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nordstrom sunglassesHappy Wednesday, you guys! I’m going to start off and say this is probably one of my favorite looks thus far… ALL BLACK! Anyone who knows me in real life, knows that black is my absolute FAVORITE color to wear (coral – somehow – is a close second).winter outfit with ripped denimblack rebecca minkoff zip crossbodyI think I’ve been showcasing a lot of color on the blog lately, but on an everyday basis I’m typically wearing an all black outfit. There’s just something so incredibly chic about an all black ensemble and it just makes me feel so put together and ~edgy~! LOL

The ripped denim is also something new that I’m trying, and I must say that I love it! Finding a perfect pair of jeans is probably one of the hardest things for me with fashion, and these took some serious hunting. Even though I loved them in the beginning, I still needed to do some altering so they were just right! Remember how picky I am? They’re my second pair of black jeans, and I honestly can’t recommend getting a pair enough… because sometimes blue just doesn’t cut ripped denim nordstromblack turtleneck ripped denim nordstromI received this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody for Christmas, and haven’t put it down since. I have the same one in beige (see it here, and here), and these are the best crossbody’s ever. No matter the color, they literally pair perfectly with anything you’re wearing, and while it doesn’t appear this way, they fit SO.MUCH.STUFF.winter white statement earringsI also picked up this amazing turtleneck over winter break, and have been wearing it like crazy. It’s the perfect piece for dressing up with suede black booties, or dressing with down some sleek, black sneakers! I say this because I’ve worn it both ways for two separate takes on an all black outfit.

Next time I think I’ll try it with white jeans, because we all know I’ve been loving that, too, lately!

Turtleneck: Dillards (similar) // Jeans: Nordstrom (identical and same brand) // Booties: Nine West // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff  // Earrings: Happiness Boutique c/o

Photos by Katie Ardner


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  1. 2.21.16
    Nicole said:

    This chunky sweater paired with distressed denim looks amazing!

    • 2.22.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Nicole!! I love distressed denim, and think I need to try a blue pair next!

  2. 2.7.16

    Amazing outfit! These ripped jeans are amazing!

    • 2.7.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks, Monique! Glad you like it, and yes I can’t stop wearing them!

  3. 2.6.16
    Tina said:

    Yay so glad you finally found an awesome pair of ripped jeans! That’s all I wear hehe

    • 2.7.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Haha they’re seriously so awesome… I feel so cool and bada** when I wear them! lol

  4. 2.5.16
    Larisa said:

    This look is so cute, comfy and easy! Can’t wait to see you style white jeans either!

    xx larisa @

    • 2.5.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Larisa!! I’m going to take outfit photos this weekend, so it might be sooner than you think! 😉

  5. 2.3.16
    Julianna said:

    Loving this monochromatic look on you gorgeous! Simply Stunning!

    xx Julianna

    • 2.4.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Julianna!!:)

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