Really simple question but having a bit of a problem solving it, and searching the forums I struggled to find the answer (although certainly it will have been answered before. I have been using the CSS preview to customize my blog (http://studio2792.wordpress.com) so that I can familiarize myself with CSS before purchasing the upgrade. Today I purchased the upgrade as my site was nearly ready to go. By doing so it discarded all the changes I made in preview mode leaving the original Structure Theme CSS in place (actually helpful in some ways: I'd copied and pasted the full CSS into the editor, making the thing do more work, so that's no longer an issue) I have been able to recode most of it as I like due to helpful forum users having helped me make those alterations in the first instance.
My main issue right now is changing the color of fonts. I had the text formatted so that it would appear on each page as black (#000000). Now it has reverted back to the default gray (#999999) and I cannot remember how to alter it. Which part of the code would I have to change to have all the text in posts and pages as black?
In another related issue, I am not happy with the way links appear within text (currently black text and italic). Which part of code corrects this issue?
The blog I need help with is studio2792.wordpress.com.