I like black. It is such a nice canvas for any pattern, for instance, the stripes, or accessories, for instance, these colorful bangles, and the dotted silk scarf. I had to wait very long for this leather dress as it was on back order when I ordered it online. However, the dress was worth the wait. It is so versatile as any other LBD (here, here, here). One can dress it up or down. Due to the cut of the skirt it can even go girlie.
Here I combined it with a striped sweater and black tights. The scarf and bangles at a pop of color. The stripes of the sleeves take the LBD to work appropriate. In warmer climate, this outfit would be a perfect work to dinner combo. Just take off the sweater, and switch the accessories to more bling , and you would be ready for a night on the town.
For the commute to work I am wearing my motorcycle Burberry lodden coat again. Usually at this time a year, it is too cold for this coat. The coat is fine for temperatures above zero Fahrenheit (-18C) when wearing long sleeve underwear and a sweater underneath. It is funny how one adapts to the cold in 12 years living in Alaska. Here I did not even bother to wear gloves. Well I have to admit, I had a ride. Wearing no gloves at these temps is a recipe to get cold fingers when you get into the cold car and touch the steering wheel when you come from work. I had my purple gloves in my bag. They match this Russian scarf that I got from my girlfriend when she came back from her visit in Russia.
Photos: G. Kramm (2014)
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