Mostly Neutral for Early Spring

I love a black white gray and cognac color combo. For someone who adores color it is surprising that I love this near absence of color. Maybe because the neutrals allow the orange tones to really stand out.

So it's not quite low 60's and it will probably get cooler once the sun goes down  so I have 2 alternatives for today. Currently it's about 55 degrees so it's probably going to be warm in the car -- no need for a coat, but it's cool so I'm wearing a wool sweater. As for now I am leaving to run errands as soon as I post so ballet flats will rule for now. However the boots are a nice backup for the evening when the temps will drop. I was playing around in my closet yesterday (the effort was tiring so I did not make it out as I had intended -- growing a baby is hard work ;-)!)

(No maternity clothes in sight!) I'm wearing:

  • BR wool open front cardi
  • ON scoop neck stretch tee in black
  • ON black and cream tribal print midi skirt
  • 7 Hills braided leather belt
  • Vera Wang silver snake print embossed ballet flat 
  • Miz Mooz cognac boot 
  • Kenneth Cole reaction orange tote
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  • Helena replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful! I love that cardigan on you - so feminine, and the belt adds just the right structure. 

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Lovely lines here, DV. As a fellow lover of color, I find that neutrals that are bright or high contrast seem to satisfy the same gene that appreciates the brightest of brights :)

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful outfit, both versions, and I love that you're wearing a skirt to run errands!

  • abc replied 8 years ago

    YLF. And yes growing a baby is hard work! Take it easy on yourself. Fab color (or lack thereof) combo.

  • carambola replied 8 years ago

    Lovely! Great contrast and flow.

  • Elle replied 8 years ago

    I love the neutrals on you and your tote provides a wonderful cheerful note. Having a baby is very hard work so you are doing the right thing by resting when needed.

  • Runcarla replied 8 years ago

    Love this outfit. The black and white looks super fresh, and the cognac rounds out the colour scheme in a rich way. The skirt is particularly fab and I hope to see it again in other combinations.

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Aida -  I agree -- it's the high contrast and print that make up for my insatiable need for color in outfits.
    Karie - skirts are seeing the light of day in my wardrobe now that old man winter seems to have finally kicked the bucket. ;-)
    Abc - if any one had told me that I could be totally wiped out by creating and trying on 3 outfits while pregnant I'd have laughed in their face last year. This year I am likely to smile, roll over and take a nap ;-)

  • carter replied 8 years ago

    Perfect. I'm really loving a neutral background with a pop of colors these days. Well done!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    This is great. What an interesting print on the skirt. I love how the flare and the diagonal lines keep our eyes moving. It has the energy of colour without the colour! 

  • Suzanne replied 8 years ago

    Great skirt! Fab indeed. 

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Great Spring look. How fun to be sporting bare legs in Chicago. xo

  • dustt replied 8 years ago

    Such a good combo the belt really pops!! - I'm amazed at how utterly amazing you continue to look in your non-maternity cloths as you grow that babe!! -

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Suz - I agree there is something about a wonderful graphic that's so energetic and interesting you just don't miss color. I've had this skirt about 3 or 4 years and I have never worn more than one color at a time with it.

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    This is fantastic! When I first glanced at the post 60's and the somewhat psychedelic print of the skirt popped out at me, which totally made me smile.

  • Ornella replied 8 years ago

    You always look 100% lady. I looove this (almost no)colour combination on you.

  • E replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! I'm so impressed you can still wear wide belts despite the baby! :) I'm another colour lover who also adores all-neutral outfits: after all they're still colours. hehe

    I had to giggle at your diagnosis of the 50s as sweater but no coat. Down here, my reaction is 'Awesome! It's in the 50s! I get to wear outerwear!'. ;)

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    This is beautiful on you. The orange tones in the cognac belt come out. I'm also impressed that you can still wear a belt with baby widening your waist. You look amazing. Yay for warmer weather!

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