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Today I’m wearing another fabulous all-black outfit and hosting another fabulous My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup!

All-Black Outfit

All-Black Outfit

I’m a big fan of the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” It so happens that all-black works well for me, so I wear it often. BUT…that doesn’t mean I don’t like to switch up the black palette with pops of vibrant color.

All-Black Outfit

Again, the beauty of the all-black outfit is in the details. I love the soft pleats and satin detailing of this delicate blouse I picked up in a tag sale.

All-Black Outfit

This all-black outfit provides the perfect backdrop to showcase this fabulous Thai hill tribe bag. The vivid colors and pattern are a feast for the eye. So, the bag really holds it’s own when paired with these orange Sofft heels.

All-Black Outfit

Because the two primary accessories are drenched with color, I chose natural metal jewelry pieces to finish off the outfit.

All-black outfits

So all-black is my favorite, but what about you? Is there another color you enjoy wearing head to toe?

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  1. Lowanda J says:

    Black is also my go to choice of color. Love your outfit, love your style. Love the pop of color!

  2. I always love wearing all black too. Love the fun accessories with it!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  3. Jennie says:

    This top is so beautiful! I truly enjoyed seeing the gorgeous rich colors of your accessories with your all black look, and your gold necklace is a knock-out.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back next week.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  4. I absolutely LOVE your bag! The embroidery is gorgeous and I love the pops of bright color it adds to your all-black outfit. Great choice!

  5. Jacqui says:

    Hey nice to meet you, great blog, love the orange, gorg back and super sandals. Jacqui

  6. Dawn Lucy says:

    Wow! Love the all black with the cool bag and pop of orange shoes! You look fabulous, Shellie! 🙂

    Thanks for co-hosting … you’re the best!

    Dawn Lucy

  7. amy says:

    Great look. Love the shoes!

  8. nancy says:

    I love to wear black, so this outfit certainly appeal to me! I would love it if you could join my Fancy Friday linkup!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Great outfit on you Shellie. The orange really punches up the all black! Thanks for hosting MRS!

  10. CHERIE says:

    All black is such a chic, instant style look and you look great in it, especially with the colorful accessories (fab bag)! A pleasure co-hosting with you Shellie!!


  11. I wear a lot of black, but I need to jazz it up better. Love your shoes and bag! Great look and that blouse is so feminine & gorgeous!

  12. jodie says:

    I’m just the opposite, Shellie—I rarely wear all black, but if I were going to, I’d definitely use it as a backdrop for such fun shoes & bag!!
    Thanks for hosting!!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Black is definitely not everyone’s color! So good that you already know that.

  13. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous!! Love the pops of color XO. Would love for you to stop by and share with #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  14. I have no idea if my first comment went through because my computer went all crazy when I hit the post comment button…so in case it didn’t…I love your blouse! It is so interesting and unique. And all black is always so cool, and chic, and elegant, and edgy (I always like a little edge). The pops of orange are fantastic and I am absolutely swooning over your shoes and bag! Gorgeous outfit!


  15. REBECCA says:

    Happy to twin with you in top to toe black!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my latest collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it again!

    Happy Thursday!


  16. I love black and where a lot of it, usually with white though. Those shoes are wonderful, very pretty.

  17. Andrea @Living On Cloud Nine says:

    Back in Black with the most glorious touch of color=SENSATIONAL!!!!! Please to co-host with your my dear!! Still sending your prayers and positive moving goes smoothly vibes!!

  18. Shellie how have you made black look so gorgeous and textural?!! The bag and shoes (oh, that orange!!) are the perfect pairings, it all looks so summery and lovely on you. Thank you so much for hosting my lovely!

    Catherine xx

  19. Like you, I adore black! This looks like a jumpsuit on you, I love that. Like Laurie points out, your accessories are gorgeous. I’d love to have your Thai hill tribe bag. Thanks for hosting, Lisa xx

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      The bag is fabulous, isn’t it?! Thanks for stopping by, Lisa!

  20. Laurie says:

    Looking fabulous Sherrie ! I love the acssesories you have used here. Thank you for hosting x