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Thursday, November 4, 2010

I DO LOVE Surprises!

Yesterday morning my phone rang and it was a friend of mine I have had since college.  She told me she would be in town that evening and could we meet for dinner!  What a great surprise!  We hadn't seen each other for about 2-3 years.  Of course we just picked up like we had seen each other yesterday.  What are the kids up to, have you seen or heard from so and so, guess who I talked to and on and on.  Another friend of ours joined us as well, so the night just seemed to fly by.  In fact after dinner we moved to the bar to talk and before we knew it ~ the bartender was shutting down and lights were being turned off.  OOPS, we might have overstayed our welcome!

We didn't care, just moved the conversation out into the parking lot.  If it hadn't been cold and rainy I am sure we could have stayed out there much longer.
It was sad to end our visit, but I am truly thankful to have friends like these in my  life!


So what do you wear to an unexpected meeting with a friend you haven't seen in awhile.  Well, I did an outfit re-mix.
I took my favorite Target dress and changed the entire look.  I know for a long time people said, "you shouldn't mix brown and black".  I LOVE brown and black together and thankfully somewhere, some fashion person decided it was cool to do it too.  
I belted the dress, added brown boots and brownish tone jewelry.  I will have to admit that I really couldn't ever figure out if the tights I had on were gray or brown.  I figure either way it worked.    
It was cold and wet outside, so I added the brown suede duster coat.  At first I was afraid it would be too much for the look, but I really like how the effect turned out. 

dress-Target-$19.99
boots-Nine West Store-on sale $118- Nine West
belt-had forever, don't know where it came from or price
sheer tights-randomly found in my drawer
suede coat-Dillards-a couple of years ago-$?
necklace-Handpicked-$10
earrings-Handpicked-$8
watch-Tocs-gifted

5 comments:

angie said...

Great outfit. This dress really fits you.It's nice when you meet with friends you love even if it's not so often,especially when it's not so often.

Monica said...

I love that dress and I'd wear the heck out of it! I happened to wear grey, black and brown today and thought it really worked. Mixing grey and black is pretty classic, but adding in the brown takes it to another level of interest. In a way, it kind of "deformalizes" the outfit. Love it.

silvergirl said...

Thanks for the compliment Angie!
I totally agree about friends

silvergirl said...

Love your comments Monica.
Am going to put this color combo together more in the future.

Monica said...

I love that dress and I'd wear the heck out of it! I happened to wear grey, black and brown today and thought it really worked. Mixing grey and black is pretty classic, but adding in the brown takes it to another level of interest. In a way, it kind of "deformalizes" the outfit. Love it.