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Styling Classic Monochrome – but in a different way…πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ₯°o

December 2, 2019

Keeping It Simple!

There’s always so much talked about in fashion of classic looks and one such classic look is the wearing of black and white or monochrome, as it’s known.

Whenever I have to be involved in a business situation I prefer to wear a so-called classic look, it gives me further confidence.

I really couldn’t say whether it inspires confidence in the people I’m meeting with or whether it’s just me that feels this way, but it’s what I’ve always tended to do.

I teamed a zip fronted black and white printed jacket with a black fitted bandage style skirt for a medical appointment in which I wanted to make certain I was being taken seriously.

A Fitted Silhouette!!

There are often questions about whether women of a certain age or shape should wear “fitted clothing”.

I think it’s clear where my thoughts fall in regard to this question because you’ve seen me in this blog wearing clothing that fits closely and reveals my curves.

It’s probably been a while since I’ve written my view that people – all genders – should wear whatever they like based on their own style needs not on size, age, gender or whatever …

Having said that I generally attempt to wear feminine clothing that I think is flattering to my shape and size – I pretty much ignore the whole age thing …

Putting Our Own Stamp On Style!

I’ve seen this jacket styled by others – and I’ve worn it differently myself – I decided to zip it down from the top and zip it up from the bottom and add a wider belt with a cute round buckle to give a bit more of an hourglass silhouette in the outfit I wore last week.

I added striped pointy toe heels, which are said to give a lengthened appearance – but again it’s a matter of the look you’re going for or the choice you want to make from your own wardrobe, as you can see from the pic above where I’ve worn round toed shoes …

I look for joy and inspiration in my life at every turn, because I’ve learnt that life is very short and that we can be sent curve balls that aren’t always easy to manage.

I wear what I love and revel in it and I don’t worry about so-called fashion rules or what anyone says or thinks about me – unless they’re paying my way, looking after my family, cleaning my house or cooking my food – and that would be no one, lol!

So live a little and wear that tight dress, crazy style, beautiful colour and whatever else takes your fancy because you only live once!

Doing It Differently..

I don’t usually give style advice on this blog – I just write about my own outfit, but today I’ve done things a bit differently because I see so much written about this I really wanted to add my thoughts to the mix!

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and have a great week!

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

I am participating in the following linkups:

With High Latitude Style https://highlatitudestyle.com/what-to-wear-in-alaska-in-november-lookbook/

With Is This Mutton

  • tom
    December 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Classic Defined

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 2, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      Not up to Kardashian/Jenner standard but we do what we can! Thank you for your kind comment!πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  • shannoncarmichael
    December 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Great post donna! your looking lovely! love Shannon xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you dear Shannon – it’s been quite a year!! Hope things are good with you!!
      Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  • shannoncarmichael
    December 4, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thanks donna. All work and no play at the moment. Back to normal in the new year. xx

  • Elegant Duchess
    December 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I do love a bit of a classic look!! You styled the outfit fabulous! And yes I couldn’t agree more, everyone should wear whatever they find comfortable and confidence building.

    Elegant Duchess xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment! Yess!! Each to their own is a good motto for life!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!
      Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  • Michelle Churchman
    December 6, 2019 at 3:38 am

    You look fabulous! The outfit is perfect, imo. Very well put together. And I agree with you, people should wear what they like. I hope the appointment went well.


    • donnadoesdresses
      December 6, 2019 at 8:15 am

      Thank you dear Michelle, that’s such a kind thing to say – and the appointment was positive as I move forward into a new decade and a new chapter of my life!! I appreciate your comment and wish you a great weekend!!
      Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  • ZyraKuma
    December 6, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Love the look Donna! Matches my interest in monochrome and classy.

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 6, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment – I appreciate it! It’s a nice classic look!! Have a great weekend, my friend!
      Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  • mireilleftm
    December 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I love this jacket on you! It fits you so beautifully and it is you! I often feel like people probably look at me wondering why I am dressed like I am going somewhere when most days I stay home and my most exciting outing is the libray,grocery store or post office. But I like being put together and feeling good about what I wear.

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 6, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      Exactly!! My clothing is a creative expression for me, even though it’s nothing particularly extravagant or outlandish. It’s all a bit of fun isn’t it, Mireille? Wish you a great weekend!!
      Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  • Nicole MΓΆlders
    December 8, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Black and white is an ethernal classic. The cut of this dress really shows off your curves. You look stunning. The pumps are cool and a perfect match for the outfit. Thanks for sharing your post at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      That’s a very kind and generous analysis of the outfit, Nicole!! Thank you for that and have a great week!!
      Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ


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