Black on Black

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Black is just THAT colour. It's classic and timeless. I like the ease of slipping on an 'all black' outfit, because I know no matter what, it would look flattering. You can say this one was somewhat 'ballerina' inspired. I remember when I was little (and I'm sure most other girls out there can relate...) I used to wish I was one!
 I shot these using the black and white filter on my camera, and being such a lover of black and white photos, i'm quite pleased with how these came out.

Skirt : Urban Outfitters
Bodysuit : Primark
Belt : Primark
Dolly Shoes : H&M
Bracelet : H&M

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62 Comments:

Monique said...

you look so elegant! love the black on black!

Essie said...

i love this outfit, its so simple but beautiful :) gorgeous photos! xx

Chantelle Thomas said...

You look really elegant. Haha I still wish I was a ballerina! :( Gorgeous pictures :)

Anna said...

I love your outfit and your sense of style! I am a massive fan of photography and I think yours is exceptional. You have such a great blog! I also love black - both the trend and the filter! Anna xx

Jeneration said...

You are so beautiful!

Kasia M said...

Gorgeous outfit! I probably have said it before, but the skirt is amazing! :)

Bea said...

Love these photos! Very inspirational, you look like ballerina! Did you use a hair doughnut? Love the bun
x

Shirley said...

Thank you girls! :)

@Bea : Yes I did! Love how perfect they make buns look! :)

xo

Vivian said...

your hair looks gorgeous! That is like the perfect bun :)

Krissy ~ said...

you look ever so elegant! love it! super adorable!
Krissy xoxo

Martita at Costa Chic said...

Aww very 50's, you look lovely, it very suits you. I am a big fan of Mad Men so anything in that style always catches my attention. Betty Draper would be proud:) xx

Drew! said...

i love it!

i definately come from the school of thought on the mblack-on-black issue.

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xx

Lilia said...

Very ballerina-esque to say the least. I love it! www.lilia-lifeinoh.blogspot.com

D.R. said...

these pics are so beautiful
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~Jeimy~ said...

your style is soo amazing and inspiring today I tried the smokey eye and bold lip because i visited your blog thank you

xoxo

jeimy

Zara said...

ohhh meek, mouldy misses your pretty face! Wish I could see it soon but will have to be when I'm back now although we are soooo getting our Skype on xxx

Antonette said...

i love this
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IgboBaby said...

So pretty! I love the high bun ;-)

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Sephira said...

I agree, black is THE color! You look gorgeous in that dress btw ;)

xx Seph

Elena said...

you look so wonderful! I like your pics and style

Haarare-Hippi said...

Wow! You look stunning from head to toe.

Haarare-Hippi said...

Wow! You look amazing from head to toe xx

Marta said...

I can't believe...you are so beautiful. Love the dress :) xxx

Clo said...

How stunning are you!? These pictures are absolutely beautiful

Vertiginoso said...

WOow AND Frankly What an uber sparkling § pretty ballerina you make Dear !!! OR when (a so timelessly appealing) Black § White aesthetics (faultlessly) extols Voluptuousness' Gracefulness . . .

à Bientôt, Antoine

Natassja said...

Gorgeous! Very retro-Audrey Hepburn chic :)

FlirtingwithFashion said...

so beautiful pictures :) love it! you're so damn pretty and i love the classic chic on that pictures!

xoxo

Monia said...

love this outfit, specially skirt ;)

Jess said...

This is stunning Shirley so chic!

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Sia said...

Love black on black baby XOXO

the young and immortal said...

so beautiful :)
~niki from the young and immortal <3
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downtownchicagobarbie said...

Even before you said ballerina that is exactly what I was thinking. You are beautiful shirley.

Toria said...

The photos are so elegant and gorgeous! Love them!
~Toria

www.bonafidestyle.blogspot.com

Ola said...

Stunning, the outfit is great but the photography captures me.x

Elly said...

these pics are truly amazing, you look gorgeous. Check out my BLOG www.elly-caramelly.blogspot.com

Cherrie J. said...

You are stunning! I agree black is very timeless. Love the photos!

-Cherrie
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Sing said...

Beautiful, simple black and white photos. Love it.

Charchiccc said...

These pictures are just stunning Shirley :)

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Kay said...

You look lovely.

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Kay

EXTRAordinary People said...

I love this! It's so artistic. <3

Whitney Sherrell said...

You look like a beautiful ballerina!

Whitney
www.MyStylishFriends.blogspot.com

Naturally Fashionable said...

Love this look shirley!

Alero said...

Its very elegant indeed... :)

Diana said...

you're so beautiful!

Drew! said...

Love the ensemble, an elegant fifties vibe with a modern sensibility.

Hope all is well at uni, i finally graduated! (we must shoot some time soon!)

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k f e d l a n d said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! So feminine and perfect. like a ballet dancer! gorgeous skirt. x

Bianca said...

Amazing shots! So simple yet elegant. <3
xoxo

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Miska said...

Shirley, this is beautifully classic! I doubt that makes any sense, but this outfit is just amazing! <3

amenfashion17 said...

Ahh you look soo sweet!

The Victorian Era said...

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Elina said...

so in love with you and this mood of the photographs!

Oreleona said...

you look beautiful!

Nesha said...

These photos are beautiful! :)

Jul said...

Well, you look fabulous! I love the whole outfit from head to toe and I agree with you, black is so classy and timeless!
Life is a romantic poem

Niina said...

I loved this Ballerina like outfit.. Really nice!! :)

Lauren said...

This looks very Audrey Hepburn- chic and classic. Great choice to use the black and white photography too.

Enjoy some lovely autumnal days.

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Mz Pretty Paris said...

New Follower!Love your Outfit!

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Amanda said...

You look so elegant, and u look like an gorgeous actress from a old movie, I love it!

Churece Nichol said...

I love your pleated skirt, and your black and white photo

Sana said...

You look like a ballerina.. Love it! <3

Laurely Spice said...

You are beautiful Shirley

LaceandPearls said...

I adore this outfit, it's amazing