Black and White Mix


It's  finally chilly here in Southern California!
Which means this weekend was the perfect time to style my
for a trip down to San Diego!


I have been so excited to style this black 
boiled wool vest!
I decided to give it a SoCal flair
by pairing it with all whites!


By styling with high contrast
I was able to highlight the fabulous architectural lines!
I really adore this vest.
It makes a dramatic  statement
and is so easy and fun to wear
especially with pockets and a hood!


I finished off my ensemble
with a bold dose of pearls.

I combined my signature pearl cuffs
that are still in development
with a 'B' brooch!

I'll let you in on a little secret …

This fabulous brooch 
started out as a Christmas ornament!

Like I always say
You can find great accessories
in all kinds of places if you keep eyes open!




I knew when I chose this vest
that I wanted it to be a player with my black  hats!


And it does just what I was hoping!



I am having major top hat love right now!
Especially with this vest.


I just love the architectural interplay that is happening 
with these pieces!


I am  quite excited to be playing with black and whites for a change
from my usual all neutral palette.
This palette works great for the holidays
and
will be fresh come the New Year as well!


So much so
I just knew I had to add this 
stellar beaded clutch to my wardrobe when I found it at
Le Bel Age
 in San Diego!
Always a stop for me!
It's the shop I've found so many of my gorgeous kimonos!

I hope you are all enjoying your  own holiday styling this month!


As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life









linking with
Not Dead Yet Style






21 comments:

  1. You look fabulous as usual. Love those cuffs. Love the whole look!!!

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    1. Thank you ever so much my dear, for your gift of words! xo

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  2. It's a stunning look, Tamera, and I love how you've played up the lines and architectural aspects of the various pieces! Isn't this cooler weather a treat?

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    1. Susan thank you so much my dear! I really appreciate your comment … I know you are very familiar with how much goes into styling an ensemble!

      Yes, our cooler weather is such a treat! I have so many things I want to wear … that haven't been out is so long!

      Wishing you a wonderful new week! xo

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  3. A fabulous look for the cooler weather. Top hats are a fun look, and the pearl cuffs are gorgeous. Love it all! xx

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    1. Thank you so much darling, for visiting and commenting! Hope your staying warm!! xo

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  4. Honestly. You make San Diego even more spectacular.

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    1. Connie you are just too sweet my dear! We need to meet for coffee one of my trips down through your neck of the woods!! xo

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the "B" - it makes a beautiful starring piece. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti! Thanks again for hosting Visible Monday! I am always so impressed with your kindness and professionalism … commenting on each entry!

      Wishing you a magical new week my dear! xo

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  6. you.are.fabulous! Love this!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. This vest is a definate winner and works so well with your whites. Your styling as ever is just spot on with those magical pearl cuffs and of course your black hat collection.

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  8. I understand your hat-love totally. I'm like you and can't wait for the right season to wear them. But actually I start in summer till winter.

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  9. Would you BELIEVE I own the C of that Christmas ornament and recently wore it around my NECK?!!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  10. I love this look on you so much. I especially love it that you wore it in San Diego, which I think of as the home of shorts and flip-flops. I bet you got a lot of double-takes! xx

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  11. What a beautiful beautiful look, Tamera! You are a true artist! Happy holidays!

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  12. Boom! Beautiful, classic. My new style icon. Happy holidays. Found you on Visible Mondays.

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  13. So beautiful, striking and unique! Thanks for the creative styling and post!

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  14. Love love love. Viva black and white.

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