WIW: Stripes

Happy Monday from the land of Aus!

We are now well and truly experiencing Autumn weather and it is lovely and cool here today.

I have been wanting to wear this combination for ages and today's the day.  I have been looking for some new oversized asymetrical tops because my fave black one is looking quite tired, and I found this one and the weekend.  I am considering popping back to the store at lunchtime today to buy a duplicate in the black.

While this pairing is probably pretty typical of my style, I was inspired when I saw Beverly's outfit here http://http//www.beverlylikehi.....art-2.html

Outfit comprises; new black asymetric top, b44-esque striped skirt, opaque tights, black booties.

I have been steering clear of opaque tights over the past 12 months but I am hoping that the beige in the skirt bookends enough ith my hair to 'lighten' the look a little.

It was hard getting a good photo this morning, my face just wouldn't wake up :)  lol

Thanks for looking and your comments, and suggestions for improvement are eagerly welcomed.

xxx Deborah
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  • Joy replied 7 years ago


    I had to recover from the fabosity of this outfit.
    Your dramatic black and white style at it's best. I usually don't care for the shark bite tops, but this one looks amazing on you. Your hair looks gorgeous and the angled bob looks perfect with your outfit.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago
    I have no suggestions for improvement, because you look perfect! I love your version of Beverly's outfit. I think the tights look good, I wore them a lot this past winter and I have light hair too.
  • Kristin L replied 7 years ago
    I love the tights with the outfit.

    Your outfit looks amazing!
  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago
    Love this on you Deborah. I think the skirt works perfectly to lighten the look:)
  • Deborah replied 7 years ago
    Thanks ladies. 

    Joy you are too kind.  I have never heard those tops referred to as shark bites:) The store called it a handerchief hem but I don't really think that is accurate.  I must admit this has not been my preferred hem style and I bought it thinking i would probably return it... but Im not:)

    Karie, I have to thank you for introducing me to Beverly's blog.  Her style resonates so much with me and between her and Angie I can always find the inspiration I need.
  • carolbee replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, this looks fantastic. Glad its getting back to your favourite season so that we can look forward to your amazing outfits.

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    My first thought was "wow". You just knocked this out of the part. You look FAB!

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago
    Love this on you.
  • hedgiehog replied 7 years ago

    Wow! You're a knockout in this outfit. Asymmetrical tops work really well on you and the skirt is just perfect! If I saw you on the street, I would think "there's a stylish, confident lady." Beautiful outfit for Monday.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago
    This is just stunning Deb. Arty, eclectic, elegant, sultry....THIS is your style :)
  • shevia replied 7 years ago
    I love this on you! It all works together and comes together beautifully!
  • Angie replied 7 years ago
    LOVING THE HAIR!! Wow! So stick straight and oval at the same time.

    And another killer outfit, Debs :)
  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Your hair looks absolutely stunning!!

    And as for your outfit, if this is how you welcome autumn, I can't wait for the leaves to fall! Love this top on you, and I think that the stripes in the skirt combined with your necklace, do enough to iighten the look. The tights are intentional and look beautifully rich with the booties.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago
    Ladies, I am writing my PRD (Performance Review and Development) Report today at work and your kind words are very therapeutic as I take a break from what a find to be a fairly tedious job. :)  I figure the task today  may be boring but at least i can look fab doing it.

  • deb replied 7 years ago
    This outft is wonderful!
  • Ornella replied 7 years ago
    I like the inspiration, but I LOVE your outfit. The necklace makes it all extra interesting.
  • replied 7 years ago
    I love it (and your hair)! The beige in the skirt is your perfect bookend. :)
  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago
    I love how you get the proportions just right on these drapey tops. I like your version better --- it doesn't look like your top ran out of fabric ;-) 
  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago
    Gorgeous proportions (and hair), Deborah!  I think stripes add a sense of movement and energy to an outfit.  Love the skirt!
  • Deborah replied 7 years ago
    Thank you :)
    DV that's funny... I hadn't thought of it that way :)
    Not that I needed much encouragement, but your positive comments did lead me to indeed pop out at lunch and grab another black one and a light grey.
  • Lynne replied 7 years ago
    Deb, you and Beverley both look fab in this!  Soft and graphic at the same time!
  • Deborah replied 7 years ago
    Lynne, we don't see enough of you :(  Hope you are doing well.
  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago
    At last some cooler weather!
    This looks great Deborah- I like the way you bring light to your almost all black outfits. Your hair colour becomes an accessory, and our eye is always drawn upwards.
    I have been inspired by Beverly too! 
  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago
    Wow!  Stunning!
  • ElleH replied 7 years ago

    You look great & need no improvement. If you feel you want more book ending, not that you need it, you could carry a beige bag.

  • replied 7 years ago
    Fab Deb, love it!
  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago
    Wow, Deb, how cool is your hair and outfit! Stunningly graphic and modern!
    Great assimetric top, not wonder you have triplicated it:-)
    I'm too in stripes today at work:-)
    Lynne, yes, we don't see enough of you:-(, how you're doing?
  • Hil replied 7 years ago
    That is an amazing outfit and I am now trying to figure out how to replicate it in some way! Just fabulous!
  • Mona replied 7 years ago
    Deb, simply gorgeous. i have said it before and am going to say it again. Nobody does better black than you do. The white stripes in the skirt perfectly bookend your hair.
  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Another stunner, Deborah!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago
    This is gorgeous, Deborah. You can do no wrong! 
  • lucyt90 replied 7 years ago
    Totally love the look! Very trendy with the black and white duo-trend coming back in to fashion :)
  • celia replied 7 years ago
    Deborah, you do this kind of outfit so well, truly amazing. Yoou manage to be sophisticated,fashion forward and ready for everything the day brings you.
    I am in awe of your outfit technique.
  • Glory replied 7 years ago
    Love this outfit on you - the style, fit and use of black and white. I am going to try and replicate with black jeans and stripe top.

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