WIW : Casual Black and White

Hi Ladies,

Day off today.  Lunch with DH and then a visit to a school we are considering for Master 12 for next year.

I think this outfit is very much indicative of what I am thinking at the moment re my style, and where I think I may be headed.  I seem to be yearning for more simplicity:)

I think I will repeat this tomorrow (fresh shirt) for the drive to Melbourne to attend a birthday function tomorrow night.  Just sorting out what to wear tomorrow night, I think it will be casual so I am thinking skinny pants and my Motto moto!  

Thanks for looking:)

xxx Deborah

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  • anne replied 8 years ago

    Looks good Deborah. I particularly like how the waxed (or leather) pants put the look up a notch.
    Enjoy your party in  Melbourne!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful Deb! That is a lovely soft looking scarf and makes a nice finishing touch to your look and I agree with Anne about the pants taking the look up a notch.

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    Hope you'll have a good time in Melbourne, Debs! I'm so excited to see your super creatively layered and textured, edgy but feminine outfits day after day!!!! This is no exception and a K2K again!!! WOW! 
    (Is there a little tag/label on the scarf visible there on the first pictie? I realize this is not a deal breaking thing-but once noticed it bugs me a little-(hey I wear my stronger specs, today:-)). I always cut them off, when buying a new scarf...)

  • Maneera replied 8 years ago

    Looks lovely. I particularly love the scarf. I think I have a very similar one myself! The ensemble is chic and beautiful, simple yet elegant, minimalist yet intriguing. 

    Now this outfit of yours I can totally copy!!!! I have all the pieces - well fitting slim pants with some interesting detail (ribbed detail long the sides in my case), simply white top, high-low hem black sweater, comfortable booties, and a pretty patterned scarf. Its brilliant! And I promise...it will be one of the first outfits I'm going to wear once winter finally arrives here!

    I feel the shift towards simpler ensembles myself....I think I'm finally done with all the print and pattern and yearn for a simpler colour palette and minimalist designs that winters bring!

  • Lucy replied 8 years ago

    Simple perfection! 
    And your legs look great in those pants :) Def one to repeat. 

  • replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous as always, Deborah. I'm loving the interplay of textures and fabric weights in this look. I particularly like the scarf with it.

  • carter replied 8 years ago

    I love this , Deborah. Simple but interesting, with texture, shine, necklines. I think it suits you beautifully.

  • dakotacheryl replied 8 years ago

    Simply divine!!  Warm, comfy, stylish.

  • Aquamarine replied 8 years ago

    Another fan here! The different textures bring so much depth to the outfit. i can only imagine how much better this looks in real-life, considering black doesn't photograph well in general.

  • Elizabeth P replied 8 years ago

    Oh, this is lovely.  Simple, sure, but the genius mix of textures makes it special. 

    I like it best with the scarf, but I realize that may be there for warmth rather than your all day look.

  • Jeweled replied 8 years ago

    You are an absolute artist of sophisticated simplicity.
    It's in the fab details of your styling - the white collar peeking out at the top, and white hem peeking out at the bottom.  The mixed textures.  The minimalist palette.  The restraint of knowing what to leave out.  Just totally fab!

  • carolbee replied 8 years ago

    Really loving this look, especially with the scarf.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    I WANT THIS OUTFIT!!! That is all :)

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  • Peri replied 8 years ago

    Ditto Shannon!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Love it. I also now think I need to find leather not-tight leggings.  Are those all-leather pull-on leggings? (that you are wearing?)

  • Elly replied 8 years ago

    Nice-- I love that neckline and hemline peeking out of the sweater-- a fresh take on the look. Beautiful with the scarf as well. 

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    Great look!  I like the bits of white that are peeking out at the bottom and top of your outfit.

  • Dee replied 8 years ago

    Love this look!

  • DizzyLizzy replied 8 years ago

    What Shannon said. Absolutely fabulous....I would wear this outfit again and again if I were you. In fact I think I may just shamelessly copy it and wear something similar today - I have all the elements just not your amazing skill at putting it all together.

  • Style Fan replied 8 years ago

    I love this look on you.  Those are FAB leggings.  I was wondering if they were leather. 

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    More love for this outfit with a hint of white and the various textures. I like it equally with and without the scarf.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Quick response from my phone;). The pants are coated jersey and are a pull on pant. So comfy and easy to wear:)

  • christy replied 8 years ago

    Fantastic outfit and undeniably you. You are looking tres chic!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 8 years ago

    Deborah, do you mind if I pin this outfit on my pinterest board so I can recreate it in fall/winter?  I have a pair of black leather pants with a similar leg cut and love the simplicity and chic look of this outfit.

    One of your best and I will be watching for your new direction.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Super fab! Love the pants.

  • Windchime replied 8 years ago

    Perfection! I love how this looks simultaneously chic and relaxed. I will be watching your upcoming outfits with interest . :)

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Cheryle, I would be very flattered if you pinned the outfit.

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  • shedev replied 8 years ago

    Nice outfit. Love the leggings.

  • AJ replied 8 years ago

    Casual modern elegance! YLF!

  • amiable replied 8 years ago

    I want this outfit for my fall/winter - in navy, not black :)

  • texstyle replied 8 years ago

    I love this outfit on you Deborah - and so many of your other recent ones too!  I've just been too busy to comment, but I have been trying to peek in as much as possible and comment here and there.

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