DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Avoiding the obvious

I've never worn brown with navy before:

Hubby actually said how nice my outfit was when I was just hanging around in the office, sans jacket. I actually wore brown shoes, but the photos were done when I was in my black "office slippers". My foot is healing up nicely, but I'm definitely still in pain....

This outfit was chosen as the base for my plaid jacket:

But it looks kind of sloppy here... is that just because I have my purse under it? Or because it's open?

Hmm... I'm not quite slim enough to button this sucker up, after all. Anyway... I decided to go for a brown top rather than the more obvious blues or tans. You like?

The brown part is nearly microscopic... I actually took my cue from the lining:

Of course, along with the cross-body purse to make using my walker easier, I'm taking Freeda's advice and keeping my hair up:

Shirt: VanHusen outlet
Jacket: Amanda Smith via consignment shop
Pants: Lane Bryant
Necklace: gift from a friend
Hair clip: I forgot
Earrings... whoops! I forgot to put them on today!


  1. Brown and navy is one of my favorite color combos! Cute jacket!

  2. Very nice. I'm glad your healing quickly.

  3. I have never worn brown and navy before but I was reading a fashion article recently of how it's great to break all these silly fashion rules. You know, the ones that tell us not to wear black and brown together, etc and I have to say I like the brown and navy on you! I also like your hair up! Sorry to read you're still in pain. When will you feel some relief do you think?

  4. I don't wear a lot of brown...I keep trying to get a little more here and there. Cool hair clip!

  5. I love that combination on you! Cross body bags always add bulk - I wear mine over my jackets and coats. You look great. Sorry your foot is still sore.

  6. Love your blazer, it has nice texture!

  7. Brown and Navy! Never thought of it, but isn't it fun to try new color combinations. For me, it's an experiment with COLOR period....I've always been such a fan of neutrals. You look lovely and your skin is FLAWLESS!

  8. Ooh I love that bag and the print on the jacket! I should try navy and brown together :D

  9. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I did see Carrie's show! In person, on Broadway a few years ago. I was thinking about it when I wrote the post.

  10. i love the mixing of brwon and navy. it's one of my favs. some years ago i would never have had the idea of pairing those colours.