Effortlessly Chic: Black On Black

September 20, 2017

off the shoulder, casual chic, relaxed top, who what wear, taupe booties, nine west bag

Hey there!! I hope all is well with you guys. Not to turn into your weekly Houston weather report, but since our last visit we lost our pre-fall breeze I chatted about last week HERE. Boo! Unfortunately it has been replaced with what my daughter describes as “soupy weather”.  :/ Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. Pumpkin and fall decor is still working it’s way in our home for the season non the less.

 I did manage to pull out the ol’ boots last week during our brief breezy moment. And such a good feeling it was I must say. I was aiming for an outfit that was comfortable, yet still put together. So I opted for a relaxed black off the shoulder top with lace details and black skinny jeans. Black on black is a timeless combination that always gives effortlessly chic results. It is definitely a nice go-to pairing that can easily be pieced together in a pinch. You really can’t go wrong with it. I added a slouched peep toe bootie to continue the relaxed casual vibe. While the muted taupe provided a nice subtle contrast to the black.

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This look would be perfect for a casual date night or night out with the girls. What do you think? Is this an outfit you can see yourself wearing? What are your favorite pieces when seeking a comfortable chic look? Would love to hear in the comments.

As always, I appreciate you stopping by. I hope you have an amazing week.

Annette ♥

relaxed off the shoulder, black denim, target style, slouched boots, neutral bag

SO! As of yesterday this top sold out, grrr! BUT I did link below some great similar pieces that will most definitely achieve this look. 


TOP Who What Wear Collection || DENIM Target || BOOTIES Charlotte Russe || BAG Nine West

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  • Reply Caroline @ Love Cake Create September 20, 2017 at 6:24 am

    You totally rock this outfit! Loving the boots and top.

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Thank you Caroline 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by to give it a read. Have a good one. xo

  • Reply Nathalie Wagner September 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Love it! I’m such a fan of blacks and other neutrals and always looking for ways to look put together without being too fussy.

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you Nathalie 🙂 I’m right there with ya. I am always drawn to neutrals. I appreciate you reading. xo

  • Reply Lauren @ Grace and Granola September 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I love the shirt! Your hair is such a beautiful color, and the shirt really makes it pop.

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you Lauren! 🙂

  • Reply Cassie September 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Oh, I loved this outfit. Those booties are freaking amazing. Thanks for the outfit inso!

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you Cassie, I really appreciate that. Thank you for stopping by to give it a read. xo

  • Reply cara September 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Love the black on black combo you styled here and I love those booties! So cute!

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you so much Cara. xo

  • Reply Carolyn Marie September 20, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    So very cute! I have been thoroughly enjoying all these off the shoulder blouses and you’re rocking it!

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you Carolyn! 🙂 Yes, it seems OTS might just very well be here to stay. 🙂 Thanks for much for reading. xo

  • Reply Casey September 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This is perfect for a date! I love the black and the taupe together. This is perfect for the season and one of my favorite outfits from you!

    • Reply Annette September 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Why thank you Casey, that’s really sweet of you to say. 🙂 Thanks for reading. Hope you have a good night. xo

  • Reply candy September 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Looking really good in this black lace top and your boots are perfect. Keep pieces like this coming.

    • Reply Annette September 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Thank you Candy, I appreciate you stopping by to read. Have a great weekend. xo

  • Reply Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor September 21, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Cute!! I love how you paired you black on black with the nude boots and purse. I just bought some distressed black jeans.

    • Reply Annette September 22, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Thank you Ayanna. 🙂 I think you will really enjoy your distressed denim. They bring a great edge to a look without being over the top, ya know? Have a great weekend. Thank you for reading. xo

  • Reply AmberLynn September 21, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I love black on black, what a fun, vibrant, flattering look that you have put together. I, also, love the additional pop that was added with your shoes.

    • Reply Annette September 22, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Thank you AmberLynn, I appreciate that. 🙂

  • Reply Hannah Robinson September 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Gorgeous lady! Love the outfit.

    • Reply Annette September 22, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Thank you Hannah, I appreciate that. xo

  • Reply Victoria with One Sharp mama September 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

    That is one heck a cute outfit. I love love love the booties. They’re my new favorite thing to wear this year

    • Reply Annette September 22, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Thank you Victoria, I really appreciate that 🙂 Yes, Booties are revolutionary lol. Thanks so much for stopping by to read. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Alison Hutchinson September 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Love the all black and those boots are to die for!! Love the slouchy design. So eighties and so perfect.

    xoxo Alison

    • Reply Annette September 22, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Thank you Alison, I appreciate that. 🙂 It’s always fun to tap into things from back in the day. I appreciate you stopping by to read. Have a great weekend. xo

  • Reply Jazz September 22, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I love black on black and am a sucker for an off-the-shoulder top!

    • Reply Annette September 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Off the shoulder is great…thankfully it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. 🙂

  • Reply Nailil September 23, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I love wearing black on black. The detail on your top is so pretty and I love how you styled this look.

    • Reply Annette September 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you Nailil, I appreciate that. Have a great weekend. 🙂

  • Reply Kay September 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    LOL soupy weather! Love it. You are killing this look missy!! I love black on black!

    • Reply Annette September 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      lol yes, she picked up that description when she was like 3. It just kind of stuck and we now all describe muggy weather as “soupy” ;). Thank you Kay. I appreciate you stopping by to read. Hope your having a great weekend. xo

  • Reply Mimi September 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I love how versatile this top can be used. You look chick and cute

    • Reply Annette September 25, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Mimi, I appreciate that. Have a great week. xo

  • Reply Sheila September 26, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I could live in black and grey! Those boots are perfect though…

    • Reply Annette September 26, 2017 at 9:35 am

      I hear ya! Neutrals are my favorite. Hope your having a great week. Thanks for stopping by. xo

  • Reply Jesse Coulter September 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Cute! I like to wear jeans pretty much daily, so I enjoy adding booties or chunky clogs/heels to my outfits when I go out with friends.

    • Reply Annette September 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you Jesse. 🙂 Jeans are definitely a go-to of mine as well. I just wish the weather would cool off a bit. Thanks for reading. xo

  • Reply Amanda Elize September 29, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I could definitely see myself wearing this. I love doing black on black. Those peep toe booties compliment the outfit just perfectly!

    • Reply Annette September 29, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thank you Amanda. Black on black really is a simple look with always great results. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

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