Spring Fashion: Black and White

Thursday, April 02, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

BCX Black-and-White Dress
BCX Black and White Dress

$51.75 (was $69-- save 25%!)
Available at: macys.com

Black and white fashions have always been around and always will be. Black and white will always remind many of us of timeless icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. I have covered this color combination before and will continue to do so because these colors are an amazing duo. Black and white are polar opposites on the color scale, which combined help create a soothing balance. These colors exude class and sophistication, go well with everything and allow you to mix and match with bright accessories. Having colors that can be experimented with creates endless opportunities when it comes to choosing what to wear.

My first black and white item is the BCX Black-and-White Dress from Macy’s. It is a girly dress that is equally perfect for hitting the dance floor and attending a networking luncheon. It’s flirty and fun in every way. The tank top part is sexy while the bottom half of the dress flares out and helps balance the sexiness with a softer feminine look. The great part is that it looks like a two piece-- top and bottom. The bow detail on the waist gives it an extra feminine attitude. I could see myself dancing in it, enjoying the summer laughter or being serious in it while I feel confident and comfortable. Women with a bigger chest area should be aware that the top part of this dress is accentuated while the bottom half hides the hip and thigh area. This will look the best on someone with a J-Lo body type.

14K White Gold Black Diamond-Accented Round Cultured Pearls Ring
White Gold Black Diamond Pearl Ring

$195.49 - $233.74
(was $229.99 - $274.99-- save 15%!)
Available at: target.com

Next up is an amazing cascading ruffle Waterfall Top from Nanette Lepore. This top is absolutely stunning! I love this pure silk top with its delicate shape and amazing style. The top would look amazing with tight fitting jeans, or a nice slim fitting pencil skirt. As delicate as this top is, it allows you to pair it with bolder bottoms without looking overbearing.

My third pick is a ring-- why wait for a man to purchase it for you, when you can do it all on your own? I love this 14K White Gold Black Diamond and Pearl Ring. There are 4 cultured pearls on this ring surrounded by black diamonds, really helping the pearls stand out. This ring is fabulous and something you will never want to disown. Pearls will always be a staple in fashion, and diamonds will continue to be a women’s best friend! Don’t snooze, especially while it’s on a temporary price cut.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.