On Trend for Spring

Jacket: thrifted   Tank: Philippines   Jeans: American Eagle   Sunglasses: Philippines   Boots: Payless   Bracelet: c/o RMS   Earrings: Debs

You know those days where you plan your outfit the night before, and the next day it ends up not working?
That's how this black and white outfit came to be. I'd had an entirely different look prepared for the day, but because of a missing tank top, the whole outfit wasn't quite right. All I knew was that I wanted to be a little more polished up for the day, so I whipped out a few things from my closet and ended up with this. I love what I ended up with too! Then I realized I'd just put together something fitting for a 2013 spring trends - bonus! Haha, Trendy Teal was actually on trend this time ;D

These skinny kick jeans from American Eagle are such a fresh basic to have for any closet. It provides a lovely canvas to build outfits on. Plus, I like how it fits my calves and then flares out. Although I had to have mom hem these for me - they were far too long before! 

My eclectic taste in jewelry always draws comments. In Photography class, my teacher joked about how my spiked bracelet probably doubled as a defense weapon. I laughed and told her how I had spiked shoes like it and dad always told me I should wear them for a first date! That earned quite a few giggles. Then an older woman in that class winked at the guy next to me and warned him he'd better be careful around me. He just laughed and said, "I know, she might get a little wild on me!"
In case you're wondering, yes, that would be the cute guy I've been referencing lately. I need to come up with an acronym for him or something. CG? Haha, I don't know. 

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I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:14


Anonymous said...

Love this outfit, that top is so cute! And love the spikes! That is a nice acronym CG! :)And yeah, I do that all the time, or I spedn forever planning my outfit only to completely change it 100 times.

Margarita said...

Love those white jeans!
And your bracelet is rocking!

Louisa said...

Love your top, such a pretty print!

Megan, said...

perfection Xo Megan,

Sakuranko said...

Oh really cute blouse!


Marta said...

Love the outfit! Your look so pretty!

Tatiana Biggi said...

Super pretty, love your top!

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awesome black and white look! i sooo need some white pants!


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Liora said...

I like your shirt!


SaraM said...

Adorable! I love the black and white trend, especially with bold prints.
You do like your spikes! Hahaha! Any mugger would think twice before attacking you! You pull it off really well, too!


Avi said...

Perfect! Black and white is so trendy for spring and it looks so polish as you want to <3

Mica said...

This outfit looks great for not having planned it! :) really like the print on your top, and of course I love your spiked bracelet :)

Esther Ong said...

love the. jacket and the bangle! :) Rock!

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Nicole Brown said...

Great outfit! I love black and white paired together!

People often comment about my spiked outfits too. I think it throws people off a bit because we both have cute-y looking faces rather than looking all overly tough where others would want to avoid us haha.

Ali Hval said...

Oh my goodness, precious little comments like the one your cute guy gave are the best little things ever! Hehehe, I bet you just squrmied with happiness over that, Linda. ;) That sounds adorable. And your braclet definitely is a weapon... and a super stylish one, at that! I love it so much! Things that can inflict pain AND look good are so great to own.

I relaly like those shoes, too. Especially against the white pants... boooldd! <3

Anonymous said...

Love the black and white look!


The Chic Sheet said...

Black and white goodness.


Rory said...

LOVE LOVE the white jeans! AND OMG LINDA A CUTE BOY?!?!?!?!? yessssssss i am so happy for you!!! love the outfit. spikes? check. cute booties? check. hot jeans? CHECK! why is my bffl so hot :*
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Ines Ariani said...

Lovely outfir <3

Cindy C. said...

Hello gorgeous! (; Great outfit pairing yet again, love how you channeled the minimalistic spring 2013 trend into this look! Yupp, those panick-filled days when you wake up, try on your outfit and realize that you don't like it? ... a.k.a the days I am late for school lol :P

czarianonuevo said...

this outfit is lovely Linda!! this black and white ensemble is so refreshing and chic!! those comments about your jewelry made me laugh!!!

czarina of paint it stripes

Stylish By Nature said...

Beautiful photos! So incredibly chic!
Love your bracelet too :)

Katie Q. said...

Can I just say how lovely your bangs are? They looks so perfect on you and are so nice and thick and fall just perfectly! (I'm a little jealous, my bangs have a mind of their own and do exactly what I want them not to do.) Spikes are so awesome and fun, I had a little laugh over your story about CG! (You're right, he needs a special nickname. Something adorable.)

Your photography class must be going really well, aside from getting to hang out with the cutie, I see a huge change in your photographs today. These came out really gorgeous, you've figured out that tricky field of depth thing! Way to go!

And yeah, ae just makes a nice jean. I love your white pair, they look so bright and fresh, I wish it was spring now.

Jessica Mattioli said...

Love your top!!

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Barbara Materi said...

Amazing outfit!! LOVE IT!! :)




Maiken said...

I think you've done a really nice job with that outfit. it indeed is fresh and spring-like and I especially like that floral top because it matches so well with the other neutral shades you're rocking here. and spikes and studs are always a very cool choice!

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Kate said...

great outfit, love the white and black!:)
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blackberryfashion said...

great jacket :)

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aree1997 said...

Love the outfit. I am badly waiting for the spring to come.
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Loving the print of the top! x

Anonymous said...

Love the white jeans look

judith said...

Muy bonita la camisa!!

Dreamer Anete said...

Wooow adore your look! <3
Love white pants!

Chloe Polo said...

I love white jeans!
I've never owned a pair though but mostly because I'm OCD with dirt etc
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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

that bracelet is so cool x

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, it made my day!
I also really like your outfit here, it is so cool!

Have a great Sunday,

Miuw said...

I love your earrings ^^

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Jess Glam Diary said...

Love the print on your top and the color of your nails!

- Jess

Sam said...

Hi Linda, great way to take on the graphic black and white trend, the top is really chic and cool! Its funny how unplanned outfits end up being the most interesting. You hair is looking lovely btw. Haha about the spiked jewellery comments. CG sounds witty too!

ChicStreetChoc Eriel said...

Amazing post!!i really love the pics!
My congrats dear for your blog!


Sunny & Star said...

You look amazing. I love the white pants and the patterned blouse is beautiful. I love white and black combinations.

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erica marie said...

You are really rocking those jeans! Funny story about your spikes. Oh I just watched the Free People love love.

xo erica

Sarah Mira Park said...

Aw, this black and white look is great with the snow in the background! I wish it snowed like that where I live in the Bay Area, CA.. Oh and I'm also loving your booties with heels!

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Sabrilett said...

Haha I get that with my spiked items too, specially with my spiked boots but they're just so awesome! Love how you pulled this off, the varsity jacket and the b&w trend <3 the boots are so cool too

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zoë said...

i just this outfit.
awesome job on black and white!!!

have fun!

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

love the white and black!

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Ashley said...

Lindaaaa!! You are adorable. This outfit is too perfect on you. I love that you love American Eagle pants as much as I do. There is something about the fit/quality that makes them a bargain for what they cost. I have a million pairs too and always end up on after you have featured a's a bad habit ha (but I actually just purchased a pair of lavender skinnys and can't wait to get them!).

CG is a perfect title for your class cutie...can't wait to hear more :)

xo Ashley

Geraldine Chua said...

Great outfit! Simple but classy :) Black, and white and metallic always works :)

x Gi

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Joyce said...

I love your skinny kick jeans! White jeans look so versatile. Yup, I have those days all the time hahaha. It looks nice when I am planning it in my head and then I wear it and it totally doesn't work. But your outfit is working out quite well, so I guess it's a good thing that the tank top was missing right? :) hhahah YAY CG ;)


Cute story. I need another pair of white trousers soon. Great look! /Madison :)

Ester Durães said...

wow such a gorgeous outfit, love the back and white tones, it definitely fits you very well :) so stylish!

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Annie said...

Love the black and white - so chic!

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stevia indrawan said...

white is definitely on trend this spring
and I loove your jacket

good luck with the cute guy :)

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La Tea NonSoloModa said...

Hello dear :) nice blog and cute outfit! now follow you with pleasure ;) if you want me to go!

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Street Lily said...

Oooooh love the black and white and your nail polish! Great look!


Sarah Hartley said...

I'm always a sucker for a black and white outfit. You look great!!

Megan said...

Pretty! Love the black and white combo, and that second photo is "fierce" (In the words of Tyra ;) )

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

LMAO at the WILD comment! HAHAHA That is too cute. I'm such a big fan of black & white. LOVE your top girl!

megcasson said...

i love this, you look great. said...

Love the shirt and nail polish !


Ashley Udoh said...

I'm obsessed with the black and white trend and I always go weak in the knees for printed anything, so your top is pretty much perfect in my eyes.
Ashley Udoh

Halie said...

Nice jacket, lady.

GitaRegina said...

I often feel that thng. when I already prepared my clothes for nex day but its not working at the end. I usualy go with the most wearable thng if that happen to me. some tee with jacket and basic jeans will work well :3


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