December 15, 2010
Dress: Banana Republic, Spring 2009, purchased with then-employee discount.
Cardigan (black): Banana Republic, Summer 2009, ditto on discount.
Belt (brown): Banana Republic, Fall 2006, once again ditto on discount.
Tights (brown): Spanx, Nordstrom.
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom.
Shoes: Ferragamo-inspired, purchased at a department store in Taiwan.
Today I played with the age old rule that a lady cannot pair black with brown. I matched my brown tights and belt, while shifting off into black with the cardigan and to mix it up I threw in a pair of purple patent leather shoes. This may sound silly, but for some reason it all blended and worked. My mama always teases me that if things are too matchy I get uncomfortable. I guess this outfit proves that point.
Unless it’s the weekend I’m wearing my outfits to teach my third graders at the elementary school where I work, thus the 2 3/4 inch sensible heels. I had to list the colors of each item in the description because for some reason the camera did not pick up the differences between hues.
Also of note, I worked at Banana Republic for eight years and most of my Banana Republic pieces were purchased with my generous employee discount. Lately I only purchase there if I have a sweet coupon.
Since it’s really my first photo shoot ever I thought I’d bring my girl Ruby into a few of the shots. It also helped considering once I put my handbag down I had no idea what to do with my hands…
She messed up my bedroom while I was at work today, too. Seriously!