When ridiculously cold weather hits Florida, I go for lots and lots of layers. Flexibility is key. My house stays chilly at 64 degrees, outside it’s in the 40’s, and in my office the heater is keeping it in the 70s. Having to be in so many temperatures throughout the day, I need an outfit that can transition so that I can stay comfortable. This first photo is my outdoor version -a coat can do a surprising amount to keep you warm. At times I wore a grey beret too, but I didn’t get a picture of it.
At home, I ditched the coat, but left on my cozy cashmere-blend hand-knit sweater. A little bit of wool really can work wonders.
In my office, all I needed was the dress and scarf to be comfortable. The tights and boots continue to keep my legs toasty, and I’ve also got a cami layered underneath the dress for extra warmth. ” But wait, when did you get this dress?” you may ask. Way back during weeks 16 and 17 of my shopping ban, I mentioned that I scored a beautiful Boden dress for a mere $25 on Ebay. This same style normally retails at $110. I didn’t like the drop waist effect, so I got it professionally altered (which also raised the hem), and now it’s definitely one of my favorite dresses. I might still need to get a little work done on the bodice, as it fits a bit loose. But with a camisole layered underneath, I didn’t really notice the looseness.
It’s hard to capture the color exactly, but it’s somewhere between watermelon pink and red. I like it a lot, and I’m finding that it’s very versatile.
Quote: Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst