Make it a Statement with Black and White.....

You might of seen me mention before how I have had issues with black before and describing it has a heavy colour for my colour loving heart.

I've also carried a feeling of black and white being rather work uniform colours from my days working in finance. As a result I often steer clear of teaming the two colours together, because it doesn't feel like something special to me.

But over time I have come to my confidence again with wearing black and white together. The answer I have found that brings black and white into being a combination that speaks to me is by adding an injection of bright colour. Furthermore I've also found that making sure the major black and white pieces I add to my wardrobe are "statement" or "dramatic" pieces are what has worked for me.


Like this new to me skirt I recently thrifted, which has become a definite favorite of mine in a short time. The white background makes a great  statement of those awesome big black polka dots.


Skirt:: op shopped
Black Tee: Retail
Beads, Belt, Bag: op shopped
Gold Sandals: Retail

I love everything about the skirt from its volume and how it floats and sways about, I love the go big or go home large black polka dots. The skirt is a perfect fit for me not only on the waist but in length; I'm tall and to have skirts to nearly skim the floor can make all the difference.

The skirt has certainly grabbed attention when I've worn it recently with others wanting to know where I purchased it and where can they get one. Of course most people who know me realise that it's a silly question to ask me, because the answer is generally going to lead to disappointment, with others not being able to track down the same.


Finally the other cheat I mentioned above for becoming more confident with black and white again, has been to inject a burst of bright colour, hence the red and orange beads and picking up on those colours in the enamel belt buckle and the orange brown tones in the tooled bag.

I'm set to run this skirt out again, as tonight I'm heading to Napoleon Perdis makeup event at my local chemist, there will be champagne, yummy food, kid free hours, time with a good friend, make up and fun. I figure this is just the type of skirt for a bit wow and fun.

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My Vintage Childhood: Make it a Statement with Black and White.....

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Make it a Statement with Black and White.....

You might of seen me mention before how I have had issues with black before and describing it has a heavy colour for my colour loving heart.

I've also carried a feeling of black and white being rather work uniform colours from my days working in finance. As a result I often steer clear of teaming the two colours together, because it doesn't feel like something special to me.

But over time I have come to my confidence again with wearing black and white together. The answer I have found that brings black and white into being a combination that speaks to me is by adding an injection of bright colour. Furthermore I've also found that making sure the major black and white pieces I add to my wardrobe are "statement" or "dramatic" pieces are what has worked for me.


Like this new to me skirt I recently thrifted, which has become a definite favorite of mine in a short time. The white background makes a great  statement of those awesome big black polka dots.


Skirt:: op shopped
Black Tee: Retail
Beads, Belt, Bag: op shopped
Gold Sandals: Retail

I love everything about the skirt from its volume and how it floats and sways about, I love the go big or go home large black polka dots. The skirt is a perfect fit for me not only on the waist but in length; I'm tall and to have skirts to nearly skim the floor can make all the difference.

The skirt has certainly grabbed attention when I've worn it recently with others wanting to know where I purchased it and where can they get one. Of course most people who know me realise that it's a silly question to ask me, because the answer is generally going to lead to disappointment, with others not being able to track down the same.


Finally the other cheat I mentioned above for becoming more confident with black and white again, has been to inject a burst of bright colour, hence the red and orange beads and picking up on those colours in the enamel belt buckle and the orange brown tones in the tooled bag.

I'm set to run this skirt out again, as tonight I'm heading to Napoleon Perdis makeup event at my local chemist, there will be champagne, yummy food, kid free hours, time with a good friend, make up and fun. I figure this is just the type of skirt for a bit wow and fun.

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9 Comments:

At September 2, 2015 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Leisha said...

Trudie you look beautiful, I love the skirt and the length. Xxxx

 
At September 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

That tooled bag!! Wow

 
At September 2, 2015 at 1:13 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Always with the sweetest compliments thank you Leisha. I hope you're well. I love the skirt too, such a great length and fab with heels as well.

 
At September 2, 2015 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I must make it my mission to find you a tooled bag. You have been longing for the longest time.

 
At September 2, 2015 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Vix said...

What a fabulous outfit! That massive dotty skirt is stunning and the accessories are perfect! xxx

 
At September 3, 2015 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Cybele Masterman (Bele) said...

You look gorgeous. I must admit I wear a lot of black, but I like the idea of making a statement of it and as always, you do it so well xxx

 
At September 3, 2015 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Vix. I feel fab in it too.

 
At September 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Bel. Give it a go hun and omph that black and white up with some smashing colour. x

 
At September 6, 2015 at 6:02 AM , Blogger Curtise said...

Black and white looks great if there is a bold print involved, like those over-sized polka dots, and some colourful accessories. Love that skirt, you look great! xxx

 

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