Lace & Leather Layers | corals + cognacs

Lace & Leather

In some instances, black and white is anything but basic.

striped-blouse

This is one of those cases.

I felt like stepping out with an edgy ensemble last week, and a bit of both lace and leather goes a long way for a super-chic daytime look — so as long as you keep the rest of your look classic and your makeup fresh-faced.

lace-and-stripeslace-blouse

My apologies for the near-radio silence on the site last week — as I alluded to on Twitter, there’s been a few exciting changes in my life recently that have resulted in a bit of writer’s block. And by writer’s block, I mean a few late nights and a few subsequent hangovers.

As they say, though, taking time to live  life will only inspire your work. (And that’s my grown-up way of saying YOLO, bitches!)

At any rate, I believe the majority of my brain cells have replenished due to a variant of excessive hibernation, so it’s back to daily updates here on c+c this week.

Oh, and about those changes — I’ll tell you more about them later week. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite pieces that I’ve had on rotation while running around town. During the day and after dark.

lace-and-leatherleather-and-lace justfab-booties*Wearing: Calvin Klein striped blouse (similar), Madewell lace tank (similar), faux leather skirt (love this version), Zimmermann circle clutch, zippered booties c/o JustFab | *Beauty: Stila Stay All Day lipgloss in Fiery, NARS blush in Love Joy, See Song Designs necklace

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Photography by Lydia Hudgens

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