Tuesday 25 February 2014


Old habits die hard, hence our tendency to revert back to old patterns. We do so because it makes us feel comfortable or at ease with ourselves, and for some because they inherently fear change. Perhaps we gravitate towards these patterns because we simply love it. I don't spend much time deliberating my method or motivation for a particular choice when it comes to styling as it is intended to be a no brainer and a creative escape from the rigidity of my profession. My repetitive behaviour stems from a deep seated love for Black & White, in spite of some not considering it as a colour.  It's a reliable choice, and an easy way of styling a look without having to spend to much time evaluating the ensemble, a luxury that I don't always have time for. Grab and style, that's my "go to" look. 

Toile Skirt - Belle Epoque
Shoes - Topshop
Blouse - Old
Jacket - Martin Visser Couture
Neck Piece - Sass Diva


  1. Very striking mix! I love the pattern of your skirt, and the blazer make such a wonderful ensemble with your stylish shoes. As always, you look stunning! I agree with your approach - to just be creative and grab pieces which talk to you, then reflect on it... whenever you have time or interest to do so (and don't if you don't). :) Cheers!

  2. Cute look and fantastic skirt! Kisses.

  3. Such style can never be basic. I love, love, love that skirt.
    The shoes are also a dream
    Great mix of black and white, dear friend.

  4. Fabulous, Nicolene. I have never tried that type of skirt but love it!
    Also the black & white pattern mix looks awesome.
    It seems you still have a good sun tan from your vacation.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  5. Love this look, the skirt is gorgeous ! you cannot beat this colour combination , with best wishes x.

  6. That skirt is beautiful. I admire your sense of style so much. It's superb!

  7. Beautiful Nicolene. You can't go wrong with black and white as you are showing us here. Excellent skirt and great with the shoe. You look wonderful!

    blue hue wonderland

  8. Hello...charming look...affascinante!

  9. I love black and white too! A very classic of style! And it is very nice on you! Your skirt has a wonderful pattern...very nice purse too...

  10. you give the classic black and white a nice interesting vibe by mixing it with different pattern. Such a lovely ensemble, def one of my favourite of yours. Hope you are doing great :-9


  11. Amazing combo, you are so classy and trendy!!!!!
    I love every single detail of you look!!!!
    Have a lovely day darling!!!