Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pop Art

The aesthetic of today's look is very mod squad circa 1960s or Andy Warhol's Factory. Traveling back in time wasn't quite the motive for what I am wearing today. Rather, I was intent on finding the perfect thing to wear with my new Illesteva black and white striped sunglasses. These sunglasses, in my opinion, look very 60s or 80s depending on how you style them. I decided to pair them with a graphic black and white shift dress to reference a little bit of pop art inspiration and the 60s, a decade that I didn't live through but "dig" fashion wise. (Just trying to throw in a little of the vernacular of decade!)

Despite the fact that my closet is brim full of color, I do have quite a lot of black and white, especially if the black and white items feature bold stripes or bold, graphic patterns like my dress for today.  The beauty of black and white is that it's a great canvas to offset a pop of color. On this particular occasion I decided to go for a pop of greenish yellow, which Louis Vuitton calls "pistache". For a finishing touch, I topped off this geometric print with a geometric necklace, which, to be honest, almost blends in because it's comprised of triangular shapes, just like the print on the dress.

Now I think I am all set to go off to party at The Factory like Edie Sedgwick, or maybe just get some lunch with my husband. Lunch is more my speed, but it's always fun to use clothing as a way to, for a moment, travel to different decades or embody a persona that is a bit different than yours!

Dress: ASOS similar print with floral here and similar shift silhouette here
Shoes: J. Crew "Lillian" wedges similar here
Bag: Louis Vuitton "Marly" in Pistache
Necklace: H&M similar here
Watch: Dubey & Schaldenbrand Carre Cambre Grande Date
Sunglasses: Illesteva Leonard II 

This week, check out my interview on Imogen's "Stylish Thoughts" series on Inside Out Style !

Linking Up With: A Lovely Little Wardrobe, Still Being Molly, How I Fall, Shoe and Tell
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  1. Hey Amber,
    As soon as i saw the dress i had to click on your post to see it. I love it so much and the pop of color makes it even better. Although i don't think i could ever pull it off, I love it on you!

    XO, Sarai

  2. I have that dress too and it's one of my favorites. I wish that ASOS would come out with more dresses with that cut. I've tried other shifts from them, hoping it would be similar, but no luck yet!

    I love how you paired it with mod accessories!

  3. You have so many things in a pop art print. That mod dress is gorgeous. As I have mentioned before I love black, white and yellow. =))

  4. Such a fabulous dress! Love that necklace too…it's so interesting. Great added pop of color with the bag!

  5. those shoes and those sunglasses 😍I can understand why you'd want to find an outfit to go with them!

  6. I love the mod vibe of this look! Your dress is fabulous and that necklace and yellow bag are the perfect accessories!

    Doused In Pink

  7. I love your styling here! Black and white is definitely a trend right now 💕

    Stylista Fitness

  8. I LOVE a good bold print in a black and white motif, and you look amazing in a shift dress! This is such a fantastic look! You are so my fashion icon, I don't care what you say haha. Hope you are having a great week my beautiful friend! XO -Kim

  9. The yellow bag is perfect with this dress, loving the mod vibes!

    A Good Hue

  10. Like you, my closet is loaded with black and white :) I love your geometric print dress and that yellow bag is gorgeous!

  11. I read about your blog on Imogen's blog - and had to come visit.
    This is such a great look and I love the illusion the necklace creates and of course the dash of colour brought in by the bag.

  12. That's a great shape on you Katie. And the design of the dress is the perfect backdrop for your "pistache" bag! Cool shades too!

  13. LOVE the geometric black and white with the yellow bag - so mod!

  14. ok i LOVE the mod look and the pop of yellow!

    Sandy a la Mode

  15. Stunning! I love the pop of yellow!

  16. So lovely! I love your time travel aspirations.
    Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers WHo Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  17. Definitely very mod squad! I love it! Thanks for linking-up with Carrie, Casey and me :)


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