Dark Chocolate Truffle


Mike and I shot these pictures out on the Natchez Trace last week (I think? Week before?). I'm losing all concept of time it seems. Not having a set/work week schedule can do that to ya! I wore this dress for my "23rd birthday" outfit and it hasn't seen the light of day since. Thought it was about time to pull it out of hiding, 7 months later, and show it some love. The third picture is just a silly one of me losing my balance. Mike can't help but take a handful of those each time it happens. 

I really love black and brown together, so this outfit is a fun experiment in dark clothing for me. My black funeral tights are making their way back into my wardrobe so get ready for it! You'll probably be seeing black legs for the next couple of months! ;) 

Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend?!

Urban Outfitters dress
Target cardigan
Black tights c/o Foot Traffic

49 comments:

  1. Very cute! I guess we don't see you in neutral colors all that often, but it's nice. I like the "off-balance" picture :) You look pretty graceful even when teetering!

    Hope you have a nice weekend! I'm going to an art auction...a first for me. It should be interesting! I get to wear a cocktail dress, which is always fun.

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  2. Love this look! That dress is to die for. Love the combination of black and brown :)

    -Jani <3FT
    www.funfashionfit.com

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  3. Hi I love your style, and the fact that you look terrific with any color hair including pink :))

    Paula
    http://www.lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooh lady that dress is gorgeous! Such stunning, rich colours!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  5. That dress is so awesome! I've always avoided brown because I never know what to wear it with (and creams/pale tones wash me out...) but brown and black look so great together! I don't know why I never thought of that.
    Also, those litas give you ~legzzzz fo' dayzzz, girl!

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  6. love the dress!! my sister always says that brown and black don't go together, but I love wearing them both together, hah! and this outfit just shows that these colors are a great macht :D

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  7. I love this outfit, very cute and very fall feeling. And those shoes are beyond adorable! I really love your style, you never cease to amaze me!


    Little Lady Little City

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  8. your hair looks INCREDIBLE!!! Nicely done, m'lady!

    ~em
    talesforkarina.blogspot.com

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  9. I love love love the shoes!!!!!! :D

    http://www.sealedwithakay.com

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  10. You have such a lovely figure! I know this is a bit personal but what size are you in UK sizes just purely out of interest! If you don't want to answer I completely don't mind one bit just purely curious! :)xxx

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  11. @cityscapes and romance: it depends completely on the dress. this is a US size 8 and it's actually big on me, but that's because i'm biggest in my hips. when i order from the UK i tend to play it safe with UK size 12-14, unless it's form-fitting on the hips! :) I try to stay away from those types of dresses anyway because goodness knows I don't need any help drawing attention there! :P

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  12. You look beautiful! I love your style so much.

    Have a lovely weekend, I have nothing at all planned except relaxing with the husband. Our house guest of 1 month just left so we are really looking forward to some quiet time.

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  13. I love your outfit and I love the klutzy picture, you look so adorable. I'm a klutz myself, Klutz's for the falling/tripping win.

    Is it weekend time already? I didn't realize it was Friday until my Fiance was leaving for work.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  14. I love this outfit! I love black and brown together as well. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Oh I love this outfit! It's rare to see you in such dark colors! really brings out your hair color! Love it!

    Nothing much this weekend but work!

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  16. these colors with your hair look great!

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  17. ooh, such pretty fall colors! i feel like i'm used to seeing you in such brights and pastels... this looks great too :) x

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  18. I like the "off balance" picture and very cute outfit! :)

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  19. I love black and brown together too! I lose my balance so much it worries me, sometimes just standing still. I tried to take outfit photos in a tree awhile back and I almost fell out like 36 times. Good to know I'm not the only klutz :p

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  20. i love Jeffrey Campbell! His designs are so crazy I just die:)
    www.kaleighhamilton.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful dress. You are incredible gorgeous x

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  22. Love this! The pattern on the dress is so interesting and the dark colors really make your hair POP.

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  23. Hi!
    I'm a French reader and I've just spent 2 hours browsing through your blog and been amazed by it.
    Thank you, it is beautiful and inspirational.
    It is an appreciated contribution to my world :)
    Go on, you truly rock.
    Victoria

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  24. So I have a question for you about tights. I figure you are the person to ask since you wear them EVERYDAY. I have been trying to get into wearing tights more and it was awesome during the summer since I could go barelegged or wear my spandexy running capris under them, but I just cannot figure out how to get comfortable in tights!

    Any advice? Are there certain brands? I feel like I am always tugging up on the waistband that is rolling down, or else they sag on the legs and I am pulling up at the ankles. I'm wondering if my body type is just destined to hate them (I am 5'6" and a size 14).

    I'd love any insight at all. It is cold here and I miss my dresses!

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  25. Love your dress! & your hair! I'm debating on growing out my hair or keeping it short, and well these pictures is making me want to grow it out!
    xo Sarai
    www.lovedovesnest.blogspot.com

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  26. Aw, I have that cardi! I love it! I wish I had the funds at the time to buy all the colors up!

    xx
    MaDonna
    www.MeMaDonna.com

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  27. Really cute mix of black and brown in this outfit. I always love mixing those colors when the weather cools down.

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  28. Wow this dress is so so pretty! I adore the colours and pattern! You style dit so well, these shoes are amazing as well! I LOVE your style :)

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  29. I am absolutely crazy over your hair color! :)

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  30. @Maren: the trick is to always buy them 1-2 sizes larger than it suggests! if you like to wear them in the summer, i highly recommend we love colors (welovecolors.com) they're kind of pricey but they are so stellar. they last forever, they don't sag or roll, they don't run, and they breathe enough you can wear them in hot weather (and they still stay opaque!). i also wear my foot traffic ones which are good! if i wear almost any other kind (walmart/target) then i buy them 2 sizes larger than it suggests and i double them up! (to keep warm + make them opaque). even if you're not plus size, buy them in plus size to minimize the roll! :D

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  31. I absolutely adore this colour palette on you, and the pic of you loosing balance is -so fun!! I'm usually loosing mine as well during outfit photos, hehe. Hope your weekend is absolutely lovely, lady!! xo veronika

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  32. stunning outfit. everything looks perfect together :)

    <3 rae
    http://sickbunnyy.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oooo! that is an adorable dress. I love the off balance picture, too :D

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  34. This dress is so amazing! I love the colour palette for it- I'm not one for brighter colours, but this has been a standout outfit of yours that I have seen that I've immediately made grabby-hands at.

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  35. You're adorable as always, but I think you should show your teefers sometime :)

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  36. i love the litas and the big curls! i just tried a curling iron this weekend for the first time and hey it doesn't look too bad : )

    life spelled jen

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  37. I love your shoes,those or anyone else
    that dress is so cute

    www.icedfashioncake.blogspot.com

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  38. I love this! Super cute dress, and I agree...the supposed rule about black and brown together is ludicrous. Just like the rule about wearing white after labor day, baha. You look lovely!

    Delaney
    xx

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  39. You look gorgeous! Definitely a lovely color palette on you :)

    This weekend I bought a friend a tattoo, and I'm frolicking about all day tomorrow :)

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  40. Cuuute! The contrast with your hair is adorable. :P

    -april.

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  41. Such a gorgeous dress!!

    http://fromheretofashion.blogspot.com/

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  42. Very pretty - might be one of my new favorites! I love the colors and patterns in that dress- really plays up that gorgeous red hair of yours :) Hope you're enjoying fall in Tennessee! I'm dying to drag my boyfriend out to Gatlinburg or maybe Asheville on of these years. Too perfect :)

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  43. Love this outfit!! perfect deep neutrals & I love the print on the dress too!!

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