29/07/2014

back in black

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Wearing: Topshop Boutique silk shirt (similar) and shorts (similar) / Ray-Ban sunglasses (high street alternative) / Zara clutch (similar) and mules (similar) / Kure Bazaar nail polish in 'Le Blanc' (similar)

Lykke Li - No Rest for the Wicked

Apologies for the long absence from the blog! Second year of University had been extremely hectic and stressful. After my final exams ended, I intended to resume blogging but put that off to go travelling for a month and a half instead. I've been back in KL for half a month now, which was consumed with catching up with friends and family. Now that I've eased back into life at home, I plan to get back into the swing of blogging during the remaining two months of my Summer break.

If you're feeling a sense of déjà vu from this outfit post, it's probably because I posted an all-black outfit last year that featured the same silk shirt and was shot in the same location. "When in doubt, wear black" are words that I live by. I don't wear a lot of colour and naturally gravitate towards neutral colours, mainly black, white, grey and navy. Black isn't a suitable colour to wear in the Summer because it absorbs heat, but I honestly can't imagine myself not wearing at least one black item. My tricks to wear black in the Summer without melting from the heat are to wear loose lightweight layers and bare some skin. I usually wear a loose top over a fitted bottom, but lately I've been into loose layers on top of each other. My mum thinks that this outfit looks like pyjamas and I can see why because both the shirt and shorts are made of silk and have an oversized fit. In my opinion, the fact that the outfit is an all-black one makes it smart and appropriate enough to be worn out in public.

When it comes to mules, you either love them or hate them. I was initially against them but slowly warmed up to the idea. I prefer a round toe over a square toe and a slim stiletto heel over a chunky block heel, both of which the Zara mules have. I was eyeing them when they first came out but couldn't justify paying £60 for a pair of shoes that aren't very comfortable to walk in. Fortunately, I managed to snag a pair on sale for £25! I love that the satin texture makes them look so sleek. Since the shirt is made of a shiny type of silk, it matches the satin texture of the mules.

25 comments :

  1. can't go wrong with all black! this look is so chic

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  2. an all black look is always chic,i could wear this every single day :) i love mules,i think they're so edgy and chic at the same time

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  3. The shoes are incredible. xx

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  4. great outfit! you look fab!

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  5. all black is always classic. love the shoes!

    Frank Vinyl

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  6. Such a simple silhouette but the separate pieces are so distinct! Love a high fashion black on black ensemble, chic honey!

    xo-Julie
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  7. I love your mules. They are shoe perfection!

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  8. Wow I loooove this outfit! You look fierce in all black ;) I love your top and shoes especially! :)

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  9. That top looks so comfy!

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  10. great outfit, love an all black look!

    xx fameliquorlove // bloglovin // instagram

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  11. Those mules are killer! I'm obsessed.

    xx Ella
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  12. Perfect and so nice shoes.
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  13. Lovely! xx

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  14. When in doubt, wear black - you got it girl! Love the silk shirt!

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  15. Love everything about this look! Very chic

    -Kárin
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  16. I like this outfit a lot and the shoes are so amazing. Great style and you look fabulous. Great post and keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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  17. Fabulous and chic look!!! I love you blog and followed, would you mind checking out mine and following back!?
    xx
    Annie
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  18. absolutely love all black ensembles, you look great

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  19. Such a chic look. I've been wanting a pair of mules too. Perfect accessory for this outfit!

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  20. silk blouse + satin mules = everything!

    x
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  21. absolutely adore your style!
    you've got an amazing blog! :) will be happy if you check out my blog too and follow me :)
    xx

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  22. This look is perfect! You can never go wrong wearing head to toe black :) xoxo

    -Lauren

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  23. I love this outfit on you! Great photos~ c:
    -Kiyomi xx
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  24. I love this all black look, so pretty!

    xx Kelly
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  25. This outfit is incredible! I'm in love with it. And I'm so sad that I miss out on those mules. They're soooo good!

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