Very rarely do I wear all black. Specifically, because of the lighting here. I've just never cared for how black looks when exposed to direct sunlight. But many people disagree. For how sunny and colorful it is in L.A., I see so many people wearing black. No, no, no - you're doing it wrong.
You need gloom, baby!
You need dark clouds and brooding skies to wear all black and frankly, you just won't find that type of mood or lighting here..
And that's okay. Having grown up under the brooding skies of Seattle, I understand the sumptuousness of black and grey, wearing a whole heck of a lot of black at the time. Definitely having my fill, all-black ensembles have become somewhat of a thing of the past. Except when I go back to visit.
I got this silk jumper locally at a vintage designer shop that's sadly no longer in business. I tend to only wear it in the evening to dinner or drinks... but as I am preparing to make our yearly trek up North, I definitely get sentimental and start pulling out all of my darker clothing.
I plan to wear this jumper more. And with white or another striking color.
Over the Summer, I would wear this jumper with nothing but a simple pair of colorful sandals. I never thought to layer it. Layerings of a scarf, coat and leggings makes this a potential all-season piece, which is exciting because ya know me, I love to wear my clothes all year long!
Sooooo, that all being said about black, this Winter I've been really interested in colors. And no, not the go-to Winter jewel tones but vintagey, faded hues in prints and tropical shades. Coming up this season so see ya next Monday to kick it off :)