Tuesday, December 6, 2011

B.Cannon's Look Book

As you may already be aware, I have a serious passion for fashion. Not many things make me as excited as clothes, accessories and super great looks {that's what I call an outfit-- a look}. So I couldn't help but be inspired by Christin's blog at classysouthernwife.com when she does her "Outfit of the Night" posts. She takes a quick snap of her outfit, and then gives the details. I love this idea, so I want to do something similar in my blog!

I'm going to post "B.Cannon Look Book" entries periodically, and I'm also going to briefly explain why the look works, give style tips, and whatever fashion related goodness comes to mind at that moment. I hope this will be fun for others to read... but if nothing else, I'll love looking back on my different looks over time to see how my style evolves!
Without further adieu...
Here's today's look! 

BCBG Maxazria black, long sleeve under shirt 
Forever 21 antique gold, cap-sleeve tunic 
BCBG Maxazria black, rabbit fur vest
Nike black, thermal leggings (they're SO warm)
Nine West black, knee-high boots (as seen on The Zoe Report!)
Ann Taylor LOFT gold, chain necklace

Why it works: 
Black and gold (always more black than gold) is such a fabulous combination and it's hard to screw up. I put the long sleeve shirt under the tunic primarily because it's freezing cold outside, but it was a fashionably appropriate choice because the spandex-like texture and fit of the top matches the texture and fit of the leggings. Additionally, layering is a major part of creating a stylish look. The fur vest was the right addition because it adds texture and volume. Not to mention, fur is a big deal right now. Without the vest, everything is very flat, but the black fur creates excitement without adding too much contrast. {I love playing with different textures of the same color.} This theme is continued with the knee-high leather boots, which add to the various textures of black. Another key note in this look is the varying garment lengths-- the vest is short, as is the tunic, and the boots are tall. Proportion is very important in every look, and this has just the right balance. The necklace is the right finishing piece because it is a muted gold, similar to the color of the tunic, and it has black stone accents, which tie together the black and gold color palette. Additionally, the simplistic chain design helps to maintain this very chic yet understated look.

Style Challenge: 
Mix different textures of the same color and see what you come up with!



Christin said...

I love this!!! Cute outfit, and thanks for the shout out! I should do more "tips," but I only know what works for my stubby, petite body, so I may not be much help to anyone else. And I pretty much live in dresses, which isn't very exciting. :) You look adorable! Keep 'em coming!

Brianna 'Haggerty' Cannon said...

Haha! You are not stubby! I love your blog and you have really inspired me to step up my blogging game! Maybe one day my blog will be as exciting as yours! Keep up the fabulous work!! And congratulations on completing your first marathon! AMAZING! I ran three miles the other day and I was nearly jumping for joy-- so I can't imagine how accomplished you must have felt when you crossed the finish line!

Christin said...

Haha well thank you! Blogging (and running!) can be addicting. Just write honestly and write about your life, and it will be plenty exciting. I'm adding you to my "blog loves" on my page right now, so you may get a few new stalkers. :)

PS I'm sure your house looks gorgeous for Christmas. Be sure to post pics!

Lyndsey said...

Love your look! I will definitely have to start referring to your tips! These day if I get out of the house without spit-up on my clothes I consider it a success. No bueno!

Brianna 'Haggerty' Cannon said...

Lyndsey!! You always look fab in every picture you post... so as far as I'm concerned, you're super stylish! I'm so glad you like my look book though!! I'm excited to post more :)

Ashlee McCrary said...

Um can you come dress me every morning????! Seriously since having kiddos I'm lucky if I make it out with matching shoes lol I love dressing up but sadly it's gotta take a backseat for awhile. No time for it in the mornings and carrying a newborn in a carseat with heels-not pretty. Keep up the wardrobe inspiration!

Brianna 'Haggerty' Cannon said...

Ashlee! You are so blessed with your beautiful family, I can totally understand why fashion is not your #1 priority right now!! I will keep you and other mom's in mind when I give tips... Flats and comfy clothes can be fashionable too!

Kali adyson said...

Ok so if I ever tried this on my own Id look like a Hobo lol I am not good with this stuff..your always so cute...I need to hire you as my personal shopper !