Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's there in black and white

 All the lady blogs are currently celebrating the bloggingsphere's love of coloured clothes. The best I can celebrate at the moment is  that I'm awake, able to answer simple questions and managing to feed myself at regular intervals. Coloured clothes are, as yet, still outside my skill set: this week I've worn a plain black dress every day. Today, muggy and blurred by clouds, was no exception.

That's a Veronika Maine dress from the sales two years ago. The brooches are both flea market finds ...

..the shoes are Ferragamos I snaffled for an excellent price on eBay...

..and the cuff is Louis Vuitton. It was a gift when the Vuitton store opened in Sydney a decade ago. It serves as a reminder that I once worked in television and used to get invited to some interesting gigs with nice freebies. 
Tomorrow - possibly black dress number four. I haven't quite got to the planning-twelve-hours-ahead stage yet. 


  1. If you're going to wear a plain back dress, that's the one! Beautiful...

    I know what you mean about freebies. I worked in radio, and got tons of free CDs, concert tickets, and theater tickets. I miss that so much, even though the pay is better in law.

  2. Beautiful brooches--I like the way you've put this together, Baxter.

  3. This is a gorgeous dress and if I owned it I would wear it before anything else. I appreciate colour and I appreciate that it flatters me, but I feel much more comfortable in black, especially in a professional setting. This might be due to my spectacular talent for spilling my tea down my front almost daily.

    I can get free desk copies of academic books for my job, but I would much prefer a Louis Vuitton cuff.

  4. Lawyerdoll, thank you for the comment about the dress - it's one of my favourites. And the freebies were good but the stress was horrible. I'm a much easier person to be around now!

    Thank you Charlotte, much appreciated. I love a good brooch or two.

    D-Med, I prefer darker colours for the same reasons: the lighter the garment, the more vibrant the stain I will incur: the last time I wore a white dress to work an errant salad container leaked beetroot juice all over the bodice. And these days I get the daily newspapers for free and updates for our criminal legislation. Sadly I can't make much sense of either.

  5. A picture of you, how lovely! I think this is a really pretty black dress, and there's nothing wrong with grooving on black! You have an eye for awesome accessories, so why not let those shine if you don't feel comfortable in a lot of colour? :)