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 Nevena Krstic August 9, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Lovely outfit! Your dress is so cute 🙂 xx

  • Reply Sara Strauss August 9, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    What a lovely dress! I love the print and those shoes!
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Reply Sera | Stardust Bohemian August 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I adore you shoes, I would totally wear them *0*


  • Reply Kathleen Harper August 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Beyond beautiful! I love your heels – they look perfect with your outfit.

  • Reply Kathryn August 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    First of all, I love that dress! How is it only $12?! And when I first saw the pics of your hair I was like “YES!”. So glad you tried out the half top knot, it looks great and works so well with your hair! Love it.

  • Reply Tatyanna Hunter August 9, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Those platforms are super chic and I love your outfit! You hairdo is sooo cute <3

  • Reply perlasancheza August 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I love your outfit! Especially the platforms. I always do the same thing with my hair too. I need to branch out, maybe I’ll try a topknot too!

  • Reply Adela Acanski August 9, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Pretty dear!

  • Reply Happinessatmidlife August 9, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Love the laid back vibe of this dress. I am horrible at doing my hair, it’s always straight because it’s the easies (I don’t need to do anything). Your top knot is so fun!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  • Reply Nati August 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

    What a pretty outfit! Love your shoes!! (:
    Nati xx

  • Reply officialmahryska August 9, 2015 at 6:56 am

    love the outfit…
    kisses from dubai ♥

  • Reply Falasha August 9, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Love this dress, so cool and relaxed.

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  • Reply katherine lou August 9, 2015 at 2:13 am

    What a great price!! This outfit is too good and I absolutely love cognac colored shoes. Although, I have a hard time figuring out what to wear with it!

    Katherine Lou

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  • Reply alison*elle August 8, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I love that dress — the print is so pretty. And you really can’t go wrong with a pairing like that… it’s a common one for me too!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Elizabeth Swain August 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    That top is gorgeous!
    I am also really digging the hair style too


    Garland Girl

  • Reply Lyddiegal August 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Black and brown do work well together, despite what some may believe! I feel like it’s so hard to break out of a hair rut – I really wish I could pull off a fancier up-do than a messy bun!

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Reply Tiffany August 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    beautiful dress! love the look!

  • Reply Fashion cupcake August 8, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Love everything about this look! So gorgeous! And your top knot looks so cute!


  • Reply Sascha Driver August 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I love everything about this look, especially the dress!

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