Minimal Tones

IMG_2808-2IMG_2827IMG_2862IMG_2800IMG_2765IMG_2817IMG_2888Details: Forever 21 duster & beanie | striped tee | Madewell jeans | Vans sneaks

As I was putting this look together, the apprehension of whether or not this look was too “basic” in terms of color kept haunting me. But here’s the thing – minimalist is ALWAYS in and right now, the 90’s is the trend-setting decade of the year. Plus, looking “off-duty” is hip now too.

Yup, everything is black and white or a variation of the two. Longline dusters now come in lightweight cardigan form and couldn’t be more appropriate for the occasional warm days. Ps, today hit a high of 75..WTF? Like, I’ll be sad when it’s unbearably frigid but layering is my favorite thing these days. Bring on the 62-68 temps pleez #hatersgonnahate. Shop similar below:

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  • Reply Chandler October 17, 2014 at 11:02 am

    The perfect leather jacket

  • Reply Alyssa October 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Love everything about this. But I’m especially partial to Vans. =)

  • Reply terra j sweeps October 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    great look. I like the ease of the clothes, things that are not super trendy, but will be part of the closet for a long time.

  • Reply Claire October 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Great look, love how you styled this outfit 🙂

    Thanks for linking up #weekendbloghop

  • Reply Stephanie October 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    My phone decided the first time to say I commented without actually commenting. But with that money I would update my wardrobe since right now I barely have enough for fall/winter. I think it’d also be nice to help my boyfriend with his.

  • Reply Jessica October 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Everything about that look oozes coolness! I like it!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Petra V. October 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Love this outfit. The Madewell jeans looks fabulous.

  • Reply Christy Peeples DuBois October 19, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I would buy a nice pair of riding boots.

  • Reply Bianca October 19, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Lovely! x

  • Reply Erika W. October 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I would buy some new clothes for fall/winter.

  • Reply Coline T. October 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Love this style! 🙂

  • Reply Crystal Schroth October 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Love this Style. On the giveaway I would use it for Christmas for my kids

  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins October 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Sort of confused? You are terming the long sweater as a “duster”, right? But when I click over to F21 site, they are showing a beige/nude sleeveless shell with a fringed hem. But as far as a duster goes, I all ready have one and I have had it for like 12 years. Yay. And I got it at a consignment store for $4-5 bucks, I think. Too long ago on the price. Love that you join Fashion ITEM Friday. Thanks! ♥

  • Reply Erika W. October 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I would get my vacuum pump on my car replaced.

  • Reply Erika W. October 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’d buy some cute shoes I saw at Target yesterday.

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  • Reply Priscilla S. October 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I would buy boots.

  • Reply Rebecca B October 22, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Work clothes. Especially a great interview outfit for the interview for the perfect job.

  • Reply Kat October 22, 2014 at 4:19 am

    A new laptop! xx

  • Reply Erika W. October 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I would buy some makeup.

  • Reply aray117607 October 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I would buy a new laptop.

  • Reply Christy Peeples DuBois October 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I would buy new rollers, the large set. I love your minimal look. As you said, black and white is always in and always looks great. Now, if I could remember that for myself.

  • Reply Erika W. October 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I would buy a Zara blanket scarf.

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  • Reply april October 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    A beautiful, winter coat.

  • Reply Bonnie Caselman October 24, 2014 at 5:59 am

    I’d start with some killer boots & work my way up.

  • Reply Erika W. October 24, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I would buy some tickets to the local minor league hockey games.

  • Reply Diana Scholz October 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I would buy a new living room set!

  • Reply Kayla Hamilton October 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    We just bought a house, this would be so cool! Good luck everyone!!

  • Reply Erika W. October 25, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I would buy my daughter a monogrammed jacket.

  • Reply Mary P. October 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    a great gift for my husband!

  • Reply Christy Peeples DuBois October 26, 2014 at 5:54 am

    One thing I would buy if I won is my daughter a pair of driving mocs.

  • Reply Erika W. October 26, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I’d buy some Kendra Scott earrings.

  • Reply Erika W. October 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I would buy some new Converse.

  • Reply Andrea Darst October 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Honestly, I’d catch up on bills!

  • Reply Adriane October 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I’d buy a camera

  • Reply Tina F October 27, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I would help a freinde and buy groceries for him and my dad a wheel chair

  • Reply Erika W. October 28, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I would buy my daughter the sequel to If I Stay, which she finished last night.

  • Reply Anita Duvall October 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I definitely have to get a new jacket this year. A nice one!

  • Reply Andrea Darst October 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I’d put it toward a car for my daughter since hers got taken from her

  • Reply Erika W. October 29, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I would buy Super Mario Bros on wii for my son.

  • Reply breana newton October 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

    id buy the lucky brand leather jacket I’ve been lusting over and pay one of my student loan payments.

  • Reply Christine presto October 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I really want a few cuffs from Loren Hope!!

  • Reply Kate Style Petite October 30, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I would buy a plane ticket for a vacation! 🙂

  • Reply Erika W. October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I would buy some frye boots.

  • Reply Erika W. October 31, 2014 at 9:45 am

    A new leash for my dog.

  • Reply Christine presto October 31, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I’d buy a lot less credit card debt… lol

  • Reply Erika W. November 1, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I would buy my son some Webkinz.

  • Reply Diana November 2, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I would use it towards groceries and get a new vacuum!

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  • Reply Erika W. November 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I’d buy a Peppermint Mocha Frappucino at Starbucks.

  • Reply cher November 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Love the look!!!

  • Reply cher November 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Thrift store spree!

  • Reply Palmtrees and Happiness November 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

    A new handbag 🙂 have been lusting after a few
    Xo Victoria

  • Reply Erika W. November 4, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I would buy a cute leopard sweater I saw at Target.

  • Reply Deirdre November 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I’d buy some new home decor items for my kids’ rooms!

  • Reply rusthawk November 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

    A great jacket and some winter boots.

  • Reply Christine presto November 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I would love to buy an apple TV!

  • Reply Andrea Darst November 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I’d use it to catch up on the many bills we’re so far behind on

  • Reply Erika W. November 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I would buy a faux leather jacket.

  • Reply Christine presto November 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    New bed linens! I literally have a white duvet insert as of now. ha

  • Reply rusthawk November 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I would buy a new winter wardrobe for my daughter.

  • Reply Christine presto November 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

    A bunch of doggie daycare days for my pup – he LOVES it and I love seeing how happy he is going to them 🙂 I’d probably also throw some obedience training in there… haha

  • Reply Erika W. November 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I would buy some under armour shoes for my husband.

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  • Reply Andrea Darst November 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I’d catch up on bills and start Christmas shopping!

  • Reply rusthawk November 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    A new laptop is on my list.

  • Reply lola November 7, 2014 at 2:00 am

    a thosiba laptop!

  • Reply Erika W. November 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I’d buy a Tervis tumbler I saw that other day.

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  • Reply lola November 8, 2014 at 6:29 am

    a nice bag!

  • Reply Qiana Wallace November 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    love the turquoise clutch

  • Reply Christine presto November 9, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I would love to buy a new sofa for my extra/music room!

  • Reply Tina F November 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    groceries for a friend that is desperate need

  • Reply Christine presto November 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I need some new, classic sweaters and I would definitely want to invest in a few with this money!

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  • Reply Christine presto November 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Doggie training classes – my puppy needs it! haha

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  • Reply lola November 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    a sammy! (it is a dog)

    i have heard you can buy them online….

  • Reply Hilary A November 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Definitely some new shoes.

  • Reply rusthawk November 12, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I would buy a new winter wardrobe.

  • Reply Christine presto November 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I’m lusting over one of the beautiful reclaimed wood beds – I currently have a lovely metal frame, haha.

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    sewing machine

  • Reply Christine presto November 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The Selma bag from Michael Kors!

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