It's got gray, it's got sparkle, it's got lace and it was $2.50 from the Hope Missions Bargain Shoppe!
It's good to have some "friendly clothes" like the gray sweater and my J Brand denim here. J Brand never says, I think you better put down the chips if you want to wear me out. Nope, he (don't ask why) is always ready for me, looking good no matter what.
Thanks for being my friend, J Brand.
(note my colourful NON-BLACK socks)
Why do I love this $4 thrifted scarf so much? Because it has gray in it, my comfort colour.
The bottom line is: I managed the weekend without resorting to black, head to toe! Here's some photo evidence of my black-less style so far...
I am so pleased with the response to Black Out Style! My Friday work style SISTERS (!) passed on black just for me and looked awesome! There's even some hallway buzz there and other teachers are joining in the challenge! Love it!! I'm going to list off the participants in Black Out Style so far - because it's open to commenters, tweeters, Instagrammers and bloggers, and even IRL friends, not everyone has a link BUT if you see a link, click it and head on over to support your fellow Black Out Stylistas!
- Erin of Loop Looks
- Joelle of Clothes But Not Quite
- Shannon of She Does Create - designer of the awesome foxy prize for one lucky participant!
- Life Preloved
- Chantal Y.
- Chantal L.
It is not too late to join in the January Black Out Style Challenge! In fact, turns out I'm pretty flexible and if you are going to do Black Out Style in any way shape or form, I want to hear from you!! I'm not that picky about shoes and hosiery and winter boots! If you're trying, you get an entry. If you're trying REALLY hard, I might throw in a bonus entry or two in recognition of your dedication. And by all means, go shopping for some non-black pieces! There's even a 50% off sale at VV Boutique tomorrow! I can't go unless I'm "cough cough" sick, or able to arrange a spur of the moment out of town field trip for 15 preschoolers. Sigh.
A reminder about the
- wear anything but black - wearing brown or navy or charcoal is NOT cheating!
- you are allowed two-ish passes per week - for hosiery, footwear, or a subtle pattern including black
- for every week you go without wearing black and sticking to 2 passes max, you get an entry to win the grand prize
- for every week you pass on the passes, you get a BONUS entry!
Thank you to everyone participating in Black Out Style!! If you continue to participate next week, let me know so I can enter you again! And remember, it's all about the intent - to invigorate this month with colour and warmth!