December 18th, 2018

A Touch of Black Satin

Instead of upping my jewelry for festive lunches, I’ve been wearing a black satin ribbon and shoes — this simple tweak takes my day looks up a notch.

Upper left Amanda Brooks


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Chelsea double-breasted cotton trench coat


Bouclé jacket


Maxima 35 leather knee-high boots


Origano sweater


Onita brushed alpaca and wool-blend coat


Wool and cashmere-blend turtleneck poncho


Leather knee boots


Philippe cashmere and silk-blend bouclé sweater


Pablo cashmere and silk-blend bouclé midi skirt


Leather slingback sandals


Twill jacket


High-neck gathered nanette top

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  • What are the shoes in the lower photo? Desperately seeking satin shoes!

    Ann A NeimanDecember 18th, 2018  11:59 AM

  • Hi Ann, they are Prada from 2010

    PrestonDecember 18th, 2018  12:02 PM

  • I’ve been repurposing ribbons from Net-A-Porter for my daughter’s holiday looks. Maybe I should get in on it too!

    EricaDecember 18th, 2018  1:19 PM

  • So very chic!! Impossible to improve upon any of this ~
    Manolo Blahnik also makes a beautiful black satin Carolyne. Fabric shoes for day time – I will start wearing mine more!! Merry Christmas! Joyous holidays!

    PaulaDecember 18th, 2018  1:23 PM

  • Black and red satin ribbons with a low pony tail have felt fresh, tidy and pretty this season. Love the post. Happy holidays!

    LFRDecember 18th, 2018  8:35 PM

  • Much prefer the narrower ribbons and bows you’ve featured to the larger ones doing the rounds. And as always, this is super chic!

    That's Not My AgeDecember 20th, 2018  7:08 AM

  • The black looks great on lighter hair. Any colour suggestions for those of us with very dark hair?

    TropicalistDecember 20th, 2018  9:20 AM

  • What about cream? Or a golden brown?

    PrestonDecember 20th, 2018  9:49 AM

  • Oo yes, I like golden brown. It’s a reverse of the blond with black. Thanks!

    TropicalistDecember 20th, 2018  1:53 PM

  • After searching for months for the perfect simple, pointy-toed black satin pump, I used Prada’s custom shoe program to get a pair in my favorite and best-fitting pump of all time. They’re amazing!. Thank you for the “permission” to wear them much more often than I had planned!

    Lisa MacDecember 20th, 2018  2:12 PM

  • These are not satin – they are velvet, but really pretty and good quality for the price: Velvet Hair Bow

    L.A.MamaDecember 20th, 2018  5:24 PM

  • Thanks L.A.Mama…just ordered the black for $7.00! I am on the lookout for lengths of ribbon as well…but this will do for now. I went to a crafts store yesterday, but no ribbon, to my surprise…a fabric store next.

    bisbeeDecember 21st, 2018  8:55 AM

  • Used my daughter’s blush pink ballet slipper elastic from Amazon . Got compliments. Pops more than black for dark brunette hair. Love your fashion style. Happy New Year!

    MOODSEYDecember 28th, 2018  9:25 PM


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