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Minimalist Sophistication.

*Image via Toteme, featuring their signature coat.

I love (!) pastels. I adore (!!) accents like pearls and bows and jewels. I nearly always choose the patterned over the plain. My brother-in-law handily termed this aesthetic “dressing like a present.”

But I will admit that some days, I’m in an all-black-everything, or black-and-white-only mood and the vibe feels slick. Below, a few picks in white and black minimalism:

(01.) STUNNING BLACK CECILIE TOP

(02.) PADDED BLACK HEADBAND

(03.) THE CHICEST JAMMIES, PERHAPS WITH MY FAV SLIPPERS (IN BLACK)

(04.) CHIC SANDALS OPTION 1 OR CHIC SANDALS OPTION 2 (YOU CAN STILL WORK PEARL IN THERE SOMEHOW)

(05.) LOEWE MAGIC

(06.) MY BROCK TOP IN BLACK

(07.) TECHNICALLY NAVY, BUT DARK ENOUGH TO PASS FOR BLACK (I OWN AND CAN VOUCH!)

(08.) VEJAS

(09.) CLASSIC BOAT TOTE WITH BLACK STRAPS

(10.) MY FAVORITE SHADES

And a few other finds I love…

MY QUILTED BACKPACK (I OWN IN BLACK)

OFF-DUTY MODEL BLACK HOODIE

MY BELOVED BELT BAG

AUDREY HEPBURN GOWN

MY GOODNESS, THIS UNDER-$50 ONE-PIECE IS CHIC

BALLET FLATS (OR GENTLY-USED CHANEL!)

COTTON QUILTED COAT (ALSO LOVE THIS LONG PUFFER)

MY FAVORITE BLACK SKINNIES, BUT EYEING THIS DISTRESSED PAIR

TEXTURED CASHMERE TURTLENECK AT A GREAT PRICE

FREE PEOPLE DRESS ON SALE FOR UNDER $70 — GIVES ME ULLA VIBES

MONCLER BEANIE

DENIM DUNGAREES — WOULD BE CUTE WITH A FRILLY WHITE BLOUSE UNDERNEATH

COOL GIRL KHAITE BOOTS

WHITE SHIRT THAT LOOKS LIKE IT COST $1,000 BUT RINGS IN AT UNDER $100

P.S. More in this vein.

P.P.S. Aging in dribs and drabs, and musings on turning 36.

P.P.P.S. Would you believe…?

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