Monday, February 7, 2011

Monochromatic

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Works Cited--Outfit 6
sweater: thrifted
skirt: uo
brown tights, socks, belt: target
boots: steve madden
cowl: gap
bangle: gift

I saw these two pieces hanging together in the closet and they reminded me of an outfit in one of J Crew's fall catalog, where a model wore a maroon skirt and turtleneck together with a leather belt. I've never really gone for total monochrome before, but I kind of like the faux-dress-effect produced by two same-color pieces tucked into one another. Unrelated: I wish my street weren't looking so glum! We took these in the "golden hour," which lately has been more like "the hour of fog and dreariness." Okay, done with my whine :)
P.S. I helped the amazing Sal with a feature on workwear across a spectrum of jobs--you can read here, if you're interested.

59 comments:

Berlynn Designs said...

Very cute. Love the scarf too!

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WobiSobi said...

Super Cute, Love the Color!!1

Rosiecat said...

I totally thought it *was* a dress! Very pretty. I like the beige and brown accents--the cowl looks so cozy with this outfit!

missvinylahoy said...

I thought this was a dress! Way to go, confusing me!! Haha. Love the look! :)

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

I ripped that page out of the J Crew catalog months ago! It was by far my favorite look and you nailed it here! Love it.

Pam S said...

The colour looks good on you, I love the scarf too it's fabulous. If I tried to take pictures on my street I'd be blown away it's so windy right now it's crazy.

gina said...

I was going to comment and say "great dress" but it's two different pieces. I love the combination!

Meg O. said...

I think that's soooo super adorable!! -Meg

Lauren said...

Love the monochrome outfit! I love doing monochromatic looks! :)

eitchy said...

I love this outfit, and totally thought it was a dress. Lovely colour and great belt!

Anja said...

super cute outfit and it really goes well together. The scarf is also a favorite!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

wow - i definitely thought it was a dress!

also, i cant believe i missed that cowl at gap. it looks SO WARM.

Cynthia said...

Haha, me too. It totally looks like one dress.

Eclectic Flair said...

I totally thought it was a dress! And don't worry, the snow looks lovely in your pictures, not gloomy at all!

Sal said...

You are making me ACHE for that cowl! So cute.

And thanks again for contributing to the feature, lady!

Mrs. Kat said...

New follower here. Just stopping by to say I love your blog!!

Maria said...

You look sooo cute! It really does look like a dress, and I think the whole look is just divine.

Futurelint said...

I assumed it was a dress - that is some impressive color matching! You always pull off J. Crew-ish looks so well!

Rebecca said...

That cowl looks amazing, and I thought you were wearing a dress until I read the post.

Kirsten said...

Super cute!
Just like everyone else, I totally thought it was a dress!!
Kirsten
www.travandkirk.blogspot.com

aaez said...

love your bright nail polish, it really pops :)

- aaez

Jewelscapes Handmade Jewelry said...

Very pretty. I thought it was a dress since they match so well. The contrast of the pretty creams in great textures is wonderful with it too!

Emily said...

I say your street looks quaint and inviting for the record.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

that scarf is fabulous!!!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh I thought it was a dress you were wearing! Very nice pairing with the cowl. It looks great with that color!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

LPC said...

Love the color mix.

Savannah said...

I totally thought it was a dress; it looks great! I love the scarf, it's perfect.

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L said...

Love your outfit, at first glance I thought it was a dress. Your nails really 'make' the outfit I think.
Saw you on Already Pretty! Great contribution on a great topic!

Felicity said...

Such an amazing dress, I love it!

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The Natty and Jessie Show said...

The scarf looks so snuggly! Best get on to knitting mine for winter...although with this weather I could probably use it now...hrrmm...

Also, loving the 'faux' dress idea too! Nice work girl!

Bekah said...

You worked the mono-chrome. Love the belt too, I've seen that style all over the place. New reader, new commenter, Bekah- Matters of Merrymaking

Chelseabird said...

You look so cozy!

A-C said...

I would have sworn this was a dress! Great outfit.

Dorien said...

Oh I love the burgundy red, so pretty!

eleanor said...

I really thought this was a dress - it looks amazing!!

And am I the only one that wishes my street looked like that in winter?! I'm just jealous of your snow...

ABBI said...

I'm loving the monochrome look! Burgundy is the perfect color for winter.

leigh said...

CUTE! I definitely thought that it was a dress! I have those socks too ;) ;)!
<3 leigh

Miranda said...

Cute outfit! Very well put together. I didn't notice that it wasn't a dress! And those socks are too cute :)

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kimmie said...

Hey Tania! Super cute outfit as always! :)

Re: Formspring meanie (I can write more here versus formspring/twitter!)- You have a fabulous blog with tons of followers and super cute clothes. Don't stop what you're doing and don't let mean people get you down. For every 1 meanie there is, there's hundreds of fans, don't forget that!

And PS. I love your poses, you always look so natural and not posey-posey. I don't know what the jerk was talking about, have they never watched ANTM? It's like pigeon-toe central! LOL.

spoozyliciouzz said...

Me lo gusto mucho, especialmente el coordinacion de ese colores! :)

hurricanekerrie said...

For some reason monochromatic dressing is very appealing at the moment. Cute outfit!

Sweet Laundry said...

I want to steal that cowl and those socks from you. Actually, I sort of know how to knit, so maybe I should just make my own cowl. And socks. If I have time. Knitting socks is kind of difficult.

My Heart Blogged said...

Great outfit. I love the dress.
My Heart Blogged

anotherfishinthesea said...

Ha I actually thought this was a dress... you look great! :) And I am getting tired of the dreariness as well! Bring on spring!

megannielsen said...

Look at you clever thing, making a dress like that :)

Mandy said...

The maroon skirt and sweater look perfect with the cream scarf. I really love all of the layering you did in this outfit too - very adorable!

A Tablespoon Of Life said...

The scarf is amazing!!!! The whole outfit is AMAZING! :D

Emily said...

Like so many others said, I didn't realize this wasn't a dress. So I was like, "Of course it's monochromatic!" Very cute. The belt makes it, I think.

Angela said...

I totally thought this was a dress until I read what you wrote about it. I like this, and I especially like that you borrowed this idea from a j crew catalog. Nice stylin'! :)

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Katri said...

I love the socks! I love the dress you created! I love the belt! I love the scarf! :)
Cardigans and Cookie Dough

Gina said...

I have that same belt- I love it!!! Even though your street looks grey, you look wonderfully bright and cheery!!

Lindsay said...

That cowl is so cute! I keep seeing those kinds of scarves on etsy and have been desiring one for myself. Fun that you found one that cute at gap! Love it!

http://lindsayliving.com

Destined For Now said...

I love this look. There is something so lovely and refreshing about all of your simple outfits.

SIENA.STYLE said...

I love the comnination of those colours, you look very natural and beautiful, kiss from prague

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the color combo here and that cowl looks so freaking good on you!

ashleysheets said...

Oh i didn't even notice it was two separates at first-definitely thought it was a lovely maroonish dress! Tricky tricky:) And I feel you on the gray dreary-ness...it's another very, very cold, snowy day in Ohio for me!

Nena Nadine said...

Tall socks with tights. I love it.

JB said...

I didn't realize it was a shirt and skirt! So cute! I'm totally stealing this idea for an outfit. ;)

Human Sparkler ♥ said...

oooo I have those same socks from Target and I love them! they come up so high which I love!
-Katie

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