Amazing Looks from Goodwill written by Bjorn Nasett

Mary Ellen - The Allure of Basic Black

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Jan 19, 2012 4:57:00 PM
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Mary Ellen's Favorite Item:
Black Palazzo Pants

"They are a nice alternative to a dress at a formal outing. They're much more comfortable too!”

Here on Mary Ellen we have the enduring allure of basic black. Utilizing her favorite item, her flowing black palazzo pants, Bjorn thought he would take the outfit into more of an evening look. A vintage kimono jacket that was literally made for this ensemble, emulates the shape of the slacks and has wonderful gold embroidery, in addition to details like frog closures and double cuffed sleeves. With a piece like this, the rest of her outfit was kept on the simple side. A long sleeved black cotton t-shirt from Energie was all she needed under the ornate jacket. Completing the look is an accessory set that includes earrings, a bracelet and a necklace in a gold shell-like design from Organ Taylor that was brand new right out of the gift box! The piece de resistance for this dazzling look are the fabulous sequined pumps from J. Renee that Bjorn thought completed the movement of the slacks, and revealed a little sparkle as she walked. Mary Ellen could wear this to any special event that she is invited to this winter. On another note, this type of jacket could also be worn for maximum impact with jeans as well!

From Goodwill:

  • Energie long sleeve black t-shirt – 3.99
  • Imperial Fashion black and gold kimono jacket - 4.99
  • Morgan Taylor gold shell set (earrings, bracelet, necklace) - 6.99
  • J.Renee metallic pumps - 4.99

From Mary Ellen:

  • Black palazzo pants

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