WIW : Black & Silver

Hi Ladies,

I think it's the change over of the seasons but I feel like I don't know how to dress myself at the moment :)  One day it's warm, next day a bit cooler if only we could have some consistency, perhaps I would get my mojo back.

Wore this on Sunday.  Added the sunnies for a bit of fun, but really should have thought more about shapewear as my 'spare tyre' seems to have broken loose :)

Please don't chastise me, but I really am enjoying wearing black at the moment.  And it was cool enough to layer (yay).  Black and layering, two of my favourite fashion things.

I know the necklace is a bit over the top, but I just love it.  I'm thinking of wearing it over a long sleeve tee with jeans next.

BTW, I am really enjoying carrying a clutch.  So much so that a clutch has become my weekend go to bag.  It is really quite impractical as I like to carry 'everything' with me and DH gets frustrated that there is no room for his keys or wallet when we are out together... by I have tried to explain to him that it is a matter of priorities  he  he

Your suggestions, etc always very appreciated.

xxx Deborah

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  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the necklace and how it is the star of your outfit.
    I'm also enjoying a clutch much more than I thought I would.

  • amiable replied 7 years ago
    Love it!
  • AJ replied 7 years ago
    You wear black with such sophistication, I could never chastise you about it. :)

    I like the necklace.  It adds that graphic, arty quality that you do so well.

  • Firecracker replied 7 years ago
    Beautiful outfit on you. The look is glamorous and cool; the layers are so great together. The necklace is stunning with the outfit, too, and I like your idea of wearing it over a long-sleeved tee with jeans. Are you wearing black nail polish on your toes? Love it! I like the patent shoes, too.
  • Lantana replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, I understand pefectly the allure of this outfit on this day. When, in the past 3-4 months, could you have comfortably worn it?
    This is like a confident embrace of autumn and of cooler days to come.
    Now, if only it would rain as well.
    And you look especially lovely, no missing mojo is apparent.

  • annaj replied 7 years ago
    I love the necklace! I think it is what brings it from "just another black outfit" (not that there is anything wrong with that) to something completely stunning! Love the layering too! I miss my layers and it's still not cool enough on this side of the country to wear them!
  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago
    Hi Deborah,
    I like the necklace with the black.
    Your outfit has lots of interest with the layering- can't even imagine a spare tyre hiding anywhere there :)
    The hint of skin with the sandals is perfect for this in-between weather.
  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago
    I really like this Deborah.  The necklace adds texture & interest & a little non-black. 
  • replied 7 years ago
    Beautful, Deborah you do black so well. I have to enjoy seeing you wear black as it doesn't suit me, so please, carry on by all means. Loving the necklace BTW.
  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago
    That's a well sophisticated all black! Love it!!! So you!:-)
    (are you wearing a skirt over skinnies?-just curious if is it comfy layered on the lower part, too) and the  necklace is a statement piece, for sure- just gorgeous, and the clutch, too:-) I too have worn lot of clutches last summer and loved it.
  • Deborah replied 7 years ago
    Firecracker, yes I have black nail polish on my toes.  It's been my go to toenail colour for the summer:)

    Lyn 67 it is a dress over my skinny jeans and yes it's very comfortable.  I have been doing dresses over pants for years.  I find I take a break but then go back to it again and am in that rediscovery period again.
  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    I think that necklace is the perfect accessory for an all black outfit. Looks great!

  • Karie replied 7 years ago
    Well, I think we will be black and white twins today, Deborah, as that's exactly what I have planned to wear (with a pretty necklace, too!). I am feeling the same way about the change of seasons - it's like I don't know how to dress myself.
    You look wonderful, and BTW, I don't see any spare tire :)
  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago
    That necklace deserves to be the star!  Wearing it against the black does just that!  Great look!
  • replied 7 years ago

    I think the necklace looks wonderful with this outfit. You must be so happy you can start layering up again :)

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago
    Love the drape and flow of this, Deborah.  I think the drama in the necklace is absolutely fitting, not OTT!
  • replied 7 years ago
    You look fab, Deborah!  How can you not wear black and layers when they look so great on you?  

    I love the last photo when you're peeking at us over your sunglasses.  Who's behind those Foster Grants?  (line from an old American ad campaign for sunglasses)
  • Suz replied 7 years ago
    You do dresses over pants so well! I can't seem to master this (not comfortably, anyway - I always feel bunchy) so I am utterly in awe. And you look wonderful. Very Odyssey Home. Your necklace ties right in to Angie's blog post today! 
  • Suz replied 7 years ago
    BTW, your hair is looking especially sharp!
  • Angie replied 7 years ago
    Four seasons in one week! It's such a weird time of year when the seasons switch isn't it?

    The silhouette pairings in this outfit work wonderfully well :)

    I hereby crown you Queen Big Necklace, Queen Layers (wave to Diana!) and Queen Black from Head to Toe.
  • Angie replied 7 years ago
    Oh yes! Loving the handbag priorities.
  • Debora replied 7 years ago

    Tell hubby he'll have to carry his own bag! My hubby likes to deposit things in my bag, too. :)

    You look fabulous in black and layers, and your necklace steals the show!

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago
    I don't think the necklace is over the top at all in fact I want to know where you got it. I LOVE the scale and the design. It is definitely highligheted against the black pieces all of which I love because of the cut and fit. This is simply smashing not over the top to me at all! (marking as favorite!)   
  • Thistle replied 7 years ago
    You rock black!  You look so sleek and sophisticated. I am not sure how you pull that off with layering a dress, as I most certainly cannot, but it really works for you.

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago
    Totally works!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago
    Well you know I'm gonna love this 'cause I love an all black outfit! But you make all black look interesting with different shapes, silhouettes and killer accessories.
  • ElleH replied 7 years ago
    I think the necklace looks great! It isn't over the top with that all black outfit, which is also fab!
  • Pink replied 7 years ago
    I love the silver and black, but I personally don't like the necklace.

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