Spring Trends Part I: Black & White

Happy Monday everyone!

Over the weekend I agreed to participate in Nel’s (Girls of Plenty) challenge for  plus size bloggers to interpret the Spring 2013 trends. Nel was inspired to start the challenge after reading an article from Bethany Rutter of  Arched Eyebrow (read the article here).  Each week during the month we will feature our take on various trends like florals, leather and emerald.   I’m  very excited to see how other plus size women will interpret the  trends.   The challenge is a great opportunity for us to showcase our individual style. The other bloggers participating in the challenge are Deb from Real Girl Runway, Vivi from Heart, Print and Style, the Curvy Ceo and Society of Curves.  Check them out during the challenge to see their weekly take on the Spring trends.

Today’s challenge wasnt  too hard because what woman doesn’t have black and white in her closet?!  I decided to mix black and white prints together for my take on the trend.  For some reason I really like the pairing of polka dots and stripes together.  This is as far as I’ll probably go with the mixing print trend.  I’m not very good at putting different prints together so I’ll just stick to what I know! 🙂

How would you interpret this trend?  If you’re game I would love for you to join me in this challenge!  If you would like to participate email your pics to girlsofplenty@gmail.com and you will be featured right along with us!

Have a great day!

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Jacket: Kohls

Skirt: Old Navy

Tank: Target

Flats: Truth or Dare by Madonna

Necklace: Lord and Taylor

Bracelet: Gap Outlet


  1. March 4, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    I love the combination of black and white, so classic and timeless. You look great.

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:20 am

      Thank you! You are so right! Black & white will never go out of style!

  2. adelfa
    March 4, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    Wow, this may be my favorite outfit of yours ever! And what a shape, my goodness!

  3. juliette
    March 4, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    I LOVE this! This is one of the reasons you are one of my favorite bloggers – your work outfits are always appropriate AND interesting. You look so lovely and this would translate well into a date look. I bought this skirt BTW and I do love it – thanks answering my question about the quality. Now I’m looking for a polka dot top, LOL! Have a wonderful week sis!

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:18 am

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Im so honored that you like my blog. It really means alot to me that people enjoy my littl ol’ blog!
      Youre welcomed about the skirt! I hope youll share a pic with me when you wear it!

  4. March 4, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    Very cute! And in my fave color scheme.

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:11 am

      Thank you! You can never go wrong with black & white!

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:10 am

      Awww thanks hon! Right now polka dots and stripes is all feel comfortable mixing. As the Spring progresses I think Ill try different combos.
      Loved your Pinterest page!

      • Selah
        March 5, 2013 / 1:42 am

        Thanks! I don’t have a big clothing budget so I like to experiment with pattern mixing and color combos (thanks to you!) to really stretch my wardrobe. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s always fun to try. You know, in your Office Party post you mixed chevron, herringbone, AND leopard. I think I need to add that pic to my board!

      • March 6, 2013 / 2:00 pm

        Im glad youre going to experiment with color combos! I would love to see it when you do!
        I didnt realize I was mixing patterns in that outfit! Thank you for pointing that out to me! 🙂

      • Selah
        March 6, 2013 / 2:14 pm

        If you check out my Go Chic or Go Home boards there are pictures of my outfits – some of me wearing them and some ensembles of things I’m considering. You can find me in your followers list. 🙂

      • March 7, 2013 / 3:56 am

        Yes! To be honest I totally forgot about Go Chic or Go Home! I must update my account! LOL

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:07 am

      Me too! I think Ill be repeating this combo again!

  5. March 5, 2013 / 12:29 am

    I’m not very good at pattern mixing either, but I’ll pair just about anything with polka dots! The shape of this outfit is fantastic. The leather blazer really pulls it all together.

    • March 5, 2013 / 12:56 am

      Thank you! My love for polka dots knows no bounds! LOL

  6. March 5, 2013 / 1:37 am

    YOu look absolutely fabulous! I love the skirt, the top, the jacket, etc. I love it all! Thanks for agreeing to be a part of the challenge. I can’t wait to see what you have in store next week!

    • March 6, 2013 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you so much! I really like the challenge and Im glad I agreed to participate!

    • March 6, 2013 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you! It was the best purchase I made for the Fall/Winter!

  7. March 9, 2013 / 2:21 am

    Love this look!!! I have just recently started loving the mixed prints look. Black and white is my favorite color palette, and this outfit looks great on you!!!

    • March 9, 2013 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you! I want to try black & white stripes and floral print together.

  8. March 10, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    You can never go wrong with a polka dots + stripes mix. I really like this look.

    • March 10, 2013 / 4:31 pm

      You are so right! They are perfect together!

  9. nofearoffashion
    March 22, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    Classy…. another perfect outfit.