Cognac and Black

Do y’all remember being in high school and brown and black were a no-no? Timberlands were so big at the time, and it was a cardinal rule that you didn’t wear a black top with them! A girlfriend of mine did once, and we gave her so much hell for it. Here we are, 15 years later, and it’s one of the most paired colors. Isn’t it funny how once a faux pas becomes a trend?

I bought this Dreamers cognac sweater at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last summer (last styled here), so I’ll link something similar at the end of this post. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, familiarize yourself. Their knits are literally the softest thing you will ever put on your body. Have you heard of the Barefoot Dreams cardigans? Everyone goes crazy over them at the NAS every year, so I purchased one to see what all of the fuss was about. In a haste, I bought this sweater thinking they were the same brand, and I’m so glad I did. Both brands have the softest fabric. They’re like butter, y’all.

I purchased these Topshop Jamie jeans¬†about three years ago. Unknowingly, I ordered regular because I didn’t notice that they made petite, hence the cuff. If you’re a short girl like me, order petite, and size down one size. Topshop is a European company, so it’s odd to size down. I usually size up by two in their clothing, but for some reason these jeans runs slightly larger. I love the way they fit and the price point ($75.00) is amazing for a good pair of jeans.

Yesterday, B and I took AC to Beans & Greens. It’s a Southern kitchen buffet type restaurant out in the country. We love it, and much to our surprise, she did too! Like most kids, she’s an extremely picky eater. Afterward, we took the long way home through Centre and Leesburg to see the flooding, and y’all, it’s so sad. Millions of dollars of damage to those peoples boat houses, piers, and water crafts. I understand those things are luxuries to have, but when you work hard for something and then it’s destroyed, it’s just devastating. Hopefully the rain will subside soon and they can begin to assess the damage and rebuild.

Here’s to Monday, y’all. Much to my dismay, the Alabama weather is back to being colder than my heart.

Photography by Ryan Sherrod

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