What can brown do for you?

In answering the question asked in the headline, brown can apparently make me look like a UPS worker … or so my mother told me when I picked up this blouse at Goodwill about a month ago. But in my defense, it’s a really sheer, light cotton (perfect for summer) and it’s Theory (perfect for my closet). For $4, I don’t care if it makes me look like a mailman; I’ll take it! Here’s the breakdown:

Brown Blouse: Theory via Goodwill
Gingham Blouse: IZOD via Salvation Army
Denim: Elle via Kohl’s
Flats: Goodwill (similar here)
Clutch: Goodwill (similar here and here)
Necklace: Elder Beerman
Bracelets: My grandma’s/DIY/Goodwill/Salvation Army 

I’m taking the opposite approach from this post with this blouse, and I like the pop of gingham underneath. I will agree with my mom and say that I could easily make this Theory blouse look a little UPS-like, which is why I paired it with the very feminine pink gingham. Little gold details in my flats and my bracelets continued the feminine theme going.