Back To Black
Ah the Little Black Dress – such a sartorial staple. Or so we women have always been told. And yet I’ve never really had a proper one that I’ve worn a lot in my wardrobe. Until now that is. In fact, for years I laboured under the illusion that the colour black didn’t suit me. Always told that it drained my olive/sallow skin and especially when next to my face. This was probably true back then. Years ago in my early twenties, when I didn’t really wear warm makeup or highlight my hair.
But this is the beauty of ‘growing up’. You find out what suits you over the years and what works and what really doesn’t. The great thing about being an older woman for me is that I really feel I’ve found my groove when it comes to makeup and beauty and that I’m secure enough in myself to continue to do so – here’s to that.
So the black silk dress above is from French brand Sezane, which I’ve fallen in love with lately. Beautiful quality pieces and they have something a little different about them. They are simple and easy to wear. This dress is 100% silk and lined with a cotton slip. I find it incredibly flattering. It has a tie near the neck at the back that adds a lovely detail and not to mention the scalloped neckline and sleeves. It’s not a ‘smart’ work dress – but can be dressed up with a white jacket or black blazer I guess. It’s the perfect smart casual dress when you want something chic and together but also a little fun and laid back.
In the pictures below I’ve styled it on it’s own with nice accessories to start. I think it has an Italian look about it with the red earrings. Secondly I’ve put it with a khaki safari style loose jacket and lastly a denim jacket. Leopard heels seem to go with everything – especially these Zara ones. I’ve always wanted a pair of pointed leopard pony hair courts with just the right heel height….so I snapped these up when I saw them! They sold out pretty quickly after that but I’ve since noticed they’re back on the website again.
Anyway – thanks for reading this and taking the time to check in! Next time, I focus on a simple red shift dress for work which can really ‘bring the attitude’ if worn with the right swagger. Tune in mes Amies! Until then. Sash xx
2. Khaki & Co…
Loose khaki safari jacket | H&M (2017 but find similar here )
Denim Jacket | See You Never at ASOS (2017 but find similar here )