Friday, January 15, 2010

Follow up from yesterday

Yesterday when I posted about the shiny, purple leggings, reader (and dear friend) Jamie said that if I stuck to all black the leggings could be cute, but that knowing me I'd likely wear them with "an orange shirt, a kelly green skirt, a yellow scarf and red shoes." In which case she said they'd be too much.

So I promised that today I would wear my crazy purple, green and black spandex leggings with all black to see what I thought. Let me tell you, it was difficult. When I was getting dressed I really wanted to put on a purple cardigan, but I restrained myself and stuck to the promise of all black...well all black in different textures and then my very non-black leggings. I think it came out well, even if I did have to try on a few different black dresses before I decided on the one that I felt most comfortable wearing without any additional color.

Dress is a large from Banana Republic and is a hand-me-down from Jamie
Jacket that I have recently rediscovered and am in love with all over again is from Dorothy Perkins and is a 18 UK
Leggings are from Torrid and I think are a 1
Boots are from Evans

I may have cheated every so slightly with my accessories. The hair clip I got at the bust craftacular in December and the earrings are from Accessorize. Two-toned hair is a casualty of trying to get back to my natural hair color after years of coloring.

Photo credit goes to my co-worker Selene that I ran into on my way into work this morning.


  1. I also suggested black dress with ya purple leggings as thats what i wear ;-) ... so happy u choose a plain black dress.. infact this is what i wore today !!! U look lovely and i just love ur hair piece xxxx

  2. LOVE it!!!! I think it's perfect :)

  3. Oh how I love being mentioned on this esteemed blog! I like that you tried all black and only a smash of color. I thought that would be the perfect way to wear the leggings but as I look at the picture, devoid of so much color, I wonder if it's really you Bloomie since you don't normally dress this way? While it's all right colorwise, some how it's all wrong for Bloomie. Does that make sense? Anyway, the purple foil leggings a commenter linked to are AWESOME and I like them better than the first pair you talked about.

    Please wear something colorful tomorrow. I now miss it and regret having offered any suggestions to the contrary!