The Tiny Heart: Exception

10.03.2012

Exception



Top-F21 (similar), Scarf-Amazon, Jeans-A&F, Flats-Target (similar)

One of my fashion rules I have is not to mix brown and black. Even my (sometimes) fashion challenged husband knows if he's wearing a brown belt, he can't wear his black shoes. However, I have now found the exception to this rule: leopard print. Why? Both colors are already built into the pattern. 

I can now wear black and brown together without feeling like Joan Rivers would nominate me for Worst Dressed on Fashion Police.

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78 comments:

  1. you look so pretty here! I love stripes and leopard :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  2. Love that top and scarf, cute relaxed look
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  3. Haha, I know what you mean. Although I do like to wear my black tights with my brown oxfords. But leopard print totally breaks the rule. Cute look!

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  4. I have the same rule, too. Love stripes and animal print together!!!! Great outfit!

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

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  5. You look amazing! I need more scarves I only have one that I bought after a concert in Milwaukee once, because the lead singer had one exactly like it haha.

    The Domestic Geek
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  6. always love a leopard scarf and shoes! great look!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. love the stripes and leopard together! so cute!

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  8. i dont usually like black & brown together either, but its growing on me, and you do it so nicely! love that your scarf coordinated with your shoes too, perfect!

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  9. Sharon, that's so funny my teenage daughter also lives by that same rule. She also loves leopard print so tonight I will make a point to tell her how black and brown are all in the same print..lol

    Dayi

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  10. I concur with a few exceptions, leopard print being one of them. Also... black dress with brown shoes with the right dress and right boots. One of my friends who is probably more fashion challenged then your boyfriend (I know mean- ha-ha but she could go on what not to wear, and she hates the show because I they are "to mean" to the contestants telling them not to do what she does) once wore like light brown boots with a dressy hooker dress...(probably an Express dress) that's NOT okay. BUT I think a dark brown boot with a work appropriate dress or a t shirt dress is a nice look! :) I love is outfit you got on. I saw this on pinterest as well! I need to do this now!


    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. I don't know if I'm ready yet for a black dress and brown shoes, ack. Maybe if I'm wearing some leopard with it :)

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  11. I think black and brown can look really good together, and leopard print proves that! You look cute :) Love the scarf!

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  12. The scarf is so fun and I love it with the stripes! You are proof that brown and black can work together!

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  13. leopard is like the new neutral. i love it. and i especially love it with your stripes!

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  14. Loving your flashes of leopard Sharon!
    Have a fab Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  15. I am a serial brown and black rule breaker! :-S I got it in my head last year that it was ok when so many people were pairing black leggings with brown riding boots and i just ... can't ... stop. I LOVE that sweater, and think it looks so great with that scarf!

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    1. Haha Bonnie! I've seen a lot of people wear that too and I think it looks really cute. I just don't know if I can bring myself to do it without feeling like I'm clashing!

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  16. I love your shirt and flats!! I love the whole outfit!! Oh, and you look JUST like Piper Perabo!!!! Look her up!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! You are too sweet! I think Piper Perabo is like 100 times prettier than me but thank you. :)

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  17. I like the mix of prints and I think it is perfectly acceptable to mix brown and black. I kind of like them together...

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  18. I love the leopard print scarf and shoes! And I used to never want to mix brown and black, but I've started letting myself do it more. I kind of like it now!

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  19. Amazing post and outfit!!
    Would you like to follow each other?!! :)

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    xoxo

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  20. Love the stripes and leopard together!! I definitely need a scarf like that.

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  21. i'm wearing stripes and leopard today too!! :)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  22. Great pattern mixing!

    xo Rach
    rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh dear I break this rule all the time! LOL I loooooove this pairing of the stripes and leopard spots! Super chic and I am going to copy it for sure (hope you don't mind ;-) ).

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  24. I actually love black and brown together. A black dress with a brown belt or brown boots is one of my favorite looks! I also love the riding boots that are black on bottom and brown on top. Cute outfit!

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  25. That leopard and stripes looks FANTASTIC Sharon! I've got to try that. Thanks girl! HaHaHa
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  26. Brown & black can totally work together, and this is a great example! Love the pattern mixing too :)

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  27. yay for leopard! we're on the same page today.
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  28. Love the leopard with the stripes!!!! (:

    http://somuchfashionsolittespace.blogspot.com

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  29. New follower! I just bought the same scarf love it!

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  30. i thought for years brown and black don't go but i have been loving that combination recently and will be wearing it with pride!

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  31. Really interesting combination of animal print and stripes :)
    Have a nice day, kisses...

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  32. Thank you for your lovely comment!!
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    If you want we can follow also on Facebook!! Let me know!! :)

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    xoxo

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  33. LOL!!! I am wearing brown, black and leopard as we speak!!! I love the color combo together and you look fab!!! High five!

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  34. I really have come to enjoy pairing brown and black together. Your scarf and shoes are super cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  35. You do have to be careful when mixing black and brown, but leopard is perfect!! Love this pattern mixing too!

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  36. When I first saw the pic I thought you hair continued where the scarf was and I couldn't believe how long your hair has gotten!! Haha silly me:) love the combo with the stripes and animal prints, such a great trend for fall:)

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    1. HAHA! My hair is kinda the same color as the scarf :)

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  37. Ohh, stripes and leopard print, one of my favorite combinations! I like this with the darker stripes, it's very striking looking. And I know I've said this before, but your hair looks so lovely with these soft, beach-y waves, it's beautiful!

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  38. I agree...leopard print makes brown and black mixing possible...as you have proven fabulously here! :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  39. Love your leopard scarf!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  40. Love it! I always abided by the no black and brown rule but kind of threw it out the window when wearing my brown boots. I know, shame on me :( Love the leopard and stripes together.

    Stephanie

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  41. Love the stripped shirt paired with the leopard scarf

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  42. I never used to mix brown and black together either, but as I got older I find myself doing it all the time- oops! It looks great here, so don't worry!

    Life Unsweetened

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  43. I love black with certain shades of brown :) The leopard and stripes look great together!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
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  44. love the stripes! You look so pretty! xO!
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  45. HEY! My boots are from Vic. Secret! Here's the link: http://www.victoriassecret.com/shoes/all-boots/riding-boot-colin-stuart?ProductID=4206&CatalogueType=OLS

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    1. Oh, and I LOVE your black and brown combo! It's another color combo I'm learning to embrace ;)

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  46. Cute look. Nice blog. Follow each other?
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  47. I like your hair. :))

    P.S. What do you think about following each other?
    xoxo

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  48. Leopard and striped do look good together. Great outfit! I'm following you too.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  49. Leopard and stripes together is perfection!

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  50. I love the leopard and stripes, and I will be replicating this look of yours, very soon!!!

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  51. So very cute! I'm glad you made an exception for leopard print, you look amazing <3

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  52. Great outfit! I love the leopard scarf - gives the depth to the outfit!
    -Monica
    Caravan of Style

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  53. I feel the same way but have been wearing them together a lot lately. I love your scarf :-)

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  54. Hahaha I wear black and brown together all the time - I don't even think about it as a fashion faux-pas.... Oh well!
    Love how you're mixing it with the leopard print here :)

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  55. Loveeee the stripes and leopard together!

    Xo,
    Angela

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  56. Love your leopard scarf!

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  57. Excellent rule exception! Black and brown naturally go together in animal prints!

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  58. oh wow! Stripes and leopard... SCORE!! Love this look!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  59. I hear you on that rule! I've been breaking it a lot lately, though

    Xo, Rachel
    http://www.glitzyblues.com

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  60. Black and brown can def go together if you do it right! Leopard print rocks. =)

    xo,
    Anh
    www.modthirtyone.com

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  61. Leopard print and stripes is one of my fave combos!

    Xx
    www.estellelamode.com

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  62. love the pattern mixing here! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  63. I love the brown and black, and also the pattern mix--what a fun look! I never used to like brown and black together either, but I've gotta say it's really grown on me!

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  64. I definitely think leopard print is an exception! Love it!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  65. stunning look, totally in love with it!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  66. I have the same rule but you are right with leopard it is okay :)

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  67. i love this! if it ever gets cold here in Atl, i'm copying this asap.

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  68. Hello there! Coming to you via Paws & Pearls! I love your mixing of the animal prints here, and GREAT hair!! I've been perusing your posts... thanks for the 411 on winning giveaways. :). Now following!
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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