Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Simply Black

I generally array myself in bright hues and floral patterns, but for the last few years a conscious effort has been made to incorporate basic and neutral colors into my wardrobe. For instance, the color black. For years I did not even own a piece of black clothing. Gradually and selectively things have changed.


For me, the key to happily wearing the color black lies in the details (example here). 


This dress has a fabulous tiered ruffle collar and delicate pleating slightly under the bust area. 
 I was officially won over because of the wonderful relaxed jersey-like fabric that seems to drape and hang almost effortlessly.
Being the lover of vintage style and hats that I am, it seemed only fitting that I add a simple wide brim black vintage hat. I kept this look simple, adding a small black handbag and comfortable black sandals.
That concludes today's post! Please do tell, how do you wear the color black?


Hat: Vintage, thrifted (worn here)
Dress: ABS
Handbag: Brahmin (worn here)
Sandals: Ross

12 comments:

  1. That black dress is girly and flowing and maybe just right for the summer heat and You wear it so very well my dear. Who knew that black was so right for hot and humid days?

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    1. I wore this look on a 'cooler' day of 82 degrees and it was perfection; Thanks Neti!

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  2. You know I love hats, and you are rocking this hat, Joi! Nice look!

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    1. Hats are a definite weakness! Thank you =)

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  3. Love the hat. It's very similar to one I own. We are on opposite ends of the non - color spectrum with our wardrobe selections this week. I chose all white and you black. You are brave to wear black for day. Did you manage to stay cool?

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    1. I did manage to stay cool,temps dropped to the 80s on this day, and I felt wonderfully comfortable ;)

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  4. I, like you, have always favoured bright colours and bold patterns. I personally could not dress head to toe in black- I always add a pop of colour somewhere in my outfit, like a block colour jacket or tights, or jewellery. Either that or break up the solid black with something with a print.
    You look amazing though, and yes, very brave to wear black in such heat!!

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    1. Hi Amy! I admit, it definitely takes effort for me to dress in an all black ensemble! But the more I challenge myself, the more comfortable with it I feel. Thank you & have a great weekend!

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  5. Very pretty dress. a lot can he done with it. I like that it has pocket too. Awesome! :)

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    1. Thanks Missy! Pockets are an absolute bonus to a great dress!!!

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