6.06.2012

Do It Anyway



Top (Loft); Dress (Ralph Lauren, Macys); Belt (H&M);
Shoes (Franco Sarto find at Marshalls); Bryan B Photography

My top has navy stripes, my dress is black, and my shoes and belt are brown.  I've heard you shouldn't combine blue and black.... I've read that brown and black look depressing together... and that pairing blue and brown only works if the blue is a lighter shade.  I've also heard that  shopping doesn't technically count as a cardio workout, and that goldfish crackers shouldn't be served as appetizers.  Well I don't believe any of it!  The next time someone tells you that you can't or shouldn't do something, do it anyway :)

56 comments:

Dana said...

What a great combo!!! I have to steal this idea!

Happy Wednesday!

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XOXO Dana

Annie said...

Love love love how you layered this - totally want to go layer stripes under a dress now - so cute!

Annie
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Francesca said...

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Mica said...

I love how well all the "don'ts" go together! Nice layering :)

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I think navy with brown leather can be a really rich look and I love the way you paired yours!

xo Mary Jo

My Vintage Curves said...

ELEGANCE. Nothing else to say! So chic
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Jenny said...

beautiful outfit!

roviedear said...

wow great dress! i love!
Rovie, The Bargain Doll

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha love this!! :D You look awesomeeeee :D
I'm usually a rule follower when it comes to those colors bu tsometimes I don't care and wear them all together :)
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Outside Looking In said...

LOVE it! So funny! I also love this look--I think all the colors work so well together---I think you can wear just about any combo and work it!

Courtney Erin said...

I think all these colors look perfect together!

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Rachel Lynne said...

You are too cute! LOVE this post! The combination of the black, blue and brown is stunning on you! You break those rules! :) And I would like to believe that shopping is a cardio workout, especially at the Mall of America!!!!!! ;)

Emmett Katherine said...

The top looks really good layered under the dress. Very stylish :)

Thrifted Shift said...

You daring rebel, you! Black, brown, navy, and goldfish as appetizers?! Crazy! ;) Love those shoes!
--TS

TheTinyHeart said...

Combining all those colors totally worked! (I actually thought both the dress and the top were navy). Fashion rules are meant to be broken :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Always Maylee said...

I love it, love the layers and I can't even tell your dress black. But I love all the color mixing! And.. I've always truly believed that shopping counts as working out and I 100% stand by that! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Bravoe Runway said...

I think this is a great look Heather. I absolutely agree that sometimes the rules are written so long ago that nobody follows suit anymore.

Anna said...

I love the shoes a lot, great look overall.
Anna
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Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

Great advice! I'm going to walk around with the mantra, "I do what I want!" Haha. Kidding! And honestly, I love the shirt layered underneath your dress. Great idea!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

two birds said...

i so agree! plus, goldfish are delicious, and if someone says shopping isn't cardio, then they have never shopped with me!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I say create your own rules that work for you! You look amazing! I love that dress! xo

Maca said...

I totally agree! And you look great in these colors! (Also the dress looks navy in the pics, lol)

Juneli said...

I know, so true!!Style is how you personalize fashion, so absolutely, wear whatever looks good on you! You look fab in all those neutrals, Heather! Way to go!

smk053078 said...

Another fab pair of shoes!!! And these colors aren't depressing AT ALL! It's very classy and timeless! Well done!
xo,
Shanna

newpetite said...

You look lovely!! I always wore black and brown together and never even knew about blue and black!!

Stephanie said...

Great look! You look lovely! XO

Phuong said...

dress looks good on you

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Katie- Hems for Her said...

I like the color combination and lol'ed at your sopping and Goldfish comments!

Porcelain complexion said...

I totally agree on all counts!

Love this combination, even more so since it breaks the rules

Grace said...

I love how you paired the stripes with the dress! Brown and blue, black and brown, black and blue---it doesn't matter! You look great!

A Southern Drawl

Rhonda said...

I love how you do your own thing! It works! When did you get that blouse! I want!

Ashley K said...

I think this works great. I love the navy striped top underneath it, honestly in the pictures it looks like it was just made that way. Awesome pairing once again :)

Sam said...

Haha, shopping is totally cardio! Great pictures! Thank you for visiting my blog!!

my thrifty closet said...

very elegant and stylish look, the dress looks so sleek on you. Navy blue is a very classy color. I like the stripes on the sleeves, very interesting accent. The belt is a subtly chic accessory too.

mongs
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Mary Lou said...

what a fabulous dress with that gorgous striped sleeves!
love and kiss,mary
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EMA said...

I am absolutely in love with your shoes!

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EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I don’t believe any of it either - i love it! :)

xo everything-pretty.com

becks said...

you still pull these colors off so perfectly! x

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The Jones said...

So classic...you look like a young British lady :) Love the striped blouse layered under the jumper, it's a great styleoption.

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Tarah and the City said...

Hi Heather,
Your dress is very flattering on you. You look very Park Avenue.
Always,
Tarah and the City

sammycx said...

im loving the dress :) so pretty!

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Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Love that navy dress, you look lovely per usual!


XO,
Erin
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Velvet Bloom said...

simply stunning

Scamper said...

"The next time someone tells you that you can't or shouldn't do something, do it anyway" The best advice you have ever given :)

Zorrie said...

Your shoes are gorgeous! Love your blog!

Zorrie
www.sugarandchic.com

Diana said...

Agreed!!

Jules M said...

What a rebel! hehe..i love it!! You put it all together very well. Coveting those shoes!
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Alexia said...

You combined navy, black, brown, and stripes beautifully! Love the outfit :)

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Naina said...

Whoever said you can't combine blue and black never saw you dressed up in it. So, so beautiful!

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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Awwww the combo is simply awesome!!!

Rebecca
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Jayme and Mendi said...

I love those shoes!! I'm with you...rules are for breaking! ;)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

I love the outfit! The striped shirt under the dress is just genious! x

Anthea Lau said...

love the very neat and tailored dress, the sleeves are very nice! would you like to follow each other?
A
xx
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Cathleen said...

I love how you combined the dress and the top :)

TINA said...

I love the combination of the sleeveless dress and the top. Great look!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

great dress! and i love those shoes :D
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