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Black and White ~ Classic Combo for Spring 2017

March 27th, 2017


Have you ever looked at an old photo and said to yourself, what the heck was I thinking?  While it is fun to go down memory lane some looks may be so fashion-forward that it may come back to haunt you in photos, others will always be clean and classic.  And wearing black and white will always be the go-to combo that will always be a winner, no matter the decade.  I have to admit, a large section of my closet is dedicated to black and white because it’s easy to pack, easy to accessorize and always looks great.

I have been looking for a classic pencil skirt and scored this one at a local Austin boutique, Golden Bones in the eclectic part of the Domain called Rock Rose.  I actually was the store’s first sale when they opened up in September when I bought some amazing over the knee suede boots!

I found this top on fellow Austin blogger, stylist and writer’s site, Ashely Hargrove,  (DTK Austin) and while she is years younger, this top really jumped out at me.  I was concerned that someone my age could pull off wearing an off the shoulder look, but I put that thought to bed and purchased it anyway.

Ashley rocked the look pairing it with some distressed shorts and I dressed it up with heels and my new black skirt.  I think this will be a fun top to change up with a lot of options actually and the skirt is a nice addition to my closet.

In the end, it’s all about taking some fashion risks and feeling comfortable in your own skin, no matter how old the skin may be.  Life is short, I bought the top!

White Off Shoulder Lace Top – shop here
Black pencil skirt – Golden Bones / Austin
Black Patent Leather pumps – Old

Handbag – Old

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Hi! I’m Cheryl!

          You know the saying, age has its benefits and I am living proof that experience, drive, faith and a little bit of luck will take you places you never imagined.  I can certainly say that being over 50 has been an exciting time for me. I am Austin's first television fashion reporter starting back in 1999 for News 8 Austin and have continued to report on fashion ever since. My sister website, Fashionably Austin continues to be the only all-fashion online fashion outlet allowing me to feature local events, designers and all things Austin Fashion!  I have had fun incorporating my love of fashion, photography, videography, writing, producing and all things creative at all levels of my business. Let's connect, share and have fun during the best decade of our lives!! Cheryl  


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