WIW : New Culottes & Bag

Hi Ladies,

Wore my new Metalicus culottes today for work and I am so in love with them:)  Received some lovely compliments:)

Kept it simple and I liked the proportions.

Culottes - Metalicus
Long Sleeve Blouse - Peter Morrissey for Big W
Pumps - Wittner
Bag - Gramercy Satchel (Mini) by Coach 

Peter Morrissey is a very cool Australian designer who has been doing a range for Big W for the past few years.  I have stayed away from it because while the designs have been good, the fabrics have been pretty awful.  I was surprised with the current range and how lovely the fabrics are to touch so I bought this black top and another, also black.  Both are more 'blouse' than 'top' and will be work horses for the office.  He has some silky black and grey animal print "track" style pants at the moment and I am facing great temptation.

The bag was a rather special 50th birthday gift from my longest standing girlfriend.  We have know each other longer than I have known DH and we have shared many highs and lows and I was just speechless when I opened her gift.  Today is the first time I have used the bag.  It's incredibly beautiful.

So yay or nay on the culottes?  I quite pleased that as a petite this look appears to be doable.

Thanks for taking a peek.

xxx Deborah

p.s. My Metalicus order arrived and all four garments are fab.  So thrilled.

pss   sorry about the flash photos, early morning and camera mustnt have had enough light :)

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  • Lucy replied 5 years ago

    *too busy to comment as she rushes off to Big W* 
    Actually, no, you look amazing. I love the culottes on you, and you have styled them beautifully here. I love them with the pointy toe. 
    Nice job, and lovely to get some compliments on your new things!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Lucy the PM range at Big W is definitely worth a look lol.  But note it's the new season pieces that seem to be improved quality wise.

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    Lovely proportions, you have styled the tricky culottes In a most flattering way.

    We don't have Big W here but I think it is like our Warehouse, from memory.

  • anchie replied 5 years ago

    I really admire your style. You know how to make all black look seems so stylish. All your items have some interesting detail and nice drape, never boring basics. 

  • Maneera replied 5 years ago

    Lovely proportions. I'm too scared of culottes myself but I absolutely love the way they look with your pointy toe shoes.

    That bag is gorgeous! I love it! You look absolutely fabulous!

  • jenanded replied 5 years ago

    Ooohhhh I love these... what time does metalicus open????... xx

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Jen, they are on sale at the moment.  Could only find the ink on line.

  • Sterling replied 5 years ago

    Very attractive. 

  • Jeweled replied 5 years ago

    Great outfit - and I especially love how the dramatically simple necklace accents the look.  Gorgeous.

    Metalicus should invite you to model their line.

  • Cococat replied 5 years ago

    You look great Deborah. I'm amazed at the great things you get from BigW. Your Metalicus culottes are really nice and I like the way you have styled them. The bag is beautiful!

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    Looks great! I think you got the proportions just right.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    I find your new culottes to be kind of some flared ankle pants...Hmmm, looking from this point of view, I'll have to give them a try, too. I love ankle pants. Then, why not culottes, too? Love the new bag, and the outfit is perfect!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Wahey! You look smashing, Deborah. I love the culottes on you.

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    Oohhhh, the outfit is FAB! Great finds!

  • anne replied 5 years ago

    Very Elegant!!

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Yes, so elegant! I love this on you, Deborah.

  • Dee replied 5 years ago

    The proportions are perfect! You look fantastic. And that bag is such a sweet gift too.

  • Jodi replied 5 years ago

    Pic #6 is simply stunning!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Yay to the culottes. With those shoes, they look great.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Wow Deborah - I think this is my favourite of your many fantastic outfits.  This looks very fantastic on you!  

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Deborah. The length is reallllyyyyy good on you, wow. Those big block heels are super fun with the culottes, too.

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Wow! Those culottes are truly fabulous on you. You have such gorgeous style! That coach bag is pretty awsone too.

  • Vicki replied 5 years ago

    You wear culottes and all black so well; the length is perfect on you. You could model both lines.

    I also really like #6 with your topper. Sending you belated birthday wishes, Deborah, and your adorable friend has wonderful taste in handbags.

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago

    You have styled these brilliantly Deborah!
    I think the shoes are the key.
    Must look at Big W soon :)

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    This is wonderful! I love the culottes and think you have styled them elegantly. The lower vamp shoes do the trick for sure. 

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    A big YAY! Fab outfit

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies, so thrilled you share my culotte happiess:)

    Lyn I agree the footwear is key with styling culottes and as I am short, the pointed toe and heel makes a big difference:)  I would love to see how you have worn yours.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    This is fab outfit Deborah  - great proportions :) 
    What a wonderful gift from your friend too.

  • dakotacheryl replied 5 years ago

    What a special friend to goft you that great Coach bag!!

    I like the culottes as it's a totally different look for you. Great necklace too!!

  • Gaby Meyers replied 5 years ago

    Super great look!

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