Monochromatic OOTD

Here’s an outfit I recently wore to a birthday party. I’ve read that Monochromatic/Black & White outfits will be very popular this Spring. While this is an easy trend to participate in (as most of us own black & white clothes) I’m always worried that I’ll end up looking like I’m wearing a uniform!

Shirt – Express

Black Denim – Garage

Ballet Flats – Wanted (similar from F21)

Necklace – Joe Fresh Alhambra dupe

Gwyneth Paltrow is a permanent style crush – I know she’s controversial but I’ve always loved her – especially since I read this quote: “It’s easier to not change, not do something good for you, not work on
your relationship, not make yourself a meal, not work out.
Everything in my life that’s good is because I worked my ass off to get it and to maintain it.” (source) Pretty inspiring, huh?

Will you be wearing Monochromatic outfits this Spring? Do you love or hate Gwyneth?

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  1. pretty little things
    April 18, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    I love that blouse on you! xo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 18, 2013 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks – it feels really elegant but is surprisingly easy to take care of (no ironing necessary!)

  2. phiphis blog
    April 18, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    very pretty – it does not look like a uniform at all! so chic. xophiphi's blog

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 18, 2013 / 5:50 pm

      Thanks Phiphi – that's a relief…I was a bit worried it looked like a catering uniform LOL!

  3. Morales
    April 18, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Hi Ella, beautiful look, I love especially the white/black shirt! :-)Can I ask you yori height/weight? I'd like to know how successfully you lost so many lbs!Kiss

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 18, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks Morales – I'm 5'4 and try to follow a low-carb/high-protein diet. I posted about my eating plan & workouts in previous posts:Ella Pretty "health"I don't follow it that strictly anymore (I SHOULD – I've gained back some of the weight) – but when I do, it really helps me reach my goal weight…

  4. Anonymous
    April 18, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Love the black & white look! I also love sitting down with a good magazine and just browsing, although I've been slacking lately. I think I'm 2 months behind!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 18, 2013 / 5:59 pm

      I love sitting down with a good magazine – but there's only a few I like these days – mainly for the pictures. For articles I prefer reading blogs – they're more authentic and interesting to me 🙂

  5. Mehreen
    April 18, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Your style is always so effortless and classic 🙂 and love the flipping through since I haven't been keeping up myself these days on my fav mags !:)

  6. Beautygirl24
    April 19, 2013 / 1:05 am

    You always look classy and beautiful Ella 🙂 As I'm in love with People Style Watch, I've already devoured the issue! I definitely envy a lot of the outfits I saw!

  7. Kristen
    April 19, 2013 / 1:53 am

    great look! i love the black details on your top

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