WIW: Browns and grays

Doing a little color mixing today with chestnuts and grays, it's slightly cool today, so I decided to add gray tights to the mix, and with the tights must go socks...only I couldn't decide on what socks would be office friendly with this combo.  I'm definitely more willing to take fashion risks than I used to be, because the old me would have worn some athletic ankle socks!  I kind of like the stripes on these today though.

This dress is my alternative for the dress posted below in my finds.  I went to BR and tried it on, and it was SUPER short, and at the time, BR didn't have it in a tall.  I bummed around in the sale room and found this faux wrap instead...marked down to $22 with 40% off.  While it looked like a rumpled mess on the hanger, it looked great on, and I knew it would be a handy layering piece this fall.  Bonus find was a (washable) spot on the fabric in the dressing room...this dress ended up being $8!

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  • Jenny H replied 9 years ago

    This looks fab! I love all of it but it is the striped sock sticking out of the bootie that really gets me smiling. Love it!

  • Thin White Duchess replied 9 years ago

    You look great! What an awesome fine. And the socks are very chic.

  • Deb replied 9 years ago

    This combination of grey and browns looks really good on you. The neutrals mix so well together which is why I find it easy to have plenty of them in my wardrobe and I see these colours as sophisticated too. Your booties and bag are gorgeous! Well done.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Wow, that is bargain finding!! Great job. 

    You look fabulous in these rich and sophisticated neutrals, Von. Love the texture with your bag and booties, too. 

  • kkards replied 9 years ago

    great layering from top to bottom! and who doesn't love a bargin!

  • Von replied 9 years ago

    Thanks all!  I think sometimes, we're the only people who notice all of our details, I haven't had one person today give me the crazy look about my socks, and I've had many compliments on the boots! 

  • Zibbets replied 9 years ago

    Great dress and I love the socks with the boots! YLF!

  • jackiec replied 9 years ago

    Wow! I love all the layers! Only $8??? What a steal!!! You look fantastic.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    Love the layering.  Light layers are so practical this time of year.

    It's the boots and bag that are real standouts to me!

  • catgirl replied 9 years ago

    Now this is a way I could wear brown! I never think to mix brown and grey, but you are inspiring me. Great outfit!

  • E replied 9 years ago

    Oh I love this! Right up my alley & you look great.

  • thimblelina replied 9 years ago

    You look terrific! I love browns & grays together. Anyone who thinks they don't belong together has obviously never looked at birds! Nature puts browns & grays together beautifully.

  • Lisa replied 9 years ago

    The brown and grey is lovely paired together.  I often wonder what colors to pair with brown besides ivory.  Thanks for the idea!

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