Black White & Red All Over

Shirt- J.Crew | Skirt- Forever 21 | Belt- H&M | Shoes- MIA Shoes (c/o) | Bag- Mulberry Alexa c/o | Jewelry- ASOS claw cuff, BaubleBar bracelets, Michael Kors watch (c/o), Efva Attling “Carpe Diem” cuff (c/o), claw ring | Nails- Deborah Lippmann “I’m Not Innocent” | Lips- FACE Stockholm in Mantra

Have you heard that primary school riddle, “What’s black, white, & red all over?” “A newspaper!”

If you haven’t, consider yourself enlightened.

Please don’t mind the bunchy belt sitch going on over here. Something to do with ruffle-butt and starchy-gingham-shirts-not-tucking-properly-into-light-weight-chiffon-skirts. I may or may not be one of those girls that reaches under her skirt while waiting for the elevator, and pulls down her shirt from the inside.

May or may not.

This is my outfit for the latest BDIB challenge (RED). Be sure to post and link up your look featuring something (or everything) RED on Tuesday!

Be a doll and 1) have a great weekend, and 2) click “Like” above on the floating menu bar that creepily follows you around until you share this golden-nugget-of-a-post with others. Creepy, but effective. I need one of those for my to-do list everyday. I’d get all that sh*t done.

  • Christina

    Love the look Kristina!!! The skirt is beautiful and I don’t want to start on the bag – it is simply to die for!!! Love it! Have a wonderful weekend! xo, Christina

  • Sarah

    Love this outfit, such a great and classic color combo!

  • Neris

    GORGEOUS look! that skirt looks fab on you :)

  • Asia

    Love Love Love it!! The nude shoes are just everything with this look!! Lord knows I hate a matchy matchy look so thank you for not going there with black shoes

  • Anja

    OMG, you look amazing! Totally beautiful and so perfect for the upcoming V-Day! The combination is perfection. I especially love the skirt. Wonderful idea to combine it with the gingham shirt!

  • Charlie, Feminine Bravery

    Love the colours and textures! You look amazing, and that skirt flows beautifully when you move!

  • Anita

    oh i love the combination of this bright red skirt with black and white, you look great! I hope everything is going well with your wedding preparations? and your studies?
    xxx Anita

  • Britney

    LOVE this outfit, the pairing is very nicely done. I’m def gonna have to order this skirt now that I’ve seen it on.


  • Natasha Fatah

    Great outfit, and I *AM* one of those girls in the elevator. There, it’s out there. ;)


  • Penny Pincher Fashion

    When I have that same tucking in problem, I just wear my spanx so that the shirt stays tucked in & doesn’t get all bunchy under the skirt. :) Love the gingham with red – I’ve got to go work on my look for BDIB!!

  • Sara

    Love the mix and the arm party you got goin’ there!!

  • Tiffany Elam

    You look great!! I was considering buying this skirt, but a little hesitant. Seeing it on you, makes me really want to purchase it now. I love the fit & length.


  • the fashionable ESQt

    LOL You make me laugh. You’re funny. You look great. You really wear red well…I’m red-shy :/

    The Fashionable ESQ

  • My Dressy Ways

    You look amazing! That red skirt is fabulous!

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  • Michelle

    Such a fun and playful look! Also is that the Sharebar plugin you are using at the top of the blog? I would love to try it on mine, so convenient!

  • Ashley A

    LOVE!!! It’s so romantic and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  • Aliya

    That red skirt is pretty amazing and you wear it so well! Love the combination of red, white and black!

    x Aliya

  • Robin

    I absolutely love this skirt! And I am a sucker for gingham as well. I totally do the elevator trick as well.

  • Andrea Garland

    The skirt looks faboulous, love how you put all together.

  • nikki

    The skirt is amazing. And for those that dont look good in red (you do!) it is a nice option since it is not up against your face.
    BTW who won the purse from last week?

    • Kristina

      Hey! It was comment #190, it was announced on twitter :)

  • Rachel

    I visit your blog often, but this is by far my favorite outfit I have seen you wear! There is something so classy about checkered J.Crew top and yet your skirt is whimsical! I love the colors and the nude shoes too! Love this look!

    Rachel Ashley

  • Hazel

    This outfit is adorable and the Mulberry Alexa – well what can I say ….j’adore x

  • Courtney

    Love love love the look! Especially the skirt. I never really considered a skirt with a longer hem in back, but it looks really wearable. It’s now an option, at least, for my closet – which desperately needs a revamp!

  • Nichole

    How lovely is this outfit really? I absolutely love the colours. So well put together.

  • Jani

    Gorgeous outfit! That red skirt is super flattering on you. :)


    • Kristina

      Hi Jani, thanks so much! I had to remove the links within the comment body again as per my comment policy. But thanks so much for the sweet & kind words! :) Not many skirts are very flattering on me since my legs are chunkier for my frame than I’d like, but I love this skirt.

  • Olivia Moore

    I am truly in love with this look. I love that you’re so real, I always wondered if others had that same problem tucking their shirts into skirts and having it bunch up all funky. So glad I’m not the only one!! I saw someone else comment they tuck their shirt into spanx, that’s such a great idea. I need to do that. Sometimes i just tuck into my tights but doesn’t always work with oversized shirts.
    anyway, I love your blog. You inspire me! I’ve been trying to experiment with bright colors on the bottom..just bought blue pants and a neon green maxi skirt so we’ll see how it goes.. lol

    xx Olivia

  • alyson – the average girl’s guide

    Love this look on you and this skirt definitely has a way of lengthening the leg. Something I could totally use as well! Does the BDIB with red count that I have red hair? :)

  • Kate

    This is such a gorgeous combination, Kristina! Red, black & white is always an amazing combo, but I love the flowy skirt with the casual button up and the bold (and gorrrrgeous) bag! Love it!

  • Candyce Nicole

    Loving this look so much!!

    Oh, and the answer to this riddle for me was always “a baby zebra with diaper rash” LOL!!

    Can’t wait to link up next week!!

    • Kristina

      A baby zebra with a diaper rash! Oh my goodness that is hilarious, I’ve never heard that before! haha

  • Call me M @ DoYouSpeakGossip?

    Love your outfit from head to toe! That asymmetrical red skirt is seriously amazing. And I really liked how you paired it with this shirt, and the rest of the items. You look gorgeous!

  • Melissa

    really great outfit, I love it.

  • Lili @ Relatable Style

    Haha! I may or may not have done that move, too… When no one’s looking ;-)

  • Tiffany

    Can’t wait to link up. Hmmm maybe I should borrow your skirt LOL

  • Danielle Grigsby

    You got my vote for the best designed blog of 2012. You deserve it!!

  • patty and lo

    Love your vail skirt – I have been dying to find a cream colored one!

  • style-delights(Jyoti)

    HI Kristina, Love your outfit here, the gingham and red flowing skirt- so unexpected and gorgeous!
    BTW, I would love to participate in BDIB movement! How do I link up my blogpost related to a Bloggers Do It Better assignment?
    Let’s Twitter Together

  • lexi @

    I dream of that bag! You look adorable + perfect for V-day!
    ♡ Lexi

  • Joey

    Great outfit! I love your skirt. Coincidentally, what you’re wearing is very similar to what I wore for my graduation. Only my shirt was red, my skirt sort-of gingham and the belt is pretty much the same! Haha I thought that was pretty cool.

  • Evelyn

    I so totally love this purse and of course the black, white and red all over! I am so looking for a close replica of this purse that I can afford (absolutely not a knock off) but a close resemblance. And by the way, I love Bauble bar, I had sooo many problems last week and flunked the challenge but I passed this week and purchased the earrings. Thank you, Kristina for introducing me to Bauble Bar.

  • Fashion Confessions of a Mommy

    So absolutely adorable. Love the hi low skirt and it is so flowy. And I have been searching for a black and white gingham shirt like this!

  • Helen

    Beautiful outfit! Love the touch of gingham to a whimsical skirt.

  • cassidy

    LOVE that skirt! Way cute with that gingham top as well!

  • Elyse

    Such a cute outfit! :) We have a skirt very similar to yours!

  • The Honeyroom

    You look stunning, I especially love your skirt paired with the nude shoes!

  • Janelle

    I’m an up and coming personal style ‘diarist’ who came across your page for the first time today and am loving your style. I just bought the same skirt in black from F21 and my beau just bought a black/whtie gingham print shirt from Ralph Lauren that I’ve been swooning over for the last week so I’m totally inspired by this look! I also have the same MIA shoes in a taupe-like color…you have fantastic style! :-)

  • Cathy@Vanity of Vanities

    Wow! That red skirt is a treasure. And so are the shoes and belt. Love your outfit!

  • Tranesha

    i have never seen a high-low skirt worn like this. i just stumbled upon your blog and i am now in love! love you style:)

  • JewelryKind

     the red skirt makes a plus to your entire fashion style. Works well with other colors.