Monday, February 2, 2009

Brown...Playing with Textures and Patterns

Today just felt like a brown sort of day - well, it is Monday - so I mixed all sorts of shades and textures and patterns in this outfit.
I like the pattern of the shirt with the soft plaid of the vest. I had to use the bow to hide my er...cleavage, since I forgot to pack a cami to wear under this rather sheer shirt. Oops. I don't think anyone noticed!

I'm also wearing a fun pair of knee-highs (that is such a fuddy-duddy old lady name for such un-fuddy-duddy hose!). They left a cross-hatched pattern on my calves when I took them off.
Love the faux croc shoes - these are such a lovely classic shape. Here's a shot of all the patterns and accessories (I realized after I took the pictures that I'd forgotten to put my earrings back in in the first photo...oh, yes, it is Monday).
Blouse (Louben), vest (Vero Moda), pants (Mac & Jac), belt (Plum), shoes (Jessica Simpson), earrings (Oscar & Libby's).

11 comments:

  1. Love the knee-highs - and I totally would've looked all cross-hatchy too. Oh, we of the sensitive skin ...

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  2. Very cute shoes!! (I might get in some shoe shopping tomorrow! Maybe I'll find some leopard print ones...)

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  3. I love this! The tie shirt looks great with the vest, especially with the pattern against the texture. Great outfit!

    I never realize I'm in pain from some of my tights till I get home and see the squeeze marks they leave....

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  4. It's funny, I tend to hesitate over funky knee-highs...but I guess if all you guys like them I should try them more often.

    Alison: I want to see pics of any shoes you get!

    Thanks, Erica! I try not to allow my tights to pain me.

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  5. Love this! And those knee-highs are AWESOME.

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  6. Love the pattern of the knee highs. Do they really stay up "high" because my knee highs and thigh highs always seem to end up as ankle highs....

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  7. Well, I'll send you pictures, but you can't laugh. I ended up getting a pair of Keen Hybrids for my Event days this summer. I have to be on my feet for 12 - 14 hours and my feet were killing me last summer. So, practicality won today. I didn't have time to do much shopping. Bummer!

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  8. Thanks, Goober!

    Lady D - yeah, they stay up fine. I don't do thigh highs...not my thing.

    Alison - looking forward to seeing the new shoes! Practicality is good. :)

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  9. Hi, I'm new, reading your archives - I just have to say that at first I thought the knee-highs were part of the shoe. So cool!
    -Julia

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  10. Thanks, Julia, and welcome! I actually tossed those knee-highs a while ago (they got all snagged).

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