Growing up, I knew never to mix black and brown. I'm not sure where I got that advice. My mom? Girl Scouts? Church ladies? I have no idea. Either way, I guess I saw it as the cardinal sin of getting dressed in the morning. It has taken a long time to get out of that mindset - and I'll admit that it is still hard for me to do. I managed to do it today because 1) I have a top with both black and brown and 2) I had a strong desire to wear comfortable shoes this morning. These are perhaps the most comfortable shoes in my closet.
Blouse - Classiques Entier via Nordstrom Rack
Cardigan - Lauren Ralph Lauren
Skirt - JCrew Number 2 in double serge wool
Boots - Born