WIW: Almost Black...OK ALL Black

Its a lovely cold morning in Bendigo *happy sigh* and I have Master 9 home with a slight cold and I am taking the opportunity to drive to Melbourne to collect my new camera which I left at friends house last week :( Hence the return to Iphone Pics. Nothing super exciting but this outfit really does represent what I feel is most 'me'. The ponte skinny pants you have seen before, and these are the new Hush Puppie Booties (3rd consecutive day wearing them - I would sleep in them if DH let me) and the oversized square sweater is new. Selected this handbag to add a non black element :) Thanks for looking and hope you are all having a lovely day. xxx Deborah
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  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago
    Good Morning Deborah!
    You look so cosy in this outfit- I can see why you love the booties too.
    What topper did you add for going outside?
    The light bag and earrings look great here.
    I hope DS is better soon- I am lounging around with a cold instead of helping in the School Kitchen-Garden today.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago
    Back in black:) YLF.
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Lyn I have my black coat and a large textured black scarf:). Thanks Caro... There's no fighting it... I LOVE black :)
  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago
    I like black too so I can understand.  I think the shape and texture of your outfit keeps it interesting even with the monochromatic color scheme.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago
    FABULOUS! Especially love the booties and bag...of course, you know I have a thing for black myself...
  • Angie replied 5 years ago
    I love the shape of that top on you, Debs! You own that silhouette in tops. And so glad that the new k-word worthy boots are working out too :)
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Thanks ladies:). This outfit is a 10 on my happiness scale:) Angie thank you! I am working on ways to lift my black and am seeking out navy and greys too. I am feeling very drawn to neutrals. Knowing how you feel about all black I really appreciate your comment and how you appreciate and understand each of our personal leanings and likings style wise. Shannon you know you rock black:). If you decide to try the booties and need any help sourcing them please let me know, though I imagine HP's are readily available most placed;)
  • shevia replied 5 years ago
    This is just such an ultimate Deborah outfit! You should refer to it if you ever need confirmation of your signature style. Chic, gorgeous, interesting, and You!
  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Glad you are enjoying those boots. What a dramatic sweater, you look super.

  • hedgiehog replied 5 years ago

    You look so chic! Congrats on the booties. :-)

  • Carole replied 5 years ago
    That's one fantastic top/tunic, and the boots are perfect. Yay for happy feet! Stellar outfit, Deborah!
  • Eliza replied 5 years ago
    Love this outfit. You always have an impeccable sense of proportion. 
  • Susie replied 5 years ago

    That sweater shape looks fab on you and I love the bag. Your style is quite striking.

    I never would have thought of Hush Puppies for stylish boots but I took a look and saw several that I like. Great find!

  • abc replied 5 years ago
    This is such a simple yet chic look.  The shape of the top combined with the fab boots make it a 10, glad to hear you feel the same way while wearing it.  Filing this away as an example of how to wear all black!
  • annagybe replied 5 years ago
    Looks good & very true to your aspirational style.
  • sarah replied 5 years ago
    Awesome outfit, Deborah, and those booties are so perfect for you. Hooray!
  • carolbee replied 5 years ago
    This look is very you and fab as well.
  • Debra replied 5 years ago

    Just Perfect :) :) :)

  • Agnes replied 5 years ago
    You rock these Totokaelo kind of outfits.  Sounds rather nippy in Bendigo. we are still having weird warm here in Sydney. Yesterday It was 10 c degrees when I got up, but it shot up to about 18 before i'd even left the house. 
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Thank you so much for your very kind comments.  I really felt good in this today.

    Agnes, I can browse Totokaelo for hours :)  I find Sydney weather very much as you describe. How's the humidity?  That's the one things I don't enjoy about the Sydney climate
  • annaj replied 5 years ago
    Love it! Great top!! I keep seeing waterfall cardies everywhere for you too. Have you had any luck finding a good replacement?
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Anna, yes I have seen a few and I apologise as I just realised i don't think I responded to you very kind message.

    I saw a very nice black jacket, similar to the one I returned but actually a bit nicer (at Jacqui E) but they didn't have my size:(  I get the impression that there will be quite a few options out there.
  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago
    Oh, this has to be one of my faves of yours in a time! Love the drapey square top as has narrow sleeves on the lower arm, so there is still a good amount  of structure! can I ask are these tops really not having any seams for shaping around bust, or  the waist(on back for ex)? Are they really cut from a flat square of material, put the sleeves and neckline, then hemmed only? Just curious...
    BTW, has the Complex Geometries dress arrive? Eager to see that, too:-)
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Lyn this top is two pieces. The back and the front with side seams. No shaping at all:). And the complexgeometries dress has arrived. It's awesome. Will try to post soon.
  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 5 years ago
    Deborah, your outfit is so artistic and cool, I almost can't wrap my head around it :)  People who say black is boring or mundane... really have no imagination.    You look amazing!
  • Suz replied 5 years ago
    Love that sweater shape on you, Deborah. Aspirational style rules!! 

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