Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Black Dress Remix Take 1

Black Dress Remix Take 1

Black Dress Remix Take 1

Works Cited
black dress: gap
plaid shirt: thrifted
belt: thrifted
tights: leggs
boots: indigo

Oh goody, I love this dress! I knew I wanted to layer it over things, especially button-ups, and this plaid one I thrifted recently fit the bill perfectly. Even though it's a little big (and I'm considering taking the sleeves in), the fabric is thin enough not to feel bulky under the dress. Once I return to colder climes, I will definitely do light layers under the dress to stay warm while I bicycle around in the snow and sip tea on the couch.

As for the brown and black--a combination I know makes some people nervous--I say embrace it. I think the two look smashing together.

23 comments:

Jaeve + Things said...

great outfit!

(always)alanna said...

ahh i have those boots in a lighter color- i thrifted them at wasteland in los angeles- and i love them!
and i love how you call yourself a nerd, i am too girl haha!
merry christmas and happy new year!
xx
and gorgeouss blogg!

caffeinerd said...

Love this look. I've tried to embrace black and brown this year---still sometimes makes me nervous. This definitely inspires me.

Chelseabird said...

Love this outfit so much! I love pairing blacks and browns, and those boots are too cute!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love this combination. That belt is a stunner.

I love black and brown together. I'm trying to drop the so-called fashion "rules" and keep an open outlook when it comes to clothes. - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Julie said...

I completely agree on the black and brown. Completely. You go girl.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the way you styled the dress, and, after having lived in Europe where I saw a lot of black and brown pairings, I am a proponent of mixing neutrals.

Elaine said...

I love brown and black too!!! I love that you paired plaid with black. I didn't think that dress could be dressed down to be casual but you made it work! Love this!


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Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Love the layers! That dress looks amazing with the plaid and the belt..!

ARANXA. said...

layers layers layers you gotta love them :)
xx,
http://whitenailpolishandcoffee.blogspot.com/

piglet said...

Great layering!
I also love black and brown together, they both work so well with the plaid.

Taylor Sterling said...

brown and black is one of my favs!! I love the boots!

Melanie M said...

Seriously, I don't know what's so bad about brown & black! It's GREAT! It looks FABULOUS on you! :)

Jen said...

i'm loving how you remixed the black dress! the plaid shirt underneath is perfect :) and i love brown and black together, nothing wrong with the combination.

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

I'm do looking for these belts, but here in Brazil there's fever of big belts. =/
I loved your outfit. Black and brown looks good on you. Have a happy new year :)

And T., I'd you to see this post. It's half Portuguese, half English.

http://muitoigualavoce.blogspot.com/2009/12/ditadura-da-beleza-beautys-dictatorship.html

Thanks for the inspiration :)

Cuppykirsten said...

Wow, you really, really, really look like a friend of mine! :O
But, that wasn't what I wanted to say.. I wanted to say:
What a lovely outfit!
I like your boots =)

Sophie said...

what a great casual outfit!
and in reply to your comment:
theres a whole flikr album?!!!
can you send the link to me?
sophie

xoxo

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Love the layering! And your right - screw all the fashion rules. Wear black and brown if you want to! You rock it, girl.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
quirkyexplosion.blogspot.com

ShopKim said...

Love it! I'm a a fan of black (or gray) with brown so I think it looks great.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I love your belt. On black and brown; I really believe fashion rules were made to be broken. If they weren't, there would be no fun...

Apt. #34 said...

Super cute - love the plaid. been trying to figure out how to incorporate myself. So happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Great reading for 2010!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

I LOVE this! also love the brown and black!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I adore that belt!!!

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