I once met a woman in Brisbane who was telling me a story about coming to Melbourne for a wedding and she knew she was the only out-of-towner because all the other attendees were wearing all black. That sums up Melbourne to a tee! Melburnians love to dress head to toe in black, I kinda think New Yorkers would be the same (am I right?) I may be one of the few exceptions who loves to inject lots and lots of colour into my wardrobe in this city. It’s very rare that I would wear an all black ensemble.
I recently read this article about the one thing Anna Wintour would never wear which is head to toe black. I couldn’t believe the queen of chic wouldn’t wear an all black ensemble – just like me! Or could I? Why haven’t I embraced my cities passion? I’ve always felt like I look like I’m going to a funeral or an old ethnic woman in mourning, but if I were to jazz it up and wear some funky pieces it didn’t have to look so drab.
I thought the best way to wear a black outfit would be a skirt and top, not a pair of pants as that would feel like too, too much. Of course Kmart had the answer! I found this cute pair of skorts for only $17. Not only was I branching out of my comfort zone and wearing all black, but I was also willing to wear shorts. I haven’t worn a pair in God knows how long! On the rack this brocade pattern tee didn’t really do anything for me, but the price tag called out to me – it was on sale for $5!! When I popped the outfit together in the change rooms I was sold. I really like that the pattern breaks up all the ebony.
I finished off my OOTD with my fabulous Coach heels (another sale item but let’s just say they were a little more than $5) an old floral headband and my new Quay sunnies. I don’t know, I think my fellow Melburnians may be onto something – I’m really digging this look! What do you think dollface, should I wear black more often?