WIW: Black & Jewelled Silk

I love this silk jewelled print tank - it feels amazing on the skin and I adore the blush background with dark purple, blue and green mixed in. Today I decided to pair it with all black in a simple outfit so that the top is the star.

I chose my black skinnies (sister to the burgundy skinnies) and my black leather blazer to go with the tank and for footwear, went with my chunky Doc Marcies. My black round-top handbag and gold wedding band round out the outfit.

So what do you think? Does this all work together? Too much black? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer & handbag: Danier Leather
Tank: Olsen Europe
Boots: Doc Martens
Skinnies: Attitude by Jay Manuel

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  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Another fantastic outfit! The colors in the top are so pretty, and the whole outfit looks cool and rocker-chic.

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    I like the juxtaposition of the soft silk top with the tough leather jacket and the RATE boots.  I think you look gorgeous!  I seem to see a lot of black outfits from you of late :)  And you rock them IMO.

  • dustt replied 7 years ago

    spot on Shannon - the top really sings with it's black back up sisters!!  perhaps a bright overcoat or bag to lessen all the black?? - but I love the full black in the outfit - and I rarely wear black!!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Not too much black at all, Shannon! Great outfit as usual! 

  • Robidi replied 7 years ago

    Great combination, Shannon!  YLF :)

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Not too much black as far as I'm concerned. The muted colors and pattern in the top add a moody, mysterious feel. Love the bag and shoes too. Nice!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    The multimedia blazer seems to break up the solid black. You look great.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Love all the textures in the black, Shannon.  The top has a bit of rock 'n roll vibe while remaining work appropriate. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    "Rocker-chic"? Love it - thank you Karie!

    Neel - I love to wear black and find it a reasonably flattering color for me - but I do have to be careful or else I would wear it every day.

    dusst - my puffer coat when I stepped outside is bright citron - that definitely broke up the black!

    Thank you Suz, Robidi, pil, Joy and Beth Ann for your comments :)

  • carambola replied 7 years ago

    Love the silk top with the leather jacket. You look great in black and the skinnies are terrific on you.

  • JulieJohn replied 7 years ago

    I haven't been on the forum for a few weeks, and I must add your figure knocked my socks off - you're so trim and healthy. Good job on your fitness goals! Oh, and delightful outfit.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Rock 'n Roll Shannon. How delightful. Not too much black because you wear black very well. Rock on. 

  • LACeleste replied 7 years ago

    You look cool Shannon and I think this outfit suits you very well!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Love that top! You are looking very edgy today, Shannon!

  • Elizabeth P replied 7 years ago

    Too much black?  Not in your life!  You wear it well.  Another home run here Shannon... that jacket is FAB.  As is the top...

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful colors in the shell! Even though there is white and light colors, to me it looks very winter-cool with the black.

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    Love this outfit! You let the gorgeous silk top take centre stage. Of course the  'background' can't be ignored - lovely textures. And it comes together so beautifully....

  • E replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! I don't think you can wear too much black Shannon, it just loves you. :)

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    What do I think?  What do I THINK?  I think I need to sit down and fan myself because the fabness is giving me palpitations!!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    Super outfit, Shannon! It's got some rocker edge, but is not OTT.
    You look great, and oh-so-current!

  • Ornella replied 7 years ago

    F.A.B. This somehow looks so different, but still you 100%

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Rocker edge but still work appropriate. Love it!

  • Greyscale replied 7 years ago

    What a fantastic top. The black sets off the drama of the top very well. Not too much black at all.

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    Lovely outfit, I love the colours in that little top, you look fantastic :)

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Love this - YLF :) :)

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Shannon I love this look.  That blouse is so beautiful, particularly paired with the edgy black.    I always find this time of year difficult with you wearing such fab cool weather outfits while we are starting to navigate the heat.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh my...thank you all so much for the positive feedback :)

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