Back in Black – Going Out

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Can you believe we’ve been talking all black for 2 weeks now? I swear I could make another 76459086 outfits without a spot of colour. But alas, all good things must come to an end and, just like the end of a long work week, it’s time to go out!

I love, love, love getting dressed up and letting my hair down. In my opinion there is no better way to get over all kinds of stress than putting on an outfit that makes you feel fabulous and heading out on the town.

If there’s one thing I want to draw attention to more than anything through this whole Back in Black series is that texture is EVERYTHING! I love the contrast of suede, lace and leather in this look. It’s girly, but tough. Check out more inspiration here:

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I have to talk about these boots. Over-the-Knee (OTK) boots are having a major moment right now. I bought this pair over a year ago wanting to jump onboard with the trend relatively early, but they had a major fault in them (nails coming through the sole – not good!). I did get a refund on them, but had them sitting in my room for 12 months before I finally took them to be repaired. Now they are my No.1 go to shoe for going out this winter.

As for adding colour to this look; firstly I don’t think it needs any colour, but if you feel the need it can be done just as easily as any of my other all black looks. A bright dress will be toned down by the black jacket and boots, but if you wanna go a little further try some different coloured OTK boots or jackets.

OTK Boots and Leather Jackets

So here we are. It’s all done. I will never wear black again.

JUST KIDDING! I will be constantly referring back to this series as black is the basis for my entire wardrobe.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my thoughts in dressing all black for different parts of life. It’s back to business as usual next week. But please send me your thoughts, questions or suggestions here.

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Dress Deception…..

06.11.2013I have already have a few comments on my outfit today.

I’ve gotten a few I-love-your-skirt’s and some cute-top’s, but in fact it’s a dress.

This is yet another great purchase from Ozsale.
I think it was about $15. It’s a little bit girlier than a lot of my other clothes, but it’s really comfy and perfect for when the weather gets warm (It’s a lovely 28 degrees in Melbourne today!)

I chucked on my black Dotti cardi just because the aircon is always on in my office, and I’m also wearing beige tights, not for warmth, but because I got the stupidest tan line yesterday and need to try cover it up!

Decided to keep my hair down to make the most of the curls remaining from Sunday.

Wedding bells….

03.11.2013No, it’s not my wedding.
It’s actually my best friend Lindsay’s big day.
Unfortunately I didn’t make the cut for the bridesmaids, but I am performing a song during the ceremony.

The wedding is out doors, so I thought I should wear something bright!

I bought the dress first from MissGuided for $16. The moment I got it in my hot little hands I decided this was the dress I was going to wear to the wedding.

It was a serious mission to find shoes to match the dress. I tried almost every shoe store in the CBD, eventually I found these awesome multicoloured heels on Brands Exclusive for only $18!

After the shoe debacle, I didn’t even bother trying to find a headpiece to match, instead I headed to Clegs and bought ribbon to match my shoes and put together this cute hairclip.

The necklace was one I already owned, left over from when my mum had her jewellery making phase.

And finally, I’ll let you in on a little secret; the lace section of this dress is see-through (gasp!) so I’m just wearing a beige bra underneath.
Fingers crossed noone looks too close!

Lighten up….

01.11.2013As the weather gets warmer and the sun starts to come out, clothes get lighter (both in colour and weight)

Today I dressed for spring.

Yes I know it’s been spring for a month now, but we haven’t experienced too much spring weather yet.

This cute green top is from Jay Jays. I got it for $5 when I was about 15.
I love that I can wear it to work, and also dress it down with some jeans for the weekend.

Despite staying true with my black tights and cardigan (I did put my pointy black heels on before I left the house), I lifted the whole outfit by mixing it up with my grey pencil skirt (another great OpShop find).

Topped off with a high bun, I’m ready to enjoy spring 🙂

1, 2, 3, go!

31.10.2013Firstly, ignore my awful face in this picture.

Secondly, I need a mirror this big at my house!

Thirdly, look at that view! 26th floor!

Finally, lets talk about the outfit.

I love love love this black and red Review skirt.
It is an incredible fit, it feels amazing and its got that little quirk I’m always rattling on about.

Today I have paired it with all black, including my black satin and lace top which keeps the look very soft and feminine.

This outfit is surprisingly comfortable for work clothes, which makes this face even more confusing…..

How forgetful….

30.10.2013Today I have reminded myself that this bright blue jacket from Valley Girl was a great buy.

It was only $20, and even though I wouldn’t consider it an everyday jacket, it has been very useful for those days when I want to brighten up a monochromatic outfit.

Todays base is made up of my regular black tights and pointy heels, my short back pencil skirt and this cute black and white stripped top.

Now, I’m not 100% sure on this, but I think my mum bought it for me from an OpShop.
This is the first time I’ve worn it, and it is incredibly comfortable.

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OK, so I swear I had more to say, but I half way through writing this a new pair of boots arrived, so I’ve completely forgotten…

Vintage Volume…

29.10.2013Today is all about the shirt.

Proof that even the most classic combination, black pants, black blazer, white shirt, can still be tweaked to make a stand out outfit.

The fantastic lace trimmed shirt was $5 from a vintage sale (Bargain!) and my manager can’t stop saying how much she loves it.

You have to be careful with clothes that have this much volume.
I’m pretty small, so I can do with a little extra volume.
Frills, flounces, ruffles, cowell necks and the like are great for giving the illusion of a bigger bust for us girls who are slightly lacking in the chestle region.

The contrast of the slim fitting trousers and blazer makes sure all the bits you wanna be lacking in (your legs and your waist) are still on show.