“Black, I just can’t quit you.” Nor do I want to. 😉 Since I’m not going to stop wearing black anytime soon, I’ve been playing with combinations that lighten and add visual interest to an all-black outfit. One way is to work in accessories in a lighter color. Another, which I’ve done here, is to mix textures. I’ve had these leather panel leggings from Eileen Fisher since last winter, and don’t think I’ve ever included them in an outfit post. What an oversight! I love these and wear them often during cooler months. I can tone them down for the office by keeping the rest of the outfit sedate, or they can go a little sexy for date night with a pair of heels (2″ high for me these days). They’re quite comfortable, but sadly yes, they need to be professionally leather-cleaned.
As part of my long-term wardrobe refinement/upgrade project, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a good quality v-neck sweater with some texture, and have finally found it. This one is from Vince. It’s a ribbed 100% cashmere, and has a nice shape. This style runs a little large I think, so you may want to size down. I’m wearing an XS. It’s hand washable. 🙂
Lip color is Bobbi Brown Art Stick in “Sunset Orange.”
Here you can see the mix of textures. Necklaces are from French Kande, here and here. Bracelet was purchased in Paris; here’s one with a similar look. Bag is from Chanel, more Chanel flap bags here (pre-owned).
These Acne boots are SO comfortable and I’ve been wearing them multiple times per week. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of this sweater in the future too. 🙂
Slightly off topic, last week I discovered that someone on Pinterest had taken an image pinned from one of my earlier outfit posts, and changed it so that rather than linking back here, it linked to an Etsy jewelry listing (completely unrelated to anything in my image). That’s not cool, so I asked Pinterest to remove her pin with the incorrect attribution. In doing so, they may have removed the same pin/image from other (legitimate) pinners, and sent an email informing that they’d done so. If it happened to you and caused you any concern I apologize for that. You are always welcome and encouraged to pin images from this blog, as long as the attribution link remains intact.
Slightly more on topic, I’m requesting your feedback. I’ve had a few people tell me that the product widgets I often use at the bottom of posts cause problems for some who get posts via email subscription. I’m trying to balance everyone’s needs and provide links to similar items in a user-friendly format. Can you let me know whether you like and use the visual product widget, or whether you prefer a text link as I’ve done below?
Get the look…
Sweaters: Vince | Halogen | Talbots | Gap | Eileen Fisher | Eileen Fisher (Woman)
Leggings: Eileen Fisher | Eileen Fisher (Woman) | BLANKNYC | Banana Republic | Eloquii (Woman) | Sam Edelman
Ankle Boots: Acne | Frye | Marc Fisher | Steve Madden
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