Black on Black

It's not difficult to find me in neutrals (after all, we all know how much I love a good white dress), but I realized the other day that I don't wear too much black. I wear it here and there, of course, but it's usually to accent some sort of color. This top is not only one of my best thrifted finds at $1, but it's also one of my favorite pieces that I own. I had never thought to pair it with a black skirt until yesterday, though, and I love the result. I intend to try my luck with more monochromatic looks now that I know how great they can be. Monochomatic or not, though, a good polka dot never hurts.

I'm not sure I even need to mention these oxfords and all their glory. I picked them up on major clearance and with a coupon from Urban's website a few weeks ago, but have yet to find the right outfit to pair them with. I'm sure they'll be seeing plenty of more blog time as time goes on, epecially with tights in the fall. I don't know what it is about Urban's shoes, but I love them. I think I own more shoes from that store (all bought on sale) than any other store. Can you blame me?

In other news, I'm featured on Modcloth's homepage and in their most email to promote the Style Gallery! I've never kept my obsession with a Modcloth a secret so I don't think it comes as a surprise that I'm ecstatic. Talk about a great start to my birthday week. Side note: my 21st birthday is tomorrow and I'm pumped. A little worried, but pumped none the less.

Top, belt, ring: Thifted
Skirt: Romwe
Oxfords: Urban Outfitters


  1. So so cute! I love that top :) There's a black chiffon top like that with polka-dots I've been eyeing for awhile, but it's so expensive. maybe I just need to man up and buy it already haha! and your hair looks great!

    ps. i'd love to swap too! you can find the information & code under my Sponsor page--I'll check out yours as well.

  2. Happy Birthday!! Your 21st is very close to mine...summer babies unite :). The shoes tie that outfit together so well...can't believe the top was $1! And congrats on Modcloth, that is incredible :)

  3. Love the polka dots! This is a super cute outfit. Congratulations on the ModCloth feature!

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  4. Happy birthday for tomorrow :) I love your outfit, that blouse is great!

    Natasha-Rose xx

  5. I love monochromatic on you! The polka dot print is perfect, it definitely never hurts ;)
    Oooh, and don't be nervous, just have fun! Happy early birthday!

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  6. These shoes!!! They're amazing and the perfect pop with the all black look. Love this dress, the polka dots and chiffon material are gorgeous.
    I used to wear all black all the time, so I try to steer clear of all black looks to ensure no one in my circle becomes concerned that I'm relapsing back into my goth/punk rock days

  7. I love the subtle all-black pairing, but especially how the make the shoes really pop!

  8. love the pop of color with your shoes! definitely brings a black dress into this season.

  9. This now looks like its an adorable dress, the two pieces mix so well together. You always find THE BEST oxfords, these are so cute!!!
    xo Hannah

  10. Love the all black! And how cute are those shoes? They are so you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. Loving the outfit- I can't believe that the shirt was only $1-whatta steal! Happy early birthday xx

    Little Blue Backpack

  12. I swear, Elana. I JUST bought these shoes. On clearance at Urban. But in black! Congrats on being on Modcloth's site! I went and looked when I saw your post on facebook! I'm so proud to know such stylish ladies :)


  13. This outfit is adorable! And i love those shoes! They're too cute!

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  14. You look great in all black, your hair looks good against it! I'm loving your polka dot collection too! Cute shoes and ring too!

  15. Yes to polka dots! I'm the same way with black. I wear it a lot as an accent, but usually not as a whole outfit, unless it's a black dress. I always feel like I'm goth or something, though anyone who looks at me and thinks goth is probably crazy since I'm far from it haha! Cute look!

  16. congrats on being featured with modcloth! that is so grand! i love those little shoes, such a cute color!

    lindsey louise

  17. Ahh you are so adorable!! I love your fun, colorful oxfords with the dark outfit!

    Xo, Hannah

  18. I don't know how to tell you this, but there's a cat on your wall. A cat that's wearing a triangle-shaped dress. I'm kind of uncomfortable.

  19. Congrats on the feature dear ^_^ I looove those oxfords, not to mention the fancy ring ^_^

  20. Congrats on being featured - that is awesome! Also, I really love this outfit! Seriously, one of my favorites! Those shoes are amazing and that shirt is quite a find! So cute!


  21. Pretty sure the only thing i've been rocking these days is black on black, and i don't even care, it just instantly looks cool and clean even when you are covered in filth!
    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

  22. Cute outfit! Love the polka-dots. Congrats on being featured on Modcloth's homepage! I love the looks you've posted so far. I seriously can't get enough of their style gallery lately.