Thursday, November 1, 2018

Modish Matrons #29: Beautiful Black


"Beautiful Black!" said Beate.
"It sure is!" said Tina and I.
And so the month of November is dedicated to this elegant, dramatic and edgy color - BLACK. I admit that I do not wear black very often, but I have a few favorite things in black, and for this outfit I remixed some of them in a new and a bit unexpected way. The only new thing in my outfit is...


Please visit my fabulous friends, TINA und BEATE
to see their unique interpretations of the theme. 
I sure am intrigued by the photos I received for the collage, and now I want to see the fine details of Beate's outfit and the whole of Tina's ensemble. 





I actually planned a one-piece outfit at first, but then decided to go with something a little more complex and creative than that. The first few elements came together easily and naturally. I mixed different textures, such as velvet jacket (old secondhand find, previously shown in December 2017 HERE with the same embroidered suede booties, and HERE with a polka dot tulle skirt), faux leather skirt (shown in NOVEMBER 2017) and lacy top (last time, shown in JUNE 2018). The necklace inspired by vintage brooches is another old favorite of mine. I could easily continue with the fancy vibe, choosing elegant heels, a little vintage purse, but I felt experimental, playful and perhaps just a tad naughty. 



The elegant version of "the rest of the outfit" would look awesome, and I'm sure will appear with this ensemble some other time. Instead, I chose the funky 1960s vintage vinyl and tapestry bag (an antique mall find years ago) in bold saturated colors, and I guess it's time to take you off the cliff hanger, dear reader, and finally announce the only new element of my outfit: THE SOCKS! I bought them on a whim in a fun and lovely little shop in downtown Tacoma, when we visited Anya's school recently. The shop is called Stocklist and located on Pacific Avenue, near the University of Washington Tacoma (I stand right in front of it in my recent post HERE). It's filled with local art, gifts and other fun things. The socks are in some of my favorite colors and made locally in the neighboring city and state - Portland, Oregon. We really enjoyed this little gem of a shop! (It isn't an  advertisement, I just share what I like with you.)



I realize that I mixed two very different styles in one outfit, but that's what makes fashion fun -  we can mix and match anything we like! Yes, we actually can do it! So in addition to being fancy and elegant, I also went with this folksy and even a bit witchy vibe - why not? Quite perfect for the Halloween season. Justin and I went out that evening, and my outfit got compliments from a young woman. It's fun to be fun!

HaPPy HallOween! BOO!


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18 comments:

  1. party at the chickenleg house!!
    totally loooove this outfit! especially with the colorful additions of bag and socks! thats it what makes for an individual look!! that real bohemian style is growing on you more&more!!!
    i´m intrigued by that bows peeping at the skirts hem..... ;-D
    it makes me very happy to see your pictures!!! <3 <3 <3 not only for the clothes - its your smile and posture. fabulous!
    witchy greetings and hugs and xxxxxxx!

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    1. I am so happy that you are happy! I will tell you everything you want to know about the bows! ;))) Love and hugses!

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  2. Natalia you look so gorgeous! I love this wonderful lace and how you styled it. The bohemian touch is so beautiful together. I watched it a second time :)
    I love our modisch matrons project, it is such a wonderful thing to play with clothes and accessoiries.
    A very huge hug and much love, Tina

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    1. I also love our fun collab! Thank you for being such a good sport! Lots of love!

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  3. I love playing with the texture of black outfits. I love the velvet there, it really pops and contrasts although the same colour.

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  4. It's unusual to see you all in black but you've done it - as the theme suggests - beautifully! A wonderful blend of textures and luxe fabrics. My favourite bag and those boots are a fantastic touch. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Vix! It's very unusual to see you in black too - I'm going to explore it now!

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  5. So glad that you were a tad naughty and added some unexpected colour to this otherwise black outfit. It's the naughtiness and quirkiness of this mix and max outfit which makes it totally, undeniably you, with your own unique style. That lacy blouse made me swoon, and my jaw might have dropped upon spotting your vintage brooches necklace. But the icing on the cake are the tapestry bag and of course, your secret weapon, the SOCKS! Lots of love xxx

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    1. Socks as a secret weapon! Love that! Thanks Ann, lots of love!

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  6. You look stunning in all black. Such a feminine styling! I don't see you in black often, but you can certainly wear it with style. I do like the colourful touches, the bag and the socks, they are so you.

    Like yourself, I don't wear black often but I don't dislike it. Black is always an elegant choice.

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    1. Thank you, Ivana! I agree, black is a very elegant choice and always a classic one! <3

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  7. Dear Natalia,
    boah-powwow, someone should say that black is not a color! You show us the most colorful black I have ever seen! By playing with structure and different fabrics - lace, velvet, satin ... - black is the perfect canvas for a grand entrance. And yet, your outfit does not only look elegant - this crazy combination of shoes with ornaments and colorful knitted socks and the boho bag gives the look the icing on the cake!
    Hugs and happy November-days,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2018/11/familien-ausflug-mit-alten-fotos.html

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    1. Thank you, dear Traude! What a wonderful compliment, my friend! <3

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  8. Natalia I wish you an wonderful sunday and hope you are well!
    much love Tina

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  9. lovely outfit, lovely textures and accessories and lovely pop of color!. I like particularly that your new socks match your bag! those little details are so genuine!
    And love that you decided to make something different, mixing styles!
    You look gorgeous in the velvet jacket and lace top, so elegant! Looking forward to see these pieces more times!
    besos

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  10. Always divinely layered Natalia! The velvet and sumptuous lace is very beautiful and when you add the dimensionality of the embroidery, presto chango—- fabulous!!! And oh those sunnies amd necklace!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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