Black + Brown All Over


These Autumn days have come with some pretty ridiculous wind lately. Shooting these outfit photos proved to be a bit more difficult than usual. Not only was my dress blowing in the breeze, but my hair wouldn't stay out of my face, leaves kept sticking to me and it was a freezing wind! haha Late Autumn/Winter outfits get hard to photograph thanks to the chill. I'm reluctant to toss my coat or jacket, and let's face it, they normally don't match anything else I'm wearing. Anyway, I hadn't worn this dress since last Autumn, so I felt it was high time I pranced around in it. (And look how red my hair was! Goodness gracious.) I really didn't think I owned this much black apparel, but I guess I can surprise myself sometimes. I decided to pair this outfit with my Sam Edelman "Zoe" boots which I've had for a little bit over a year (and never worn. Shame on me!) I know they're "~sooo 2011" but I love these shoes. They look totally impractical but they're actually not that bad. But I did make the mistake of going grocery shopping in them and well, I don't really recommend that. 


My R+J bag that I snagged from Fab makes a great carryall purse. I can't even begin to explain to you how much junk is crammed down in there. I know I'm not alone in "everything including the kitchen sink" purses but I've been doing really really good about carrying only the necessities. Don't judge me on this one! I know this will make me sound silly, but I feel like such an adult when I wear a watch. There's just something undeniably "responsible" to me about wearing one. This Daniel Wellington piece is no exception. The worn leather band is my favorite. Perfect finishing touch for my black on brown outfit.



Yesterday was an exhausting day of moving stuff out of our storage unit and into our shed out back. We had SO.MUCH.STUFF. I'm hoping some friends are for sure on board for a Nashville yard sale (come buy it all please!) We're really trying to get rid of a ton of stuff and while my first Kaelah's Closet clear out was a success, I'm already organizing the next one! Follow @KaelahsCloset on Instagram if you want dibs! 

Today I'm going to be painting away to fill the custom wooden sign orders placed this week. I think I may do an Etsy for them just so I can keep up and organized. I'm tickled that people like them! It totally was never my intention to make them and sell them, but hey, why not! I really like ours on display so hopefully I can do the same for someone else. I have just one available in this batch that I'm currently doing so if you want it, email me! (Click here for reference on what it is!) Then I'll work on my MIL's website, a client's blog, and finally draw out some new displays for Mike to build Honeybean. Let's hope today is as productive as I think it'll be! Happy Friday!

Urban Outfitters dress
Charlotte Russe cardigan (4+ years ago)
Target tights
R+J purse via Fab

37 comments:

  1. I have a plaque similar to that which I'm going to use for wood burning, but I'm not sure what I want it to look like yet.

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  2. I cannot decide which hair I like better on you. You are able to pull off so many different hair colors, I wish I could too.

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  3. after seeing this, i really need to go take a bath and get dressed. i'm still in my pj's and you look adorable. <3

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  4. I love that dress! And I love how it compliments your octopus...pretty.

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  5. I love that dress! And I love how it compliments your octopus...pretty.

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  6. Ohh glob, those shoes! You really do have the best taste in footwear.

    Alli xx

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  7. You managed to make black and brown go well together. I'm shocked. I can't pull something like that off.

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  8. I love the black and brown combo, that dress is super pretty. You sound so busy these days. Hope all is going well.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  9. I used to dislike combining black and brown but i can't get enough of it lately. This dress is the perfect combination of the two shades. And that bag is amazing, I can imagine it can fit everything in it.
    xJennaD

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  10. I am just now trying out the black and brown mixing trend with clothes ande I love it! You did a good job with it!

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  11. You look so great in this outfit!

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

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  12. I know what you mean - I'll freeze my bum off in winter taking decent shots outside!
    -Kati

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  13. Very beautiful!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great boots!

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  15. Lovely dress, lovely outfit. I really like those colours on you actually, I'm not used to it :D But it looks good on you. And everytime I see close-up shots of you, I'm tempted to get a nose piercing! I actually had one a couple of years ago and I miss it now haha.

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  16. I really like the dark outfit! It's so chic! Btw, I don't think I've ever caught a glimpse of your ring but I have to say, it is BEAUTIFUL. Mike did an excellent job! :)

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  17. I like the colors, must people says does not go well, but is not true, you only have to be careful, that's all. Your boots are very chic.

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  18. Though the darker, muted tones are a bit different for you, I really like the effect.

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  19. I love love love that dress and those shoes are killer. I see them all time and I always fall back in love. You look darling :)

    xo Ashley
    http://luckylittlebird.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love black and brown together! And that might be my favorite pair of shoes you own. (probably because of the color combo!)

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  21. Those boots are just something else! What a great little outfit!

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  22. You are stunning in these dark colors! Good luck with the packing up and selling :)

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  23. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the silhouette of that dress, and those boots are fantastic! <3

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  24. The pattern on that dress is just so odd and mesmerizing. I really kind of love it! You look awesome in these darker hues for the fall, btw!

    And omg, the wind lately! I'm down in Florida, but we've had ridiculous wind from the hurricane too. It's kind of annoying! :P

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  25. I love love LOVE those shoes! I haven't seen them in a long time, but I totally remember them... they so aren't fugly! (saw on twitter feed, haha!)

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  26. That dress and those shoes are just amazing. I admire you so much for all the things you do. Being a super-blogger, shop owner, crafter, and now wife and mommy. I'm not sure how you keep up with it all, but you sure do an awesome job!

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  27. Excited you're having another Kaelah's Closet Sale! There were a few things I loved last time but wasn't quick enough haha

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  28. You look lovely :)
    I love your boots!

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  29. I agree with you about the watch some how making you feel grown up, funny how that works! cute outfit, really like the brown and black combo :)

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  30. Those boots are awesome! I would definitely wear them grocery shopping (because I like to feel cool when I buy food). I really like your watch and the black and brown color palate in this outfit. Everything looks great together. Definitely a perfect outfit for autumn.

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  31. Girl you have the best hair ever and I love those boots. I have A LOT of black but have been buying more bright colors this year so my closet is playing out well now.

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  32. I LOVE black and brown together, you are so cute. You have such a pretty blog-glad I found it!

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  33. I am so jealous of your hair. It's amazing. Great outfit, too!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB