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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brown and Black?


I love driving my co-worker crazy with my outfits. We have gotten in quite a few debates when it comes to mixing brown and black, black and navy, grey and brown....the list is endless. Oh and don't even get her started on stripes and florals...she goes bananas!!! So I was so excited when I put this ensemble together and knew it was probably driving her absolutely nuts...hehehe...I'm so evil!




There is black in the print of dress so it made it much easier to mix the black cardigan and other accessories in the mix, but then I added the reddish brown belt with it, to tie in all the shades of brown for a little more pop. Other than that, just a simple little summer outfit. I would've much preferred to go sans cardigan, but the AC in our building is absolutely frigid and I can't stand it! When your nose starts dripping and your fingers are numb, that's when you know it's time to dress in layers. Oh and the dress was a gift from Tieka. It's fits perfect and I'm loving the fact that it's a very light and airy dress for this hot as hell day...the thermometer tipped the scale at 110 degrees. You can see how she styled it here!



Well I am totally looking forward to this weekend! I probably won't be able to do any posts until Saturday night, since Zach's mom is getting married and all of our family is coming into town!!! Yay! I'm so excited. Even though we saw most of them this year already, we have so much fun together. I'll be sharing pictures for sure!! I'm most excited about seeing my 1 year old nephew again.

Cardigan, Thrifted ($3)
Dress, Tieka's closet (swap)
Belt, Thrifted ($2)
Shoes, UO ($28)
Necklace, Consignment ($14)


  1. Really loving the pattern on the dress. Cute!

  2. You see, I never get why people don't like to mix black and brown together! I think you mixed the two beautifully with the black cardigan bringing out the black in the dress, and the brown belt bringing together the browns in the dress.

    Job well done! :)

  3. i never understood these ridiculous fashion faux pas...i wore black and blue, black and brown, etc my entire life. it wasn't until i started getting into fashion blogs that i learned of these weird rules. well rules are made to be broken and you are doing it so well :) i forgot about this dress of tiekas! it looks great on both of you!

  4. what's wrong with black & brown...all I know that black matches with everything! just go go go! nice dress and nice combination!

  5. You're right. I don't understand people who don't like black & brown, too. Silly. I love your outfit :-*

  6. I love the dress on you! And you mix brown and black well. :)

  7. I love that brown dress! Very cute print! :)

  8. You look gorgeous in black and brown! That just the way to do the combination, too -- with very different shades. And, I know I've already told you this, but I'm always struck by how much you look like Anne Hatheway!


  9. I think black and brown are fabulous together, they're both neutrals so why shouldn't they go together... right?

  10. I love that print on that dress. Brown and black totally go together in instances like this. it's when people try to pretend that, like, espresso and washed-out black are ok that it becomes a problem. There smacks a lack of deliberateness about that whereas your outfit coordinates and compliments and looks great.

  11. Yes for brown and black! it works because the dress is really pretty and with pattern, and the cardi is basic and black. i think this is the only way to make it work.