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When it comes to classic style, I never rely on the trends to determine my fashion choices. However, every now and then, a trend comes along that hits me right in my happy place! I found just that in the Fall 2015 trend, head-to-toe black. Now, here’s a trend that I can fully embrace with both arms and a kiss on the cheek!

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Some of these styles from NY Fashion Week may be a little more avant garde than you are used to, but they all feature intricate details. When it comes to head-to-toe black, the beauty is in the details.

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black head to toeI am a major fan of black, so this outfit put me right in my element. I also love to win prizes, so I decided it’s time to give my readers a little #giveaway action to get the Fall started off right.

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There are a number of details that keep this outfit from becoming a sea of black. First, the top features a sheer overlay. This provides a textural dimension to the blouse.

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I paired the blouse with a bow belt and black jewelry accessories; including a lovely Fossil Stainless Steel ring I just got for my birthday.

Have you been sporting your own head-to-toe black outfits lately? If so, I would like to give a special invite to all you over-40 fashionistas to join the inaugural My Refined Style, Fashion Over 40 Linkup (monthly) this Thursday.  My Refined Style Button

This week, I will have an additional Thursday fashion post for the linkup. There, I will be changing up this outfit by adding accessories that pop against an all-black canvas. So, come back!

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Loving It, Shellie


  1. Kelley Moore says:

    the changing of the leaves and trees it’s so beautiful

  2. lori b says:

    i love wearing scarves and boots, so fall is my fav to play up outfits

  3. Taylor Closet says:

    The most fabulous thing about Fall is the FASHION…LOVE THE FALL FASHION!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Me too! Layering and boots are the best thing about Fall fashion. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I’m a huge fan of black and this outfit is perfect, love the blouse.

  5. Courtney says:

    My favourite thing about Fall is the beautiful colours

  6. Jennie says:

    I Love an all black look. This look is gorgeous on you! I really like your pretty blouse and enjoyed seeing all the little details you wore to complete this look.

  7. janetfaye says:

    I love the cooler weather of Fall.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Janetfaye, I hope you will enjoy the cool weather for the both of us! Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Ashley says:

    I love being able to wear sweaters and boots

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Oh Ashley, how I miss sweaters and boots here in Asia! I love wearing cold weather clothes…thanks for stopping by!

  9. You look gorgeous in this all black. I enjoy wearing all black, even though “I’m warm autumn”
    However, sometimes I play with colors and put together a bit crazy combinations (purple and teal, orange and burgundy…) they go well with my hair though.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Martina,

      I just popped over and looked at your blog. You have stunning red hair, so I definitely see why you would highlight it with those awesome colors. I hope you will link up that beautiful black and pink dress in the My Refined Style Linkup…Thank you so much for stopping by!

  10. colleen long says:

    The most fabulous thing about Fall is that there are so many things that are pumpkin spice flavored.

  11. Freda says:

    I love sweater season!!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I’m a big fan of black!! It looks terrific on you!! Excited for our linkup!

  13. I love the all black as well. So classic, edgy, and sophisticated. I recently styled an all black outfit with a gorgeous turquoise statement necklace (the only color I had on). I had been making a move away from black and realized I hadn’t even worn a stitch of black in most of my outfits, so I figured that now Fall is here, I could try out the all black again. And it felt fresh and new!


  14. Jill James says:

    I too am a big fan of black , love your take on black on black, the sheer sets it apart. You are so right about different textures and shapes making all black definately not boring.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Jill, I love my blacks! I am so glad you stopped by…hope you’ll come back!

  15. Lorna Mai says:

    Not many people wear black so well! Your outfit suits you in colour and style and I love the added bling! you look great.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Lorna, I have heard it said that black is technically not a color, but it happens to be one of my best!

  16. Darcy says:

    Love a good monochrome look!

  17. Mary Denman says:

    Love the all black, but with the sheer top. Definitely keeps it from being drab! Popping over from Claire’s.

    Have a great day!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Mary, yes the details and variations in texture make a big difference when it comes to wearing all black. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. I think I love fall so much because I can pull out different clothes…especially my hand knitted sweaters!! jodie

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Oh yes, those sweaters are comfy when the temps start dropping!! Thanks for stopping by, Jodie!

  19. amy says:

    Gorgeous, elegant look. The last time I wore head to toe black was on Mother’s Day believe it or not!

  20. Patti says:

    I adore all-black and you look fabulous in it, Shellie. xox