Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No Doubt About It

Lately I've been drawn to "simple" pattern mixing, no extravagant color combinations, or thought-out layers...just "simple".  One of the side effects of taking photos of your daily outfits is that you recognize "patterns" in your ensembles.  In reviewing my camera roll, I've recognized that all my "simple" outfits have one thing in common -Cognac.  There's no doubt about it, this Fall/Winter, cognac has been my favorite go-to shade.

Here are some of my "simples" lately.  If you'll recall, I'm trying to remix/reuse what's already in my closet so a lot of these items are from previous seasons, but I'll link to items that are still available, or provide options if I find something similar.

Marled + White:

Sweater - Old Navy (similar) // White Denim - LOFT (similar) // Cognac Booties - Wanted // Necklace - Express // Cuff - Express Outlet (similar)

Faux Leather Accents:

 Dress - Old Navy (similar) // Boots - Vince Camuto (similar) // Necklace - Express (similar) // Cuff - Express Outlet (similar)

(minus the leather) Moto Jacket + Distressed:

(minus the leather) Moto Jacket - Express // Turtleneck - Old Navy (other color options) // Distressed jeans - "kelli" by Silver (similar) // Leopard Shoes - Nine West (similar) // Necklace - Express

Chambray + Blanket:

Chambray - JCrew Factory // Blanket Scarf - Purple Peridot // Skinnies in Arizona Raisin - Old Navy (similar) // Boots - Vince Camuto (similar)

Cognac adds such a richness to an outfit & that is why I reach for these pieces when going "simple". In going through these outfits I just realized that not only is Cognac a common theme, but apparently the black slit cuff & pendant necklace are some of my favorites as well, haha!

Well, as they say "if it ain't broke, don't fit it" right?  No doubt you'll continue to see cognac in my daily styles!


  1. You know, I just started adding cognac to my wardrobe last year (after seeing it on other bloggers, of course),and you're so right. It really adds a nice, polished touch to each outfit. Loving these looks- especially the first one! I've wanted to re-create something like that with white jeans but haven't found the right marled sweater yet!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. Your marled sweater and LBD w/ leather pockets are both gorgeous pieces. And I am loving that last outfit so much. So many great looks as usual. Kellie.

    Have a great rest of the week, my friend! <3 Ada.

  3. I adore cognac as well--it just goes with everything and is so chic! You have styled each piece perfectly in every outfit!!


  4. I have been drawn to more simply outfits lately too. I love cognac! It's such a rich color. The perfect addition to any outfit!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. The first outfit is my favourite, amazing top.

  6. I agree that cognac is such a great neutral color. I love all the outfits here.


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