I know that you recently got a black tulip skirt that you really like, but there are only so many times that you can wear it with a black jacket before people think you're going goth....
So, here is the first set I've made for you to show you that you can use other colors with black, like a shade of pink (like this maroon/wine color that I know you like and is also popular this fall). This set could be dressed up or down, depending on the shoes, accessories, and top. For example, using the necklace with the clutch would be more dressy than the scarf and handbag. By adding accents that have texture and/or are striking, you can make a normally dull outfit become quite classy and trendy. Hope you like this one!
Love you in maroon! -- ABB
P.S. When I had to revise this set, I put in the boots that are similar to ones you already own and also updated the jewelry to be more pearly so it was a bit more dressy to coordinate with the boots. You'll also notice that there are several bracelets-- layered bracelets are an easy and fun trend to incorporate into outfits, so have fun with it and utilize all those fun bangles I know you have! ;-)