{pattern inspiration: stripes}

. . . always thought to have preferred crisp whites and soft, neutral and subdued tones -- this is -- before these strikingly bold black & white stripes came along and changed everything . . .

{images: photography by jonny valiant for elegant bride via perfectly put together & style me pretty; dress by alice + olivia via kate arends}

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Blogger Anna said...

that dress is amazing!! a fresh take on the usual horizontal stripes.

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Jessica said...

I just love black & white stripes - and that dress is gorgeous.

February 09, 2010  
Anonymous maria kotsari said...

Nice dress....

February 09, 2010  
Blogger COCAMIA said...

The dress is divine! The table cloth is whimsical! Love it!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my goodness. love the dress and the table cloth too!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

That dress is the hotness! The table cloth is soo unexpected and fresh. Love it!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Laryssa Herbert said...

Wow! That table is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

February 09, 2010  
Blogger stephanie said...

that dress is fabulous! love all the b/w stripes

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Style (R)evolution said...

That table setting is amazing

February 09, 2010  
Blogger SPLENDEROSA said...

Love the table! Wonderful counterpoint to the formal settings.
XX's Marsha

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Christina Song said...


you can never go wrong with stripes!! :) this also reminds me of an amazing striped restroom in JCREW! check it out

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Shelby said...

I love this. I've been obsessed with black and white lately. Which is very unlike me.

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh..how I love black and white! Beautiful post!!

xoxo, Kristin

February 09, 2010  
Blogger grace @ the cinderella project said...

the first dress - love it!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Design Darling said...

pretty dress and lovely table :)

February 09, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it and... the shoes! WOW! Love them. Who is the designer?

February 09, 2010  
Anonymous Michaela at The Gardener's Eden said...

Is there anything more beautiful than vibrant flowers and bold black and white on a dreary day? I think not...

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Christina said...

Love the dress.

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Emily said...

shoes please! soo cute!

February 09, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love that black and white dress paired up with those beige pumps .. amazing!

February 09, 2010  
Anonymous Anne @ The City Sage said...

Oh yes, stripes all the way! I have only one striped item of clothing---a dire situation which i must remedy immediately!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger charmaine said...

Stunning! I'm usually not a big black and white fan, unless they're polka dots. But this post has won me over. This dress is amazing! Love the beige pumps, goes perfect with the dress. The table setting is just beautiful! The color just pops off of that black and white.

It is always a pleasure visiting your blog! Every visit is just amazing eye candy! This is why your blog is one of my absolute favorites! Take care.

God Bless,

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Marija said...

Black and white inspiration indeed.

But can we please talk about those shoes...


February 09, 2010  
Blogger Mi Vida Bonita said...

I love that dress, I spotted it on Shopbop!

My post yesterday I had some stripes in there...total trend. A classic at that!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Hamptontoes said...

I love stripes! The dress is so chic...loving it!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger *swankytables*Annette said...

Love the dress, love the table! Great inspiration!

February 09, 2010  
Anonymous Mabel and Zora said...

Our new favorite blog.

February 09, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

christina song – funny you should mention it – yes, had thought the same & posted about that restroom awhile ago as well:


thanks for the reminder and also the link

Kristin -- thank you!

anonymous -- unfortunately do not know the shoe designer, although, come to think of it, have a very similar pair . . .



February 09, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

charmaine -- you are so lovely for leaving such a thoughtful comment – thank you

mabel and zora -- how wonderful! happy you’ve found your way here and even more so for your taking a moment to say hello :)

hope everyone is having a great week,

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Taylor Sterling said...

stripes are always fantastic!

February 09, 2010  
Blogger Raru said...

Love stripes.
Thanks for sharing :)


February 10, 2010  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

love that dress--dvf did something similar last year and i lusted after it all season!

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Lindsay said...

gorgeous dress! I love stripes, especially black and white and navy and white.

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Semigloss Chic said...

Wow! What a great table. I'm a life long addict of stripes--Black and white being one of my favorite....I'm definitely going to expand that to my tabletops.

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Miz.November said...

Adore that dress.... and the table setting!

February 11, 2010  
Blogger destined to design said...

in so much love with that striped dress! what a beauty.

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Apt. #34 said...

mmmm, j'dore this look. You're killin' it on the inspiration these days my dear!

February 19, 2010  

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