Young attractive lady

Spring Forward with Black and White

Young attractive lady

Nothing’s crisper and fresher than basic black and white. Any bright color added to it looks artful. No matter what the heat quotient, you appear unruffled. This season as its predecessor. brings a new crop of interpretation to the perennial classic. Buy something. Really, you’ll wear it to death if it’s a good piece. Year after year.

Alice by Temperley Ruby Stretch-Ponte and Lace Dress

A really interesting use of opposites, the dress is flirty but covered, dressy not flamboyant. Sophisticated gamine? Conceivably a day to dinner number. Black stretch-ponte with cream (ok, it’s cream) lace overlay, ruffled trims, ties at neck, button fastening placket. Concealed zipper fastening at the side. Rayon/nylon/elastane. Fully lined. $475.00

Versace Black and White Pencil Skirt

Bold, figure conscious number that is NOT zebra printed like the rest of them, but rather tropical. Civilized length for those of you who understand the styling and/or women of a certain age. Pair with emphatic colors: tomato red, Kelly green, sun yellow, bright turquoise, or orange. Exposed back zipper closure. Cotton/spandex. $740.00

Soft Topped Dress (that’s what they’re calling it)

Soft tulip printed top with structured skirt. Neat and trim for the warm weather office or meeting his mother for the first time. There may be red pumps on the horizon or deep pink for a little perversity. Trend with color blocking and add a different color belt and/or bag instead of matching. Lime and red, yellow and hot pink, turquoise and orange? 100% Viscose. Machine washable. $59.00

Cotton Club Floral Embroidered Black Corset Top

For all you very cool downtowners and visiting Europeans. Sexy worn with white or brightly colored skirt, shorts or pants. Dress up or down. Polka dot details and white floral embroideries. Removable padding, adjustable shoulder straps, self ties at the back. Polyamide/elastane/cotton. Italian-wouldn’t you know. $230.00

Gucci Double Layered Dress

Yowza! This is truly patrician. You could chair a board of directors, meet the President, or buy a film studio in this; fly private jet to Paris and dine at Travertine. Or not. Extremely smart and elegant. Rather Gatsbyesque. Black and white silk georgette, double layered and draped, crossover neckline, pleated underskirt, crystal embellished gold-tone metal clasp. Concealed hook and zipper fastening. Free shipping and returns for US Orders. $3800.00

Accessories-Clockwise from top left:

Eric Javits Striped Wide Brim Squishee Hat – That’s right, not only will you look like Audrey Hepburn, but the hat is packable! Man made fibers are woven to resemble straw but are more comfortable, flexible, durable. Wide malleable brim blocks harmful UV rays extending out over shoulders. Add your enormous shades and elicit whispers of who is she. Practical, dramatic, and just in time. $425.00

Manolo Blahnik Galop Black/White Canvas Pump - Urban, yes, but not necessarily home-try Rio, Ibiza, Milan, the Algarve! Wherever the fashionable and fun watch one another’s accessories (including men) and tans. Pretty and ready. Striped canvas sling-back with graceful 2.5” heel and elastic heel strap. Grosgrain bow on the pointed toe for ultimate femininity. Leather sole. $775.00

Rebecca Minkoff BOMBE MAC Clutch Spectator - Sophisticated meets edgy. Wear with black and white print pattern and bright, solid color accessories or simply COLOR for maximum effect-whether monochrome or mixed the bag will stand out. White snakeskin with black leather trim. Adjustable, detachable 21” drop chain strap. 8” h x 11” w x 2” d. Custom silver toned hardware. Zip-top closure with spring clasp on front flap interior. Exterior zippered pocket under flap. 1 interior zippered and 3 patch pockets. $330.00

Not Rated Coverlook Pump - Very vintage in appearance, this pump will look as right with a pencil skirt as one with petticoats beneath. Be Bettie Page or Betty Grable- which is to say, a pin up. Wear a little cropped sweater over your shoulders, pin a big, silk flower on your blouse. Play “Mad Men” with your fella. Martinis anyone? Black and white polka dot fabric upper, patent leather piping, synthetic sole. Bow detail on rounded peep toe. 4 ½” stacked heel, 1 ¼” platform. $40.00

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