Black and Cognac

August 7, 2015

I’ve had a think for black and cognac pairings lately. First it was my black and white top with my cognac sandals, then it was my black dress with the same sandals, and now today it’s this back and white dress with my cognac platforms. Let’s talk about this dress. How great is it? I love this kimono style. It’s sooo comfy, and at $12 you really need to go purchase it now. No peer pressure or anything. I didn’t do the details justice in the photos. It has cute slits at the hem and arms. A cognac tote would have been the icing on the cake, but I’ll keep that on my wish list for now.

You might notice that I finally did something different with my hair. I never experiment because the truth is I have one trick. I’m good at curling it, and I just don’t deviate. I credit Kathryn for making me branch out. Her post on top knots was just too good. I decided that maybe my hair wasn’t too short to try it. I’ve been doing it occasionally on weekends, and it’s really a fun variation. Let me know what you think.

One more thing and then I will shut up. These. Sunglasses. They are my latest swap out from Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program (Netflix for sunglasses), and I love them. No way I’d ever be able to try these fancy Pradas on my own. Don’t forget you can use the code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month free.

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Dress c/o Oasap // Shoes: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Prada via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program – use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month FREE // Purse: Charming Charlie (almost identical)

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  • Reply for seven seasons August 7, 2015 at 10:28 am

    What?! $12! What a deal!

  • Reply Liv August 7, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Such a unique dress. Love it.


  • Reply Lilly August 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

    The dress look SO comfy! Your hair looks great. I feel I always have the same hair style, and am totally nervous to try something new (at least for blog pictures).

  • Reply Lizlizo August 7, 2015 at 10:09 am

    That dress is amazing, I love the unique print!

    – Liz Lizo

  • Reply Samantha Topham Hatch August 7, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Amy, how do you always find such affordable pieces? That’s something I always really appreciate about your blog. You share things I can actually afford. By the way, I’m loving your hair!


    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold August 7, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much for the feedback! I live on a budget too, so finding affordable fashionable pieces is important to me. I love blogs of all kinds but I am always bummed when I see a great outfit but will never be able to mimic it because of the price.

  • Reply Adri Cisneros August 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Pretty sure I need that dress in my life! Love your half bun!

  • Reply Caroline Jones August 7, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Everything is simply gorgeous Amy. I love the outfit and I envy the sunglasses, very pretty!
    Have a nice day!

  • Reply Zelle Brown August 7, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Love this, Amy Ann! And how cute is your hair?!

    xo Southern Style

  • Reply Rach August 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

    This dress looks super comfy and it is super cute too! Have a great weekend Amy Ann!

  • Reply Blaire Bingham August 7, 2015 at 6:35 am

    This is such a great color combo, and I think your hair is so cute this way! Have a fabulous weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Susan Jeffries August 7, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I love this color pairing and your dress is fabulous! Susan

  • Reply Red Reticule August 7, 2015 at 5:47 am

    You look amazing in that flowy dress! Happy weekend!

    Red Reticule

  • Reply THE AVANTGUARDIAN August 7, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Such a gorgeous dress!

  • Reply Natali August 7, 2015 at 5:43 am

    You always look so cute, elegant and so stylish! Such an inspiration!

  • Reply Jill August 7, 2015 at 5:17 am

    I love your hair pulled back! That flowy dress is gorgeous on you!

    In Pink

  • Reply Jennifer Jayne August 7, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Gorgeous dress. You look lovely.
    I love those sunglasses.un glasses.

    Jenn |

  • Reply Rachelle August 7, 2015 at 4:32 am

    you look stunning, and I love your hairdo I may copy it.


  • Reply Duchess of Fashion August 7, 2015 at 4:03 am

    This printed dress is stunning, perfect for summer! Loving your Prada sunnies too!

  • Reply Anett August 7, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Love your topknot! I have very fine and slippery hair, and when it was long I could never put it up, as it would fall down after 10 minutes, no matter how much product I added. I’ve kept mine short for probably 10 years now, after I got tired of just tieing my hair in a ponytale. I envy anyone who can make any kind of updo and make it stick! Keep experimenting — think of all the great options you have to be creative and look cool(er)! Your dress is already cool. 😉

    Anett | Tall Girl’s Fashion

  • Reply Mica August 7, 2015 at 12:29 am

    What a lovely kimono dress! Looks nice and airy and perfect for a hot day! 🙂

    Your half-up hairdo looks nice too! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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