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If you have followed my blog any length of time, you know I am crazy about black and white. Although I love to throw a lot of color into my wardrobe, I still always come back to my monochromatic standard. This week I’m wearing a ladylike black and white outfit.

I am also highlighting some of my favorite looks from My Refined Style #8. Make sure to go check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around!

Ladylike In Black And White

Black And White Outfit

Black and white is a combination filled with possibilities and contrasts. This outfit is full of feminine details, which are brought center stage in the absence of other colors.

Ladylike Black And White Outfit

I love the layered details on this skirt from Club Monaco.

Ladylike Black And White Outfit

I paired this skirt with a simple winter white blouse with a sheer cut-out accent. Winter white is a great color option for women who may feel like traditional white is too stark for their skin tone.

Ladylike Black And White Outfit

I kept the jewelry accents very feminine, with a mix of yellow gold, white gold and pearls. This pearl fashion necklace was my grandmother’s.

Featured Looks From My Refined Style #8

Our last My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup was the biggest yet, with 117 links. And, as usual, the ladies rocked it! Here are a few of my favorite looks from the linkup.

Glenda – So What To Twenty

Glenda, So What To Twenty

Anna – Anna’s Island Style

Anna, Anna's Island Style

Sheela – Sheela Goh

Sheela, SheelaGoh

Trina – Trina’s Tea Time

Trina, Trina's Tea Time

Make sure to follow the Fashion Over 40 – My Refined Style Pinterest Board where all of these fabulous fashionistas will be pinned!

This is an extra special week for me. Come back on Thursday to find out why!

Catch all my fashion posts by subscribing with your email in the right side bar of the blog/home page or Follow with Bloglovin’! Also, check out the other fabulous fashion linkups I’m joining this week – My Linkups!

Loving It, Shellie


  1. Dawn Lucy says:

    Looking lovely and fab choices of featured looks!

    Dawn Lucy

  2. Dawn Lucy says:

    Looking lovely, Dear! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  3. You can never go wrong with black & white. What an elegant look!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  4. REBECCA says:

    Can’t go wrong with B&W!!!

    Come check out my latest collab with Los Angeles based brand TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it!


  5. Such a classically styled outfit! It looks spectacular! You can never gone wrong with black and white and you have styled this spectacularly. Just gorgeous!


  6. Sheela Goh says:

    How cool are you, Shellie!!! Thank you so much for featuring my outfit 🙂 it was one of the last minute thing that came together decently. Thank you thank you thank you xoxo

  7. Andrea Nine says:

    You wear black and white better than anyone!! Such a great skirt and I love those shoes!!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Andrea, you always know just what to say to make a girl feel great!

  8. Ashley says:

    SO chic, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. Glenda says:

    Hi Shellie, thank you for featuring So What to Twenty! Our looks are very similar today. Almost identical.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Well, you know they say that great minds think alike 😉 I loved your look!

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