Monday, October 31, 2011

Monochromatic Monday: Brown

Happy Halloween!  I was originally going to post a photo of our Halloween outfits, but I could not get them edited in time.  So Monochromatic Monday, it is!

I am Wearing:
Sweater: Christian Berg (Mr. Fantastic picked it up in Germany)
Camisole: Nordstrom Rack
Slacks: The Limited
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana
Clutch: Lauren by Ralph Lauren
Necklace: Carolee (Bridesmaid Gift in 1999)
Earrings: Costume Pearls gifted by my grandmother
Bracelet: Monet

The weather has been really wonky here for the last few weeks, we go from warm, sunny and beautiful to rainy and grim to windy and cold.  This results these quasi-schizophrenic posts of me in sweaters and jeans and summer dresses!

I love cashmere! It is so soft and warm, it just makes me feel all cozy and comfortable. Mr. Fantastic picked up this sweater for me last year when he was in Germany and I have to admit that I love it when he thinks of me during his travels.  One recommendation I have for those who own cashmere is to hand wash it with shampoo instead of washing it in the washing machine with regular detergent.  I've also tried Woolite with great results, but I love it when I find a great smelling shampoo for my cashmere and merino wool sweaters.

The slacks, I think I wear more often than I should.  Again, blogging has really highlighted my tendency to go back to the same items over and over again.  I wear these pants way too often and I actually skipped taking photos of an outfit I loved last week because I was wearing these pants!  Maybe it's time to find a nice pair of navy blue or even red slacks to mix this up a bit.

The necklace is by Carolee, costume pearl earrings were a gift from my late grandmother and the bracelets are Monet and thrift finds.  The handbag is Lauren by Ralph Lauren. They aren't exactly brown, but they are kind of brown. Oh well, this might turn into one of those outfits that needs to be redone later when I figure out how to dress.

The shoes are by Dolce & Gabbana and I think they are very timeless.  I love the pointy toe and the heel height is perfect for me: high enough to give me a boost and not so high they're inappropriate.  The deep brown color coordinates well with much of the clothes in my closet.

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