February 8, 2012

Black & Brown

Right now I've got a song in my head and it just won't stop. It may be due to the fact that I heard it sung live the other night, or because it's one of my favorite songs of all time. Either way, my brain is currently a little unfocused (lack of sleep could be a factor in this as well), and I'm hoping this shakes off soon (didn't I say that yesterday? it really has been one of those weeks).

When you were growing up, do you remember hearing never to mix black and brown? I always thought that was such a silly statement, and never let that get between my love for pairing and layering neutral colors together. I'm actually pretty smitten with the mixing of colors in this sweet tunic/dress, and found it fitting for a warm afternoon in Phoenix (and for an evening at one of my night classes as well).

Scott is also a big fan of mixing neutral colors together. For the both of us, I think this tendency/love for neutral layering has definitely been a progression over the past five or six years (still can't believe we've been together almost six years!). I remember in high school I really loved brightly colored band t-shirts, and was always a fan of "loud" shoes. For Scott, he wore a lot of black (yep, he was into Metal!), but was always into the occasional loud shirt and red shoes. Today, we both still really love fun shoes, but I think our style is definitely more "grownup" (or, at least we can never say no to a great neutral or classic piece!).

This morning I'm going to sip some coffee and spend some time re-focusing on a few upcoming projects I need to either finish up, or get started on. Lately my mind has felt a little scattered, and I in no way want my school work to be affected because of it. So here's to jotting down lists, notes, and anything else that may come my way in my Charlie Brown Moleskine planner (because using cute notebooks/planners always make things seem more fun).

Do you ever have those weeks where you just feel off? How do you bring yourself out of that funk? XO

Outfit details:
She //
Dress: Shop Kempt
Bracelet: Kate Spade
Jeans: Levi's
Moccasins: Minnetonkas

He //
Shirt: Hurley
Jeans: Quicksilver
Shoes: Sperry's


  1. Your outfit is too cute! I love pairing a dress with some jeans, such a fun look.

    xoxo, Jjanga

  2. Love your outfit! And that's funny that Scott was into metal. (I was/am.)

    Brown and black are awesome together. Love them.

  3. i LOVE how you take outfit posts of both of you; i think it's SO lovely!
    Have a beautiful day!

  4. there's lots of things you "shouldn't" mix...black and brown, navy and black, red and pink...and to be honest, those are some of my favourite colour combos. i've seen lots of red and pink lately (prooobably because of valentines day) and i LOVE it!

    you look great chels! i feel like i end every comment i write with that, but really...you always do.