We’re always inspired by the glamorous Eva Mendes, especially after seeing her radiant look at the Marrakesh film festival in a black and white Oscar De La Renta Spring 2011 design.
Here are a few options to help you channel the black and white dress trend just like Eva, but at a fraction of the price:
1. Bruja Books: Helping Yourself With Magikal (Magical) Oils
Through the powers of oils, you can explore your inner wizardry. This text contains seamless step-by-step instructions on more than a thousand spells, recipes and rituals for amor, wealth, luck, and protection.
Helping Yourself With Magikal (Magical) Oils A-Z by Maria Solomon, $10, amazon.com
2. Bruja Books: The Magic Candle
Burning a candle for its scent is one thing, and burning it for protection is another. For example, igniting a white candle symbolizes purity, unity, harmony and protection. Here, Charmaine Dey explains the style, science and magic of candle-burning rituals.
The Magic Candle: Facts and Fundamentals of Ritual Candle-Burning by Charmaine Dey, $10, amazon.com
3. Bruja Books: The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
Using incenses have long been associated with one's spiritual practice. For instance, burning sage to purify a space is one way of using incense. The smell of incense can also bring about heightened sensual awareness and consciousness. Clear the negative energy in your home with a guide from this book.
4. Bruja Books: Complete Book of Baths
5. Black & White: Bluefly
With the right accessories and some killer heels, this cute Necessary Objects tiered ruffle dress can go a long way. ($57, bluefly.com)
6. Black & White: Spiegel
Wear this super sophisticated and chic Geometric-Print Sheath Dress to your work meeting with a black blazer and pumps to let everyone know you mean business. ($69, spiegel.com)
7. Black & White: Aqua
A dress like the Aqua Striped Maxi Dress will never go out of style, so wear it anytime the weather permits. ($98, bloomingdales.com)
8. Black & White: Macy's
The London Times Dress will keep you looking fabulous and feeling comfortable. The empire waist and bubble skirt require absolutely no tucking or sucking-in all night long. (on sale for $76, macys.com)