Black isn't my favorite neutral, and it's not among my most flattering colors. Nevertheless, it remains a mainstay in my wardrobe. Sometimes I just want the toughness or depth that it brings to an outfit. A lot of times I end up with black by default (as in my Eileen Fisher skirted leggings and harem pants--I wanted the styles, and black was the color choice), and sometimes I actually choose black from among the available color choices (such as my black flat booties by Munro).

Here are a few black-infused outfits from the last several days.
1-2 (worn to work): black and white yarn-dyed floral knit sweatdress (made by me); black ponte leggings (Halogen); silver and pave long pendant (Lucky); olive leather moto jacket (AllSaints); flat black booties (Munro, Lexie); light gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff).

3-4 (worn to work): black windbreaker taffeta dress with knit sleeves and wired collar (Sun Kim); black leggings (Lysse); black and gray blurry puzzle print mesh knit shrug (made by me); gray piano wire necklace and bracelet); gray suede heeled booties (Paul Green, Delgado); not pictured, black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera); mauve and black reversible rain coat (Mycra Pac).

5-6 (worn for teaching and partial day off): wine skinny jeans (Madewell, skinny skinny in cabernet)--yes! more wine!; black, red, gray, and ivory starry-print tee (made by me); black and white marled knit long cardi (Bobeau); black flat booties (Munro, Lexie); not pictured, black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera).

And a hair update: photos 5-6 are post-trim. Stylist and I agreed we're going for a longer bob, just past my chin. We'll see how we like it when we get there.

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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