Mary Had A Little Closet

Tag: Black

Summer Sets

It’s been a minute but I’m back! This summer I was able to find so many adorable, delicate gems to wear and will be posting them all every week! I found this little number from Forever 21! I know, right?! I am loving me some good bell sleeves and crop tops!  XXI has been stepping up their game lately and I find myself there about once a week, haha. Outfit details at the end of the post!

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Top | Forever 21

Shorts | Couldn’t find it online, but found something similar! Forever 21

Heels | Aldo (Bought these a couple years ago 😦 )

Necklaces | Kissing Couple Forever 21 

I Love You More Forever 21 

Rings | Pinky and index rings are from William B + Friends

Ring Finger H&M

Middle Finger Brandy Melville

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LBS (Little Black Set)

I don’t know if it’s just me, but finding the perfect LBD is so hard! I can never find the right one. Luckily, I have so many LBS (little black set’s)! I can always manage and find perfect little black crop tops and body-hugging pencil skirts. When I pair the two, I love how it looks. Dresses on the top part of your body sometimes don’t sit right, but with crop tops, they’re specifically for the top part of your body and they flaunt and hug you all in the right places! In the pictures below, these two are my favorite!

Top | H&M (from 2 years ago)

Skirt | Nasty Gal Slant Symmetry Skirt

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Gladiators Galore

Get ready, because gladiators are back (the sandals, not the fighters). Especially in this summer heat, they would look great with a short flowy dress, or denim cut-offs and a plain white t-shirt. With just a simple outfit, gladiators can give you that special edge that every girl needs this summer.

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1. THE GLADIATOR SANDAL (avail. in gold also) $398 (stuartweitzman.com)

2. Scalloped Gladiator Sandals (avail. in black and gold also) $44.99 (dailylook.com)

3. STRAPPY KNEE-HIGH GLADIATOR SANDAL Orig. $45.50 Sale: $40 (charlotterusse.com)

4. By Malene Birger Dali Tall Gladiator Sandals $635 (shopbop.com)

5. SCHUTZ Eirini Knee-High Gladiator Sandal $389 (avenuek.com)

6 & 7. SPARTA (avail. black and gold) $99.95 (stevemadden.com)

8 Essential Items To Have In Your Closet

With all of the outfits in a girl’s closet, there are eight items that are absolutely essential to include. Most of these are useful in creating a day-to-night look. For example the high-waisted pencil skirt, the ankle-strap heels and basic black flats, the black denim jeans, and, especially, the classic black dress, or what it’s most famously called, the “little black dress,” can all transform a business-chic lady into a fun party girl.

The blazer is the classic sign of sophistication and elegance in pretty much any appropriate environment. It forms a very mature and business-like demeanor on a woman, but at the same time makes her look very graceful.  Actress Cate Blanchett has been known to wear very basic blazers, and let’s face it, she is the definition of Hollywood sophistication and elegance, after Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, of course.

The bralette, or non-padded bra, is especially useful in creating a sexy yet chic and youthful manner on a woman. This would go well under a loose chiffon blouse or dress.

The classic monogram leather bag may look simple, but it make a woman look sophisticated yet playful and sexy addition to any outfit.

Take note: You probably have noticed that everyone of the items is black. This is because black is the most simple and elegant color in fashion and practically goes with anything. They don’t have to be black; they can also be another dark color, just as long is doesn’t pop out too much. You want it to be the simplest possible (it’s not the thing that should stand out in the outfit). Of course, no one ignores that final reason for wearing black: black is slimming.

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1. SAINT LAURENT ICONIC LE SMOKING SPENCER JACKET IN BLACK LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL GABARDINE $2,950 (ysl.com)

2. Herve Leger Strapless Bandage Dress $1,250 (shop.nordstrom.com)

3. T BY ALEXANDER WANG Knit Pencil Skirt $185 (barneys.com)

4. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT SHOPPING BAG IN BLACK LEATHER $2,650 (ysl.com)

5. SKIVVIES Bat Your Lashes Lace Bralette $125.00 (nastygal.com)

6. Reva BALLET FLAT $225.00 (toryburch.com)

7. J Brand 485 Super Skinny Luxe Sateen Jeans $185 (shopbop.com)

8. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC JANE ANKLE STRAP 110 SANDAL IN BLACK LEATHER $795.00 (ysl.com)