The singer rocks black-and-white leather pants in new personal snapshots posted online

By Tim Nudd
Updated November 13, 2012 11:00 AM
Courtesy Beyonce

It’s been a year of new joys for Beyoncé with daughter Blue Ivy. Now, though, she seems to be reconnecting with her first love – music.

The singer, 31, who is already schedule to perform at the Super Bowl in February, posted some personal photos online this week, including one from the studio – in which she’s seen rocking black-and-white leather pants and a matching top.

She shows off the outfit in more detail in another group of photos: the Rag & Bone pants and the abstract Nicholas Kirkwood shoes with what look like two faces staring at each other.

In another photo, she tries out a long-sleeve, collared silk shift dress with a colorful baroque print.

Beyoncé has been connecting with fans online more often this year, both through her Tumblr – part of the recently redesigned – and now on Instagram.

She has returned to performing sporadically this year, including a few shows over Memorial Day weekend and an appearance with husband Jay-Z in October. But the Super Bowl show will mark her grand return to the stage.