Saturday, November 13, 2010


The last time I wore some of the pieces in this outfit, I wasn't terribly happy with the result. The idea behind it all was to pair browns and blacks together, unified by a sequin animal print tee. Among the problems with the first version was the choice of a skirt on the bottom, causing my proportions to be off, and not enough use of brown. So, as I contemplated what to wear tonight for work, I thought I'd revise the outfit and give it another try. I think I can say it was a success!

Black blazer - Lane Bryant / Animal print sequin tee - Ann Taylor / Brown wide-leg pants - NY&Co. / Black ankle boots - Sudini (via

To make the brown a more purposeful color, I swapped out the skirt for a good-fitting pair of brown pants, which also helped balance my proportions. I kept the tee untucked also for this reason, though doing so required the use of a longer jacket or sweater. For added structure, I oped for this three-quarter sleeve blazer. 

Handbag - Gustto (via BBOS)

I chose black boots instead of brown to help keep the balance of colors in check, and I added larger neutral-colored jewelry. No outfit of mine is complete with a pop of color, though, so I called upon my oversized fuchsia Gustto for the job.

Necklace - LOFT / Earrings - Maurices (?)
For a night I wasn't originally planning on working, I'm pretty pleased with how this came together! And given how crazy it was tonight, I'm just glad I decided to go into work in the first place. Now let my weekend begin!


  1. This outfit turned out great. You are inspiring me to take my Macy's gift certificate to look for printed T's...

  2. oooh, i highly recommend graphic tees! they're a great way to add a little interest and youthfulness to an outfit without trying to hard!


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