Thursday, April 28, 2011

positively no dancing // Shaynah

Spring has yet to show its face here in MN. We are not about to let that hold us down, it is nearing the end of April for Pete's sake! We are bringing spring into our lives by pops of color lately, just holding out hope that summer will, in fact, shine upon us.
Anyhow... I love a good restaurant T-shirt (malt shops tees are even better) so this particular one is from a rib place in Chicago that my dad LOVES. We were there long ago and this started my little random food shirt collection:)

Shirt: Twin Anchors
Pants: H&M 
Jean Jacket: hollister
Shoes: coach
Bracelet: gift from my dad from Africa

{on little B: pants and converse shoes baby gap, shirt and jacket h&m, little easter duck gifted from his big bro}

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a couple extra zippers never hurt anyone // Shaynah

Military styles are something I have always adored. I don't feel right in them, but I never cease trying to make them work. I feel like I was re-motivated after my recent NYC trip. You will definitely be seeing the military colors and inspirations more and more throughout my wardrobe, I bet you can't wait:)
Shirt: LnA
Pants: Forever21
Jacket: Forever21
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Heartbreakers

Monday, April 25, 2011

Leggings that make you feel like a superhero // Elizabeth

Out to dinner with friends for my husband's birthday - 
baby boy was ready for bed and just had to get in the pictures.

Shirt: J. Crew
Layering Tank: J. Crew
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Gift from my Mom

Friday, April 22, 2011

And the winner is.....

We want to thank you all so much for your entries and your nice comments. We hope to do more giveaways in the NEAR future!
miss_mary10!!!! Congrats and please e-mail us your address and we will have your giftcard in the mail ASAP.
 ps sorry this was posted a little late, life as mommies takes us by surprise sometimes ;)

Denim & Stripes (and a hint of red) // Elizabeth

Shirt: J. Crew
Skirt: J. Crew
Belt: Retro Banana Republic
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Leggings: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: Forever 21

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vintage Shoes beautiful and affordable // Shaynah

boots were found at STARLET VINTAGE here

these were found at POM POM CLOTHING here

 these were found at PUSS IN BOOTS here

This color is AMAZING!! They were found at TWIRL VINTAGE CO here

These were found at SWOONS SHOP here

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the grass isn't greener, but my bag is! // Shaynah

It is still freezing here in MN which is making layering up an easy task. As you can see it is windy too. My legs are in need of a severe tan! Hopefully they don't blind you:)
Cape Tee: h&m
Blazer/ Kimono: thrifted- Elizabeth and James
Skirt: Forever21
Socks: Betsey Johson tights I cut
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (99 tie)
Bag: American Apparel 
All Jewlery: random/ unknown

Giveaway // Layered Black


Do you like your coffee black? Here at Layered Black we will take our coffee any way we can get it- ESPECIALLY free!!! Thanks to Starbucks we have a $10 gift card that is up for grabs! All you have to do is be an official follower of Layeredblack and leave a comment on this post telling us that you are.

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Be sure you leave a separate comment {on this post} for each of the actions you did {up to 4 entries}! 

the winner will be chosen randomly on Friday April 22, 2011 

*United States only please*

Denim Trend Alert

Yes, we all had one in the 90's - and they are back, but now we wear ours with leggings, platform wedges and layers, layers, layers. Here is a line-up of our best denim finds.

Blank Boy Blue Denim Shirt // Free People //$108

Selvidge Chambrey Shirt // J. Crew //$98

Wayward Jean Shirt // Madewell // $88

Chambrey Snap-front Blouse // Delias // $39.50
Denim Shirt Dark Wash // Gap // $59.50

Sunday, April 17, 2011

NYC Native or Imposter? // Shaynah

I guess going to a fashion mecca like New York makes me feel SEVERELY inadequate as a fashion blogger. None the less I was confused as a local on multiple occasions I suppose using my phone to get directions made me look busy enough to pass as a native. One of my favorite things are the woman who wear really bad lip stick. Maybe in some respects I hope that will be me. They just rock the look no matter if it is only their doorman (or cat) who sees them. I am starting to realize it is confidence that makes or breaks a fashion statement!

NYC Street Style (a view from behind) // Shaynah

How dapper of you too look so chic all the while helping preserve the planet, major props! 

 Fancy people. Let's pretend they are going to the Opera, shall we?
 Who does not love a guy who can pull off florals and red pants!?
 Gold Pants??? Are you kidding me?? She is my hero!
 I couldn't help but be in love with these little girls! Sporting bright colors, darling! Plus, I love a kid in a hood *swoon*
 Love the tailored look. Perfected with patterned tights. These are tricky since they can look scandalous. She rocked them like she came straight out of Little "J's" closet {gossip girl} (hoping that reference didn't make me loose my street cred *wink*
 backpacks are so hot right now!
 Could you die? this little doll in her gold doc martens (or replicas) SERIOUSLY stylin'!

This girl's face was gorgeous but trying to be discreet really didn't pay off, someone's elbow was covering it:/ Her boots were still worth posting....

So I am not one to be shy, but certainly not being a local (or nearly as stylish as these people) seemed to get to me in NYC. However, given the fact that most are from behind you still get a good idea of why I felt the need to bust out my not-so-discreet camera and snap a shot here and there! These New York kids could have their own street style post- perhaps, I noticed the kids cause I was a mom missing her boys, or maybe because I find it impossible to comprehend raising my kids in that city... either way I am glad I noticed these tiny fashionistas! I promise I will work on my street photography in the near future! Until then enjoy the few I got:)