Shakara’s shopping surprise at Black Pepper 42



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It’s really hard to look great in winter. Usually I have to put layer upon layer to keep these senior bones warm!

At first, I wasn’t expecting clothes in Black Pepper to be very useful in winter. However, as a member of the Starts at 60 community, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a guest blogger and get a $200 gift voucher to go into our local Albury store, try on clothes and have some fun taking photos.

Shakara at Black Pepper

Well – what an enjoyable experience! The saleswoman, Dianne, was so helpful. She had a knack for putting great outfits and combinations together quickly.

The first outfit was a beautiful pine with midnight trim casual coat. I found it to be very warm and I knew this would be a great addition to anybody’s wardrobe.  Even better: our store had 30 percent off certain items, and this was one of them!

Micro Fibre Jacket (BA43787) – RRP $129, Sale Price $89

Now I had my casual coat, I set out to complete the outfit from the racks. This time I wore a pair of 7/8 length jeans and they had a stretch waist band. Perfect for middle age spread! I teamed it with a powder blue skivvy, and a twilight vest coat.


Vests – from RRP $49
Skivvy Winterlock (BA405) – RRP $29
Heritage Mid-Weight Denim Pants (BA444) – RRP $79.95

Again, the vest coat was very warm and the outfit looked great. I could even imagine I was wearing it on my wish list cruise!

Next was a black and beige jumper teamed with another 7/8 length pants this time black and not jeans. I thought I’d have a bit more fun modelling this outfit:

Black Pepper window with Shakara

Kayla Top – RRP $99.95
Bi Stretch Slim 7/8 Pants
– RRP $69.95

A top then caught my attention and we proceeded to put another outfit together. I already had the pants on so a multicolored top and another jacket and this time Dianne got in on the fun. As you can see, shopping in these comfortable clothes is easy!




Neka Jersey Top (BA47364) – RRP $69.95
Lambton Jacket (BA43747) – RRP $119

Then it was my time to play, I saw a top that reminded me of one I had many years ago. It was an animal print so I transformed into a cat for my last shot!


In the end I chose a skivvy in orange (my favourite colour), the warm pine casual coat, and a reversible vest. I am a convert to the great, comfortable clothes that Black Pepper stocks, and will be giving gift vouchers at Christmas to my friends.

-Shakara Rose


This article has been sponsored by Black Pepper. It was written independently by Shakara with the Starts at 60 team as we feel it provides valuable insights for our community. To find out more about Black Pepper, visit their website by clicking here.


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  1. I think Starts at 60 should mark some of these advertising ‘stories’ as advertisements.

    3 REPLY
    • It does state at the end of the article that this article is sponsored by Black Pepper, I don’t have a problem with that, just gives people that like black pepper an idea of what’s on offer.

    • Yes I know and I have seen other article that when you get to the bottom state they are from XYZ or whatever. I just think there should be some thing up front to say it is an infomercial or an advertising feature as is required now if an article is in a magazine or newspaper.

  2. Why are ads for Black Pepper coming up on your site all the time? I don’t want to see them. The clothes are not my style at all.

  3. the clothing while I like one or 2 items, it very pricey, I doubt the average pensioner could afford them even on special but well done with the modeling

  4. I have to agree that the clothing is above budget for a lot so us “oldies” but I love Black Pepper and suggest they put out a “budget” range for those of us in that category. I would be a definite starter.

  5. Not my style but good luck to those who like Black Pepper. It is very good quality material and put together well.

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