Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Black, Black, Black

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Images via my Pinterest, StreetSFN, 9to5Chic & Lee Oliveira.
While I love a bright and cheerful outfit and will always be a fan of color, I equally love black. Must be the New Yorker in me, but I find myself gravitating towards black more often than ever before (especially if it incorporates leather). It also reminded me of a conversation I had with Alicia the other day. We were both discussing that as we get older, we're more about spending money on investment pieces rather than something we're going "to be over" in a few months. For me personally, I find that most of these "investment pieces" tend to be black. Whether it's my coat or my accessories, those are the items that get me the most cost per wear. On my current wishlist? Either of these Hermes bracelets. Droool. 

As for the winner of the Ily Couture giveaway, congrats to Cathy Showan! Please contact me with your information and thanks to all who entered!

55 comments

  1. I agree! Black is just as precious to me as color when it comes to clothes. But black just makes life so much easier!

    Typhanie
    www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  2. Black is one of my favorite color (even if people say it's not one). That's why I'm trying to invest my money in black and quality clothes!
    The pic w/ Olivia Palermo is really perfect to me, I just want to look like her!

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  3. These outfits are very inspiring. I love black but its so easy to look a little dull so posts like this are really helpful.

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  4. Black is so simple and classy, love all the looks especially Olivia's

    www.oohlalagwen.blogspot.com

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  5. everything in black looks awesome! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com/

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  6. Oh, dear gosh... This is love. OMG. These pictures are flawless . I'm totally in love

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  7. awesome inspiration!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow! Those shoes in the first pic are amazing!
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  9. amazing girls!
    franç

    NEW OUTFIT ON WEDNESDAY!!!: ALLEY LOOK
    http://www.showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/alley-callejon.html

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  10. Great post, love all black outfits; so chic and elegant.

    xoxo,diana
    http://www.xoxodiana.com
    ~~♥ ♥ ♥~~

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  11. black on black looks are timeless.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  12. Black Definitely Never Goes Out of Style !!! It Gets Better and Better!!!

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  13. Ideal color!







    http://designer2078.blogspot.ru/

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  14. Love all-black! Such a timeless look, awesome photos!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  15. Love black! :) I've been meaning to get back to it: I've been experimenting with color lately. THANKS for sharing these inspirational street-style photos! I especially love the last look.

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  16. I like how in the picture with the 2 women, even the kid in the background is wearing all black.

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  17. Wonderful inspiration! xo, Christina

    www.styleclouds.de

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  18. stunning details!


    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  19. Loving these sleek looks!

    Corbynn
    thesistersinthecity.com

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  20. I definitely agree! The olivia palermo outfit is amazing! beautiful inspirations :)

    xoxo, Tiffany
    http://lamstyleguide.blogspot.com




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  21. Adore total black looks - great inspiration Helena.
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  22. I love these pics!
    http://one-girl-one-blog.blogspot.ro/

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  23. Me encanta el post!
    Un beso.

    www.angelesydiablillos.es

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  24. F E L I Z N A V I D A D!!!!!!!!!!

    Kiss from Andalucía


    http://tecuentomistrucos.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love the shoes!! I love all black too sometimes.

    xxox
    Kareena

    http://losangelesbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  26. OMG...I am going crazy over those first shoes. I love what the woman in the second picture is wearing as well <3 And of course Olivia is always breathtaking. Love her!

    Black is ALWAYS in. I agree with you on craving investment pieces. This year I've gotten rid of so many "trendy" items and invested in some classic pieces. It's funny how the thrill of trend chasing simmers down as we get older :)

    Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!

    xoxo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  27. Those first shoes are amazing.

    If you get a sec, checkout my latest holiday post.

    XO
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  28. Obsessed with these pics. Black is SO NYC!

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  29. black is so damn gooooooood - clasyy chic, right?
    love from

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  30. I love wearing black especially with random pops of color. It's one of my favorite things to do. Love all of these pictures that you picked out for inspiration.
    xoxo Debby

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  31. I agree, black is an absolutely fantastic color! These photos are amazing inspiration.

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  32. It is a fact, you can't go wrong with all black!

    www.LavishLibra.com

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  33. For sure. I have a lot of various colored pieces, in my wardrobe, but the ones that last, that I always find the most opportunity for, and find the hardest to part with, are the black ones. Love the pictures.

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  34. Haha ...the kid on the scooter! >_<.


    xo
    Maggie
    http://magz725.blogspot.com

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  35. I can also easily go for a complete black outfit. Love-=love-love!

    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  36. That first pair of heels is stunning!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  37. There's nothing more chic and sophisticated than black on black. And I've been doing the same thing with investment pieces. I feel like my mother, which really isn't a bad thing at all :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  38. Do you want to tell me which size you took the zara leather pants from your post FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012?
    Love your blog!

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  39. Awesome inspirations. I love black on black <3

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG
    xo

    glamDevils

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  40. I'm all in for black, used to wear it a lot but now I try to incorporate colors in my wardrobe.

    Hugs and kisses from:
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  41. The last pic is nice)))

    XOXO
    Katerina Richie
    http://katerinacrawford.blogspot.com/

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  42. Love this black on black inspiration and I think New York definitely brings out the urge in me to want to wear black! xx

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  43. This pictures...I found myself saying "oh...my gosh..." about all of them. Such clothing / shoe lust.
    xo Olivia
    http://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  44. These looks are amazing!
    Thanks or sharing!
    -Adrienne. xo

    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/
    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/

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  45. Fabulous collection of stylish looks!!! Does anyone know what brand of Over The Knee Boots those are in the 5th photo?

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  46. Helena you're such an inspiration, I love your blog and outfit choices these past couple of months. It had been a while since I checked it out but love what you have posted recently and you have great style as usual. XO

    BellachicStyle.com

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  47. I love black, too! Agreed with you :)

    www.kimberlychris.blogspot.com

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  48. like your beautiful dress up, you are real star, like re long dress best.

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Helena