Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Outfit of the day: winterizing the Reed dress



Outfit Details:


dress - Anthropologie, sweater - Costa Blanca, belt - Forever 21, boots - Frye

I have a soft spot in my heart for shirt dresses with full skirts.  They make me feel simultaneously put together, pretty, girly and low maintenance.  If they have snack pockets, that's a major bonus!

My Anthropologie Reed dress doesn't get nearly enough wear during the cold weather months because the material is so thin and floaty that it feels spring.  The print however says all seasons to me, so I set out (or inside my closet) with the goal of winterizing the dress. I'm happy with the combination that I came up with.  The short sleeved cardigan lets the print on the sleeves show, while the belt cinches in my waist.  And bonus... double set of snack pockets!  Before you judge me and my need for four(*) pockets, let me remind you that I am also keeping a preschooler's appetite satisfied too.

* Make that five pockets... forgot to count the chest pocket on the Reed dress.

7 comments:

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

I needed this. I have the same dress and felt the same way about it as you. But I hadn't seen a winterized solution that worked with pieces I already have. I love how you paired it with a longer sweater piece. And it looks great with the boots!

Betty Ray said...

LOL about the snack pockets! But you look terrific. It's always great when you can have one piece that works in all seasons. I love this set.

Viktoria with a K said...

I love your style!!

Thank you for the sweet comment! :)

Jenn said...

Way to winterize that dress! And yay for shirtdresses! I love the cinched in waist. Hey, I just noticed we both chop off our heads in our pics.

And a question for thought, don't you think it's so much more difficult to go the other way, spring-ize an outfit? I'm thinking about my cord/sweater skirts and dresses.

kristin said...

Very nice! This outfit looks stylish and cozy. I feel the same way about shirt dresses. Yay for double pockets!!!

黃愛玲 said...

I am loving the outfits you post, especially this one! =o)

dajana, all kinds of lovely said...

I just discovered your blog and am happy to see someone else mix their higher priced Anthro pieces with items from chic and cheap Joe Fresh. Yay!

BTW, love how you winterized your Reed dress! It looks lovely with the longer sweater. :)

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