I’m trying to catch up the last few outfits of 2009, so instead of a category-style post today (shopping ban, wardrobe inventory, etc), you get an outfit post! Next week, I’ll be reflecting on my shopping ban, as well as discussing possibilities for the new year.
I really, really love cold weather layering. I feel like so many stylistic possibilities open up for me when I can wear tights, boots, sweaters and scarves. This winter has really given me opportunities to play with color too, and I love the results. This outfit features my ever versatile Express floral patterned dress. I had no idea when I bought it way back in June that I would find so many different ways to wear it. I linked to the six different summer variations of this dress on this post. So far, I’ve had one other fall/winter variation before today. I think I see many more to come.
I’m also trying out some red lip gloss with this outfit. Since I rarely wear lipstick, a full-on red lip feels a bit over-powering to me. I like how this gloss adds a subtle dose of red without being too strong.
I usually like to have at least two different accent colors in my outfits, so here I used a pretty blue necklace peeking out from under my scarf. I really love the way aqua and red look together.
And here you can see how I layered tights again. I decided to go a bit more subtle with this combination, so I chose a solid red tight with red lace tights on top.
Long Sleeve: Issac Mizrahi for Target
Dress (as skirt): Express
Cardigan: Minimalist (handknit by me)
Solid Red Tights: Target
Red Lace Tights: Express
Boots: Dansko Risa (Ebay)
Necklace: Chocolate Cake Jewels
Purse: Morelle Oyster
Quote: Jazzmatazz!, By Stephanie Calmenson