Festive Challenge: WIW 12-2: a column of festive black in leather and lace

Second day of the Festive December challenge. For church and a later lessons and carols Advent program I wore a black merino top with a black lace tube skirt, black leather tall boots, black fleece-lined tights and black leather trench coat. For relief from all the black, a silk black, white and grey scarf and sparkly snowflake earrings from yesterday were added. You can’t see all the textures very well, so I took a photo of part of the lace skirt, tights and boots. Lots of black with pearls or sparkly beads at church today although several went deep purple for Advent. I welcome your comments and suggestions.
On the closet edit, I discovered a wool dress that I feel is too short even with leggings and a black velvet top that seems too tight. Both are history. The lace skirt I am wearing needs to earn its place. It does not get much wear in my mostly casual life, but has its moments like dressing up a sweater and tights and boots on a very cold day to be part of a warm comfortable outfit. You will probably see it again this month.

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  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    Always great to see a black textural outfit and yours is excellent. The scarf lightens up the black and is wonderful with your hair. I have a sugar eye for leather coats and wow, yours is gorgeous. The skirt seems to have earned its place, I hope. Very nicely done!

  • Jane replied 1 year ago

    The scarf is beautiful with your hair. I love the textures, and I have a soft spot for lace skirts!

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    I like it! Kinda cyberpunk :)

  • Elizabeth P replied 1 year ago

    Lovely, joy! I love the textures.

  • Kathie replied 1 year ago

    Warm and festive! The leather trench is absolutely beautiful, and so elegant paired with the silk scarf.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    You look very elegant.subtle nods to the season are what’s required in early December I feel and this is what you have achieved.

  • lyn67 replied 1 year ago

    Love the black and whites, always festive, esp if lace, too! Your hair is the best accessory, again!:-)

  • Christina F. replied 1 year ago

    This is very elegant-festive. Well done! You look wonderful, and I agree that the scarf is great on you.

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    Trinity from 'The Matrix' for the real world!

  • lisa p replied 1 year ago

    A column of black is so sophisticated on you - with your fantastic hair, the whole thing is dynamite!  

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    You look very modern - the hip grandma! Your hair is gorgeous, as usual,

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    Seconding runcarla! And fleece tights are the best for the cold :)

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you all for your encouragement and kind comments. I enjoyed the textures from this outfit and felt festive.
    It may be past time for a haircut.

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Texture party! Great mix!

  • taylor replied 1 year ago

    Black always says dressy to me when the fabrics are rich and textured like this !
    Very nice.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Shevia and Taylor. You made my day!

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    The column of black really showcases your beautiful hair. Leather, boots and lace is always a great combination.

  • DeAnna replied 1 year ago

    All the textures look wonderful together!

  • Sara L. replied 1 year ago

    I love all the different textures in your black outfit.  I think that's the key to making all black outfits look current and interesting.

  • karen13 replied 1 year ago

    Wow! Love the leather and lace juxtaposition and the pop of white with your gorgeous hair.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you for your kind comments, karen13, Sara L., DeAnna and Bijou.

    I am happy that you like the outfit.

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous Joy - I think you look wonderful.  It is fun to have a lace skirt to pull out at this time of the year.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    The scarf complements your hair very deliciously, Joy. I love the way it breaks up the black. You look fabulous. Rock on.

    Good job passing on the two short dress.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie. You are a sweetheart to comment on this thread while traveling. I always appreciate your wisdom. You are a true professional.

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