Friday, June 08, 2012

Variations on a dress: Brown, sleeveless

Dress – Ralph Lauren, hat – Linea, bag – Yves Saint Laurent, ballet flats - Burberry, earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane, belt – Maxmara, red sandal – Stuart Weitzman

Dress – Ralph Lauren, hoop earrings – YooLa, pashmina – Alexon, gold sandals – Steve Madden, necklace – Fornash, cardigan – Burberry Brit, orange sandals – Collection WEEKEND

Dress – Ralph Lauren, necklace – Dorothy Perkins, sunglasses – Ray-Ban, brown sandals – Asos, earrings – Mixit, tote – Lauren by Ralph Lauren, turquoise sandals – Carvela

Dress – Ralph Lauren, necklace – Econe, shoulder bag – Anya Hindmarch, ballet flats – Repetto, bracelet – JCPenney, handbag – Michael Kors, gold sandals – Yves Saint Laurent

Dress – Ralph Lauren, Scarf – Hermès, tote – Jimmy Choo, yellow sandals – Camper, necklace – AK Anne Klein, cardigan – Missoni M, pumps – Oscar de la Renta

Dress – Ralph Lauren, cardigan – Viyella, bag – Valentino, sandals – Fratelli Rossetti, pink linen blazer – Smythe, bracelet – Debenhams, pumps – Ros Hommerson


  1. Très joli! Love these color combinations. You have just made brown look like the most versatile color on the planet! Congratulations! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  2. This series is so much fun. I cannot wait to see what inspires you next.

  3. Fabulous again.... you inspire me to look at my own wardrobe with fresh eyes....can't wait for your next work of art.

  4. I'm loving all the dress combinations. A plain dress works so well with accessories

  5. Beautiful combinations! This post was immensely helpful as my wardrobe is predominately brown. Recently, however, I did purchase a white linen A-line skirt, but am not sure what tops and accessories I should choose. Perhaps as the weather becomes warmer you will offer some compositions with a similar item as a base. I hope so. Thanks again for a continually enjoyable and informative blog.

  6. I think the brown is my favorite. It transitions effortlessly between each color combination.

  7. It's my favourite also and my go-to color in my wardrobe. Never tired of it. Lovely combinations.

  8. I think this series confirms it: red goes with EVERYTHING.

    1. Yes! And so does the aqua...and the salmon!

  9. Loving your series on dress combinations. I really appreciate that you recycle several of accessories to maximize usage. I have so many ideas now to use some of my "boring" dress that were just hanging in the closet!

  10. Oh I adore these combinations...I could see myself in brown now.
    Have you ever considered approaching a magazine with these variations? You've got immense talent!

  11. I was just flipping through a local newspaper and saw an ad that read "If you're grateful and you know it, say Thank You".

    So...Thank You!!

    My favs have been the black and navy, and since I've been feeling for a few years that black near my face is less flattering than it was when I was younger, I think I've just learned that I should try a gradual move towards navy! Need comfy shoes though...all mine are black.

    Now...have you ever done something based on figure type? I was thinking how great the combos always look, but that didn't guarantee they'd actually look good on me. Just one more challenge for you to tackle!

  12. I love that zigzag Anne Klein sweater. Does anyone know if it is still available, and where? I've been Googling for it unsuccessfully. Margaret