Minimalist | Monochrome Outfit Inspiration {+ Thermaluxe Giveaways!}

Hey everyone! Sharing one of my favorite ways to style a monochrome outfit today, with a giveaway at the end of this post. :) 

Note: To jump right to the giveaway, scroll to the bottom of this post where it says, "A few notes on entering the giveaway through the form below.”

Lately I've been gravitating towards black-and-white clothing pieces with minimal patterns. In today's post, I've dressed up a super soft Topshop white tee with faux leather shorts and some adorable drop-shaped cutout heels from ModCloth.

To complete the look, I accessorized with a black bandana scarf from Zara and a white Topshop baseball cap, embroidered with a 'Lover' motif on the front. Bandana scarves and baseball caps are two kinds of accessories I've been obsessing over, and I love that you can style them in so many different ways. I'll be sharing my tips soon on how I style an outfit with a bandana scarf, so stay tuned!

As you may have already noticed, today's post features San Francisco's city buildings as the backdrop of my monochrome outfit shoot. While admiring this breathtaking (and yes, foggy) city view from the rooftop of a friend's high-rise apartment, I couldn't help but to feel so blessed to have lived here almost all my life as a SF native. There's a fruitful abundance of opportunities and inspiration everywhere you go in this urban metropolis, and it's easy to see why so many people would transplant their lives from other parts of the world to live here.

On another note, I want to take the time to show my appreciation for those of you who continue to visit and/or support my blog. There are so many other blogs and articles that you can be reading, and yet you choose to read this one. So for that, I want to thank each and every one of you with another giveaway :) This time, I will be gifting 2 of the below Thermaluxe Polar Bottles (1 bottle per winner). This is currently the vacuum insulated thermos bottle I carry around every day! I love the fact that it is stainless steel for an ultra modern look, and that you don't need to remove the cap to drink from it (just twist left until you match up the 2 black drop symbols)! It keeps coffee and tea hot for up to 6 hours, and ice water cold for up to 8 hours.


  1. The ONLY requirement to enter the giveaway is to subscribe to my email newsletter through the entry form. If you're already a subscriber, you can still enter - just include your email so I can check to see that you're on the list!
  2. You can perform the additional OPTIONAL tasks for additional entries into the giveaway, giving you a higher chance of being selected. Leaving a blog post comment will give you 2 additional entries, whereas following one of the below social media accounts or tweeting a message will give you 1 additional entry.
  3. The giveaway is open to all US and international readers, and ends on 9/8/16 at 12:00am PDT. The 2 winners will be announced on this post within 2 days after the giveaway has concluded, and he or she will be responsible for claiming the prize.

If you've entered the giveaway, good luck and don't forget to check back here after 9/8 to see if you've won! I will be gifting a 3rd Thermaluxe Polar Bottle (surprise!!) on my Instagram soon, so be sure to follow me there as well :)

Thank you so much for your continued love and support. Have a great weekend!


Outfit Details
Top: Topshop white tee
Bottom: Forever 21 faux leather shorts
Shoes: ModCloth black cut-out heels

Thermaluxe Polar Bottle
Zara black bandana scarf (also love this star-print one!)
Topshop 'Lover' baseball cap
Cuyana leather envelope clutch

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Special thanks to Polar Bottle for providing the giveaway prizes!

Photos by @dfvbio (and the 2 bottom photos by me :)