over50feeling40: A Black and White Situation
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May 18, 2011

A Black and White Situation

“There’s something strange and powerful about black and white imagery.” - Stefan Kanfer

Black and white is classic…..

Black and white is classy…..

Black and white is timeless….

Black and white is elegant….

Black and white is a faithful fashion friend!

Cardigan: Black White Market
Pencil Skirt: Stein Mart
Shoes: Marshalls

From Dillards

One of the explanations of the phrase “black and white” is that it means a simple approach to complicated situations.

I would agree, and add that applies to “black and white” fashion as well.

How do you feel about BLACK AND WHITE???


  1. I am crazy about black and white. I think it always looks sharp and crisp and is a timeless combination. It works in any season. It is a great color palette for travel. And... I think it makes it easy to create great outfits out of inexpensive items. No matter the caliber of the item, imperfections seem less noticeable in black or white. It is also the perfect background for accessories. Color and sparkle just pop on black and white. Gee...do I sound at all like I am excited by your question? You and Gigi both look smashing by the way. I can't quite tell but it looks like there is some real great detailing on your sweater. Love it.

  2. I love black and white - You are RIGHT! It is easy and always looks classy. I think Coco Chanel and B&W is one of her statement color schemes. Here is one of her quotes, “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”. I love Coco and her sense of style... you are in a great company wearing B&W. Cheers!

  3. I like black and white - the contrast can be so lovely, but I usually like to have some colour in my outfit somewhere. I have a wonderful houndstooth skirt that I just love - you've inspired me to wear it next week.

    You look great in this, Pam - your weight loss is really showing! Good for you!

  4. I love the look from Dillards. Black and white is so stylish.

  5. Black and white is timeless, and can be so elegant, but like ^^Sheila, I like to throw in a pop of color, whether it be with jewelry, or a pair of funky shoes.

  6. I agree that black and white is a great combination and very classy. It looks great on you.

  7. Hey babe.. I love that sweater on you and as you know, I am a big fan of black and white.. have to force myself to wear more colors. .you are looking great.. I havent been by for awhile, sorry about that-- have been really enjoying some time off!!!

    have a super day!! xox oJ

  8. Sharp, crisp, classic - what more could one ask for?

  9. Pam I love black and white for all of the reasons you mention, classic, elegant, striking!

    For casual you can always add a pop of color for accessories!

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  10. I am a huuuge fan of black and white in wardrobes. The combo is strong and always fresh looking to me. I like how easy it is to pair together (unless the trick of color combos) and is instant chic whenever you need it.

  11. Well, you didn't have to ask me! My all time favorite combination is black and white. Clothes, movies, art, decor... etc....

    How have you been? Take Care. Keri

  12. I've always been a big fan of black and white - while color is fun, i think working in black and white and creating something which is captivating is a true testament to great style.

    Chic on the Cheap

  13. Black and white. CLASSIC and STUNNING.
    I KNOW you will not go back!
    I need to get there myself!!!
    Thank you for the comment

  14. I adore black and white! You pull it off perfectly - loved all the looks you showed, especially Jackie O :)

  15. ok so I know I am in the minority here...not a fan of black and white for me. It really doesnt look good on me--black washes me out and if I wear white--it needs to be cream.
    But it looks great on you AND on GiGi? (is that who it is?) It is classic and chic tho~I cant deny that!

  16. I love the elegant look for special occasions
    Since I am a "color" girl that is usually when I bring it out
    So classic


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!