681070126460698311 Amy Keeling

    Every time I see those Aldo boots Lily I regret not buying them, they are amazing <3
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02191779420696413734 Lil Ashton

    The black and white life, yep, always find myself coming back to black.