Hey lovelies! How are you all doing today? Great, I hope! I’m excited because it’s time for the Fab40s and this month Ada got to choose the theme, ‘Black is Beautiful’, and so we’re styling an all-black outfit.
I love to wear black, it’s been my go-to colour for so long and I know it suits me so I do have rather a lot in my wardrobe! However, I really wanted to wear my newest purchase, something I bought online while I was in the UK over Christmas. It’s this fabulous black serape. Isn’t it divine?
My all-black outfit
Several years ago, I bought a cream knitted serape from Massimo Dutti, which I use whenever we travel in the car in the winter. But I’d been wanting one in a dark colour for some time. I struggled to find one and then I had a lightbulb moment… I suddenly remembered Lizzy from What Lizzy Loves featured one a while ago. So I searched her blog and discovered Samuel Tweed.
I chose the black serape and ordered it as a Christmas present to myself! When it arrived, my initial thought was that it was huge! Lizzy is taller than me and I hadn’t taken that into account. However, once I wore it a few times, I soon realised it wasn’t too big at all. It was utterly perfect. It kept me warm the entire drive back from England, through France and Spain back into Portugal and I was super snug. I paid £99 for the serape which is more than I had intended to spend, but it’s worth every penny. I adore it.
It’s not just the serape that’s the star of this outfit though, is it? This amazing handbag comes pretty close. It was a Christmas present from my in-laws. It’s super cute and classy and I figured it would go really well with an all-black outfit. It’s one of those handbags that will look fabulous dressed up or down and I’m excited to see how else I can style it in the future.
The rest of this outfit comprises black skinny Levi’s, black ankle boots from Aldo and my sexy transparent lace top from Bershka. I don’t normally show so much cleavage (!), but with the serape to cover it up a little, I quite like it. My hubby, who took the photos, couldn’t get enough of it LOL! You’ll probably be surprised to learn that the bra beneath it is, in fact, a non-wired one!
I finished the look with black earrings from Auchan, a Citizen Eco-drive watch and jewellery that were gifts from my mother-in-law. The all-black outfit is one of those looks I would wear whenever I don’t know what else to wear. It’s often my go-to look. However, I recently decided I need to add more colour to my wardrobe. I’ve already got my eye on a few things. But that’s for another post. For now, let’s see how the rest of the Fab40s gals are styling their all-black outfits…
I’m loving what a rock chick Ada looks like! The leggings and those combat boots are utter perfection. But it’s the mini red clutch that has me all aglow! It’s the perfect accessory to finish off this all-black outfit!
Sweater – Ann Taylor.
Leggings – Spanx.
Combat Boots – American Eagle.
Sparkly Res Cuff – LD Watkins Designs.
Silver Bracelet – Handmade (Gifted).
Mini Clutch – Mac.
Red Lipstick – Nars.
Daenel looks absolutely gorgeous in her outfit this month. The funny thing is though, that she found this challenge really quite difficult and ended up going with brown accessories because she owns nothing black! I must also comment on her hair — seriously woman, you look HOT!
Shelbee looks super cute in her lace-trimmed plaid skirt. I adore the black loose-fitting sweater and boots too. Considering the weather looks freaking freezing, she looks warm (ish) lol! Love it, Shelbee!
Outfit Details: Fringed Sweater-Michael Kors
Hat and Necklace-Old
And me, without the serape…