If you're just now coming back from hibernation, welcome back! Even though I was officially back at work last week, I am feeling more like this week is the true start of the new year. Last week was just practice! It's nice to get back to a normal routine, though if I'm being real, I certainly wouldn't mind laying around in my sweats all day and still having my current salary to fund my lazy habits. Ha!
In last Wednesday's post here, I talked about how we flew to Chicago for lunch and that we made a quick pitstop into Zara for some shopping. This dress was one of the two things that came home with me. it was on the clearance rack for under $25 (and subsequently showing on their website for $20 as I'm writing this post.) I mentioned on Snapchat that this dress was 3 parts 90s and 1 part Little House on the Prairie. I'm honestly not huge on bringing back the 90s, but for some reason, this dress called my name! I loved the teeny floral print, the long sleeves, the ruffles, really it's all good. I'm wearing an XS for reference.
I didn't want to tuck it away until spring, so I paired it with my fleece tights, some booties, and threw on my favorite anorak jacket. This jacket hits me a little longer in length than my other military jackets which helps from a proportion standpoint with the dress as well as with warmth. I could have added my oatmeal-colored Modcloth cardigan in between the dress and the jacket for another layer, but I knew we weren't going to be outside too long, so I didn't worry about bundling up too much.
I never tire of this bag. It takes my breath away every time and is nice and roomy for my daily essentials and then some! It definitely finished off this laid-back boho vibe of the outfit very nicely!
Even though the bell sleeves, ruffles, and the drop waist make this dress more relaxed and voluminous, I like that it doesn't fit me like a tent and I don't look pregnant from the side view. Not that there is anything wrong with you looking pregnant. That's assuming you are actually pregnant, and I am not, so.
Hope you all survive the full 5-day work week! And for those of you that have a long weekend again thanks to the up and coming MLK holiday, I AM SO JEALOUS! I'll just sit over here and count down until Memorial Day. Le sigh.
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