Black and white dress, what color to add & Fancy Friday

fashionblogger in black white and green outfit

I never wear black and white together. And I certainly didn’t own a black and white dress.(and then I remembered this dress, haha) But one is never to old to learn right? But first what’s been on my mind.

It has been incredibly hot in the Netherlands. A lot of heat records were broken with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. While we actually had quite a bad spring and the beginning of the summer wasn’t much better either. Little sun, lots of clouds but no rain. While of course we had a super summer last year. But this season it is also very dry again, just like last year. You see dead trees and shrubs everywhere. The plants who just made it last year, now collapse under the drought.

Animals in the gardens that are struggling, think of hedgehogs, mice, birds. We have already found the necessary dead mice, moles and birds this year. If there finally is a rain shower, it is not enough to restore nature. The soil is just to dry. Fortunately, we have a very animal-friendly garden, with everywhere containers of water and places where animals can shelter or get food. But nature is weird. I’m curious what kind a winter we will get. I’m not going to make it harder than it is and keep on talking about the climate, others can do that much better. I’m going to talk about my outfit now.

My (not) first black and white dress

With that heat I prefer to wear a dress. One that fits nicely around your body and certainly doesn’t pinch anywhere. I never wear, oh no, never say never, almost never wear black and white together. I’ve said it before, I feel a bit like a waitress when I do. But I couldn’t resist this one, you understand that right? A super simple dress with v neck and elegance.

Black and white striped dress

You can actually combine all colors with a black and white striped dress. So it was actually hardest to decide which color I wanted to wear on this dress. Years and years ago I also wore a lot of cobalt blue, in addition to black of course. Together with black and white I think that is a wonderful combination. But I don’t have any cobalt blue. Oops, I feel a shopping afternoon coming up!

But I felt like wearing green! So I picked my green denim jacket and the green espadrilles. Added green earrings, these I have for years but they are the perfect shade of green. I can see the difference in my face tint when I wear these or another shade of green, these are perfect. And a green statement ring.

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71 Comments

  1. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    How pretty! You were born to wear and model dresses, with those long shapely legs and that great figure. Your green jacket and accessories take that darling dress to a new level.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd August 2019 / 18:22

      Oh that is so very kind of you! Thanks Leslie!

  2. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy you look amazing in black white strided dress. Good you found it.
    We feed our squirrels … and there are many birds … nuts and water every day.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd August 2019 / 18:22

      Good on you! Thanks Tina!

  3. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I don’t know why you held off sharing this dress Nancy. I looks fantastic on you. I agree about the weather, it’s turning very weird isn’t it? xx

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd August 2019 / 18:22

      It is, but I’m not sad about it. As it looks now we will have fabulous weather when we are in the UK! Thanks Laurie!

  4. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I really like the vertical stripes on the dress and the jacket – you look so put together and professional! Have a great weekend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Kellyann! Have a great weekend!

  5. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I am a big fan of black and white and this dress looks so very good on you. Pretty much any colour works as an accent.
    Your Summer sounds more like a typical Australian Summer with its extreme heat and dry conditions.
    Many thanks for hosting Nancy, enjoy your week end.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd August 2019 / 18:22

      This is the second Summer that is weird for the Netherlands. We have a heat wave now again! Thanks Jill!

  6. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    Love this outfit. That jacket is such a pretty color and goes great with the black and white striped dress.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Julie!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

  7. Lise
    23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    Pinned! Fabulous dress and lovely shade of green that does suit you. LiseL

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  8. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    This is such a chic combo! Love the addition of green to this black and white look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

  9. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    What a cute striped dress, I like the denim jacket and touch of colour with it! 🙂

    Our winter has been very stage too – quite a few days around 30 degrees which is spring/summer like for us! I hope it doesn’t mean our summer will be hot also, the weeks of 40 degree heatwaves can get so tiring!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you have had a great week and have a nice weekend ahead of you 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Yes we had 40 degrees too, it’s not good. Also not for nature. Thanks Mica!

  10. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    The green you chose is so pretty with the B&W. I don’t own anything in that combo either. I do like it with bright pink or red, though. Have a great weekend, stay cool!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Yes, any color would work! Thanks Kim!

  11. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I’m surprised you haven’t worn black and white together – I love that combination! Your green denim jacket and earrings look perfect with the dress. It’s hot this weekend in the UK, hooray!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Yes the weather is fabulous now isn’t it! Enjoy!

  12. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy, I love this dress! The lines and the cut are super flattering. And I always like black and white with a splash of color. But black pants and a white top…that makes me feel like a waitress! This green denim jacket is adorable. And I love, love, love, the green wedges. I hope all of your little outdoor creatures stay hydrated!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Shelbee!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Lisa!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you Grace!

  13. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I really like this striped dress! It looks great with the jacket and espadrilles.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Jennie!

  14. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    This would be a good one to try with my black and white dress. Thanks for hosting today Nancy, Happy weekend. J

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Yes it would! Thanks Jacqui!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  15. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    You always have the best dresses Nancy, love this stripe one.
    Nora

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Nora!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille!

  16. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    Nancy, that shade of green is the perfect complement to your black and white dress. And you do not look like a waitress! Haha! Weather has been strange all over the planet, hasn’t it? Who knows what fall will bring.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      I hope for a sunny one!Thanks Darlene!

  17. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I see why you have that black and white dress…it is fab! And I also don’t normally wear black and white.

    I love that you paired it with green.

    Our summer has been really hot and we had a totally lame and late spring, it felt like a very prolonged winter. They say this winter is going to be colder than normal for us here. Something to NOT look forward to.

    Climate change is real, that’s for sure.

    suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Yes it is and it is scary! Thanks Suzanne!

  18. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I absolutely adore that dress Nancy, and you accessorized it perfectly with green! Love those espadrille sandals too! Incidentally, I also wore a black and white dress recently. It will appear in my next post! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Ann! I will be looking for dresses that you wear! You name them frocks? In the shops in Brighton! Hope to find such a treasure!

  19. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    Linking up my dress/post from yesterday, Nancy! Thank you for hosting, and thanks for having me. 🙂

    I LOVE your black and white dress. I’ve really gotten into black and white patterned clothing over the past few years. I have several black and white patterned dresses (they do not look like waitress uniforms, get over that, ha ha), skirts, tops, sweaters, pants, shoes, you name it, I have it!). They are so versatile, because – like you say – they go with every colour! I would also do red with this dress, or yellow or a baby blue, even a rusty-orange to make it more fall-like. I do love the gorgeous shade of green (almost like jade) that you’re doing with it – an unexpected combo!

    We are seeing weird weather patterns here in Canada too – in my province (BC, the west coast), forest fires are destroying so much of the old-growth forest, and casting smoky palls over the coastal cities. I’m so glad you are taking care of your garden and its inhabitants.

    Happy weekend, my dear!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Oh Sheila! I feel really honored that you made the effort to link up! Thank you! It’s such delite to see your amazing outfits!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jess!

  20. 23rd August 2019 / 18:22

    I think you look gorgeous in this fabby and fun dress!! The green jacket and other accessories are something I just love to bits!! Great that you leave water for your wildlife – here in Australia we have constant drought and we are losing many rare species to climate change … we facing challenging times!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏
    https://donnadoesdresses.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      That is awful isn’t it Donna! The climate is very strange the last few years. It’s scary and horrific if animals suffer from it.

  21. 24th August 2019 / 18:22

    Green was a lovely color to add to this dress! It fits you so well and is very flattering!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Laura!

  22. 24th August 2019 / 18:22

    How gorgeous you look again Nancy. I am far more careful with colours and would stick to the safe black/white colour scheme, maybe adding a bit of red or yellow on my bolder days (you know I am bold in different ways than in wearing very colourful outfits) and I am always in awe when others are more daring. I like the added green and absolutely love the jacket itself. You must wear it often I assume. Enjoy the next bit of very summerly summer in Holland! Love, Lieske

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Lieske! We have a heatwave now! And next week we are of to the UK for a few days! What a fabulous time to have a holiday! And after that Gerben starts with a new company!

  23. 24th August 2019 / 18:22

    Hey, your blog post is amazing, I love your content and website. Keep up the good work. Looking forward for more such amazing work from your side.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  24. 24th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love this look, Nancy! And your hair looks gorgeous pulled back like that! I have a similar-patterned maxi (with a similar neckline) and I’ve never tried it with a moto jacket. I only have one in black, though, and probably need to consider finding one in a color because I love that addition of color (and the shoes and earrings)! Beautiful job with this styling and you look gorgeous! And thanks for another wonderful linkup!

    Ruth
    http://www.VogueFauxReal.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment Ruth! That is very kind of you!

  25. 25th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love your black and white dress. The jacket has a beautiful green jacket which doesn’t compete with the dress but nicely complement it. Great look.

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

  26. 25th August 2019 / 18:22

    You look so gorgeous in that striped dress. I also really like the jacket you have paired with with. You’re a beauty and this is such a feminine look. I pinned your look on Pinterest under inspiring looks and also Katie’s look from the last link up, I just love her floral dress.

    • nancy
      Author
      26th August 2019 / 18:22

      Oh you are so very kind! Thanks Ivana!

  27. 26th August 2019 / 18:22

    Love the jacket with the dress Nancy. And I hope you’re getting a reprieve from the heat. Those poor animals that haven’t found their way to your garden!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Chrissy!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th August 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  28. 29th August 2019 / 18:22

    I love the dress Nancy! I usuallly play it safe with red accessories when I wear a black and white outfit but the sage green looks fab! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • nancy
      Author
      30th August 2019 / 18:22

      And cobalt blue looks fantastic too I think. Thanks Emma!

  29. 1st September 2019 / 18:22

    Beautiful dress, Nancy 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Weekend Blog Hop. Hope you can join us tomorrow 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      1st September 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Claire!

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