WIW: speaking of brown

Angie's post on brown might have influenced what I wore today. I had on the brown and white print tank top with my new white boyfriend jeans (Kut from the Kloth, Catherine), but changed into brown pants for work this evening. I didn't get a shot of the jeans outfit, but I took the other one this evening after work.

The outfit:
Dark brown wide-leg ponte knit pants with long cargo pockets on the sides (you can't really see them--sorry!--but you can kind of see the poof of the cargo pocket outline on the outer leg)(made by me); brown and white paisley print high-low tank with brown mesh knit trim at the bottom, neck, and armholes (made by me); taupe linen blend sweater (Nic & Zoe); metallic cut-out peep-toe booties (Paul Green); brown metal teardrop hoop dangle earrings.

I had been wearing a tan cotton Halogen jacket with my jeans outfit, but I wasn't too crazy about the tank and jacket with the pants. I tried a white v-neck cardigan with long pointed fronts, then an oatmeal 3/4 sleeve round-neck cardigan, both of which let the tank hang out below. Then thought of my long taupe cardi, which covers the tank. I was happy with how it looked; what do you think?

Thanks for looking! Thoughts and suggestions welcome!

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15 Comments

  • rute replied 3 years ago

    Lovely! I love brown

  • Alana in Canada replied 3 years ago

    Personally, I love the proportions of this sweater with the the top. You look lovely.

  • viva replied 3 years ago

    I love this -- talk about the warmth of brown! Looks lovely and I also like the proportions of the long sweater.

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    I think its perfect. Those pants are so edgy cool! And of course you made them :)

  • Alexandra replied 3 years ago

    I like how it looks - the colors and the proportions.

  • columbine replied 3 years ago

    I like the lovely soft coloring and the proportions very much. 

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    You look beautiful in browns (and taupe). I think this works well. You appear to be tall and can carry the volume on volume. 

  • MsMary replied 3 years ago

    *plonk*

    This is amazing!  LOVE!!  That tank is just killing me...

  • Peri replied 3 years ago

    I wish you were my best friend. Don't you want to move down south? It's lovely and sauna-like down here and you could make me those pants. Which I would have to wait until November to wear but then I would really like them! :)

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Peri, I'm laughing. But seriously you are right--these pants would be perfect for you. The pattern designer said once in a class that she does not like her pants touching her anywhere--she likes them to hang nicely from the waist or hips. So her designs are right up your alley.
    And I didn't realize you live in the South!

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Suz, I didn't think of wearing a long sweater at first, because of the volume on volume thing. But looking at the photo, I think part of what makes it work is the 3/4 sleeves on the cardi. You have suggested scrunching my sleeves sometimes, and I imagine how much less I would like this outfit with long sleeves.

  • Vicki replied 3 years ago

    Bring on the brown and I love the combination with your beautiful pants and the wonderful top and sweater.  Then, to see the peep-toes mirroring the top is a nice touch.

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    Most excellent! The top and pants are drapey and divine! Ylf!

  • Peri replied 3 years ago

    Ahhh...clothes that don't touch you. Sounds perfect!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    Lovely proportions -- I really like the flow, without overwhelming volume!

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