Office Style: It’s black and white

Shoes: Cole Haan, Skirt: Greylin, Top: Halogen (similar here and here), Necklace: old Macy’s find (similar on sale here and here)
Hello there! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I spent last week at a conference in Arizona and had to give a presentation to a large group. Since my goal was to be memorable, but not distracting, this black and white ensemble is what I wore. 
I’ve become partial to any combination of black and white, patterns and shorter hemlines. I find them classic with a twist of modernity. I felt particularly bold on this day and incorporated four pattern variations: crocodile embossed leather, color-blocking, stripes and polka dots. Minimalism describes my approach to accessories at the office, so I opted to add some tonal variation with a red matte lip. 
*PSA*
Cole Haan is offering 30% off your entire purchase until April 15th. Perfect time to stock up on their Chelsea pumps which I adore. Use code FAMILY30.

Photos by: Julia Ralston
  • http://moicontrelavie.com/ moicontrelavie.com

    Lovely! I adore stripes and polka dots together!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15836359343389675064 Bethann Wagner

      Fairly certain they were made to be combined!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03132505117468519575 Julia Ralston

    I love this look! I’d have never thought to pair stripes with polka dots but it looks amazing! It’s official: you’re a genius!
    xo,
    Julia

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15836359343389675064 Bethann Wagner

      Or it was laundry day? I kid, I kid. Thank you, Julia! xo x 1,000.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12863540684632155822 Courtney Ramsey

    I LOVE this pattern mixing! So adorable!

    xo, Courtney
    shabbyloveschic.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15836359343389675064 Bethann Wagner

      Thank you, Courtney!