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Black and Blue: Styling with and without colour!🧐🙏🥰

July 29, 2020
I LOVE colour but sometimes black is hard to beat!!

Bright Blue – with a touch of red – On A Winter’s Day!!

On the one hand we’re pretty lucky here in this part of the south east coast of Australia because even in winter the weather is fairly pleasant with mostly sunny days and mild temperatures – on the other hand this has its disadvantages as water is always in short supply, but then you can’t have everything!!

I felt great wearing this eighties vintage, pre-loved two-piece skirt and top set for lunch on a winter’s day recently.

I truly love a combo of red and cobalt and the print in this outfit I found to be vibrant and fun, especially when paired with the red suede booties, the red fishnets, the red sunnies and the wide red belt. My very old longer black leather blazer-style jacket finished the look!

I tend to play with my clothes so even though these two pieces were a couple of sizes too big, with some hemming and tucking and folding and pinning I’m able to make them work for me!! I was very happy with the result as another pre-loved find turns to gold!!

When Only Black Will Do!!

I find times in my life when only black will do for giving me the confidence and oomph I want for a particular meeting or event.

I make no secret of the fact that I wear my clothes for years – I’ve given most of my business/corporate dresses and suits away to my daughter-in-law but have hung on to a handful that always make me feel comfortable and confident and this Fever London dress definitely fits that bill with the diagonal neckline, ruching around the waistline and three quarter sleeves, it’s a real winner!

The crazy tights, bee brooch, suede shoe booties, Joseph Ribkoff military jacket, leather gloves and tortoiseshell sunnies finished the look.

It’s funny because I feel comfortable in both looks – colourful and not, loose and breezy and fitted and sleek but it’s just a matter of what suits the activities of the day.

What’s your preference? Colour or black? Roomy or fitted? Old or new? I’d really love to hear…

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web!

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • BBYCGN, Tamara
    July 29, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I like to wear black, too. It is a sleek color. It looks spectacular on you, as does the rich blues. ♥️

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 29, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      Yes, agree it is a sleek country and I imagine you’d look great in it, Tamara!! Hope you’re doing ok over there!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • BBYCGN, Tamara
    July 29, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Love the red shoes, too. They are dashing with the black attire!

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 29, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Oh thank you – always need a bit of dash!! Enjoy the rest of your week – we’ve got some nice days expected here. 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • bigsamolla
    July 30, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Looking good in both the black and the blue – great to wear sustainable!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!!

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much!! 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Nancy
    July 31, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Oh how I love a hole black outfit! So cool. But the other dress is very pretty too!

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 31, 2020 at 7:03 am

      Yess!! You are so right, Nancy! I used to wear black a lot in my work but then moved away from it towards colour … I must say that when I wear all black here is definitely as sense of drama and finesse!! Lol … good to mix it up a bit I suppose which is why I find my style being so eclectic!! Have a great weekend and thank you for your lovely comment!
      Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Lizzie
    July 31, 2020 at 7:18 am

    I love your style so much! You look stunning!


    • donnadoesdresses
      July 31, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      I really appreciate your kind comments, Lizzie – it’s fun not being locked into one style, although it can be a bit confusing!! Lol!
      Have a great weekend and stay safe and well!!
      Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Autumn Zenith
    August 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Such chic, fabulous looks!

    Black (and grey – oh, how I adore grey!) with subtle splashes of colour is has been my palette of choice in recent years. I adore and appreciate colour dearly, but don’t find myself called to sport it in great abundance *most* of the time at present. That said, I’m all for going with the flow and my mood, so if I woke up tomorrow and felt the desire to rock vibrant hues, I’d do so without a moment of hesitation. 🙂

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    • donnadoesdresses
      August 28, 2020 at 9:16 pm

      Yes I hear you – I’ve been keen to find the slightest thing to brighten me up this year and totally get where you’re coming from!

      What a year, hey Autumn!! My style is all over the place and I sometimes feel I’ve lost my way but then I think I just done care! Lol!

      Have a lovely weekend, Autumn – sorry I haven’t been up for much lately!

      Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Jonathan Caswell
    August 31, 2020 at 7:27 am

    DONNA—I tried to directly access this post and got an ERROR notice! 🙁

    • donnadoesdresses
      August 31, 2020 at 7:29 am

      Thank you for telling me – I have no idea what’s going on with the blog which is why I’ve gone off it lately … hope you’re doing ok over there with all that’s going on 🙏🏼

      • Jonathan Caswell
        August 31, 2020 at 2:32 pm

        We’re here…and obviously still writing/blogging! My wife has begun her autobiography…but her computer does a poor job saving her work! 🙁


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