Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Back in Black

As much as I love color (and I do love me some color), I’ve been drawn to all black outfits lately.  I wore this one last week:

And I’m wearing this today:

I know it’s all taboo and whatnot to wear different shades of black together, but I rather like it.  I think it’s because I’m trying to work more with texture to give my outfits interest.  I usually rely on color, which is fairly easy for me to work with, but texture is more of a challenge.

Today’s outfit has less texture than last week’s and is more sleek, but I think it still has enough interest.  Thanks in part to my snake-print leggings (I like to call them snakings):

I paired the leggings (Target) with a black kangaroo pocket tunic (Nordstrom) layered over a black turtleneck (Gap) and added black wedge booties (Nine West “Peekaboo” via Piperlime).

How about you, Dearest Readers?  What do you depend on to give your outfits interest?  Color, texture, accessories or something else all together?

Happy Wednesday, All!



  1. The different shades of black taboo is one I often have no choice but to ignore, and thus, I officially don't care. Texture is an interesting way to deal with that, I think, and one I may explore. I love my colours, but wow, there's something so comforting and reassuring about how easy it is to look chic in all-black ensembles, as you definitely do here.

    As for me, I think I tend to rely on both colour and accessories quite a lot. Often a bright scarf or some such is my go-to for punching up an otherwise pretty sedate outfit.

    I LOVE 'snakings'!

  2. Snakings are cool! I like all black sometimes and I couldn't even tell that was a tunic. I totally thought it was a dress.

  3. These look killer on you! I've actually been itching to go for an all black look myself lately. I depend on all kinds of things to give my outfits interest--usually my weird facial expressions do the trick, though, haha.

  4. I love all-black outfits. They're always so chic, and yours is no exception! Love the texture that the leggings lend to the outfit.

  5. I am also one for all black outfits, so timeless. You look very elegant, I like that first sequined skirt

  6. gracey, i LIKE it: snakings, texture, boots, dress, & all!

  7. You look great in all black. I love the striped sequin skirt.


  8. I love all-black, and it really works for you beautifully! You rocked the textures : >

  9. That sequin skirt is FABULOUS!! You totally rocked it!

  10. It's so hard not to mix and match blacks, though! Especially if some of your blacks are like mine and are, ahem, aged and mature from many washings.

    It might not be a surprise that color is the first thing I think of when I go looking for outfit ideas, but texture has been coming forward lately too. Anything to keep it interesting!


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