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 Jacqueline Rendine August 8, 2015 at 8:35 am

    This dress is just fabulous! Love this print!



    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Reply Larissa August 8, 2015 at 5:29 am

    This is such a cool dress! I love both the pattern and the shape 🙂

  • Reply jointyicroissanty August 8, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Stylish dress and it looks gorgeous with these shoes! Beautiful combination od colors!

  • Reply Tina Phan August 8, 2015 at 1:11 am

    This dress is so effortless! And I’m glad you tried out a little bun, it looks great on you!


  • Reply Laura August 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I absolutely love black and cognac together! Such a pretty combo. This whole look is perfection. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Cielo Oleic August 7, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    That outfit is absolutely stunning!!! Love it!

    – Cielo

  • Reply Christie Geiger August 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Pretty look, Amy Ann! I absolutely love your dress and sandals! And I love seeing you embrace that half-up bun look! It looks so chic the way you did it. I’ve been going back and forth about trying it out bc I wore my hair like that as a teenager and I already look young, but it looks perfect for an adult the way you wore it. I’ll have to try it out!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Have a fab weekend!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Reply clara mcmillan August 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Those sunglasses look so good on you!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella August 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I really love your shoes!

    xoxoBella |

  • Reply Threads for Thomas August 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    You look so chic! I love this dress and the platform sandals and Prada sunglasses finish the look perfectly. I also love your hair like this! I also always wear my hair the same and need to try new styles too.

  • Reply Megan August 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Why must you always have such amazing outfits?! This dress is so fun and I love your hair!

  • Reply Gina Daily August 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Your mini top knot is very cute! I am exactly the same way about my hair. I do it one way and really can’t be bothered to mess with other styling strategies. Mornings are just too hectic getting ready and stuff to have to deal with hair drama. So props to you for stepping outside the box! And your dress and sandals are sooo cute and summery! Love it!

    Gina | On the Daily Express

  • Reply Helen August 7, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    You look gorgeous, as always! Love this outfit 🙂

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise – Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


  • Reply Valentina August 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Such a cute look. Love your shoes!

    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

  • Reply Diane Rivero August 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Oh I love those sunnies! I tried them on and sadly they did not look good on me.

    Your hair looks cute like that!


  • Reply Julia Mazzucato August 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    You look lovely! The print and contrast on that dress is so cool!

    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Missy May August 7, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Very pretty, Amy. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  • Reply Hailey August 7, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Totally in love with your dress! And great pick on the sunnies — they look perfect on you!


  • Reply Kelly August 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

    so nice babe!!

  • Reply melaniekay August 7, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I love this dress!
    Melanie @

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