Breaking The Rules: Brown & Black

DRESS: Similar HERE  //  JACKET: Similar HERE  //  BOOTS: Similar Michael Kors  //  CLUTCH: Clare V  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott

Happy Monday – I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Drew & I were actually super productive, which felt so nice after a long week last week.  We deep cleaned our house on Saturday morning, then I took Miles for a run (we are halfway to our 6 mile goal!), and then on Saturday night we went to see Pitch Perfect 3, which was so good!  It has been such a long time since I’ve been to the movies, I forgot how much fun it is.  I also randomly started doing a puzzle this weekend – I used to always do puzzles with my grandmother when I was younger and it is one of my most favorite memories with her.  I actually find doing puzzles to be very therapeutic in a way – give me some pajama pants & play some John Mayer, and I could puzzle all night long.  Lol!

Anyway on to today’s look – cognac & black is actually one of my most favorite color combinations for this time of year.  I always find myself wearing such dark colors in the winter (read: black), so I love the way the congac color breaks it up and it just looks so put together.  I always used to think that wearing black & brown together is a “fashion faux pas”, but I’m here to tell you that isn’t the case at ALL!  I actually think black and brown (any shade of brown – from tan to cognac to chocolate brown) looks really chic together.  It all depends on how you style it!  I like to bring in one piece that ties everything together – in this case it is my leopard clutch, but you could also add in a printed scarf or a fun handbag.  The pattern/colors in the clutch add an element of visual interest to the look which makes the brown + black go together perfectly.  And in the end, to me there really isn’t such thing as a “fashion rule” anymore (ie: “no white after Labor Day”, “always match your shoes to your handbag”, etc.  Oh PUH-LEASE!).  As long as you own your look & rock it, who cares about any “rules”?!

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