51 comments

  1. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 11:18 am

    i have a bag that looks something like that..got it from a random market in Peru while i was backpacking. never thought to pair it up with a work-ish outfit though. and those shoes are like icing on a really bright cake :)

  2. The Bombshell Biker

    September 15, 2007 at 11:32 am

    OH! I can’t stop looking at this photo. I am always drawn to all black or black and white outfits with bright accessories. It’s what I generally wear myself. She looks like some sort of ‘urban ballerina’in this outfit- love, love love!

  3. Maria

    September 15, 2007 at 11:34 am

    I love her choices: color as a contrast to the structure and the monochromatic palette. Great personal statement in its calm and sophisticated details.

  4. JO

    September 15, 2007 at 11:59 am

    love the bag! it is stunning next to her blacka nd white pieces

  5. andrea

    September 15, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    my first impression: the shoes – amazing.
    the second impression: the skirt! wohoo!
    then: the bag
    then: the shirt
    then: her attitude
    then: her smile
    and finally e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g’s just amazing!

    and my very last impression: kudos to the photographer :-)

  6. ni

    September 15, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Lovely!

  7. Candid Cool

    September 15, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Fabulous shoes!
    -h

  8. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    she is perfect.

  9. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    okay, so this is a successful version of what september 10th attempted. excellent.

  10. aklily

    September 15, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    I love how she took a regular classic outfit, and spiced it up with those bright accessories. She looks great.

  11. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Oh she just looks great. Clean, simple, elegant and that just off sets it perfectly.

  12. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    She’s like an urban aztec. Beautiful

  13. calm.cool.collected

    September 15, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    This is the wonderful thing about fashion…some see it one way while others see it another. The woman is gorgeous and I love the shoes…fabulous! But I would love to see this outfit with a big,bright yellow soft leather bag. I would like to see the same woman, same top, same bag but with a pair of jeans and a chunky necklace…tomato,tomahto.

  14. Scrappy

    September 15, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    beautiful!!!!!

  15. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    she looks a lot like an older veronica webb..

  16. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    It’s interesting how she rolled up her shirt sleeves; a subtle choice to add more dynamicism? less primness? the black-and-white backdrop for the bag & shoes.

  17. Anonymous

    September 15, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    The outfit is secondary to her presence. With her posture and Mona Lisa smile- she could wear a paper bag and garner the same admiration.

  18. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 12:01 am

    I donĀ“t especially fancy this one.Her top kind of pops out too much,on the other hand,she has balanced it with those wild shoes.This kind of dressing is fine when it is sunny and since her skin tone is dark,I guess she can wear bright colors.

  19. m-

    September 16, 2007 at 2:58 am

    gorgeous

  20. elizabeth

    September 16, 2007 at 5:44 am

    those shoes.
    that body.
    severely striking.

  21. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 6:05 am

    anon 2:06 hear, hear. I really did not like Sept 10. (I found the look too vulgar for my tastes.) But I was definitely part of the (silent) minority on that one. This woman is so much classier and elegant…and I would wager to say that she paid far less $. Interesting choice on the bags for both her and the gentleman just above. On the way to the gym, perhaps? Planning a bank heist, maybe? ;-) At any rate what a splendid couple they make on paper. Fabulous, both of them.

  22. la fashionista

    September 16, 2007 at 11:26 am

    I’m loving the shoes. Just the right sort of pop as a contrast to the black-and-white.

  23. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Except how does she walk in those shoes?

  24. FemmeNoire

    September 16, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    My gosh. She looks amazing. This is one to save to my lookbook.

  25. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t see anything special about this at all. It’s easy to add a little color to a black & white outfit but it doesn’t make it a statement. And like the young woman shown on Sept 10, she needs a bra fitting. That just seems basic to me, any age, size, etc., can benefit from that.

  26. Jacqueline

    September 16, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    She looks absolutely fabolous, love those shoes

  27. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    WOW, is this ever perfection. I love every detail about this ensemble. It’s STUNNING! Pictures like these always reminds me that I don’t have NEARLY enough daring shoes.

    I had to look up the Sept. 10 pic that this was compared to and I have to agree that that girl just doesn’t compare. I don’t know if it’s the bright, revitalizing colors in this one, the higher neckline, the comparative postures*, the lighting, a general je ne sais quoi… ;)

    (*That’s definitely one problem: if you’re wearing sky-high heels which straighten your posture by design, why on earth try to fight it and pull off some coy slouchy pose? It seems like a good way to topple over, for one thing.)

  28. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Re: anonymous at 2:39 PM, color isn’t the only thing that defines an outfit! Choice of cut, form, fit, fabric, and the individual features on a black or white piece can also be considered, and sometimes those details are just as restrained as the color they accompany, such as the length of the waist and hemline on this skirt or the height on the neck or even the LACK of frilly details that creates a sleek appearance overall, coordinating well with her choice of hair and emphasizing that pop of cyan at the feet where a louder choice of garment would overpower or clash, making the shoe difficult to pull off. (Also, her bra looks fine to me, honestly.)

    It’s sort of hard to explain though (as I said in my above post, it’s some je ne sais quoi!) because to me the immediate reaction upon viewing is that it looks very good and if your response is different, we may simply agree to disagree.

  29. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    An absolute amazer m/

  30. Anonymous

    September 16, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    I love the black + white + colour combo. The shoes make a conservative outfit into something to be noticed. The bag is a perfect example of how to work travel mementoes into day to day life.

  31. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 12:51 am

    With a body like that she could wear a painter’s tarp and look fantastic. Seriously – the gal is built. I think she’s blessed with the “she can wear anything” gene. But this is an incredibly chic ensemble. Simple and elegant with a splash of color. Fab.

  32. LaLa

    September 17, 2007 at 3:43 am

    great accessories ! and the structure of her outfit elegant ; accented with fun pieces .. so stylish ..im inspired to wear fitted structured outfits now..

  33. Dani

    September 17, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Her sandals, her bag..all very unique.

  34. AnonymousJK

    September 17, 2007 at 10:23 am

    F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!

  35. dileseng

    September 17, 2007 at 11:26 am

    love the shoes… they compliment the outfit perfectly… sophisticated but so much fun!

  36. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 17, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Wow! Great photo, Sart. This is an amazing looking lady. I love this look. Those heels… I wish more women dressed like this.

  37. East Side Build

    September 17, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    THE SHOES ARE IT!!

  38. concupiscence

    September 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    I miss the ‘click and enlarge’ option at style.com. So thank you for posting these here, especially this photo. She’s one gorgeous woman. Nice heels, great posture, awesome bag.

  39. pig_93

    September 18, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Great. Good proportions.

  40. Asian Models Blogger

    September 18, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Love the shoes!! And I love the simplicity of her clothes.

  41. TheFeminineMyst-chic

    September 19, 2007 at 10:20 am

    What a combination! A classic, sophisticated black & white combination with shoes & bag that pop. Well done!

  42. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    THIS is why your mother told you to stand up straight. Amen to good posture! Makes everything look better!

  43. aknape

    December 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    i need those shoes.

  44. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I may be wrong, but I think those shoes are Fendi

  45. Stefan

    September 20, 2011 at 4:52 am

    This is not under any circomstances a professional outfit… she is wearing a loose top and a casual black dress. What gives the impression of elegance is the black and white combination…

  46. The Edit

    May 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    LOVE the colourful accessories, they really pop!

    http://theeditblog.tumblr.com/

  47. Adriana

    May 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    me encanta……..

    is great……

  48. Sandro

    June 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Love the colors.

  49. PJ

    November 29, 2012 at 2:44 am

    i terribly dislike the shoes. an espadrilles wedge could have worked…

  50. Rhoderic

    January 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

    She looks great and epitomises the New York gal for me. Who is she? I’ve seen her on this excellent site before…

  51. westcoasttiger

    May 8, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Other than the shoes, a great combination of fitness and understated elegance.

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