Monday, May 9, 2011

Mixing it up

Cardigan: Target
Tank: Ann Taylor (gift from Mom)
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: Gap
Boots: Nine West
Earrings: Kohl's

I love this outfit. There's nothing really special about it, but I love it. It was comfortable for walking to and from work and professional and presentable for actually working. So, win-win.

I guess when I really think about it, there are two things that I really like about this look.
1. The mixed neutrals. I love the black with accents in various shades of brown. It feels so rebellious to mix up that many shades of brown with the black base.

2. I love the juxtaposition of the ladylike tank, skirt, and cardigan with the rugged belt and boots. There's something about the combination of "Office appropriate" with "Just another day on the range" that appeals to me. Maybe it's the fact that I live next door to a lot of cows (and the attendant cowboy types) that's making that aesthetic my new favorite thing ever.

And y'all, I love these boots. Love them to pieces. That may deserve a "literally" soon, as you can see from the scuffed toes. What you can't see are the torn up heels (stinkin' gravel on the side of the road!) and the deteriorating lining on these boots, especially in the heels. I just can't let go, though. They're just too comfortable and, at least in my world, stylish.

Oh! I've got good news - we've (mostly) fixed our Internet issues at our place. We can't actually get internet at our house, because the petition for phone service has been languishing at the government office for the past ten years, so we've talked to our neighbors. They got Internet at their place, which we pay for. We're close enough to them that we can get decent service at our place from theirs, but they had the modem in the back of the house, so we finally moved it to the upstairs front room (closest to our place) this weekend. Success! As long as the rains aren't too bad, we've got signal.

I"m beyond thrilled.


  1. Yay internetz!!!

    You look fantastic, I love everything about this too, the mixed neutrals, the girly and rugged, everything. You really look great!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

  2. Gorgeous! Love your outfit and hair, you look amazing.

  3. Love the boots so much, and this mix of neutrals is one of my faves!

  4. i love how you have your hair pulled back!

  5. You look amazing. I do agree with you this simple outfit with black and browns are working for me too - simple yet gorgeous outfit! Love the way you did your hair too!

    xo Nav

  6. i love that outfit, too. sometimes the simplest, back-to-the-basics ensembles are the best ones, and this is definitely the case here. you look super chic and could go anywhere and do anything and still look stylish and put-together. love this.
    -brittney (my daily outfit blog; come on by if you'd like!)

  7. I think brown boots are one of the few things that actually can look better the more beaten up they get, and i love that you paired them with your fancy black dress!

    Chic on the Cheap

  8. Love the black and brown together. You look stunning!!!

  9. your hair is so cute here, and what a gorgeous location! the mixed neutrals definitely look great together, awesome styling and accessories :)


  10. your hair is so cute here, and what a gorgeous location! the mixed neutrals definitely look great together, awesome styling and accessories :)


  11. I really REALLY like this outfit, the black with the brown accessories, and your beloved cowboy boots (I really want a pair!) :)

    Yay for internet!

  12. I'd be doing jumping jacks of happiness for getting internet :)
    That's such a cute thrifted belt, it has character

  13. I think I almost did do jumping jacks. It'd been way too long. Jajaja

  14. Thanks! I hope you find your perfect pair of cowboy boots - these have been so good to me.


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