Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Beneath the Black


H&M blouse
Modern Vice boots
Vanessa Mooney bracelets

For those of you who have read my blog a year ago, or even farther back, know that I'm not usually a head-to-toe black sort of gal. It's always been a look I appreciated and loved on others, but rarely something I sported often myself because I never though it fit my personality well. I didn't want to come across too serious or too boring . . . or too emotional. But here I am in NYC, in black from head-to-toe, and I feel completely like myself. It's funny how things change. 

Black has always been the distinguishable color of the NYC fashion girl. The girl on the go. The strategic dresser with barely any time to spare, but who parties until dawn until she wakes up the next morning and does it all over again. And with a tweak of the sleeve, it's as if she has a brand new all black outfit on. Hey, I'm a fashion girl, too, but I never wanted a color to define who I was. And for that reason I made it a point to stray from the black and wear everything and anything else but it. But, as I am always finding out, as you grow to find your rhythm in a new city, you find yourself unconsciously conforming to certain things you never thought you would before. 

And now it all makes sense to me . . .  why black works so well in NYC. Maybe you choose black to disguise yourself before the coffee kicks in on the subway ride to work in the morning. Maybe you love how the shapes of what you wear stand out a thousand times more in all black, and you love the idea that it does so. Maybe the room listens to you far more attentively when you wear it than when you don't wear it. See, very strategic. Maybe black is just EASY, and you don't really care who is judging you because of this reason.

Strategy, conformity, practicality, accessibility, creativity. Choose to wear the colors you want for any reason you want. No one will or should judge. 

22 comments:

paseandoamissreichel.com said...

Love that outfit :D

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Liezel Esquire (FASHIOLIEZTA) said...

Love this look! x

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Leigh - OBVIOUSLEIGH said...

You look awesome, great outfit! hello from the UK!! Leigh xx

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Maggiecallife said...

Super cool outfit and black always looks good. This blouse is so beautiful and feminine and off the shoulder is a favorite for me.
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Juliette Laura said...

I am an all black girl myself, and I have to say you look stunning!

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Emily Chavous said...

Beautiful textures! xo

Emily
http://faitboum.blogspot.com

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

gorgeous!


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Lary Mello said...

you look great!!!

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

You can never go wrong with all black, which is why I love it. You killed it and I love how your shoes add and edgy feel to this outfit.

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Sasha said...

love he look!
xx
Sasha
http://perfectionistsdiary.blogspot.com

Natali said...

What an amazing all black outfit!? Love it!

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Maddie Toy said...

stunning! i love that blouse!
xo,
maddie

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Liz Lauren said...

such an amazing all black look


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fran said...

this blouse is absolutely beautiful girl
kisses

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Tasmin Lofthouse said...

Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a link to yours. You have a lovely way with words! And being a lover of all black, I love this appreciation post of the colour black!
xxx
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Marianne said...

I really love this photoshoot! You look amazing xx

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love your top! So cute. x

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Michelle Lee said...

great outfit!


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Loser Girl Wins said...

Really loving this all black look and I love how everyone's fashion evolves over time.

xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

Jane said...

Gorgeous !!!!

ediot said...

really a nice look.
you look great girl
hope you're well and that you had a wonderful 4th of july
x

Purse Fixation said...

You look good in black! Personally, I am not a fan of head-to-toe black look but you definitely rock it Dylana! Still love your bag!:-)

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