WIW : Not All Black!

Hi Ladies,

Sorry to go on about it, but I am loving my new job!  Busy and challenging *sigh*.  Today I knew I would be at my desk (with lots of trips to the photocopier) all day as I am putting together a new training package.  So I opted for a more casual look today.

The vest was one of my Mother's Day gifts (for those who saw the post, I returned the grey long line structured vest) and I am actually looking forward to wearing it in Spring with a sleeveless top:)


Knit Vest : "He Doesn't Know Why"
Grey Top : Piper (Myer)
Pants : Katies
Boots : Hush Puppies
Scarf : Brown Sugar
Gloves : Portmans

It was definitely cold enough for a coat today but I drive to and from work and we have parking on site, so I braved it.  Was freezing when I left to come home tho lol.

Thanks for looking. Thoughts and comments very much appreciated.

xxx Deborah

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  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Trully love the not all blacks for you, Debs! Nr 1 is a maximaliciousness of your style, the vest is dramazing:-)

  • Sterling replied 5 years ago

    YOU LOOK AMAZING.  I love everything about this.  I love that bag!!!  And again, you look cozy.  So put together, comfortable, and cozy.  

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    Ooh this is excellent, Deborah. I love the texture on the long gilet, great fit too. This is a fab silhouette on you, and you wear greys very well;-)
    I also love how it looks with the scarf (and gloves), and the pendant is beautiful.
    Also: so pleased to hear that you love your new job so much!

  • frannieb replied 5 years ago

    It is wonderful when we love our jobs. The long gray sweater is gorgegous. Su[er fab look all around.

  • Olivegreen replied 5 years ago

    This strikes me as glamourous. It is the gloves.
    Funny how we literally lighten up. Congrats on crossing over to a new job that suits.

  • Ledonna N. replied 5 years ago

    I forget that it's winter where you are. You look on point as usual love the tonal color. glad that your enjoying the work life.

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    that vest is fab! love the drapeyness and the texture makes it even better. 
    YLF, and i'm glad the new job is working out!

  • crutcher replied 5 years ago

    Aren't you glad you found this job?...There will just be a special spring in your step when you are happy...Great look..gray vest and all...I have to smile at your touch of winter...Its chilly here but not supposed to be and my pedicured toes are crying for sandals...Are we ever happy?...

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Lol Crutcher, I'm happy! I adore the winter. I'm a winter baby, born in June:). Definitely my favourite fashion season x

  • replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic textures and lines! I particularly love the grey top with its little bit of gathering at the waist. It looks so soft yet elegant -- a perfect work combination. Thrilled to hear the job is so engaging.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    This is fabulous! I love the textural mix. The vest almost looks like chain mail. (Ceit would be all over it if she were here, don't you think)? And the soft greys are stunning on you and very sophisticated. 

    This job has not only lifted your mood, it has ramped your style up even further, if that is possible! 

    Love your earrings, too. I want a pair exactly like that. They are so fab. 
    Necklaces are great, too. 

  • Dee replied 5 years ago

    Black has always looked great on you but I am loving your recent outfits with a little more color variety. The combination on grey tones here looks so chic and the layers so cozy. I'm really excited to see what else you come up with!

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    It is terrific seeing you in new combinations - gorgeous as always!

  • dakotacheryl replied 5 years ago

    Comfy, and stylishly wonderful!!

  • Laurie replied 5 years ago

    Well, here is just another amazing outfit.  I love the whole look in #1- you wear those scarves so well.
    You know I am Team Grey/Gray - so loving this ensemble.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    I love the non-black outfits on you, Debs. This is another killer look. Gorgeous Autumn textures. 

    (I forgot to mention in your "pink thread" that the pink blazer you wore that looks SO stunning is classic, and that the modern classic combination looked as amazing as your arty draped looks. Fun to change things up). 

  • carolbee replied 5 years ago

    Whoa - what a fab outfit, you simply glow. Btw you are looking trim, taut and terrific.

    PS If you get sick of thst scarf feel free to send it my way☺

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    Great vest! I love the grey and black colors of this outfit. The textures are so cozy looking.

  • Karin L H replied 5 years ago

    Very nice! Really like all the different shades of grey together.

  • Twinkling replied 5 years ago

    I love the first look especially with the gloves and the scarf. It pulls it all together so beautifully with a little extra detail. I think that's why winter/fall clothing is so much fun to together, so much opportunity to add more!

  • Greyscale replied 5 years ago

    You look both glamorous and cozy at the same time! The texture mix is great.

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    So lovely! I think I remember reading that you were not tall, yet this long vest doesn't look stumpifying at all. How do you do it?! YLF!!

  • E replied 5 years ago

    OMG I love this so much! And it's making me wish we were heading into winter instead of summer. ;)

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous.  We are finally out of glove danger so I was a bit startled by the gloves, but I forgot you're the opposite of us!

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    I love the vest...but also the name of the vest! Is that a clothing line? Funny! And true about so many things, not just fashion!

  • gryffin replied 5 years ago

    Deborah - wonderful outfit and adore that vest on you.  Fun and elegant and cozy!!  It's so perfect.  I mean to ask, you've been doing the scarf as necklace and it's so uber chic and flattering.  How do you to that tie?  So glad you are happy at the new job!!  Change is so difficult and it's just wonderful when things work out for the best!! ;-)

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Love the subtle pattern & texture in this outfit - YLF.
    So glad the job is working out too.

  • Momo replied 5 years ago

    Love all the texture and interest in that outfit. Looks fantastic!

  • Cococat replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous outfit Deborah. I love the great mix of items and the best part is, I know all of the stores! Not that I'm going to stalk your style....OK, maybe just a little... ;-)

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Hey! Had/having a busy few days, but just had to drop in and say how much I LOVE this vest. Wowzers.

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  • Deb replied 5 years ago

    #1 really appeals.....love the colour and texture....and the accessories give the look warmth and polish.

  • torontogirl replied 5 years ago

    This is so sophisticated-looking ... that lighter gray really brings out your eyes, which are beautiful, while staying true to your black aesthetic (after all, gray is just light black, right??)

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