Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Marianne: Brownie

Good afternoon, all. Apologies for the bad phone camera pictures but I was trying some things on for a review post going up tomorrow and I couldn't resist snapping a picture of my outfit, which I mostly really love. I wore this dress a couple of weeks back for Lulu's party, so I thought you might like to see how I make a party dress work for, well, work.
I think what is keeping me from totally loving it is the three shades of brown I'm wearing. I should have worn my dark brown sandals, but they are really tall and I had a lot of running around to do today. The shoes just don't work, to me.
They are wicked comfortable, though, and the heel is more manageable for days like this. I do like the tiny rivet detail, I just wish they were a darker brown!

This belt was another lovely gift from Adrien's friend Kate. It's a gorgeous dark weathered brown with antiqued brass details and more little rivets. I changed belts three times before settling on this one, it nips in my waist nicely without being bulky or competing with the pattern on the dress.
Okay, I'm being all coy, but I can barely contain myself, HAVE YOU NOTICED THE BAG? I know. I know! My coveted, my precious, the orange Rebecca Minkoff MAC is mineminemine. I somehow found it on eBay for a good chunk under the retail price and Adrien basically gave me a heart attack by saying DO IT BUY IT OMG GOOD PRICE!

Isn't it lovely? Let's not discuss that it smells like cigarette smoke, let's just focus on how pretty it is. At first I was thrown by how Mr. T the gold chains are but I've come around and kind of view them as jewelry now. The color is perfection. The smoke is fading already, thank goodness.

dress: Max & Cleo
cardigan: Old Navy
belt: anthropologie
shoes: Sofft
bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC (!)
necklace: Diana Warner
sunglasses: Kate Spade

Tomorrow: Random fitting room reviews and a Wonderbar! update.


  1. Love! Love the bag! Love the dress! Love the bag with the dress!

  2. Awesome outfit! I love the layering and that BAG! You look dynamite!