Starting again… again.

January 24 2015


ZARA Coat, Turtleneck, Boots & Bag | TOPSHOP Jeans

Just popped the kettle on, I’m about to make some tea – chamomile & honey, my favourite – and warm up after a morning of running errands in the cold. Glad to say that my knits and polo necks have been keeping me warm, but still feeling every bit as stylish as I feel when the weather is warmer.

This is a very simple outfit, something I’d normally go for on a day when I want more function over fashion, like today. I love that in all black I feel ready for what the day has in store. It’s a colour (some would say tone) that you can “wear at any time, any age and for almost any occasion”.

I must say, it did feel great stopping and shooting my outfit on the side of the street, like old times.

I better go and check on my tea, it’s probably brewed by now… you already know how serious we British take our brews.

Hope you’re well.

(pc: Kezia Eniang)

*PS* This should explain the title of this post.



  • Reply JoySteib January 24 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing this simple yet elegant look for any day of the week!! You look really amazing. Love the look! <3

  • Reply Anna January 24 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Great outfit and style as always ! You’re a real inspiration that’s why you’re my favorite blogger . Je ne m’en lasse pas (can’t get enough) bisou

  • Reply Aynur January 24 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Your outfit is just GORGEOUS!!

    ☽ MoonLight Aynur ★

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  • Reply jumani January 24 2015 at 3:41 pm

    beautiful as always

  • Reply Oumi January 24 2015 at 3:58 pm

    All Black Outfits are the best!


  • Reply Ikujuni Bosede January 24 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Gorgeous outfit.

  • Reply Mylene January 24 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I love me some ‘all black outfit ‘ sometimes ! I hope you enjoyed your tea ! 🙂

  • Reply Emily January 24 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Absolutely love that bag! You pull off the entire outfit so well.

  • Reply Luvherlipstik January 24 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Loving the outfit, u look amazing <3

  • Reply Kiera :D January 24 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful coat 🙂

  • Reply Chi-Chi January 24 2015 at 4:43 pm

    All Black errthang – Looking as stylish as always!

    Looking forward to more blog posts this year; wishing you all the best for 2015!

  • Reply Courtney January 24 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Stunning! Absolutely love the boots.

    Courtney from Two Looks, One London | A Personal Style Blog .x.

  • Reply Dee January 24 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Lovely! Love your blog and YouTube channel!

  • Reply Senira January 24 2015 at 5:11 pm

    i love black outfits, glad you are back to the blog 🙂

  • Reply Fatima January 24 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Killing it as always. Black is totally a color, my favorite if you ask me. F x

  • Reply shannette January 24 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Beautiful look. Love the boots.

  • Reply Konge January 24 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Yet another great post! Love it! You look amazing as per usual

  • Reply Leanne Winters January 24 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I love a classic look like this, stunning x

  • Reply Yasmine January 24 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Nice booties

  • Reply Miss Kemu January 24 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I love the bag! 🙂

  • Reply Sylvia January 24 2015 at 7:44 pm


  • Reply Yinka January 24 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Very nice Shirley! you can never go wrong with Black 🙂

  • Reply Georgina January 24 2015 at 8:23 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I know I will be taking inspiration from this outfit when it finally gets cooler here!

    Georgina | Baby Rebel

  • Reply MoreThanJustAPrettyFace January 24 2015 at 10:02 pm

    YES! This outfit is everything. Your outfit choices are always so classy!

    MoreThanJustAPrettyFace ||

  • Reply Michelle January 24 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Great post, always a true fashionista true to her style!

  • Reply Leta January 24 2015 at 11:00 pm


    Fashion blogger, freelance stylist and photographer, interior designer, photo model and music production student. Check out my fashion blog Great and big things are coming!

  • Reply Beeba January 25 2015 at 12:16 am

    Killer Look and your hair is Amazing.

  • Reply Elsa ONDOUA January 25 2015 at 4:32 am

    I love how simple and chic you are Shirley !

  • Reply marvia January 25 2015 at 11:42 am

    hey shirley you rock.Its a new year and loving the style already. Keep doing you girlfriend. Xoxo.

  • Reply Elle January 25 2015 at 2:06 pm

    You’re one of the most gorgeous and stylish women I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Seriously, I admire you a lot.

  • Reply Leenea January 25 2015 at 2:17 pm

    you are simply the best. came running after seeing your ig post. praying that the video u will upload is a lookbook!

  • Reply GorisHelena January 25 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I love this all black style so much. Fit so perfectly in my personal style. Now I must have that gorgeous bag of you Shirley ! xoxo

  • Reply Crystal January 25 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Geez Girl! u inspire me so freakin much! Love this !

  • Reply Jodi-Kay Edwards January 25 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Simple, yet chic! Love that coat!

  • Reply Shaza January 25 2015 at 9:27 pm

    We missed you so much! Can’t wait to read more posts from you. Hopefully more personal ones related to growth? Although I love the fashion and makeup ones too. xxx

  • Reply tolly January 25 2015 at 10:07 pm

    You look so beautiful Shirley! But I think you should step out of your comfort zone and wear more colours.

  • Reply Nate Middleton January 26 2015 at 5:06 am

    You have got to tell me how you do it! How in the world do you always look so stylish?! Always clean lines, great color palette (even if it’s all black), great textures! Sheesh you’ve got style! I love it!

  • Reply Gracejunkie January 26 2015 at 11:08 am

    You’re simply gorgeous…

  • Reply Kate January 26 2015 at 12:05 pm

    You look great!

  • Reply carolina January 26 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Great outfit 😉


  • Reply Dodos January 26 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I love this look. All black everything rocks!

  • Reply shantauna smith January 27 2015 at 3:47 am

    style inspiration!!!

  • Reply mpume January 27 2015 at 5:30 am

    i love this outfit…and i’m a huge fan of everything Shirley.

  • Reply Agnes January 27 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Simple yet chic look x

  • Reply Chioma January 27 2015 at 10:45 pm

    That bag is perf ! Loving the all-black outfit ! 🙂

  • Reply Prerna January 28 2015 at 2:03 am

    Such a simple yet chic look!! I love your all black outfit!! I am gravitating towards neutral these days too, as in Japan I feel so out of place wearing bright colors!!

  • Reply Facera January 29 2015 at 3:34 am

    Black is very beautiful color, and very cool!

  • Reply Stella Kashmoney January 29 2015 at 9:09 pm

    You look amazing. Nice to have you back. I love your boots.

  • Reply Angélique C February 1 2015 at 11:21 am

    Looking forward to having you back blogging again! I missed it, since i frequently check your blog for outfit updates xx

  • Reply Priscilla February 2 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Your boots are so fab. I love wearing all black in the winter. Its my go-to colour 🙂

  • Reply Rekk February 3 2015 at 2:44 am

    Shirley, I love this look! You are the queen of monochrome and minimals that suit every body type. You’ve inspired me to run and find a wrap coat in the last of the sales, if I can! xx

  • Reply frannie February 3 2015 at 7:29 am

    You make me wanna dye my hair black! Love this outfit, gorgeous. Want that coat!

  • Reply PERTUNIA February 3 2015 at 9:23 am

    keep this up yeah…

  • Reply Anyi Atabong February 4 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Shirley!!! Like we Americans would say “ur such a bad ass” !!! LOL, your haul was so fab and I truly get an idea of what my wardrobe would look like for the season based on your picks !! Enjoy Naija oooooo, I just came back from Cameroon myself (my origin) Happy Travels 🙂 Waiting for pics !

  • Reply nora February 4 2015 at 12:53 pm

    love the shoes xo

  • Reply Rebecca February 7 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    your videos are awesome and I have learnt a lot about makeup from you. I just watched your most recent video and I was wondering which Zara you got the dogtooth pencil dress from? Thanks

  • Reply Jo February 9 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Wow loving to see you in this black look

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  • Reply Janielle February 19 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Love the black!! Think you are a great stylist! Cheers!

  • Reply Rachel Owiti March 5 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Great outfit!! You look good as always!!

  • Reply Jordan Mignon March 5 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I keep looking at this post and I’m falling in love with slouchy coats!

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  • Reply Alphonsina July 16 2015 at 12:52 am

    There is no way to lose with Black. Chic, elegant, mysterious, just hot! Love it !

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