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Jan 10, 2012

Black & White: A Power Player

Classic film director, Vincente Minnelli, once said, “Color can do anything that black and white can do.” While I realize he was discussing a changing trend in movie production, his quote also made me think that today color would have the upper hand in fashion. However, it is hard to beat the classic, timeless styling of black and white.

Amanda Smith, Pinstripe Jacket: Goodwill
Chaus Blouse: Bealls
Jones of New York Pants: Macys

When I want a powerful, professional look, I most often decide to go black and white. What is great though, is that you will probably see some amazing, creativity in today's black and white blogger challenge…because this combination is anything but boring.

Me Too Shoes: DSW

So, I hope you will visit Everybody Everywear today and check out the inspiration overload. I recently read the words of a stylist on another blog, who commented that we would make a mistake to come home from after-Christmas shopping with black and gray. I would have to disagree….while I love color, black and gray are rarely a mistake!!

Pop of red bracelet:  Langford Market

  GIGI had to get in on the action with this great look:

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  1. Looking awesome as ever Pam! Love this color combo...classic, and never goes out of style.
    A perfect way to wear them both:)

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  2. Really sharp, Pam! The red shoes are the cherry on the sundae!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pop of red with the shoes!!! xo

  4. I'm wearing my B&W today, too! No pics till later, though...it's my swim-work-run-work-rehearse day, so pictures don't happen until 10:30 p.m. Ugh. But I'm with you in spirit!

    Love the bracelet.

  5. You look so chic and authoritative in that suit, Pam - it's a great look for you. I must agree - there's nothing like crisp black and white (with a shot of red) to send the message that we're confident and mean business. Love it!

  6. Love the pop of color with the red and the bracelet. Very pulled together.

  7. YOU LOOK SOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS in black and white, and I have just realized that I need desperatly a pair of RED SHOES, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  8. Pam, as my first love; I always go back to black and white! I have yet to see anyone it doesn't look spectacular on! Hugs to you! ~Serene

  9. The red shoes are divine. Classic color combo is fresh and FRILLING!


  10. Aw, the pops of red are so great! I love the tie neck blouse also (I'm really digging those now).


  11. You look great! I love the shoes as a pop of colour :)

  12. You're looking fabulous as always! I love that you did pops of red too! It's the perfect accent for B&W
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. I love adding a touch of read . You and Gigi both look lovely. Hugs!!

  14. giggle, I wrote read, I meant red LOL

  15. love that you added the red to the black and white

  16. That little pop of red really makes this outfit special.
    I love black and white and I don't care how many people tell me black is not a good color on me....it's so classic and simply chic.

    Where are your silly boys today? xoxo

  17. love,love,love! I love menswear look and this is just perfect!Pinstripe with a white shirt...can't get any better than this! Nice surprise with red accessories!

  18. My favorite part of the outfit? the red shoes!
    You look very elegant.

  19. Love the red shoes paired with the black and white outfit. It adds such a great little extra to the whole look. - Katy

  20. I agree with above comments. My job is going horrible. Maybe I should wear a black suit with a snazzy white blouse and just flip them out. They would probably think I was going on an interview. Which I am seriously considering!
    I love the red shoes and especially the bracelet.
    Thanks for your support and supporting my link:)

  21. Love your pops of color, I also tend to wear black and white when I need to wear something professional and powerful. Great bracelet!

  22. the red shoes and bracelet are the perfect compliment. Very professional.

  23. This looks great Pam! I love the red shoes and the black and white ensemble!

  24. Love the red shoes with it! I totally forgot ebew!

  25. I love how that blouse ties in the front. Noticed that you thrifted your pants. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and show off your finds in my weekly thrifting link up. The new one will be open tomorrow!

  26. you look so nice! I love it! Red shoes go so well with b&w, doesn't it? Also, tell Gigi that I love her scarf!

    -Chee, The Shoe Doctor, PhD blog

  27. Your black and white outfit is classic. Love the red shoes too. :)

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