My black and white fear

Last year I resolved to start Everybody Everywear in 2012 as I’ve not participated before, then I found out it was black and white. Oh, the HORROR! So originally I decided not to do it… then changed my mind even though I knew I’d missed the EBEW deadline. I wanted to do it anyway just for myself (and the challenge)!

This truly was a challenge for me: I live for colour, so if January had been orange and green, or yellow and blue I would have been fine. But I’ve bought some of my favourite clothes and shoes by trying on things I would NEVER normally wear, so black and white it was.

I will admit I didn’t actually wear this out – it was the result of a Sunday spent trying on clothes, scarves and shoes to try and make something work. BUT now looking at the photos I really rather love this outfit and will definitely wear it out sometime soon. I loved this outfit simply because I mixed texture and pattern – if I can’t have colour then I have to have pattern. I paired my Thomas Wylde skull scarf (THE scarf to have a few years ago and still one of my favourites) with stripes, and love the contrast of skulls and a flower.

So that’s a lesson learned: I have to take up the challenge next time and go with it, not chicken out like a scaredy-cat. Famous last words…?!

Scarf: Thomas Wylde (bought on eBay)
Sweater: Freemans (old)
Corsage: Unknown
Trousers: Topshop
Belt: Asos
Heels: New Look
Silver bracelet (worn as anklet): F+F
White bracelets: F+F
Black heart bracelt: Tiffany & Co
Fingertip rings: Asos
Nails: Rimmel Be a Star

Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style – it may be black and white but I think it still makes a statement…?
Monday Mingle at Bon Bon Rose Girls
Trending Through the Decades: Neutrals at Silverstyle

40 Comments

  1. January 15, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    I love the braided headband you did…so cute!

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  2. January 15, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Those shoes! I adore them!

    You look great in black and white. The colors make your beautiful hair color and enviable eye color both really stand out.

  3. January 15, 2012 / 10:18 pm

    This outfit is proof that black and white isn't a boring combo! I love the combo of skulls and stripes.

  4. January 15, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    I often avoid the black and white combo for fear of looking like a waiter. Your combination is perfect. Skulls for the win.

  5. January 16, 2012 / 1:53 am

    I love this look! The scarf is fantastic with the flower. The heels are killer fab.

    Julie

  6. January 16, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    You look fabulous!I love black and white:)
    ~anne

  7. January 16, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    I love, love, love the idea of pinning the scarf with the flower. Must try this! Fabulous look overall, and definitely not boring, even if there's no colour.

  8. January 16, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    I love this outfit! You have different prints,but combined together they are fabulous.

  9. January 17, 2012 / 1:43 am

    Beautiful! My husband would love the skulls! Your outfits are always beautiful. This one is perfect.
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  10. January 17, 2012 / 2:48 am

    LOVE the scarf…LOVE the heels! So fab!

  11. January 18, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    well done you! this is an amazing b&w outfit! even though you missed ebew i reckon you get a massive gold start lol!!:D now, time for some colour lol!!
    Rachel xx

  12. January 27, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    Those shoes are amazing!!

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  13. January 27, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    Cool! That is very sharp and fresh. And reminds me of lovely Paris. 🙂

  14. January 27, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    I would never have the guts to wear skulls other than in October, but you make it works so well for January.

    Courtney
    wearingwhatiwant.blogspot.com

  15. January 27, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    Those heels (especially with those pants) really are amazing. Nice!

    preethi
    preethi
    lace, etc.

    • January 27, 2012 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks Preethi – it took me a while to find the perfect black trousers but I think I've found the ones I'm happiest with! C xx

  16. January 27, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    My goodness, you just oooze class! Beautiful!

  17. February 10, 2012 / 4:57 am

    Okay so I came across this post through someone else's blog and IMMEDIATELY fell in love!! I have to follow you now! You are so stylish

  18. February 28, 2012 / 3:15 pm

    Just discovered your blog–love it lady!! You and I have the same hair and skin tone, the same love of color and appreciation for mixing retro, trendy, and rocker-chic styles. I too am a forty-something with longish red hair who believes that being adventurous with fashion increases health, creativity and over-all well being. Wish you weren't across the pond–I'd invite you over for coffee right now!

    • February 28, 2012 / 9:59 pm

      Wow Anne, what a lovely, lovely compliment… how nice that we're so on the same wavelength!! Hope to see you again C xx

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