Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Version of Black Friday!

It's Black Friday and while many can't wait to get to the mall, I am off with my family to the beach today…We are about to be swamped with red and green for a few weeks and I thought this may be a chance to share all the beautiful black I've been noticing lately..

Black just seems to make everything look chic from clothes to doors...

Even Christmas can look hipper with some black.

How did the black converse become such an iconic item this year? Feeling frumpy? Just add a pair and you've got instant cool.

Black wicker chairs also seem to be everywhere and I want some for my dining room!

Who said holiday cakes had to be red velvet?

The late Tina Chow, one of my first style icons.

 How fabulous is this men's trench she wore?

Some more of my favorites I've been saving...

Black wayfarers also kind of make everything look fresh I've noticed.

 Did you know that almost all the bikes in Northern Europe are black? Don't know why, but they are.

Love these doors and the French sign!

A black trench is probably one of the best investments and on my list!

Loving Harry here.


Love the fabulous black-green color of so much in Paris.

Best part of black is we all have some in our wardrobe...

Dig your black out and see how rocker or elegant it is...

It all depends on what you want to make it...

Gee now all that crazy color blocking seems like a bad dream!! Was that just last year?

Happy weekend friends! 

Don't forget to shop Small Business Saturday at your local shops. Support the small businesses in your community so they stay in your towns..

If we only shop at big box retailers, that's all we will have one day. 
Think about it and check local small stores out. 

Last year I bought a lot of my gifts in my town and they were all unique and not expensive!


Images via Pinterest and Tumblr unless noted.


  1. ohhh - I love black too but my heart went a little when I saw the last pic of Di in black. I miss her - isn't that odd...Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving Kim xx

  2. Most of my wardrobe is black. You have created a beautiful Black Friday post Kim. I agree with you about the small shops, I do shop small more than mall!

  3. Simply wonderful, all images! And, thank you for posting Tina Chow's photo, a gorgeous icon of timeless beauty!

  4. Have a great holiday at the beach. I just bought a black slim turtleneck. Love black.

  5. Thanks Naomi, Love Di and I just saw that and really wanted to add it. xx

  6. Thanks Hostess! Going to get to my local store today. Already got a few things Wednesday, but was avoiding the Friday thing! x

  7. Mar gar et, Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm glad to know others appreciate her too!

  8. Leigh a black turtleneck is so gorgeous and I need a new one. I am going to look for cashmere because I can't deal with wool anymore..(Just get itchy and red) and cotton doesn't hold it's shape enough to look good..What did you get?

  9. LOVE black and am so with you on supporting small businesses ;-)
    Gorgeous images Sweets x

  10. Yes for supporting small businesses and I love black -- so rich and so versatile! Hope you had a splendid Thanksgiving.

  11. I love your version of Black Friday. A fabulous selection of images and I'm so pleased you icluded that particular photo of Princess Diana. One of those natural shots of her. Great picture of Harry too. As for the outfits - camel and black is always a stylish combination. I agree about supporting small businesses too. Our local gift shop has the most unusual hand-picked gifts throughout the year.

  12. Good morning Kim! I saw this post over the weekend on FB and wanted to stop back by. I love all your chicy chic noir images here. You have such style. I especially love the black pumps with jeans and cigarette pants...must add to my list! ;) Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Happy cyber Monday girlfriend!
    xx, Heather

  13. Hey Kim! Yes, I totally agree with supporting the small local stores, so great shout out! I try and support my local markets as much as I can!
    I lvoe all of this black and I espically love that cake, wowza! I want a huge slice right now.
    Sounds like you had a beautiful day with your family instead of dealing with the crowed malls and stores. We stayed away from the malls as well and actually did a bit of decorating and much needed house organizaton. Whoo hooo! Have a great week Kim! xoxo, Jackie

  14. Such an inspiring collection. I've choosen some images for my fashion random posts....
    have a great day

  15. what a lovely selection. so chic and classy. I love black. even though it is a morning color, I find it timeless. I just chose some pics for my random fashion posts.
    have a great day