WIW 10.06 [inspired by Angie's recent ink gilet outfit]

(Yes I realize hers is more black than ink but I'm doing ink so that's my title story and I'm sticking to it! ;) )

As always Angie's recent ink/black/white outfit is stunning and inspiring!

Clearly this is a different outfit. For one no cute critter (my old chubby kitty just wouldn't make the same impression), for two no loooong vest. The latter definitely changes the fun proportions of the look but as I lack any sort of similar topper I decided to take the other elements of the outfit: cropped dark jeans, cream booties/necklace, and short sleeves (plus a little party in back). And truthfully this less-layered version is more me anyway. Chose a shiny clutch in place of the structured light gray satchel, and in the spirit of more-is-more added the doorknocker earrings; finished with some rust lip gloss. And because I'm in Seattle and not SoCal, I've also got my cream trench with me for the rain that's been promised us later tonight.

Other fun details: boots/jeans are shared wardrobe items with Angie (not sure if she's still wearing these jeans, though) and the clutch was purchased during a YLF meetup. This swingy blouse was purchased at the inaugural trunk show of local designer Lu. which was started by a friend of a friend, who I attended the show with (Nov. 2013). I love a good sentimental outfit ^^

Very happy with how this outfit turned out, and doubt that I'd have put this outfit together without seeing Angie's post. For a few reasons: I don't often wear blue, even less often wear all blue, and I almost never wear dark wash blue jeans. This pair has been all but orphaned, mainly due to lack of supporting cast (tops/footwear), and previously worn only a handful of times with pumps. Was surprised at how much I like the look with the ankle booties so am looking forward to experimenting further (have plenty of those!). And I don't know that I'd wear these two pieces together without all the added cream -- Good thing I don't have to ;)

Thanks for the inspiration Angie! Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    Wearing the cream pieces just makes the outfit ....otherwise it would be quite dull. I agree it's a different look for you, but the accessorizing and the shapes fit well with your overall aesthetic.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    I would never have thought to wear light booties with a dark outfit, but it really works here and bookends your white necklace perfectly. Well done!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Wooohoooo. Humbled to have inspired your Killer look, LSS. 

    Isn't cream a magical accent in the Fall & Winter? It makes all sorts of dark outfits look more crisp (and for my own style - a lot more wearable). 


  • Sterling replied 3 years ago

    You look so amazing.  

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    You created a gorgeous outfit with Angie's inspiration, I think the whole combination is terrific on you. Lu's designs look really cool, too.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Well done. Dark blue is beautiful on you, especially with the cream accents.

  • Aida replied 3 years ago

    Thank you ladies!

    Karie, would you believe I am FAR more comfortable wearing light footwear vs. dark footwear with a dark outfit? I did feel the need to add some extra lightness with the necklace since my hair is dark (Angie's blonde did the trick nicely); putting it up would have worked in lieu but I'm having a good hair day ^^

    Angie, YES it really is. I think I could have only white/cream footwear and be quite happy; feels like I haven't bought a dark shoe in ages. Sometimes we just gotta bring our own sun :D I'm still working on the dark blue, getting better!

    Sharan, I'd venture you'd really enjoy Lu's pieces. The shorts especially were pretty magical in person -- seemed to work great on everyone.

  • Sally replied 3 years ago

    Wow ink and cream looks great on you. That's a great outfit and the shoes and necklace make it. I don't always like crops but I like those....I think because they are not cropped so high or the cream boots set them off...Anyway they are really nice.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Oooh!! This is gorgeous and you and Angie together are persuading me that I MUST have a big cream necklace. MUST!! I love it!! 

    You look amazing in the dark blue, Aida. How can you not wear it?  :) 

    I do admit the effect is different with light hair vs. dark but that is what cream accessories are for! And you have made this super cohesive with your booties and the bit of black in them bookending your hair. As for the cream coat, it is MOD deluxe and fabulous. 

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    I like this outfit a lot and you do look great in blue. I'm looking for new jeans and really like the pair you are wearing.

  • AJ replied 3 years ago

    So FAB, Aida! As always, your accessories and footwear make the outfit extra special.  

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Oh, I like this. And sense an inspiration of my own coming on...

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous as always. I really like that top, and agree that the cream pieces make the whole thing. 

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    How do you pull off these light booties so well without bookending? You truly are the cleverest creature, Aida. Love this and the length of your ankle pants. Add more blue to your closet!

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Aida you look really sensational in ink blue, great necklace and with cream booties so lovely. Brava.

  • Sisi replied 3 years ago

    Very classy!

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    Love this look on you Aida.  The necklace is a great way to bookend the booties.  Great jeans.  They fit you so well.  Lovely top.  You are having a good hair day.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful! I love how your top swings out at the back, such a lovely shape. The light accents are genius in this look too.

  • El Cee replied 3 years ago

    A fabulous outfit. You look gorgeous in the column of ink with white and black accents. I have the same jeans and am not reaching for them this Fall. You have given me some inspiration.

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    What a stunning outfit, Aida.  I love this color scheme on you, you should wear dark blue more often.  Navy/ink with some black and a touch of white is one of my favorite FFB palettes in the cold weather.

  • citygirldc replied 3 years ago

    Love your outfit especially those white/cream booties.  I would be so scared to wear them for fear of scuffing them.

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    I love this on you! The cream booties are gorgeous and really work. I don't have any winter footwear that light but I think I am now on the lookout for some.

  • Liz A. replied 3 years ago

    I am in love with your top.  You look so chic.

  • Maneera replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit! Ink is a great color on you...especially with cream. I LOVE the top!!!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Wow is all I can say.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Una, I've wondered the same thing. . . . And my guess is that it's Aida's very pale, luminous skin that makes the look so cohesive. That's the only explanation I've thought of that makes sense.

  • Aida replied 3 years ago

    Thank you so much ladies! :D

    Sally, these jeans are ankle length which I don't think is a very popular one for a flared hem; they do seem to work best with heels or ankle boots, and can be a little tricky for proportions but I do enjoy a challenge.

    Suz, YES you should get a cream chunky necklace! Will be super with loads of outfits, and all the blues you wear as well. Perhaps one with a bunch of silver, too.

    Una and Sharan, hee ^^ It is definitely my pale skin -- Bookending with my face, Una! It's all exposed skin: face, neck, chest, arms, legs. I use all of it to help work with the light footwear in addition to adding other light elements via clothing/accessories. Putting my hair up adds a big dose of lightness because there's lots more exposed skin. That's the main reason that, in general, if I'm going to wear something dark (and especially if there's a higher neckline) you'll find that my hair is up.

    El Cee, fun! I think many of us have these jeans, and I'm sure we'd all enjoy seeing what you come up with for yours.

    Citygirl, oh they are plenty scuffed along with all my other light footwear ;) I just waterproof them like mad and clean what I can, then whatever happens happens! Wiping down at the end of the day helps a lot, too.

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