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On my site I share affordable fashion for the mature woman. I want other people to share in the excitement of being the best version of themselves at any age. 

Women In Black

Women In Black

Black………There have been times in my life when black clothing was the uniform required for work. Ironically, it was as a hair stylist and make-up artist, jobs in which color is so important, that this absolute lack of color was to be worn. I understood the reason for the uniform, but that didn’t mean that I had to like it.

By nature I’m a firstborn and Type A personality, so when I was told that black was all I could wear, my natural instinct was to rebel or get as close to the line as I possibly could! I know you’re thinking “her poor mother,” and yes, I was a handful. Then there are those of you who are thinking I can totally relate!  It has served me well, as I’ve gotten older. This is probably the reason why shoes are one (of many) of my obsessions in life.  So as I was always pushing the envelope, adding my own spin to the colorless attire through shoes, scarves and jewelry, it became fun and challenging.

Fast forward to now - I don’t wear a lot of black, but when I do, I like to add texture or draw attention to one particular piece.  That’s what I did with this outfit. I love the clean look and line of a silhouette in all one color.  This is never so true than with black. It hides all those lumpy, bumpy areas, ladies. Although the top and bottom were black, I still had texture in the bottoms - they were vinyl-coated denim. The real find was this faux shearing vest and this beautiful statement necklace. I also grabbed up my classic Rayban Wayfarers.

Being able to change things up through combining textures will make a big difference……. you’ll see! 
Color or not, you can make it look good!!!

Photographer//MaryClairePhoto.com
Top//Soft Tee//Gap
Statement Necklace//Forever 21
Vest//Faux Shearing//Forever 21
Denim//Vinyl Coated//Levi’s (Vintage)
Suede Bootie//Jeffery Campbell//Nordstrom
Sun Glasses//Wayfarer//Rayban


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