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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winterizing a summer dress


I don't know about you guys, but I love having multipurpose clothing! Hard to believe, I know, considering how much crap stuff I own. I've said it a few times now about how I love dresses in the winter. I find dresses can be even more fun to play with in the winter than the summer because the layering possibilities are endless. So, I chose this little satin number that I got from Francesca's a couple years ago, and decided to build from here.



Dress: Francesca's (Other options to winterize herehere, herehere) | Cardigan: H&M | Scarf: Love this chunky knit | Bracelet: Cara (option) | Belt: Target (option) | Tights: DKNY (option) | Booties: Sam Edelman | Sunnies: Gucci

I pulled another Resolution #4 today by wearing these booties. I already had them in the putty color (last seen here, also seen here.) I love them so much, and when I saw they came in this wine color AND they were on sale, I just couldn't resist. But it's been a few weeks and I hadn't worn them yet, so I made sure to use today as my opportunity with matching tights and lots of layers!

28 comments :

  1. I looove those booties, and it's amazing that you found such a perfect color match in tights. And dang, how gorgeous and glowy do your nails look in the sun?! That color was made for you. :)

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    1. Someone has a good eye for what suits me! Thank you for the gift that keeps on giving! I decided to layer my tights at the last second. Kicks this up a notch! And if you ever come across these booties, get them. They have so many good color options!!

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  2. Adorable! I love the sweater over this floral dress. So perfect for Winter!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! It feels cozy!

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  3. Such a good idea to really use your closet and extend your wardrobe. I love the colors too. Great booties!!

    L,
    Vicky
    P.S. Thanks for linking up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday at www.themummychronicles.com!

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    1. It's great to browse my dresses and build from there! And thanks, I just love these booties!
      Thank you for hosting!

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  4. You definitely made that dress perfect for winter! I don't like the cold aspect of winter, but I do like that I feel like I have way more clothing options - layers are so much fun! I love the booties with the matching tights - such a fun look!

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    1. Thank you so much! Endless layering possibilities keep the winter wardrobe from getting too boring! But I agree. I don't necessarily love cold!

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  5. Love the colored tights, which I normally am not a fan of. Great way to "winterize" something!!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thanks, Lee! There are certain colors I have no problem with - wine, purple, and cobalt. I can't really jump into anything yellow or hot pink just yet. Thanks for reading!

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  6. I also like wear dress in the winter :) And your dress is lovely, I love this pattern <3

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Dresses are great in the winter with lots of layers!
      Thank you for the comment!

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  7. That is such a cute dress! Love the blue nails to complement the dress.

    Cynthia
    www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Thanks! It's so easy, I love it! And I'm totally in love with the blue polish - thanks for noticing!

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  8. Another great summer transition - and those burgundy booties are great - brava! Swinging by from The Pleated Poppy - Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks, lady! Apparently, I'm all about winterizing dresses right now! That's sign #1 that I'm ready for spring!!!
      Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  9. I am all about making my clothes do double and triple duty, which includes wearing them in multiple seasons as well as wearing them layered in different ways! Love the way you styled your dress for winter!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! It keeps things fresh and interesting in the dreary winter, that's for sure!

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  10. Tights and boots are definitely necessary if you want to tromp around in the snow in a dress! Do it all the time =]

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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    1. Dresses with lots of layers can be just as warm as full on pants in the winter, just more fun! It's great!
      Thanks for reading!

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  11. Love that dress! So cute! I love finding older things in my closet that I still love and still fit! : )

    http://lcbf441985.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, shopping your own closet is the best feeling since it's free! My favorite thing is mixing and matching as many combinations as possible! Thanks, as always, for reading!

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  12. you and me both... when i purchase something i always think, hmm when else can i wear this? :)

    great outfit!

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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    1. More bang for your buck if you can wear your pieces cross all seasons!
      Thank you so much!

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  13. What a beautiful dress :)

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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