For the love of black and brown.


It is official! I am in love. With black+brown. Ah, the happiness it brings me. I guess the color combo just suits me well. I also think that wearing neutrals makes my less-than-ordinary outfits stand out a bit less when walking down the street or walking into a coffee shop. Sometimes having people stare gets a bit obnoxious. No, I am not wearing a T-shirt and jeans, staring people. :D


On another note… Spats! I am so obsessed with them now. I found this particular pair at an antique mall. They are fleece lines and keep my legs incredibly warm. I can’t believe I’ve never worn them until this Fall. In. Love.


Outfit details:

Dress: thrifted | Hat: Hidden Pearl Vintage (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Shoes: Rampage 07 | Spats: Medina Antique Mall

I thought it would be fun to include what I wore on this same day last year. I would still wear this today- except I sold the blouse and the jacket in my shop.


13 Responses

  1. Chaucee says:

    Love love both of these. I used to hate wearing Black and Brown as a young girl, but these days I like the combination.

  2. Sally Jane says:

    Brown and black is one of my most favorite color combos! I’ve always wanted to try a pair of spats… I just like the way they look. It never occurred to me that they would also keep my legs warm. That’s even more reason to get a pair!

  3. nicole says:

    ery cute very sassy outfits!

  4. BLEUBIRD says:

    love your antique spats. i’ve been thinking about trying to make a pair for myself but my time is so limited these days. maybe one day i’ll get around to it.

  5. Megan says:

    Maybe you’ve divulged this information already, but what kind of red lipstick is that? It’s basically a perfect shade.

  6. Jenny Meyers says:

    You are so cute, you can seriously make anything look good :-)

  7. Alexa says:

    Mandi I love your dress and the Spats, amazing!!! I want me some!

  8. Julie says:

    mmmm….those spats looks so cozy!

  9. Jess says:

    I LOVE black and brown also! Black tights with brown boots are my staples these days…

  10. Oh, too cute! I have to say – spats have always intrigued but scared me. I’ve never seen them look so cute! :)

  11. Lynn says:

    lovely fall photos! oh how I wish my hair would grow long like yours.
    thanks for the comment, I have the credits up now. hope it looks okay to you =^..^=

  12. krista says:

    I think this outfit is my favorite!!! LOVE the black & brown!!!

  13. What a great fall look! Love the colors your put together.