Archive for October 31, 2012

OOTD: texture and sheen on Black

Today (Halloween), rather than going with color I wore all Black.  That didn’t mean it had to be BORING however; rather the opposite.

After some fiddling with the levels on the image I was able to make the details of what I’m wearing clearer.

The pants are from Lane Bryant; Seven7 Paisley Coated ponte pants.  They have a gorgeous paisley pattern in a shiny fabric over a ponte fabric that makes them CRAZY comfortable and easy to wear.  They are going to look terrific tucked into a pair of boots once the temp drops (it’s supposed to be nearly 90 again today).

The top is from Valarie Bertinelli’s line and I got it at Marshall’s.  Hopefully you can see the diagonal line of gathers going down the front, which both adds an architectural detail and at the same time makes it a very forgiving style.  The 3/4 sleeves are ruched at the bottom, but are loose so they don’t stay up well.

Jewelry wise, I wore my fun black and white check statement necklace.  With that I wore a silver tiffanys bracelet.

Shoes are a simple CL by Chinese Laundry wedge sandal.  They have almost no support, and aren’t shoes I should be wearing TOO often, but they are cute and have a very modest heel, which makes them comfortable.  They work for a day when I’m mostly sitting still.

Oh, and in a moment of laziness (read: I overslept) I am still carrying the black and camel Modcloth bag.  It works well enough and had everything already in it.





pleated poppy