I used to give my mom the hardest time for wearing black, but due to my lack of knowledge, it’s really the easiest and most universal color. It’s not just a winter color for me, but perfect for summer. The top and skirt are two favorite pieces of mine. I just scored the High Denim Skirt at American Eagle for $6 – yes I didn’t make a typo. It’s stretch denim and on Sale for $14.99, but I got it in store and they were offering an additional 60%. SCORE. The top can be work two ways – it’s a knock off of that amazing Rosie Assoulin backless wonder, but this was more my price range. It can be worn open back, like the original, or tied in the front like I did. I prefer the open back, which I did on my Birthday – I shared on instagram, but I was out for the day and felt it was more appropriate to tie it up. I paired the skirt and blouse with my favorite Saint Laurent Sneakers and my new Clare V. Simple tote.