Tuesday, October 18, 2011

get the look: JESSICA ALBA BLACK MAXI AND CARDIGAN


Black and white doesn't have to be boring; you can mix up this basic color palette with different prints! Jessica Alba chose a black and white motif for this casual look.  She wore a comfortable black maxi dress but added depth with a striped cardigan and textured tote bag.  It's classic with a little pop! 

Here is how you can steal this look:
- Extra Long Boy Tank Dress by Otis and Maclain - Retail $160 / Sale $46
- Zig Zag Jacket in Black Print by Lotta Stensson - Retail $245 / Sale $69
- Antique Silver Pendant Necklace by Rich in Friendship - Retail $55 / Sale $25
- JCourtney Bag by Big Buddha - $95
- Flika Tasseled Sandal by Dollhouse - $29

GTBB,
Bad Joan

67 comments:

beancakes said...

hi joan! nice mix of black and white prints here!! and jessica alba always does the maxi thing perfectly!!
xx ~ ks

Miss L said...

Nice! I love this JCourtney bag :D it looks so cool!

Keeping up with E.S.E.M said...

awesome post! love her style!

x

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Mery said...

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Silvertigo said...

This would be nice outfit if I were tall enough to not look like a dwarf in a maxi dress :D love it on others, though. I love this kind of posts where someone tells how to get a great look for a sensible price! xoxo

Courtney Erin said...

I really need a black maxi in my closet - it's such a staple piece.


xoxo ~ Courtney
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thenauticalwheeler said...

I love that jacket and the big buddha bag. Amazing deals! ~jen

inmyhansonshirt said...

I really love that bag. What a cute outfit!

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Cool Vanity said...

Lovely look. Kisses.

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Babinette said...

i love her style :-)

LDM said...

nice! thanks for sharing!

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Inhale | Fashion and Beauty said...

very cool.
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tessa said...

love this!

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blondehaus said...

Totally diggin' that black maxi! I need one like that. Thanks for the tip!

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raisa said...

I like the style.

lapetiteblonde said...

great selection!!
kisses and have a nice day=)

the nyanzi report said...

cute outfit.

karin said...

I love her style,she is very pretty.Great finds,love everythig. You have a great blog I like it very much,If you want we can follow each other dear.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

SomeKindOfStyle said...

always love Jessica's cool & comfy style! xoxo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

love the bag!

Noelani said...

Loving not only the fresh take on black and white but he mixing of print too. Brings it to another level of cool.

Jan said...

The bag and that jacket you've chosen are waaay better then she's wearing!

BlueVanilla said...

For being a casual dresser she always looks great!
xx

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Disturbed Style said...

Wow! Awesome post! I love it :)

Carolyn´s Photography said...

Great post! Love her style and the sandals... wow!!!

xxx

hautepinkpretty.com said...

love this post! i'm eyeing that zig zag bag ;)

Style, She Wrote said...

Great finds, Joan! You truly captured Jessica's casual style. xo style, she wrote

Fashion Meets Food said...

Great finds doll! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

xo

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love her style. She never really wears color, but she always looks fantastic!

Bravoe Runway said...

This looks awesome and I love the big buddha bag!

E said...

Ooo, I love the zigzag print bag!

Rochelle's Closet said...

I love the maxi dress with the black and white mixed prints.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I will follow you and your ideas ;-) Hope you follow mine too...xoxo


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Alexa said...

Totally agree! Just adore this simple yet classy look! xo

I V Y said...

oh jess alba <3

love this!

xo zebra and meerkat

The Dress Rules said...

Hi honey! Thank you visiting our blog! We like si much this post, the style is amazing! The bag is so beautiful! Kisses
Silvia and Chiara

Rocket Fashionista said...

Such a great idea, lovely post! x

Lischen said...

Thanks for your lovely cmment!!

xxx

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful Jessica!!! I love the mix of black and white!!
The zigzag print bag is pretty!
You have a nice day!

Besos, desde España, Marcela

Fashion Pad said...

Oh wow....you did a lovely job finding the look for less!!!

Summer-Raye said...

YES! I LOVE SALES!

THANKS FOR THIS

SUMMER-RAYE

Shanelé said...

Love it! Can't go wrong with a long black comfy dress!

xo
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GLAMOURMOES said...

Great inspired by look! Love it!

K. said...

Love your style! :)

Natalie Leung said...

really great cardi! love that you found ones that matched <3

natalie
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just tututiny said...

OMG - I love Jessica Alba's style. Really like the mixture of black and white here. Thanks for the inspiration!

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indie by heart said...

I must say that your look is better ;) Love the cardigan more, gorgeous print.. Cute ♥

xx

Abi said...

I love the look! simple and chic
thanks for your comment and advice on my sleeping schedulE. :)

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Loving that bag--I never tire of chevron!

xo Mary Jo

CherryJPriano said...

I love Jessica Alba's style!

Audrey said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! This is great...and Jessica Alba always puts things together so effortlessly! www.casualglamorous.com

CessOviedo said...

Love wearing maxis so I'd wear anything to make them transitional, Jessica is such a great inspiration!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Ambyr said...

Great rendition of her look. I was wearing an almost identical outfit yesterday. Instead of a printed sweater, I was wearing a printed scarf.

xoxo
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MaryŚś said...

lovely

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Kate said...

Love the outfit is perfect for everyday!

Kate

Lilith said...

Great post, love the look

xx
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Adele said...

Hey Bad Joan! Thanks for your sweet comment. I love how you've translated Jessica's look. Think by now we should be following each other!! I'm your 495th follower, hope you follow me back xoxo
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The Platinum Batch said...

everyone needs a plain black maxi and a pair of these sandals. just makes life better.

Vanesa said...

Hi dear! she looks cute!

Thanks for your comment! i also like your blog, follow you since now! We keep in contact!

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Emma, Ella! said...

Her style is really cute!!!

xo Emma

sherri lynn said...

I LOVE this look! Especially the striped flowy cardigan - perfect for a relaxed but cute look!

Sam said...

I adore maxi dresses. Her outfit is so nice and comfi.

xx,

Sam

Shea said...

This is black and white done in such a fun, funky way. I love the handbag you picked even better than Jessica's!

sexylegsandbody said...

Jessica is such a honey, and always stylish and elegant. Perfect example of what a girl should wear if the wants to catch an eye.

You have a fabulous blog, great pics and articles.

Take care and best wishes.
Colin.

Meagan said...

looooooove this outfit!!!
xoxoxo Meagan
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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

The whole outfit is great, but that bag is super-fabulous.

*Erin

Shelly said...

I love this dress ! Thank for your comment!!

Baci,

S

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