Breaking the Rules

Yes, I’m wearing navy AND black AND brown.

I didn’t want to wear black shoes because I’m wearing navy tights…and that looked awkward. I don’t have any navy shoes that would work with this outfit. So what do I do? I just throw another color in the mix – brown. I like that these shoes make the outfit a bit more casual (as does the hat). I haven’t worn this dress yet because I always feel like a structured silk dress is too formal for my everyday life. I really love the way this outfit turned out, though, and I think it’s perfectly acceptable attire for sitting at a computer all day doing graphic design.

I love these shoes! See also how I wore them here, here, and here.

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dress: secondhand Diane Von Furstenberg
tights: Target
belt: secondhand
shoes: secondhand Miss Sixty
hat: secondhand Gap
earrings that you can’t see…I always forget to take detail pics: secondhand



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  1. everydayinadress
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Lovely outfit. it looks great

  2. lyddiegal
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    I’m far to mesmerized by the beautiful print of the dress to even notice the color of your shoes. what an amazing thrift find.

    • Maggie J.
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:28 am | Permalink

      Thanks! I love bold prints but don’t own many quite this bold, so I was super excited to find this dress. :)

  3. dotty
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    that dress is amazing! DVF for the win!

  4. Corinne
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Wow what a gorgeous dress – such a great find!!

  5. Naomi
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    I love this whole outfit! way to break the rules! I always wear blue & black together.

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