Champion Combo


 AHHHHH- What a perfect weekend to revisit my love affair with Black & White stripes


 Our hockey team, The LA Kings won the Stanley Cup Final on Friday night!  It was a nail biter of a game going into a 2nd overtime period. I’d been home most of the week under the weather with a sore throat, etc. so it was frustrating to not cheer with my usual gusto!

Grace Kelly

 Who’s a happy girl though?!

I never thought I could get that into watching a sport.

And because I’m so happy…what better song to accompany the rest of the post?!

Pharrell ‘Happy’


I keep thinking any minute I’m going to get a call, or maybe just a text, from one of the Kings, thanking me for the weeks, nay, months of consistent, loving support I’ve been sending their way. Our whole family has been glued to the entire series.

Girls in Stripes

I’m still hopeful. I know they’ve been terribly busy celebrating, shaving off their beards and getting some travel wash done.

And of course it’s also Father’s Day Sunday…

So HAPPY DAY to all you super Dads out there!!

Harpersbazaar Solve Sundsbo

 In the meantime, I’ll be sharing some other black & white striped inspiration besides the LA Kings.

It’s become a bit of a tradition here on ‘Slim Paley’ hasn’t it? I think this might be my 5th instalment of B & W.

It’s my all time fav.

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Talk about longevity. It just never gets old.

Lauren Bacall

 I just know someone’s going to call…I’m mind melding Justin Williams right now.

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I mean, seriously, my commitment was unwavering and…committed…

But back to stripes

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson making classic look oh-so-fresh

Catherine Deneuve

 Catherine Deneuve with an iconic blast of B & W

Ralph Lauren

 Penelope Cruz with her take.


Dolce & Gabbana

black & white stripes

via Pinterest

The Design Chaser

via Furniture Porn & the Design Chaser Instagrams

BTW, it’s 10:56 in case you were wondering…


Vintage Vogue

Mother of Pearl Jim Lambie  sneakers

Mother of Pearl + Jim Lambie printed canvas sneakers 50% off right now on!


Burberry Prorsum SS2014

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Charlize Theron elegantly striped

Perrin Paris Black & White leather glove clutch by Perrin.  One of the sexiest bags out there.

gondoliers Venicevia The Glamourai Instagram

The Gondoliers of Venice, speaking of iconic


Party Time

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 I felt your attention wandering  there for a minute.

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Love these Givenchy
Large Shark earring in stone and plexiglas


via Pinterestpuppies

via Tumblr

Look at their little paws over each other!

jonathan Adler

Doggy bowl from Jonathan Adler


 Tibi striped and embellished wedge sandals also on sale at

Actually everything‘s on sale there right now-quick get over there!!


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 Love this look

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Chance clothing

The great selection of super classic and updated stripes at Chance & Co is The Bomb.

Reasonably priced and great quality. Go Julia!


Vases by famed Italian designer Ettore Sottsass who passed away last week at the age of 97

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squid ink pasta

 Squid ink pasta with fresh figs

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 I have these B & W straws and love the way they look, but I find paper straws get funky after a short while.

I guess the trick is to drink fast 🙂 Life’s too short for limp straws I always say.


via Beauxmondedesign


Anyway, Hockey season may be over and yes, I’m sad about that, but I’m jumping for joy that summer is very quickly approaching.

lawn chair

Aren’t you?!

Once again, To All you sweet Dads out there-You’re ALL Kings!!

Enjoy your day in whatever way your hearts desire-You deserve it!

xoxo SP



Let’s Go Back ; White & Black 2013


First image credit; Photo Zee Nunes, Vogue Brazil June 2014



  1. I was never a hockey fan until you started talking about the Kings. Started watching 2 weeks ago and now I am hooked. So exciting!!
    Loved this post:)

  2. Who likes a “limp straw?!?!?” YOU ARE SO FUN!!! This was such a FUN READ in black and white!! GO SLIM! franki

  3. My mind hadn’t wandered, but it did perk right up at the pool shot. I’m a huge fan of black and white stripes. I never get tired of them, ever. I must get that Jonathan Adler dog bowl and the puppies to go with it:). I’m heading over to Net-a-Porter first because my husband wouldn’t be a Dad without me and I need to celebrate that occasion.

  4. Love/love all of your photo’s. A visual feast of stripes. The big one for me was The King’s winning. What a great final game.

  5. Love this blog,every pic. Love the song also. Just love it all. I miss the hockey. Thanks for sharing Slim ox.

  6. What is it about stripes that sends me? B&W especially. Thanks for a beautiful post, I so enjoy what your eye sees.

  7. B & W . . . always terrific . . . always trendy. Beautiful. Sorry, but the only hockey I can stand to watch is with the WILD playing [don’t like their color comb as well as black/white though :)] . Great post here!

  8. Look at Bacall wonder my father had her as his pin up in the 1940’s.

    Talking of sport it’s all World Cup at my house ….bring on Wimbledon please!!

  9. I LUV NY and always The Rangers even though I am in Tucson now and just wanted to cry. Jumped up and turned off the tv pronto. ” I love winners when they cry losers when they cry Sunday school in May and hay and i still love you too”
    Something about loving grass in that old Tom T Hall song

  10. Hi Slim! Sorry about your sore throat. I hope you feel better. I recognized most of those celebrities, including Lauren Bacall! Great post! 🙂

  11. Slim,
    I hope you are feeing better, there’s nothing worse than a sore throat. Well maybe there is, but it feels like it’s the absolute worst when you have one.
    The black and white examples are great…the puppies win my vote for favorite.

  12. Yes, the puppies get my vote too! Love your blog – it’s always such a treat to see what you’ve posted. And I agree with all the commenters about you and your outfit for the race in your last post – gorgeous!

  13. Sorry Slim, while I love black and white, I live in Chicago and live and breathe for the Blackhawks, one of the original six. Next year, we will see you in the playoffs once again!

    • Yeah, I still ain’t over the LA Kings beating the Blackhawks…gonna take a long time to heal. sigh.


  15. Always love your black & whites! My kids have complained the paper straws get soggy.. Too bad they are very cute! I loved all of these pics and haven’t seen hardly any of these. Don’t know where you find them all. Gorgeous! x Kim

  16. Love your song choice for this post! …and loved this post:)

    Have you jumped on the soccer bandwagon?

Would love to hear from you!