January felt like a long month, but the Black Out Style Challenge truly helped to pass the time pleasurably! Maybe it’s because I grew up with sisters, but I love seeing what people are wearing! It’s like we’re down the hall from each other, trying on outfits for school tomorrow! I now feel like I can ask to borrow your sweater and ghetto blaster. I won’t, though I may copy some of the excellent looks from Black Out Stylistas! I’m happy to have black back, but I still love colour and now realize colour is predominant in my closet. I couldn’t possibly name all my colourful pieces, but I can easily itemize every all-black piece in my wardrobe:
1 pair work trousers, 1 pair denim, 1 skirt, 3 dresses, 2 leggings
velvet blazer, boyfriend blazer, cardi, 2 layering tanks, long sleeve tee,
moto jacket, winter coat, , 1 scarf, 3 pairs flats,
4 pairs of boots including 2 arctic pair that ought not to count and one keepsake pair I never wear
Considering how (relatively) little black I have, it’s a wonder black
plays played such a leading role in my daily wardrobe. Now that I have had more practice putting colour with colour, I will aim to make that my default rather than sticking with the boring basic formula of colour + black. Nonetheless, black can be grounding and elegant and rocker and peaceful all at the same time. To recover from all the colour, I declared this Black Saturday and encouraged people to bring back black in a noticeable way! Here’s my all-black ensemble for the day:
Rock star denim $6
Cable knit Gap sweater from Splurge Sorority clothing exchange
Oxmo tank, scarf, accessories and Miz Mooz boots from my closet
It took a concerted effort to stick to all-black with no pops of colour.
All my scarves were crying, take me take me!!
I even wore every piece of all-black jewelry I own!
That amounts to 2 bracelets, 1 necklace and 1 pair of earrings.
Somehow I never really noticed the lack of black in my closet. Relative “lack.”
I promise that I didn’t dream up Black Out Style
because of my lack of black, giving me an edge mwahahaha! Nope, I am satisfied with the amount of black in my wardrobe though I would
like a loose black tunic to round out my black options and have updated my VV Boutique Hunting List
accordingly; otherwise I think I will continue with my style
focus on colour.
Hee hee, do you like how I’m making you read through all this stuff before I get to the good part, the part where I finally reveal the grand prize winner of the white fox Italian lamp work glass pendant necklace by She Does Create.
And just before I do, one more big THANK YOU to my co-host Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life
who joined in for the last two weeks and stuck it out despite being a law student which I just picture as black black black black, and is probably the
reason I never went that route in university. I was less law school, more preschool which I just picture as playdoh, crayons, finger paint, blocks!!! See, my inclination towards all things colour is innate. (By the way, I don’t attend preschool. I do work there as a highly professional shmerfessional.)
To everyone else that participated, you are awesome! I loved every pic, every chat and every outfit! Without further ado…
Congratulations Angele! You rocked Black Out Style and Black Saturday! I will be in touch shortly to get you your new pet.
Any other Black Saturday style sisters have a little ACDC running through their heads as they got dressed? Though I couldn’t get the actual lyrics right, I kept singing it poorly and wrong all day long so I will leave you with one final Black is Back air-guitar/thrifted-style mash-up!
Not a rock star.