Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Daily MelWear: Black and Gray

Well.  I don't have much to say.

First I want to mention the October Challenge: Blogging for Breast Cancer aWEARness. If you're only able to do a week instead of the entire month, that's absolutely fine. If you aren't sure whether a certain shade of pink is acceptable, I leave that entirely up to your discretion. I don't have very many pink items either, but I'm going to try to wear things that would "go" with it so that I can just add pops of pink in my earrings or something like that. I'm going to post a list of participants as soon as I'm able (hopefully this week, since it starts on Friday, October 1st) so let me know if you're in.

Now let's talk about the reasons I picked this outfit.

1. This top is from the goody bag from Marilou! I love the ruffles at the top. This is a great skirt to dress up jeans (if I could wear those to work).
2. This bracelet is from Marilou too! Would you believe that I didn't even own a single bracelet? I had my watch, but that's about it. I love this bracelet! Especially the clasp detail.

3. We're doing a walk-through today at work of our new building. We're set to move in November.  Our instructions were to wear long pants and flat shoes.  This pair of pants is the only one I own that I can wear with flats. That didn't leave me much choice.
4. My plan is to wear the blazer all day, but when I got to work the air was broken and it was hot, so I took the blazer off. Now it seems to be cooling down so I can put the blazer back on which is great, because without it, this outfit seems a little too "night out" and less "office."
5. This color palette works for my mood today.  I have a cold, but can't stay home from work. I received some news that, to me, is earth-shattering and I'm still trying to process everything.

So yeah. Black and gray works. Now here are some pictures for you.

Today's outfit:
Gray Ruffled Shell: Gift from Marilou
Black Skinny Pants: From my mother-in-law
Black Blazer: Goodwill Boutique
Black Flats: Target
Pearl Bracelet: Gift from Marilou


  1. Great outfit today. You look sleek and polished!

    I am looking forward to the pink challenge :)

  2. Oooh I absolutely love that ruffled top on you! go ML! ;)

    And the skinny pants look great, they are really flattering!

  3. I like the cut of the pants on you (tapered and skinny)! I lean toward trouser and wide legged pants (which I think you do?) but sometimes a skinny or straight leg pant is just so perfect, especially with the right top.
    I hope the "earth shattering news" isn't too awful...Take care...

  4. This is really cute! You really pop- instead of your clothes taking front and center. But, the top and the overall fit is very nice : )

  5. Black looks incredible on you (are you sure you don't do PR or style celebrities on the side?)

    I am also looking forward to the Breast Cancer aWEARness blogging challenge. I don't know if I'll be able to do the whole month but I sure will try.

  6. I hope everything turns out okay!

    I think it will be fun to watch your pink challenge - I would participate but I seriously think I own two pink items, and one of those has to be reserved for our breast cancer awareness day at work!

  7. You look great! I really like the bracelet.
    I hope everything is okay...

  8. This is adorable. I love the ruffled top and skinny pants on you.

  9. That ruffled top is really cute.

  10. Super cute! Very nice, I know you like colors a lot, but this really mixes things up in a neat way too! Very cool. I hope today is a great day! :)

  11. I love the black on black on black! Looks for chic!

    Hope all is okay...

  12. You look incredible. ML did a great job picking items for us, didn't she?! What a sweet, sweet, friend. Those pants really do a lot for your amazing figure.

    Sending sweet thoughts your way, my friend.

  13. i would love to participate in the breast cancer awareness challenge but since my pink are limited so I might just do it for a week instead of a month, but the challenge is a really great idea, my mom was a survivor so I will participate in honor of her and other survivors :)


  14. The ruffled blouse is sooo adorable on you! You look amazingly put together, WOw wow wee!

    Ladies, you make me blush!! =)
    Luv ya!



  15. Super cute top. You look awesome~

  16. i love this outfit.
    very chic and classy!!
    you look beautiful, as always!

  17. Great look! Even though it's monochromatic it has a lot of visual interest!

  18. You great today! This whole outfit just flows together so well and I adore the top.

  19. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your top soooooo cute!!! I am totally in on your challenge with or without vacation!

  20. I don't think I own any pink...except a scarf or something. But I look forward to seeing how you do with it! I'm terrible with all these blogger challenges, I lack commitment.

    Love the ruffled blouse, it's perfect for work. Not too nighttime at all!

  21. Love, love, love this look. Everything is just so perfect on you!

    I hope things work out for you!

  22. whatever the news, i hope everything works out. you look great! And I would love to participate as much as I can... did i miss where you listed more info or rules about the challenge?

  23. Hi Hunnie....first off, I hope that you are OK....I know we chatted over Twitter a bit today, and I wanted to tell you that I am here for you if you need me:) Secondly.....you look AMAZING!! wowowowowowowow!! What a gorgeous blouse that is!! ML is THE best, for sure!! What thoughtful gifts she passed along to you:) Im so HAPPY that you now own a bracelet..thats very exciting....:)

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  24. What a gorgeous blouse! I love it both with and without the blazer, and I think the black and gray combination looks so sleek. You are stunning!

  25. I love the blouse, too! I hope everything turns out okay for you.

  26. I love that outfit you look so chic!


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