Tuesday, December 13, 2011

B.Cannon Look Book

Yesterday was my one and only day off this week, so I tried to make the very most of it without wearing myself out too much!

I worked a little {not as much as I should have} on addressing our Christmas cards, took our Christmas stockings to the embroidery place in Grapevine Mills Mall, renewed the state inspection on my car and got a car wash, did some dishes, wrote a blog post, and then went Christmas shopping with Eric when he got home from work! Believe it or not, that's a pretty relaxing day in my book.

During all of my errands, I styled myself in the following:

BCBG Maxazria gray, cowl-neck sweater
Ann Taylor LOFT tan cardigan with gray crystal embellishment on the pockets
Zara chocolate brown leggings
Donald Pliner cheetah print flats with a chocolate brown bow
David Yurman cuff bracelets
Ann Taylor LOFT silver & gold chain necklace

Why it works:
Neutrals always make a great color palette. This combination of brown shades with accents of gray was a sophisticated blend of neutral tones. Additionally, the gray crystal embellishment on the pockets of the cardigan tied the color palette together nicely. The silver and gold necklace and the cuff bracelets added a little extra shine to the look so the bling from the pockets didn't look out of place. Lastly, the cheetah print flats were a fun and unexpected addition to the look, bringing in a playful print that incorporates all of the same colors from the existing palette. Cheetah print and/or fur (these flats are made of calf hair) is being featured all over the place in nearly every designer's collection right now, which is a plus for any look where incorporating this element would be fitting. Lastly, it's always in style to mix patterns and prints that coordinate without matching too perfectly. Being matchy-matchy is not what fashion is about, but carefully mixing unexpected patterns and prints to compliment each other is always en vogue.

Style Challenge:
Choose an unexpected pattern or print to wear with your look. Instead of reaching for the plain colored shoe, scarf or whatever... Choose something that compliments your look without matching perfectly. Polka-dots and stripes, florals and plaid... Nothing is off limits as long as the combination has complimentary colors and vibe.



Delta Daisies said...

you look so cute! love those flats.

Brianna 'Haggerty' Cannon said...

Thank you so much!! I love those flats... and you'd never know it, but I've had them for about 5 years!!

christyr143 said...

Love these look book posts! You should also consider blogging about your makeup (routine, products, etc...) Your makeup always looks totally amazing and flawless!