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Monica Abney
Saint Cloud
Monica Abney
Photo by Jennifer Battaglia

Dressing for the occasion is important for social media specialist Monica Abney, who writes about fashion on her Classy & Fabulous blog. So for a stylish but casual dinner party at the hip lifestyle store Saint Cloud, she chose an eye-catching Tibi black-and-white blocked dress with a flared skirt, which she bought on the Tibi website.

She added a dash of color with a pair of turquoise and black pumps by Nicolas Kirkwood from Bergdorf Goodman but otherwise kept the look simple, with only one black Leighlena cuff from Atrium on her left wrist.

"I decided to wear that outfit because I loved the modern fit of the dress. Also Lately I am loving black-and-white outfits," she said by email. "It just feels so clean and modern."

"I would usually describe my style as classic, but I feel that it tends to evolve. I love to incorporate a little bit of everything and have fun with it!"

— CLIFFORD PUGH

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