Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black on Black

Sorry for the lack of a post on Monday - I got the opportunity to spend time with the Hubby at the Beer & Bacon Festival (say what?! Yep - never been so sick of bacon in my life!) followed up by a movie on Sunday, so the blog took a back seat.  But I'm back today, so on with the post...

I'm not typically one to be monochromatic in my attire.  However, as I was telling Carylee the other day, the thought of dressing all black has been on my mind lately, so I took the plunge.  I came up with two different outfit ideas to share with you.  Then you can tell me which one you prefer.

First up, I've been feeling like I've neglected to give my black Portofino wear time, so this was the perfect opportunity to wear it again along with my Moto Jacket.  As you can see, I just couldn't resist adding a touch of leopard print too :-)

Top - Express, option // Leggings - LOFT // Jacket - Target, option //  Booties - Target, option, option // Necklace - LOFT, option // Sunnies - Coach, option

The second outfit was inspired by Gina when she mentioned pairing this Baroque Tiered Lace Tank with a blazer.  Coincidentally, I have both of those items in black so it was meant to be tried for this black on black experiment.

Baroque Lace Tanks - Express // Scuba Leggings - Express // Blazer - Target, similar // Necklace - J.Crew Factory (on sale) // Shoes - Apt 9 via Kohls, option, option (love these!) // Bag - Michael Kors, similar

The key to wearing an outfit that is monochromatic is to be sure you mix up the fabric textures and/or patterns.  This will keep the outfit visually interesting & far from boring. All in all, my experiment went well I think.  It's always refreshing to break out of your normal fashion routine once in a gives you the confidence that you can pull off something outside of your traditional patterns.  I will say one thing - wearing all black does make you feel like a bad *&^, heehee.

We have a night out this coming weekend to celebrate a friends birthday & I figured that would be the perfect time to wear one of these out.  So, what do you think...option 1 or option 2??  Or a mix of the two?  Feel free to speak your mind :-)

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  1. You should do all black more often, it seriously looks amazing on you!! Very chic, classic and cool, love everything about this look Kellie. I'm such a black on black lover, it's so flattering too.

  2. Do I have to pick a favorite??? Because I really like them both and I agree with Marta - the all black look is so sophisticated and city-chic on you! I still haven't tried an all-black outfit either but these options are both amazing!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  3. I can't pick a favorite - honestly! They are both really great. Although, I do love the touch of leopard but you could do that with # 2 too. I think I may need to try something along these lines.

  4. I am a fan of monochrome and there is something about black that is always chic but edgy too. Love both looks. The lace with the leather is a great idea!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. Wow even though each look is black on black you made each one so unique in the details--love it! That pink purse is fab city :)


  6. You look fantastic! I think black on black is so fun!

  7. I've only begun doing black on black this year! Love the leather on lace... and love those leopard booties!
    XO sarita it's my girls' world

  8. So edgy and chic!! I have the boots too and love them!! I really need to wear them more...maybe I will recreate this outfit and get my use!! You nailed it! Glad you enjoyed Monday!! xoxo


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