Cool Look for the ColdPosted: January 29, 2012
I’m sorry for my lack of posts last week. Unfortunately, it was a long week for me. But don’t fret–I’m going to start up again with a post that just happens to be chronologically out of order (my dress from the holiday party will be posted soon).
I have an aversion to cold weather. I kept my coat on for the pictures, because I couldn’t bear to expose my forearms. So, really, you’re getting a peek at what I wore to a farewell/birthday party for Chris’ colleague. As you can see, this is one of my dressier coats. I wear it pretty much anytime I have to wear a short dress. It’s warm, but it would have been warmer had I chosen to wear a long-sleeved sweater (why do I sometimes sacrifice my comfort for style?). I also wore a scarf because the dress is pretty low-cut and I didn’t have a necklace that I felt matched my outfit. So, the scarf seemed to do both the trick of giving me an extra layer, as well as functioning as an accessory (I’m all for two-for-one deals).
The boots also helped to keep me warm; they’re lined with a fleece-like material. These are the first pair of boots that I’ve owned that are truly knee-high. I love to wear them with skirts or with dresses. It’s probably already pretty obvious, but these boots are just a tad too big for me. But, surprisingly, they are pretty comfortable (as long as I don’t walk around in them all day long) and snug around my feet.
Wrong size and coldness aside, this is probably one of my favorite outfits of the year (so far). I especially love the velvet material of the dress. That alone, may be why I think this outfit is just so cool.
Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):
Dress: American Rag/Macy’s
Sweater: Ruby Moon/TJ Maxx
Scarf: gift shop in Paris
Boots: Franco Sarto/DSW
Purse: Olivia + Joy/Marshalls
Belt: Betsey Johnson/TJ Maxx
Earrings: Charter Club/loaned