Black and white exudes classicism and grace, therefore, I have an excuse to have a closet full of monochrome. It’s an accumulation of style reminiscent of big city nights, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, mod glam, Paris nouvelle, New York Times, and the 1920s; black and white is a beautiful muted foreground of opportunity. I’m guilty of straying away from color and often opting for flattering black pieces, but there is something about the neutrality of black that always has me wanting more. Mod-inspired and fun, this look gave a playful nod to 1960. When working with a monochromatic palette, I recommend a statement necklace on a high neckline to add contrast and brings attention to your face. Remember to smile while sparkling!




The look: Forever 21 dress, Target necklace and tights, Steve Madden heels, Cambridge Satchel Co. bag, Nars lipstick.

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  • I just love a vintage look, this look is so 1920’s glasses and all! 🙂 I never knew you could get good vintage looking pieces at target or forever 21! What a good find Jillian! This is such a classy and stylish look that never gets old 🙂

    • Thanks Shundara! I’m always searching for vintage-inspired pieces and sometimes you can really turn an average outfit into something else. I love for this reason. <3 Thanks so much for your feedback!

  • I couldn’t agree more about a great monochromatic look, and just black and white pieces in general. I’m also guilty of opting for black over color! Great dress and loving your attention to detail, especially your necklace and hat! And even your lip color is amazing. 🙂

  • Monochrome is my favorite thing in the world (and maybe beige). I’m just a neutrals kind of girl.

    • Agreed, Camila! I love beige. I think it’s the fact that you can pair it with literally anything but it looks great standing alone. Thanks for the love! <3

  • Agreed! Although I prefer the black and white palette in photographs I can also appreciate it in style. Loved this post. =)

  • Love. Love. Love. I’m absolutely obsessed with black and white…but i’m more obsessed with you <3 <3 <3

  • Great outfit Jillian!! Loved this look! By the way, you can rock a hat! 🙂

  • Mel

    Super cute look, love it all! Beautiful necklace and dress!

    • Thanks so much, Mel! 🙂 I was iffy about the statement necklace getting lost in the polka dots, but I think it worked out 🙂

  • Cute look, I like polka dots.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Dusana 🙂

    • Thank you so much Dusana! Polka dots are my absolute favorite. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day as well! xo Jillian

  • Gorgeous outfit, I adore it!

    • Thank you so much, Samuel! I had fun putting this one together.