Sep 172013

Yeah I know, the title doesn’t make sense (my 9 yo is convinced everyone is going to make fun of me). Black was on all the runways for Fall/Winter 2013. Joe Fresh took a chic look at Parisienne life with models wearing black or black and white. To be fair there was even some blue thrown in.

All black is my jam, growing up in the 90s it was the signature colour palette. I decided to wear all black to a Mulberry event I was attending. What most designers are doing with black now is adding texture for more visual interest, for example, the sleeves on this t-shirt are faux leather. I just dressed it up by adding my trusty necklaces (yes I know some of you are wondering if I own anything else).

statement pieces 2
statement pieces 1

T-shirt, Banana Republic. Pants, Banana Republic (here and here). Shoes, Jimmy Choo (here and here). Clutch, Danier (old). Necklaces, JCrew (here and here), Divana (similar here). Earrings, c/o Cocoa Jewelry (here).

On a totally separate note I’ve been getting lots of compliments on the new hair. I have finally learned how to use my flat iron (Hana brand) to create curls. I don’t know why it took me so long. If you follow me on Pinterest I added the video tutorial I used on my board “Hair”. If you don’t like this one just Google “curling hair with flat iron” and you can find a different video. I was able to go three days without having to wash or style my hair (I know this might sound gross but honestly you couldn’t tell, my husband would be the first one to point out to me if there was something wrong) by curling it with my Hana flat iron. I swear it looks even better the second day. The curls are looser and look more beachy.

Linking up with: Style Elixir, DIY Dreamer, Transatlantic Blonde; The Pleated Poppy, Working Girl with Style

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 September 17, 2013  Posted by on September 17, 2013

  13 Responses to “Black is the New Black”


    I am one of your “new hairstyle fans”, you really look gorgeous and I will certainly check out your board.
    I couldn’t agree more on black as I am currently back to black as well! Love your look.

    Annette | Lady of Style


    Looking gorgeous Iva !! You can never go wrong with total black look

    Minimalist, transitiona look, today on


    love it. The hair has so much volume. Now that my hair is longer I need to try curling it more!


    Your hair is gorgeous and your outfit is stunning! You look very chic here. 🙂


    Black is always the new black. I wear SO much black. Love this outfit. The BR tee is AMAZING!!!
    The hair also rocks!!!
    xo Emma
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    I am a big fan of all black! And I just bought a similar dress from Banana Republic with the same leather sleeves! I love it!


    I love the outfit (I have that shirt) and the hair (that’s really why I clicked on your blog-today anyway). I followed the tutorial you recommended and can say that my hair curled wonderfully! Thank you so much for the tutorial recommendation.


      You’re welcome! It really is so easy and it’s day 3 (since I last washed/styled my hair) and I’m still getting compliments on how great it looks.


    Love this top. I love anything with leather-y accents!



    Absolutely love this top you look gorgeous 🙂


    Such a chic outfit and your hair looks reaaally pretty like this! x


    I loved this top on you so much that I went right out to get it for myself. I’m not normally a BR shopper. I love it and as a bonus it was 40% off!

    Your hair looks great too.

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