Friday, July 05, 2013

Packing for a Special Event: Black

For a  business event that is quite dressy, this ensemble below would be wonderful.  And I particularly like this whole assortment of clothes, because it is all very suitable for those of us who do not have a well-defined waistline.  Do remember, this much unrelieved black relies heavily on judicious and generous accessorizing to avoid looking monastic...

You may not feel comfortable wearing a black dress to some occasions; I see them more and more at weddings - but of course now many brides dress their attendants in black, which opens up the possibility for the guests also.  It's all about how comfortable you will feel - that's the only standard that ultimately matters.

Dress-  Rebecca Taylor,  Earrings- Majorica, Bag – L’Aura, PumpsStuart WeitzmanCoat – Prada 

Tee shirt – Proenza Schouler, Pants – Coast, Cardigan – Acne, Watch- TissotLoafers – Stuart Weitzman, Bag- Tumi 

Black and white marled sweater- Etoile Isabel MarantBlack jeans – Acne, Earrings- Georg JensenScarf Stephan SchneiderBlack silk blouse –Diane Von FurstenbergBlack sweatshirt sweater – T by Alexander WangBracelet – Chan LuuTweed skirt – Proenza SchoulerDress – T by Alexander WangBrooch – Georg Jensen 


  1. Despite my summer ban on blogging I of course cannot resist yours, so devoured "Special Occasion-Black" then this one. Re the "Black", thought, Well of course I could dress like this if I had the cash to buy a Prada coat, and felt little pang that can't do that anymore. Then, read the "White" post with the Bean wardrobe and thought But these clothes don't light a spark in me (except for marinières). What is a woman to do? It's quite a challenge to find interesting, well-made pieces in the mid-range. I'm cheating my special occasion with a few hoarded pieces (original Halston, etc.) and vintage.

  2. Instead of the Prada Coat I would do a wonderful cashmere wrap. More versatile and cost effective and easier to pack. Of course living in Florida, we don't spend for special coats....
    The Prada is beautiful though....

  3. Prada coat is on sale for less than half.

  4. @ Kare: Yes, on YOOX link Janice provided- if lucky enough to be size 6.

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