Stripes, Plaid and a Hat.

Sometimes, I have a hard time styling this dress or deciding what shoes to wear with it. It is a classic shape and it has a boat neckline and B+W stripes so it should be easy. But it is the length that gives me a hard time. It is a Midi length, albeit the dress is a knit (sweater dress) so it doesn't lay flat like a typical pencil skirt, for example. This is one of the ways I have worn it this Winter casually, with my Gray Boots and Black Opaque Tights. I layered a Plaid Shirt underneath which brought a pop of Pink to the Outfit and added a second pattern. I wore some Dangly Bracelets and Earrings, a Statement Necklace and finished off with my Gray Cloche Hat. I don't hate the outfit but I don't love it either. What do you think? Do you own a Sweater Dress in a midi length? Speaking of a B+W Striped Sweater Dress I want this current option by Old Navy. I love that it is classic, right above the knee and it is mostly white than black (the opposite of mine). More Striped Dresses linked below.
Vivian kept yelling "Toto, toto" (which means "photo") so I snapped a couple of hers in her own Sweater Dress. Hers is a Heather Gray one with a Winky Pink Cat.
Fuchsia+White, Gingham/Plaid, Long-Sleeve, Button-Down Shirt: Aeropostale (similar in sangria+black, love this), (similar by AE, best deal, love this), (similar in fuchsia+blue, by West Seal, great deal).
2 Dainty Sea-pearl & Lavender Crystal, Silver Bracelets (left hand): Christmas Gift from my Husband (from an Etsy shop).
Smoke Gray & Skye Blue, Beaded, Crystal Bracelet: Viggos.
Red Crystal & Silver Rhinestone Beaded, Drop Earrings: Fred's Jewelry (very similar, Splurge), (gorgeous option by Ralph Lauren. great deal, love these), (similar by Rachel Roy, best deal, love these).
Black, Thick, Opaque, Fleece-lined Tights: Random Street Vendor (New) (identical from Topshop, love these), (similar by Steve Madden, best deal), (gorgeous dotted option by The Limited, love these).

Vivian's Outfit
Heather Gray, Sequined Kitty, Long-Sleeve Sweater Dress: Kohl's (Early Christmas Gift from her Auntie).
Blue+Multi-Colored, Floral Leggings: A Random Children's Boutique.
Navy Patent Leather Booties: A Children's Shoe Boutique.

And for the first time I am joining a new link-up tomorrow, co-hosted by the Lovely Jill. And once again I am linking up with Carrie because her Create 28 today is all about Mixing Patterns, while yesterday it was all about Boots.

P.P.S. Thanks for joining the "All About You" Link-up yesterday. The link-up will still be open for a few more days.


  1. It doesn't look like you had trouble styling it to me! Love the pop of pink and your grey boots.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  2. I have a hard time with midi length dresses and skirts as well. I think you did an amazing job styling this dress. I love the addition of the hat! ~Cynthia

  3. Ada, you are rocking the print mixing lately!

    Clothes & Quotes

  4. Yay for sweater dresses! I love how you mixed your prints here too - I think I will rename you Queen Mix-A-Lot! You are the queen of mixing prints and colors! You always look lovely Ada! Susan

  5. You've been doing an awesome job lately with pattern mixing! I think this outfit came together really well and you look adorable in your hat!

  6. Fun look! Thanks for inviting me to link up! Hope to see you Friday for FUN FASHION FRIDAY! Hope you're having a great week, Ada!
    Dawn Lucy

  7. Great combination!! You look great and your princess is so adorable. :)

  8. Loving that sweater dress!!


  9. You look fab! I just love stripes and plaid together! That dress is so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. Great combo! I love the stripes with the pink plaid peeking out! Vivian is so darn cute too! Thanks for mentioning our link-up! Looking forward to seeing you link with us tomorrow!

    Doused In Pink

  11. I like how you layered this dress over the bright button-down, it looks great!

  12. I like how you layered this dress over the bright button-down, it looks great!

  13. How adorable is Vivian! Really liking the stripes and checks, and the grey, slouchy suede boots are perfect! Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!!


  14. I love the stripes and plaid together. You look great in hats! Your daughter is so adorable, and I love her little sweater.

  15. I have a dress very similar to that one!! We must have good taste... x

  16. That is a lovely striped dress! I like the print mixing with the shirt too :) I find striped pieces so easy to wear, they go with everything!

  17. Loving the striped midi dress, Ada!
    It'll be a great piece come spring, too!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. Love the strips and plaid Ada! You know I'm a fan of a good print mix. :)

  19. Thanks for mentioning our link up, Ada! You're too sweet. I really love the pink plaid with this striped dress, I think the plaid shirt would also look great OVER the dress and tied in a knot in the front!! That hat is cute on you, I need to buy some hats to style with my outfits.

  20. So funny we were both wearing gingham, stripes and a hat yesterday! Love how you styled yours, Ada!

  21. What an amazing hat. Love how you have added the blouse under the dress, really a great look

  22. What an amazing hat. Love how you have added the blouse under the dress, really a great look

  23. That flash of pink really works with the black and white. Thanks for linking up at Who's Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

  24. I LOVE this outfit on you! That dress is so adorable and you look fantastic in that hat!


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