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Theme your week – last week bitter was the new black

Helen Lee July 11, 2006 Comments Off

Last week I had a ‘themed’ week. Where every morning I would try and dress to a certain them. Inspired by the book title, ‘Bitter is the new Black’ – quite reflective of my attitude to certain things (i.e. cynical, frustration, annoyance) – I decided to theme my week’s outfits black.

So on Monday morning I went with a pair of Sass & Bide skinny black pants and a grey turtle neck knit. Sleek and chic. Pair that with my black wool coal and black Luella Stevie. And I had my dark outfit to suit my dark mood, could have been going to my very own funeral.

Tuesday morning came along and I still wasn’t feeling so crash hot, but wanted to be a little flouncy. So the outfit for the day was my black tulle skirt (worn as a top and cinched at the waist by a black satin ribbon), black cardi and Joes Jeans (in hindsight dark denim jeans would have been much more suitable).

Read the rest of the Bitter is the new Black week here…

Wednesday came around and I didn’t want to wear half my black clothes (and I do have quite a few pieces). After trying on what seemed like a zillion black tops, dresses and bottoms, I ended up changing into my Morrissey wool skirt with a pink bow and cami from Hunter Gatherer. The black cardi got another work out. But I was carrying my black Stevie.

On Thursday, I tried to go all black. I got the black tights (not footless) and black cardi, but I couldn’t resist pairing my denim a-line skirt (worn as a dress) with it. Cinching it at the waist with a Witchery plaited bronze metallic belt. They look was super cute. So much for being bitter in black.

Verdict? Dressing up with a theme was actually quite amusing. Helped me take my mind of things that were annoying me. We won’t even go into what I wore on Friday because I forgot to take a pic (and it wasn’t black) – dark denim skinny jeans, navy cardi and if my memory serves me correctly, a floral cami. Nothing black in the entire day. Perhaps maybe my mood during certain events, but that’s it. I swear.

Maybe I’ll try it again next week. This week I’m aiming to wear a different piece of denim every day. So far so good.

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