Cardigan: Simplicity 2417
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:
Cardigan: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Dress: Ann Taylor, thrifted
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.