For today's post, I decided to use my work attire to show how I consistently get around the dark dress code. Of course my hair is covering the best part of the Ruffles and Roses tank but hopefully you will forgive me. I did a navy cardigan and black pants and then accessorized with cognac shoes and belt.
Cardigan -The Loft
Knit Tank-J Crew
Leather Woven Belt-Banana Republic
Jackson Pants-Banana RepublicI had received a question on how to start introducing bright colors into a dark wardrobe. I am not an expert but here is my humble opinion. Start with pops of color near your face. Whether this is bright earrings and a necklace or a bright top, it is the best way to get used to it and get the benefits of what a bright color can do for you. A bright color with dark pants and jacket goes a long way but don't be afraid to mix up your dark colors. Black pants doesn't mean you need a black cardigan, that will actually draw more attention to the bright color. For example pairing a bright blue top with a charcoal gray cardigan can help nuetralize the blue.
And now for a perfect example of what happens when I am blogging:
Christopher got into my purse and tried out my lipstick, thank goodness it was a nuetral. Cooper just wanted to be in the picture. Once the adoption goes through I will be able to give you a picture of what our adorable little red headed terror looks like, ti'l then you can see his big ole grin. While we are talking about this cutie, I will answer another question about the adoption. We are adopting from this country, Christopher has lived with us most of his life as our foster son and I couldn't imagine not adopting him once his mother lost her rights. That said, I have developed a strong bond with his mother through everything and I will continue to let her be in his life as long as it remains healthy for him.
Shiver, I personally loved it! It had all the charm and romance of Twilight (the first book not the whole series) and it was an easy and enjoyable read. If you liked Twilight, you'll like Shiver. Who am I kidding? Who likes Twilight, it's a LOVE thing!
My Peep Toe Flats and necklace from here: the shoes were actually from Target and the necklace was from Brass Plum at Nordstroms from six years ago.
My Birthday? It's on the 13th....tomorrow!