HOW TO SPICE UP BLACK AND WHITE THIS SUMMER

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is sitting on a brick wall wearing a sleeveless black tunic, a pair of white capris, and a simulated bamboo handled ocean print tote

One day I am going to have a HUGE house with a pool that has waterfalls. At least, that is what my granddaughter just told me. In fact, she is going to BUY me that house when she is 8 years old. Since she is turning 7 next week, it sounds like I’ll be getting my house pretty soon. Lol! She recently started doing chores around the house for me and earning money. Today, she got her little money stash out to count and declared that she was going to be a Billionaire by the time that she is 8.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic, a pair of white capris, and a simulated bamboo handled ocean print tote

She had made her a piggy bank out of a box that she found last week. She decorated it with markers and stickers and thought it was gorgeous. However, she was looking through a drawer and found an old Vera Bradley wallet of mine. She asked if she could have the wallet, and once I said that she could, she transferred all of her hard-earned cash into the wallet. When she was finished counting, she discovered that she had $26.30, and that was when she declared, “I am going to buy you a huge house with all of my money. It is going to have a pool with waterfalls, and it is going to cost $10,000.00!” Yep, you read that correctly. Apparently, you can buy a massive house with a pool that has waterfalls for ten thousand dollars. Oh, she is also going to buy me a new car that costs $3,000.00. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic, a pair of white capris, and a simulated turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace

This post is sponsored by Chico’s, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

I have been on a linen craze lately. Wearing linen in the summer months is my favorite since it is so cooling. I bought Joe a linen polo shirt several years ago, and he loved it so much that he wore it to shreds. I am not joking, this poor shirt had little holes all over it, and he refused to stop wearing it since it kept him so cool. Linen has sure come a long way in the last several years. In the past, you couldn’t wear anything linen without it looking like a wrinkled mess. Wrinkles are part of the character of linen, but I don’t want so many lines that it takes away from the look of the garment. The black linen sleeveless tunic that I have on is part of their No-Iron Linen line.

I love the classic style of this tunic, and how it has the open latticework at the neckline for a unique detail. Even though this tunic is linen, it is still machine washable, and that is a huge plus in my book. I am wearing a size 1, which is a size 8-10 in most brands, and I think it is a perfect fit.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic with freshwater pearl and simulated turquoise jewelry

Adding bright colors, or a brightly colored print is the easiest way to spice up a black and white outfit. I wanted to add color to this outfit, so I added this necklace of a long strand of freshwater pearls and simulated turquoise. The two-tone style of the necklace was what intrigued me, plus I love that the necklace can be doubled for a completely different look. Pearls go with everything, and turquoise is perfect in summer and fall so that you will get a lot of wear from this necklace. I also added the matching turquoise and pearl bracelet set, which comes with two stretch bracelets. For my earrings, I added these white beaded drop hoop earrings. These lightweight earrings will go with everything and add a touch of whimsy and charm. I love the size of these earrings; they are big enough to be seen, but not so big that you feel like everyone is looking at you. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic, a pair of white capris, and a ocean print tote with a scarf

Did you notice the ocean-print handbag that I am carrying? It has a secret inside that will be sure to grab your attention. This bag has simulated bamboo handles, and it is large enough to hold a phone, wallet, keys, and a pareo. What is a pareo? I asked the same thing, and a quick Google search led me to find out that it was a Tahitian word for a wraparound skirt.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic with a scarf, a pair of white capris

Just because it is a wraparound skirt, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use it in other ways. This wrap is a lightweight rayon material and is 64″L x 43″W large. It can be used as a skirt, a beach coverup, or as a wraparound dress.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic with an ocean print scarf and a pair of white capris

Since I am always cold, I thought this would be perfect for taking with you anytime you are eating out, or walking around outside. You can easily throw this pareo over your shoulders for a little added warmth. You can bet that this will be going with me once I get to go to the beach again.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a sleeveless black tunic, a pair of white capris, and an ocean print tote

I absolutely love the fit of these So Slimming white capri pants, and they are the perfect length. These capri pants look great with heels for a dress-up look, and they also look great with flats and sandals for a more casual look. I am wearing a size .5 in these, and they fit me great. I usually wear a size 10, but in Chico’s pants, I need to size down. Be sure to check out the other colors that are available in these pants.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is on stairs wearing a sleeveless black tunic, a pair of white capris, and a simulated bamboo handled ocean print tote

Any time that you are not sure what to wear, you can’t go wrong with choosing black and white. It is a classic combination, and it is perfect for almost any occasion.

How is your memory???

Have you done any of the following? Walked into a room and forgot why you went into the room? Have you driven by the place that you were supposed to turn off? Or, maybe you have been telling a story and forgot what you were saying???

Then WHY would you think that you could remember to check my blog post every day without my daily reminder? Take two seconds and subscribe to the blog. Enter your email, and then check for the email verification that will be sent to confirm your subscription.

Thanks so much for following me on my blog. Be sure to follow me on PinterestTwitterInstagramYouTube,  and Facebook.

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop through my links, it helps support my business (at no additional cost to you), so thank you!

 

 

Become One Of The GURLS

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

I would love to hear from YOU!

  1. Patti wrote:

    Love those pants. Black and white are always perfect together.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      You can’t go wrong with black and white!

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  2. Patty wrote:

    Looking good Tania.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Patty!

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  3. Sue B wrote:

    Love this! Would love to see what your thoughts are essential must haves in the closet

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I need to do a post on that. Thanks for the reminder.

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  4. I love the seashell print on the bag and pareo.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is gorgeous in person, and the pareo is so versatile.

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  5. Julie wrote:

    My grandson once told me when he got to be a big boy he was going to give me his car seat and drive me around when I was old, So I guess I’ll have my own personal chauffeur some day!

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol! Aren’t they adorable!

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  6. Michele wrote:

    Adorable outfit

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Michele!

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  7. Black and white is so classy and fresh together. I also love navy and white together.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I think that it is very classy also!

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  8. Gayle wrote:

    I’ve always been a fan of linen, minus the wrinkles. This outfit is great as it is nice and cool for the summer. I really like the turquoise jewelry with it also.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I thought that the turquoise made the outfit “pop!”

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  9. Francine wrote:

    I’m new to your blog and LOVE it!!! I really like how you share the links of the items you are wearing. The classic white and black looks great and one of my favorites!!

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Welcome!!! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am glad that you are enjoying the blog.

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  10. Diane Schexnyder wrote:

    Hi Tania! I didn’t receive your email again today, but I always go to your website for the latest post because they’re such a treat. Love your honesty and always keeping it real!

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It was late going out today. Sorry 🙁

      Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  11. Lori L Feld wrote:

    Missed my exit to work yesterday so, yes, I can relate to the part about forgetting to check your blog everyday. 🙂 Just subscribed this week!

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  12. Teri wrote:

    Just FYI, the link from your email to the site is still glitchy. I had to log onto your website directly (which I’m happy to do) to see your post today.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  13. Lucy Tillman wrote:

    I could have sworn there was something on here before about the skincare line and some sort of deal when I read this earlier today. Not seeing it now. Help! Wanted to order something.

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  14. Jackie wrote:

    Love your blog but would like to see more clothing from the thrifty side of shopping . That’s what caught my eye when I first started following you how to dress great on a budget

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
- powered by chloédigital -