Back in Black – Going Out


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.




Touch of Gold

I’m not big on metallics especially for day wear. When I was 18 I wore a silver sequinned dress to my birthday party and I don’t think I ever wore it again. But this lace look skirt is subtle enough I can get away with it at work. Kept super simple with all black and nude tights it’s a long way from my old sequinned dress.

Outfit: Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), Top ($5, Supre), Skirt ($10, 7angels) & AnneBelle wedges ($69, Myer)

Lacey Legs

After working a retail job from the ages of 15 to 18 where the uniform was all black, I’ve tried to put a pop of colour into all my outfits.
But when you feel like nothing looks good except an LBD the solution is coloured (or in this case lacey) tights.

Outfit: Dress (OpShop), Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), lace tights (gift from mum) & Jenkin heels (Ozsale, $12)