Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Feeling Classy and Confident in Black and White



Rachel Zoe Black Cocktail Dress, Gianvito Rossi White Heels, Art Deco, Gucci Sunglasses, Eclectique Boutique pearl necklace and bracelet, fine jewelry

Rachel Zoe Black Cocktail Dress, Gianvito Rossi White Heels, Art Deco, Gucci Sunglasses, Eclectique Boutique pearl necklace and bracelet, fine jewelry

Rachel Zoe Black Cocktail Dress, Gianvito Rossi White Heels, Art Deco, Gucci Sunglasses, Eclectique Boutique pearl necklace and bracelet, fine jewelry



Rachel Zoe Black Cocktail Dress, Gianvito Rossi White Heels, Art Deco, Gucci Sunglasses, Eclectique Boutique pearl necklace and bracelet, fine jewelry

Rachel Zoe Black Cocktail Dress, Gianvito Rossi White Heels, Art Deco, Gucci Sunglasses, Eclectique Boutique pearl necklace and bracelet, fine jewelry

Dress: Rachel Zoe Similar Similar 
Glasses: Gucci
Jewelry: Eclectique
Hair: Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza @ Envy Beauty Studio, Long Beach, CA
Makeup: Cynthia Jensen @ Envy Beauty Studio, Long Beach, CA
Photography: Franz Swantko



Happy Wednesday to you all!  Hope everyone is feeling good this week :)  Have you ever had to attend a special event where you had to make a good impression?  A date, a wedding, or a work event?  

There are some color combinations that always work.  When in doubt, black and white are my favorite go to colors to pair together when I need to keep it classy and feel confident.  What color combinations make you feel classy and confident?  Pearls and a black dress are always a great way to leave a classy first impression.  This black cocktail dress by Rachel Zoe is of super high quality and fits like a glove.  Since I am petite, fit is something I always look for when I choose clothing. What is really nice about this particular dress, is all of the detailed folds on the waist, top and sleeve areas.  This dress if definitely not just another boring little black dress.  These little details add so much interest and really make it stand out.  It also reminds me of the Art Deco architecture from the 1920's and 30's with the clean lines and folds on this outfit.  I love that era, so as soon as I put it on I knew it was the dress for me!  This lbd dress is so versatile, I could see wearing it to many types of events because it has a cap sleeve.  I also think that cap sleeves make a dress more versatile because you can dress it up or down.  

These gorgeous authentic pearls are from the Eclectique boutique in Long Beach.  I wandered in there one day and met the owners and they are super sweet :)  When I saw these, I felt that these pearls would match well with the classy look of this black dress.  If you are in the Long Beach area, please stop by and check out their lovely store and say, "hello".

Most people wear black shoes and a black dress together, but I thought it would be a nice change to wear these white stilettos from Gianvito Rossi.  I purchased these from the Harpar's Bazaar website and they arrived quickly and were just as pictured on the Internet...Perfect!  These shoes are very comfortable for a high heeled stiletto.  I would definitely recommend getting a pair if you are on the fence about it due to the heel height.  

In my opinion, if you want to play it safe or keep it classy when you go out, always pick out something in black and white.  You can walk into the world with confidence and rest assured that you will always show up in style. 

XO Joanna

71 comments:

  1. Wooow so chic and classy, I love your heels <3
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  2. I love this post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  3. You look so elegant in this dress! Love the white heels paired with this. Very Audrey Hepburn like.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I agree. It does have that feeling to it.

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  4. Absolutely love this look, Joanna! Your styling is perfection. How did I not know that you're local? I'm in LBC all the time...we should meet for drinks sometime 😘

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! We should! I am in LA and OC every week actually. Email me :)

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  5. Very nice dress!!!you are beautiful!!!kiss

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  6. Stunning! You look incredible! I really like the white flats with this dress, too. You can't go wrong with black and white (and pearls). :)

    I hope you're having a great week, Joanna!

    -Lindsey
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    1. *white heels (I apparently have flats on the brain still, haha)

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    2. Thank you Lindsey! I hope you have a great week also. These heels are very comfortable.

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  7. Hello Joanna :)
    You look fantastic again :) are you a professional model? perfect dress and shoes, very elegant and classy :)
    have a nice evening
    kisses

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    1. Hi Joanna !
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      kisses

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    2. Thank you Joanna! No, I am not, but I was asked to years ago and never did it. Nice new blog name. I like it:)

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  8. I love your classy and chic outfit. You look gorgeous.

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  9. Such a classy LBD! You look great!

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  10. love it :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  11. You always look so classy and beautiful Joanna! I tend to lean more towards blue actually. My brothers wedding is coming up and I want to try and find something colourful since it is a summer wedding and the dress I was planning on wearing is quite dark. I really do love the idea of cap sleeves on a dress because of the versatility. This dress fit's you perfectly and you have such an amazing figure! I always love reading all your posts! Always so detailed and interesting-).

    Have a great weekend Joanna!

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    1. Blue sounds nice. You look great in everything:) I can't wait to see what dress you choose. Thank you for all the nice compliments.

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  12. Beautiful look! Nice dress!


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  13. Nice dress :) New on my French blog: "How to straighten your hair and eat Strawberries Tagada at the same time" :) :)

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  14. Gorgeous dress! You seem to be so fit!!!

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    1. Thank you Akanksha, I will check it out:)

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  15. You look fab in this LBD... you always so chic!!!
    And.... I'm dying over that Gianvito Rossi pumps!!!
    Happy sunday fashion girl!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. Thank you Paola, glad you like the pumps. I have been looking for some amazing white pumps for some time now and recently found these. They are so comfortable too!

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  16. Thank you very much for the congratulations. I'm very happy for taking a few minutes to do. I appreciate all the comments and all the support you have given me throughout this time. It's really important to me to have you around :') <3

    You looks absolutely AMAZING!
    Perfect outfit as usual! Kepp going, please!

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    1. Thank you Miguel, I appreciate your comments. You are always so sweet:)

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  17. Wow you look so chic! This dress is incredibly beautiful!

    Have a lovely sunday! :)
    xxx
    Bianca

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    1. Thank you Bianca, hope you have a lovely week!

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  18. You look absolutely stunning in that LBD. There is something so timelessly elegant and chic in this white and black combo. I think the pearls match those white heels wonderfully!!!

    so nice you got the change to meet the owners of those pearls. You know that is what I love about vintage pieces...they always come with a story. It's like having a bit of history mixed in...and matching that history with our fashion intepretation is so much fun, isn't it?

    I did attent a wedding yesterday ( so this post is right on) and I'm still quite tired because I got home after 3am. Our Slavic weddings are not a very civilized affair. They're wild but also lot of fun and there is always so much dancing!!!

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    1. Ivana, thank you so much for the nice comments. Also, I love learning about other cultures. It would be really wonderful if you could post pictures of your Slavic wedding as a blog post. I would like to see the celebration. It sounds so fun:)

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    2. I could only post photographs of my own wedding ( I think I did some time ago but maybe I will do it again) because I didn't take any photos yesterday.

      Thank you for your interest...have a fantastic week!

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  19. You are a really Pretty Woman Joanna Xxx

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Winfred. I will check out your blog:)

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  20. Fab post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

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    1. Thank you, and hope you have a lovely week :)

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  22. What a beautiful look! You look so elegant! That dress is amazing! xo Vivian

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  23. Such a classic look! Gorg!

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  24. You look amazing dear!

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  25. your look is amazing!!!have a nice day!!kiss

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  26. this dress is very classy and elegant and you are looking stunning :D
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  27. you look so beautiful! very elegant outfit x

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  28. Omg, this is such a timeless and elegant look! And you ROCK IT! Amazing lady!! XO
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    1. Thank you Lauren, hope you are having an amazing week:)

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  29. Damn! You are one fierce and chic woman Joanna! You styled this so beautifully and you look divine! <3
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    1. Awww...thank you Rainbow! So are you! You are an inspiring woman:)

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    1. Thank you and thank you for visiting Brighton:)

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  31. Such a classy look, love the necklace what a great accent to this LBD! :) xo~ Lena
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  32. Love your pearls and how they go well with your dress, Joanna.

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    1. Thank you Paula! You have a great blog. You inspire me.

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  34. thank you for all your lovely comments!

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    1. Thank you for always commenting:) I always enjoy reading your posts.

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