Thursday, December 8, 2011

Neutrals Week! A Day Behind - Brown

I'm still feeling so dazed - there's such a trade-off with cold medication. On the one hand, my sinuses are clear! Hurray! On the other, what were we talking about? Huh? Oh, right, Neutrals Week!
Today's neutral is brown. I have a lot of brown in my wardrobe. When I was a kid, my mom liked to dress me in brown, I think partly because she never wore it (I'm sure I will get a phone call about this). I vividly recall this really groovy polyester pantsuit in a dark chocolate brown. It was trimmed with bright orange cuffs and had a big yellow and orange flower on it. 

Today's outfit:
I had actually planned to wear these pants today, but the thought of having to pin up the hems so that I could walk to work made me change into this ultra-suede skirt. That's my plaid jacket and not really much else all that exciting about this.

My outerwear:
I do love a long coat at this time of year. I wish I'd worn a hat, though, as the temperatures are near freezing. Brrr! I got that scarf in a thrift store this past summer - it's from Jacob and it still had the tags on it. I got it for $4.00.

The stuff:
I love these Miz Mooz boots. They are one of my wardrobe staples. I re-heeled them this year, and they need a bit of a polish on the toes, but they are wearing well in their second year.

I liked the necklace with my ensemble.
It's like pirate booty!

Off to our Strata AGM, then I plan to crash on the couch. I am so behind on blogs, my bad (does anyone still say that?). I plan to catch up on Sunday.

Jacket (Armour Jeans, thrifted), cami (Esprit), skirt (Jones New York, thrifted), boots (Miz Mooz), necklace/earrings (Aldo Accessories).

14 comments:

  1. Very warm and pretty - what a great score on the scarf! I, too, would like some pics of the pantsuit : >

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  2. I've been lurking this through this whole neutral week thing. Your party outfit was stunning -- from the top of your head to the tip of your toes!

    Would you believe it's the belt that I love on THIS brown outfit? I know - it's plain as can be. (Maybe it's that great waistline that I'm jealous of and want to reproduce in my own little reality.....)

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  3. So weird to see you in neutrals. It's just not you. Very nice outfit, but nothing more. Just "nice", you know. I love the necklace though.

    But with the coat it's already a completely different story :)

    Personally I'm not fond of brown. Brown + black were the colors of our school uniform, and I still feel I'm pretty fed up with them. Even when I buy something brown for myself, I try to avoid the hues that are similar to my uniform. I go for cognac or rich chocolate etc. But I liked my school and my school memories are very good ones. It's just that the colors around were quite boring.

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  4. My first thoughts were "What a chic work outfit" and then I saw that coat and died. Who cares that it's neutrals week - I am becoming even more enamored with color!

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  5. LOVE the coat! And I love this look! With the blazer cinched in with a belt over the flowing skirt, it looks sharp, yet feminine at the same time. You look lovely in this outfit! :-)

    Jessica

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  6. I have a lot of brown in my wardrobe, myself, but it's a colour I've only come to like later in life; my mom liked to dress me in blue, for some reason.

    I've been enjoying the challenge, but wow, I would not want to wear only neutrals all the time. Next week, watch out, I'm getting into the orange.

    Love this outfit, and I really love the pretty pink coat over the top of it. One of these days I must try belting a blazer; it looks really good on you.

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  7. I adore long coats - they always make one look all dressed up.
    All I remember while being a teen is wearing jeans. Just jeans... earlier than that, well i think dresses. You got me thinking now...

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful coral coat! and it DOES look warm!!! it's been colder than usual around here, and honestly i don't have much cold weather wear that's all that thrilling. You are giving me inspiration here!

    aw, i hope you feel better soon :) snuggle up with those kitties for a restorative nap!!! take care, steph

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  9. Sheila, I am beginning to think you are some sort of magical woman. You always look so spot on perfect. You look amazing in everything and this outfit is no exception.

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  10. I love brown and wear it often, but what I really love is the color of that coat! Wow! My coats are all.... um.... brown. Wanna go shopping with me? I think I need to remove my brown-colored glasses!

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  11. I know this is Neutrals Week, but I LOVE THAT COAT!!!

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