Black & White (and spring all over)

You probably saw the Instagram for this blog post and thought, "Yay, spring has finally come since Austen is running around in a dress." But the wind was so brutal shooting this post that I was ready to run home and jump under a pile of blankets as soon as it was over. Go figure that this winter is intent on going out with a bang. BUT we are technically in spring now, so here it is; the ultimate spring find for the broke girl. This dress is 25$ from Forever 21 and it's a total no-brainer. It can be layered over denim jeans for a cool tunic effect or under a cool jacket. It can be totally laid back or dressed up. Basically the possibilities are endless, and the black and white color scheme somehow feels appropriately "spring-y." Speaking of, if you haven't already, check out my first article for NYLON about spring trends for girls who love black. You know what they say, "I'll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color."

Photos by Lynne

Outfit Details: Dress: Forever 21, Shoes: Topshop (similar), Necklace: Free People, Clutch: Free People (similar), Sunglasses: Forever 21