Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Out

I have an addiction. To black. Big time. 
I LOVE colour, but I wear black everyday. 
 So when Monique of Mon Amie sent out a challenge to wear no black at all for a week, and embrace colour I thought I should give it a go. Then I realized that all of my shoes, bags, hats, glasses, jackets, etc are all black. 
Oh dear.
I thought, 'this can not be right, I swear I am like a carnival of colour'. 
I went through my photo files to see if I ever wear an all non-black outfit. 
It turns out, not often. Well, not in the past few years. 

Once upon a time I wore so much colour, so many dresses, ballet flats, scarves and bows I pretty much dressed like a cartoon character. 
I wear more colour in summer, as I tend to stick to dresses and skirts, which are all lighter cottons and silks. In winter I am all about black jeans, long cardigans, tights, leather jackets and grey tones. It's all moody.
I managed to collage together photos from the past year or two above to prove to myself I can do it! If you have followed my blog for a while you may recognize some of these posts. 
My style inspirations this week are anything worn by Chuck in Pushing Dasies and Jess in New Girl. 

I am pooling from the pile below. Bright pink, blue, green, orange, pale purple, mint, cream, and white with some floral touches. Colour makes you happier, it encourages smiles, and each has a myriad of meanings. We did a lot of colour projects while studying design, so I will add a little colour meaning to each post.

For more info on the Black Out challenge, and to check out the coverage from other bloggers click onto Mon Amie here.

The challenge will be documented through the participating bloggers Blogs, Twitter
accounts, Instagram accounts and Facebook accounts. You can find associated
images by searching the hashtag #blackout, #anythingbutblack and #banningblack.
Participating bloggers include:

Nora from Black Balloon
Tara from Gin in a Teacup
Claire from Harbour Master
Lisa from Hug Sized
Jess from Konstantinos
Steph & Trish from Le Fanciulle
Rachelle from Love From Shell
Fiona from Miss Tea & Co
Nadine and Kari from Modern Girls in Vintage Pearls
Myself from Mon Amie
Cindy from Oriental Expresso
Sophia from Owl Vs. Dove
Rachel from Racheena
Rachael Jane from Rachinald
Stacy from Tee & Fame
Emily from Vintage Chic


  1. Love the look of your black free wardrobe - so many pretty colours!

  2. good luck! im struggling myself and its only day two :S


  3. How did you guys go? It was a lot of fun, I am really glad I did it. I think it made me feel more feminine and happier. It was really nice to have people come and "see" what non-black I was wearing each day. I think telling so many people about the project really enrolled them in the idea, so there was no way I could have slipped in any black!