50 Days of Black Day 26

I wore a few boring black outfits earlier this week.  Nothing worth blogging about.  I’m glad I’m more than halfway through this challenge.  It’s been hard to keep looking into my closet and coming up with new black outfits.  Here’s one that combined a few other pieces that you have seen before.

I’m wearing the faux leather top from Zara underneath the Lexy jacket from Etoile Isabel Marant.  I paired them with straight legged jeans and black short booties.  I love the simple rhodium choker from Alexis Bittar.  I bought it this summer when I was in New York and shopping the boutiques of SOHO.  I loved how it hugs my collarbone and I knew that I would get tons of wear from it.

I also wanted to feature one of the versatile Rebecca Minkoff purses in the store.  This style is called the Affair.  It has a classic front flap shape with a chain strap.  I love the bubble quilting and gold studding on this burgundy version.  The best part of this bag is that you can wear it with the chain strap doubled, like in the first picture, or long and across your body, like in the second picture.  I think that this bag has a ladylike feel with a bit of an edge.  Have a great rest of your week and don’t forget to shop local during your holiday gift searching.

Alexander Wang Lina

My birthday is coming up in 10 days.  Christmas is one month later.  I just got back from a quick getaway to New York City and while I was there, I bought myself a present for my birthday and Christmas.  I couldn’t resist.  If you have been following my blog, you know already the challenges of having small feet and my love for shoes.

Shopping at the high end boutiques in SOHO can be depressing.  So many gorgeous items that I will never be able to afford but covet.  Most of the time I just go and window shop, touch the clothes, see the fabric close up, in awe of the workmanship and design that goes into all those beauties.  This time, when stepping into the Alexander Wang boutique, I was greeted by the shoes that I have been coveting, sitting pretty on display.  I picked up the pair and saw that they were my size!  I proceeded to try them on and knew instantly they were coming home with me.  So what if they cost more than my plane ticket?  I was not leaving New York without them.

These are the Alexander Wang Lina pumps.  They are a two piece pump with leather on the toe cap and purple suede on the heel and ankle strap.  The true 3 inch heel with no platform and the pointy toe gives this modern shoe a classic feel.  I have dozens of black heels, but believe it or not, this is my first pair with a pointy toe.

Just looking at these pictures as I write this post makes me love them even more.  It seems so wrong to love a pair of shoes so much.  But you already know about my shoe problem.  These shoes will be worn with cuffed jeans as seen here, or with cocktail dresses, or even with leather shorts.  Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it.  Happy shopping!

Days of Black Day 19

I wore a black outfit over the weekend and forgot to take a picture, blogger fail.  This is going to count as day 19.  I have on a Gap tweed jacket with a simple black tank underneath.  The pleather skirt is from the Kirna Zabete for Target line.  I decided to punch up the legs with fishnets instead of opaque black tights just to add more texture in the outfit.  Have a great week!

50 Days of Black Day 17

Winter is here.  After baring my legs for the last time on Wednesday on a sunny 70 degree day, Salt Lake is cold and snowy.  I get so cold when the weather changes, so I had to wear some heavier layers today.

I’m wearing my skinny black velvet jeans from Citizens of Humanity with a simple black tee and the Betsey Johnson Serenn booties.  To top it off, I put on my tweed jacket from Zara.  The black and off white tweed jacket is updated with a chain accent along the lapel.  And you don’t see the slight frill on the waist of this jacket which gives it a feminine touch.

I love jackets like this one, since I can throw them over jeans and a top and instantly look polished.  Have a great weekend everyone!