Black, White & Red All Over

January 26, 2012







(Sheer blouse- Forever 21 (old), Skirt- Anthropologie (similar one here), Jacket- Forever 21 (SUCH a good deal), Bag- Rebecca Minkoff, Booties- Lucky Brand, Necklace- Max & Chloe, Bracelets- Michael Kors, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Seasonal Whispers)



I've always been terrified of sheer tops-- yes, I'll admit it. The girl who always yells at her friends, "SHUT UP YOU CAN TOTALLY PULL THAT OFF! JUST TRY IT!", wouldn't try a trend herself! Seeing other bloggers and women in the media baring bras in plain sight under beautiful blouses reeeealy intrigued me (and secretly made me nervous). After reading in my newest Lucky Magazine about sheer attire and how to wear it in daily life, I was still a little skeptical. I wondered how anyone would consider a sheer blouse an appropriate work look. So obviously I had to try this tricky trend... to see what all the hype was about. The verdict? I'm in love. There are so many ways to incorporate the sheer trend in daily life. If you're still a little weary, take baby steps like I did in this blouse. You don't have to wear a bra under it. Honey, that will come with time. Baby steps! Try a spaghetti strap cami in the same color as the blouse (or a fun different one if you're daring) and you'll feel more comfortable. Add a printed jacket and you'll be on your way!




PS: Sorry I didn't post the winner of my VSP Company giveaway yet! Congratulations to number 21...


Whitney Smith!

I'll be emailing you shortly :) Thanks to everyone for entering! Don't worry if you didn't win, I've got more great giveaways up my sleeve already!

33 comments:

  1. The striped trench is SO cute! I picture it being so great for spring time nautical looks! And as always, that clutch makes me heave a little sigh - so stunning!

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  2. Finally found your blog after all this back and forth insta lovin! hahah Looks awesome! Love the RM love and seriously want your boots! Following!

    xx,
    nicolealyse

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  3. you always look really amazing and this just keeps it going!!!
    jess
    jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  4. I saw that coat in the store at F21 and am kind-of kicking myself for not scooping it up! Love the red skirt with the stripes! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  5. i just saw that coat at forever21 and your right it is such a deal.
    you look darlinng

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  6. the coat is fabulous and sheet top looks amazing on you :)

    Happy Friday!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  7. I love that coat! I've been admiring black and white striped clothing so much these last few weeks. And I totally read the same article in my Lucky mag! I've always loved sheer but not with just a bra under it. That still scares me! LOL. Great look Devon! <3

    toni

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  8. I've just come over from Running On Happiness. I'm so pleased to have found your blog - it's gorgeous and I am drooling over your outfits!!

    I've just started a 30 for 30 series where I have 30 pieces that I have to remix into 30 different outfits over 30 days...and I'm five months pregnant (I know, what was I thinking, right?!). I'm loving it!!

    I've signed up to follow you - and now I'm off to have a longer snoop round!!!

    Sarahx

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  9. Love this look, so vibrant and strong!!

    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  10. LOVE this look, Dev! You can totally pull off the sheer top... looking so lovely! :) Red, black, and white look so wonderful together, don't they? LOVE those boots too!

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  11. That top is beautiful! Love the white piping detail!

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  12. I love this red skirt. It looks like it was made for you!

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  13. Ah, there's something so great about bright red with black and white stripes. Love this look!

    caitlin
    www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh, aren;t you the cutest!?! I came over from Running on Happiness, and just gotta let you know that I am now your newest follower! I am adoring your style lady. LOVE that red skirt, and now I'm on the hunt for something similar.........
    xoErinnT

    Fancy Napkin

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  15. oh, my dear - i love that jacket. and those boots make me swoon!

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  16. I am a new follower by way of "Running on Happiness"! So excited to discover you! Dying for the outfits from the last several posts.

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  17. HOLY MOLY! I need that forever21 striped jacket! It is so fab!!! How is the quality? Thinking I need to order it online NOW!
    xo,
    Lindsey
    www.caviartaste.com

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  18. is your watch gold or rose gold? I love how you stack all your jewelry!

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  19. Super chic! I absolutely love this look Devon and am adoring your blog! New follower for sure :) Xo, Abby

    www.socalsophisticate.com

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  20. I just recently discovered your blog and am really enjoying it! I think you wore the sheer blouse very elegantly. Tres chic!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  21. Devon, I adore your look today! Perfection!

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  22. you are soo beautiful! i LOVE the red and your coat!

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  23. I adore this look with the sheer and stripes! I've been toying with the idea of a neon bra or bralette under a sheer top, but I'm still working up the courage. So far it's just been bright cami's under the sheer!

    Glad you took the chiffon/sheer plunge!

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  24. Oh my gosh, right when I saw that jacket I thought "Oh, that's from F21", and when I looked, whaddya know? It IS from F21! I work there, so I'm around clothes way more than I should be, but I love it! I love style blogs. I'm very glad I found yours.

    P.S.
    I noticed that Busy Bee Lauren also has that jacket. TWO great blogs secretly connected by a striped jacket. Love it.

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  25. you are rockin the sheer top. It took me a while to have the guts to try it as well. With the red skirt and stripes, this outfit is gorgeous.
    I found your blog through Running on Happiness:) Yay

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  26. I am beyond obsessed with your booties. And you're totally pulling off the sheer blouse, effortless lady :)

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  27. I am with you on the camisole under the sheer top. Baby steps! Maybe for night I'd be more daring. Love the snake clutch mixed with stripes, it looks incredible with the red skirt!

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  28. Yes to the Minkoff clutch! You look super chic!

    I love sheer blouses, but haven't gotten brave enough to go sans cami. I have a bigger chest, so would be super self conscious!

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  29. Such a cute outfit, I love this! SO glad I found your blog, I'm in LOVE! Consider me your newest follower! xoxo

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  30. black and white stripes with a red pencil skirt-sooo chic, I LOVE this!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so inspired by your style!

    x
    Rachel

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  32. That jacket is awesome - I love the stripes with the python!

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  33. you are so gorgeous

    http://romantique-obsession.blogspot.com/

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