I've been "off" of black for at least a decade, probably longer.  Black does NOTHING for my coloring; it makes me appear sickly and pale(er). However, as I processed my navel-gazing reflection about style persona and my desire to appear breezy, edgy, adventurous, and refined, I discovered it is difficult to appear "edgy" when my darkest wardrobe pieces are navy and brown.  So, I started bringing in bits of "soft black" (who am I kidding? It's more like slate grey...) in hopes of adding the edgy element I am craving.  I didn't feel like wearing any of my "soft black" in the wretched summer heat, but today we FINALLY got a break in the weather - WOOHOO!

Today's prompt is black with cognac; a combo I've been really drawn to for fall. Having the prompt was REALLY helpful, because I could instantly narrow my selection (only one black pullover), and put more thought into accessorizing (which I did rather poorly here, but it was nice to have the time to at least think about it )

Today's weather: 64F and rain
Today's activities: morning errands; afternoon video conferences
Today's outfit: thrifted skinnies, Star Wars pullover, grey bootie, stone jewelry. I started with my hair down and wearing my moto jacket, but decided a topknot and water-resistant vest were better for the weather. Plus, no outfit is complete without something green.
Happiness factor: 10/10. Not a stellar (or killer) outfit by any means, but it feels close to the vibe I'm after, and is perfect for a rainy day of errands and dev meetings.

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