Outfit: layered tights

Cardigan: Simplicity 2417

T-shirt: Merona

Skirt: Thrifted and altered

Shoes: Gianni Bini

One question I get asked a lot is “How can you stand to wear skirts in the winter?”  There are a number of tricks, but the best one I have is to wear really thick tights.  I have several pairs of sweater tights, which I love, but they don’t really come in bright colors.  So when I want some color, I start layering my tights!  If you have a brightly colored pair that aren’t quite opaque, try layering a pair of black tights underneath.  If the color isn’t too light, it will make them appear more vibrant.  These blue tights are opaque (they are by Hot Sox and I got them at TJ Maxx.)  I got the lace tights as a christmas gift, and I’ll be honest – they aren’t my kind of thing to wear on their own.  Lace tights always look kind of strange to me.  But layered over the brightly colored tights they make a really neat effect!

I’m trying something new this week.  I laid out all my outfits for the week on Sunday, so that I don’t have to spend a lot of time trying on clothes during the week.  So far it’s working – it gives me more time to think about outfits without stressing over it.  Here are my other two outfits this week:

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Monday:

Cardigan: Ann Taylor, thrifted

Dress: Ann Taylor, thrifted

Tights: H&M

Boots: Impo

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Tuesday

Cardigan: Jones NY

Dress: Colette patterns Rooibos in wool crepe

Tights: Forever 21

Boots: Poetic License

We missed the big snow storm – instead we just got a bunch of rain.  I hope everyone who was caught in the storm is keeping warm!  I’m sick (yes, again!) so I’m planning to spend my evening cutting out patterns for my spring wardrobe.  I can’t wait to get started on it, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the dusty 3rd floor when I’m sick.

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