Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Black and Brown.....and a little choked up on the side

Linking up today What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy,
Oh, How Pinteresting! at The Vintage Apple, and
 Whatever Whenever Wednesday at Rolled Up Pretty!
Welcome y'all!
First off....
We are doing a giveaway on Friday!
And not just any ol' run of the mill giveaway.
That's right.
Click here to enter the giveaway!!!!      
Before I re-create an outfit today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about YOU guys.
I have been FLOORED at all the sweet and wonderful comments that you leave for me.
I read each and every one, and I am so thankful for them!
I also try to reply to each one (either on the blog or via e-mail), but I'm not sure if when I respond to the anonymous comments via e-mail if they ever go through?!?  They don't get bounced back to me, but I still question if they are going through.
It's actually probably a little weird over the top how excited I get when I see a new comment.
Like, when my phone buzzes letting me know I have an e-mail,
I can hardly get to it fast enough to see if it's a blog comment!
{Just imagine how fast you move when you see a picture of you has been tagged on facebook.}
Yep.  That's how fast I move. 
I'm talking lighting speed people.
 Well, here is a comment I got this weekend in response to me asking y'all to leave a comment if you had purchased anything as a result of this blog.
I would be lying if I said that I didn't get choked up.
Cause I totally did.
Here is the comment:

Ready for this? So far I have bought the Redken shampoo/conditioner, bubble necklace off etsy, Hue leggings, and the leopard scarf from Nordys.  I also got some melon cords from Banana Republic, since Target doesn't have tall sizes :( 
You have also reunited me with the Loft. 
I haven't bought from there in years, but made a big online purchase last night. 
Thank you! 
The hubby isn't even upset as he loves the new looks & boldness from me. 
I let my fashion go when the rugrats came on board, 
but thanks to you I started thinking about it again! 

Do you need me to pass you a tissue too?
Have you a heart of stone?
I really was so touched by that!
The comment was posted as "anonymous"......so......

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write.
I LOVE that my silly little blog is helping you dress with more "boldness".
And I can't even tell you how thrilled I am that the hubby doesn't even care you are spending $$.
It's what every little girl dreams of!  A hubby that supports her spending habits!
SO happy for you, for your newfound boldness, and for your happy husband!
Sheaffer :)
p.s.  Identify yourself and send me some pics of you in some of your new Pinterest Told Me To inspired outfits!  I would love to feature you on the blog!

Okay....enough of the mushy stuff from me....what did Pinterest tell me to do today?
I know we have talked about this once before, but pre-Pinterest,
I never would have mixed black and brown together.
I don't know why I wouldn't have, because now it's seems like a
Black with Black is boring!  Am I right?
Brown with Black is interesting!
Why didn't we know this before?
I tell ya.....
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times.
Pinterest knows her stuff.
I might hate her for being such a know-it-all if I didn't love her so much.
This is basically a fall version of this outfit.
Cardigan:  The LOFT
Black Tank: The LOFT
Skinny Jeans:  Swanky Boutique
Brass Necklace:  Target
Brass Earrings:  The Limited

This outfit is SO simple, and I'm betting that a lot of you already have similar pieces in your closet. 
 I've had all of this in my closet for at least 3 years, but I have never ever ever put them together!
I have also never ever ever in my long legged life seen a long legged sailor with a long legged wife.
But that is neither here nor there.

So, here is my advice to you.

Sorry to yell, but I felt like the situation called for it.
You're gonna like the result.
Pinky swear.


  1. A post that involves a little sobbing over reader comments and stern advice to "put your big girl panties on" and mix black and brown (gasp!)...perfect variety! Now...what about mixing grey and brown???? That's tricky. Can you do it? Yes. That's me double-dog daring you.

    1. Shay - I accept your challenge. In fact, I already have a couple of outfits pinned that will help me rise to the occasion.
      Stay tuned.....

  2. Again, you have me laughing before my coffee. I will say that I tried this outfit/color combo because I saw you pin it on Pinterest. I felt like such a naughty girl! Black and brown together--felt so good to break that rule! ;)

    1. Narci - I am laughing soooo hard at you being "naughty"! Hilarious!

  3. You know, my best friend and I used to laugh about a guy that wore black and brown together back in college. But seriously, he wore black jeans, a brown belt and brown cowboy boots. We were entitled to, right?

    I love this look and have been mixing black and brown lately too! Maybe that guy in college was a trend setter?

    Love your blog!

    1. Alison - I'm dying to know what kind of shirt he was wearing!

  4. Love getting sweet comments from readers!
    I love wearing black and brown together!! Love the whole outfit!


  5. How do we feel about Black skinny pants and brown boots? Still a no? Also, I think I have a great idea for a post, Pinterest Told Me To, size 12-14 edition. Some things you wear are so cute, but I'm not sure I can pull them off. I'll come to you and you can dress me and then post about it on your blog ;) Sounds good, right??

    1. Hi Tonya!
      Actually, I think that black skinny pants and brown boots DO work together! And you can totally pull off anything I'm wearing! Just WORK. IT. :)

  6. Yay for black and brown! Keep up the great work on the blog, Sheaffer! I look forward to reading your sassy chic-ness every day!


    1. Thanks Nancy! You think I'm sassy and chic? I love it! :)

  7. I found you from Big Mama's blog. The first entry I read was about Hue leggings. I work for a store that sells them and have sold tons of pairs since I've begun quoting your blog. (And I'm in cosmetics!) I've probably written down your blog address for a customer or friend every day since. You are doing a wonderful job translating the high fashion looks for "every woman" and it's fun to be a fan. It's sure to be a blast to watch your popularity soar and some of us will get to brag that we were fans in the early days! :) (Still haven't found the melon cords in my size, but hopeful I will at least get the leopard scarf from Francesca today!)

    Blessings on ya.

    1. Hi Julianne! I e-mailed you earlier today, but I'm having trouble knowing if they are going through....so I thought I would respond here too. I LOVE that you are just handing the blog out to customers. That is awesome! And girl, I hope you are making commission on those HUE leggings. Thanks so much for the sweet words about the blog. I am having a blast, and I can only hope that the blog will keep growing!
      Sheaffer :)

  8. Just found your blog and boy am i glad that i did! Im a Pinterest junkie!!! Your outfit is so cute! I cnat wait to read all your post im gunna have to sit at home with a bottle of something warm and read all our older post!


    followed you

    1. Thanks Kiki! I'm going to check out your blog too!!!!

  9. Sheaffer, did you see the shout out from Shop Design Spark on Facebook? They love you, too! :) I bought the grey and orange necklace. Love it!

    1. Thanks for letting me know Jessica! I had no idea, and that is sooo cool!

  10. Oh, I feel so vindicated {other adult in the house doesn't think black and brown go together well}!!!!!!!!! :)

  11. What a sweet note!!! Yay!
    And.....brown & black....don't know if I can do it....but I will TRY, because Shaeffer told me to :)

  12. Okay, Sheaffer, I keep finding myself reading your blogs and I don't know why I would read a fashion blog. I mean, I am 57 and wear scrubs everyday! You are one witty lady! Anyway, today I saw this post and thought I could do that. Black and brown are staples of my closet. You can ask Mama J. and she will agree - I don't wear colors! Don't even ask her about my shoes! At any rate, I am going to put this outfit together. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jane!!! I LOVE it that you are reading the blog! Maybe you should throw a scarf on with your scrubs...or perhaps layer some necklaces?!? Ha! :)

  13. Hi sheaffer..greetings from jakarta, indonesia :)
    I'm your follower from asia..i've been reading your blog for the past two weeks..n u really inspire me to upgrade my look..i have so far clean out my closet, toss out old clothes n start wearing new combination of color n accessories..thanks for theinspiration n keep on posting..would love to try new ideas... cheers!

  14. I feel like you and mixandmatchmama are turning my world upside down. First nutela in my rice crispies and now a beutiful justification to wear black and brown?? ;-) What a fab day! PTL PTMT. (praise the lord pinterest told me to)

  15. I picked up a pair of black skinnies from the Old Navy $19 sale...and I'm totally going to wear them with brown boots...and a sleeveless top! Oh yes I am!

  16. Please don't tell my husband about this whole brown and black thing...I JUST got him to stop wearing the same brown shoes with everything he puts on his body. :)

  17. I love black and brown too, especially when it's a cognac color. I just love your blog - you are too funny! Thanks for always making me smile! :)


I would of course love to hear what you think! As long as it is super sweet.....and maybe a little sassy. Sheaffer :)

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