Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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.