WIW: Inspired by Phoebe:)

Hi Ladies,

I loved Phoebe's soft leather skirt and bootie ensemble and it inspired me to get my leather skirt out.

The photos really highlight my tummy but in the mirror it looked fine ??? Thats my story anyway *wink*. The long jacket minimises the attention on the tummy/hips and I will be keeping the jacket on in the office.

I wear this blouse a lot but today is the first time I have worn it to work.

There is a chance there is too much going on here but I liked the end result. Quite a few varying textures.

Black Leather Pencil Skirt
Navy spotted blouse
Long line black "puckered" / boucle look jacket (I like cos it has a bit of a Chanel vibe)
Opaque hide with dots
Booties with suede and detail trim.

Does it work?

Taking photos was a challenge this morning as Master 9 and DH think the funniest thing is to stick there arms into the frame and run across in front of the camera ... boys lol.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

xxx Deborah

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  • cciele replied 11 years ago

    I love all the patterns and textures Deborah! Well done. I am wondering how it would look with semi-sheer tights -- have you tried that?

  • replied 11 years ago

    I for one, love all of the different textures going on when the outfit is black/dark like this. It adds so much interest and you look smashing! I love everything here and those booties are like nothing I've ever seen (are you going steampunk on us Deborah?).
    My fitted skirts do the same thing across the midsection. It probably doesn't appear so shiny IRL. Sometimes I wear my blouse out and belt on top and sometimes I just tuck and go with it. The scarf is a great distraction.

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Will try that cceiel - but at the moment given it's winter the heavier hose is better cos it's so cold.

    Claire thanks for validating my photo versus mirror issue:) I do normally wear a blouse or top over this skirt but really wanted to tuck today after seeing Phoebe:)

    Claire I wondering if the booties were more 'baroque'?? I don't quite understand 'steam punk'. I need someone to define it for me:)

  • JR replied 11 years ago

    The monochromatic colour scheme helps keep the noise down, so it doesn't seem like too much going on. It's a nice outfit.

    Would you have a longish black vest or draped cardigan you could wear with this to recreate the vertical lines you get with the coat? That first picture looks really wonderful.

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Thanks JR. I was just about to click onto your mirror v photo post :)

    And yes I do have a draped long cardigan that would work too. Thank for reminding me. This jacket, however is not lined and quite light to wear and is good for layering for warmth, so it's actually more of an indoor piece than an actual outerwear:)

  • sarah replied 11 years ago

    I think you are having a whole lot of fun with this outfit, and you look great! My master almost-9 LOVES to do that, too : )

  • Jaime replied 11 years ago

    I think you look great both with and without the distracting over layers. I love the mix of textures and those are very cool boots. My own almost 10 year old DS is too oblivious to even realize I am taking pictures!

  • Aida replied 11 years ago

    Deborah your outfits are always such a textural delight. I think this looks lovely!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Fabulous use of textures and pattern in a neutral outfit Deborah! And the booties are divine - they have a Victorian vibe to them.

  • Angie replied 11 years ago

    So cute! Loving the scarf with the blouse, skirt and booties :)

    I vote sheer black hose or textured black hose to LIGHTEN the look. To my eye, that will look fresher and prettier with your blonde hair and fair skin.

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Thanks Angie. I going to look for some sheer but textured hose over the next couple of days. Leona Edmiston does some great hose but its pricey and I need to be sure they wont snag on the first wear:) I agree with you tho that lightening this look will be a great improvement. And I realise I can always layer nude hose underneath for the warmth.:)

  • Angie replied 11 years ago

    I'm excited that you are going to try my suggestion, Debs. Basic black sheer hose is cheap as chips and that is also an option :)

  • Tanya replied 11 years ago

    omg that first photo... unreal gorgeous.

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Tanya you are too sweet... Thank you!

    Angie, for some reason sheer black hose has looked a bit boring to me for a while but I tho k you are right and I need to revisit it x

  • Angie replied 11 years ago

    You have a lot going on in this outfit, Debs. Sheer black hose is just what you need!

  • Phoebe replied 11 years ago

    Loving this outfit (sorry I am so late to the party!) This is a great fall to winter outfit and I agree with Angie, I think sheer black hose would be great with this. Love the mixed fabric booties! What a great heel height.

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Phoebe how sweet you are;). I'm afraid I didn't quite nail "your" look, but practice makes perfect x

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