Classic Black

The other day I looked out the window and was just blown away by the beauty of the snow on the trees. There have been days where that scene literally left me in despair but on this particular day I saw only the pureness of a peaceful morning and a fresh coat of snow. With that in mind, I’m trying to continue to look at winter in a new light this year – instead of whining about the cold and the snow I’m trying to be grateful that God created a world that shows off His glory so magnificently.

Maine is having a pretty mild January and that has certainly helped. And I really do think my light therapy is also impacting my mood. I sit at this light every morning (usually before the kids wake) for 30 minutes. Here’s more about the one I bought.

But getting back to the point, the pure white snow really inspired this outfit. I have always been drawn to a head to toe black look, probably from my days of living in New York. It’s always classic, timeless and looks good on everyone. I had to take a break from head to toe black when my children were babies (hello mess!) but I’m happy to be back in black again now that they are a little older.

This is a look anyone can pull together – I don’t know a mom out there without a good pair of black leggings. Throw them on with a simple sweater for a casual look. I decided to dress things up with some velvet jeans and a lace sweater. And the next day I went out to dinner in a LBD. Black just always works! And the red lip is a nod to those Parisian women who pull this look off day in and out with aplomb. I can pretend to be chic for a few pics, right?!?

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Outfit Details: My sweater is from Express from last year but I’m linking a similar one at a great price – under $30! And my velvet jeans again… (feeling like a broken record here but I really do love J Crew Factory’s jeans!) My boots are also old, from the Cole Haan outlet, but here is a nice pair worth a look.

 

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