Mixing shades of brown

Today’s outfit incorporates different shades and textures of the color brown, and it’s a very simple, retro-inspired silhouette. I’ve noticed that I have been going for simpler outfits lately — I think it’s the start of spring and consequent rebellion of winter layering.

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing shades of brown

Librarian for Life + Style | Casual hairstyle with beaded clip

Heeee  — I even added more brown through a floral hair clip. I picked this one up during our Thailand trip in 2010. The shoes are patent leather in a tortoiseshell pattern, and I picked up this cotton shirtdress last fall for $3 (!) at a local resale shop. I fashion-swapped the wide belt at last year’s fall fashion swap.

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing shades of brown

Details:  Brown shirtdress:  INC, fashion-swapped this fall  /  Tortoiseshell patent leather wedges:  Payless, gift-carded last summer  /  Orange floral necklace:  Vancouver, new  /  Petrified wood earrings:  Handmade by my paternal grandmother, vintage  /  Sunglasses:  My mom’s, vintage

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing shades of brown

Librarian for Life + Style | Wood earring studs

My earrings were handmade by my paternal grandmother, and they’re made of petrified wood. Another shade of brown and texture to the mix! I also added my new orange necklace from Vancouver to break up all the brown.

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing shades of brown

Have a retro-inspired Wednesday!

Link ups:  What I Wore Wednesday  /  I Feel Pretty  /  Look What I Got  /  What I Wore to Work  /  Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday  /  Three-fer Thursday  /  Fashionably Employed

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15 thoughts on “Mixing shades of brown

  1. Rachel G

    I have a belt that’s almost identical to yours! I think it makes a great addition to the dress, and I really like your flower hairclip, too!

    Reply
  2. Jen

    I really like this outfit a lot. The dress is great and I would love to have it in my closet. Thanks for linking up again this week!

    Reply

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