A Break from Black

DSC05764 Another day at the office, another cold, gray winter day…earlier in the week I was on a business trip where my outfits were all based in black to make for easier packing…now was time for a break from black!  No sun for days is another good reason to brighten things up.  Navy and yellow sounds good!  Yup, that was what I first reached for, a yellow cashmere sweater to wear over the white shirt.  No go.  Didn’t like how the sweater covered up the skirt’s unique waist details. Instead, I put a navy lace-trimmed cami under the cotton shirt and tucked it all in for a crisp business casual look.DSC05762 This is a purple label Ralph Lauren skirt, a fine wool in an authentic sailor style – nautical is not for summer only!   Found it last year at Revolve in Lexington. The basic white shirt is by Theory, in pima cotton with a touch of spandex.  It definitely needs regular ironing to look polished and I always use Niagra Spray Starch, as did my mom. 😉DSC05773 No red scarf for me – way too predicable with navy and white…instead, a luxurious brown/gold scarf by Louis Vuitton.  A recent treat to myself while shopping in London…DSC05778 The scarf is generously sized and made of rayon, cashmere, and silk – lightweight enough to be worn in different ways, yet still soft and cozy.DSC05786 I love the original LV color and couldn’t resist carrying my classic LV tote. Yeah, I broke the rule of ‘don’t match’ – what do you think?  Too much?DSC05784Coat is a winter white wool wrap by BCBG…DSC05787 Ready to head out without a stitch of black!

Wonder if I could go a whole week without wearing black? Could you???

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  • like it….. scarf and bag go well…. not too much alike …… at all…. the white really breaks it up.
    Nice outfit….

  • I could never go an entire week without wearing black (except in the summer). I wear black at least twice per week. I love the entire outfit but especially your new scarf. I love it when you can buy a new piece to remember a special trip. And the LV scarf and bag – not to matchy at all.


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