Gap blazer - 2006 - $40 (similar) / JC Penney top - 2009 - gift card (similar) / Textured pencil skirt - 2010 - swapped (similar) / Gap belt - 2010 - $10 (similar) / Forever 21 tights - 2010 - $3.50 (similar) / Mossimo Versie pumps via Target - 2011 - $10.48 (available) / BR Factory necklace - 2010 - $10 (similar) / Nancy Rosetta silver circle ring - 2010 - birthday present (available)
Speaking of suit-like get-ups, here is one of my own. Must have been the Make Believe Monday floating around my head when I got dressed today, but this tone on tone (on tone on tone) outfit had the puttogetherness of a suit combined with the monochromatic look I've been really into lately (apparently--not purposefully).
This is also my first Everybody Everywear submission. If you haven't checked out this site, you should! It is like a blogger event to eclipse all blogger events. With pictures. And a cool gadget that makes thumbnails of all our pictures. Very cool. Today is classic blazer day. See how others have styled theirs here.
I loved the shape the look created--a nipped in waist, straight skirt, three-quarter sleeve. A nice outfit to kick off a (hopefully to-be) productive week. I was a bit apprehensive of so much black and gray, but I really like how it turned out--the textures, sparkle, and shiny patent helped balance it out.
It's tricky wearing black on black when the items don't exactly match--I think the prevalence of gray throughout my outfit and the difference in textures really downplays the color dissonance.
How do you feel about black on black when the tones don't match exactly? Do you have any tips on making it work or do you avoid it at all costs?