Layered and Feminine

How To Layer with a Dress

Midwest friends, how incredible was yesterday’s weather? I was so happy when I walked out my door in the morning and didn’t need the heavy winter coat I was wearing. I’m in full on spring mode now. After work, I slipped on my running shoes and got in a nice outdoor workout. Hopefully nobody saw me, but I felt like I was smiling the entire time because the weather made me so happy. I’m definitely one of those people whose mood is affected by the weather, and I

I’ve been all about feminine looks lately. My style typically veers toward feminine, but it’s been really going that route lately. I think because I have so many collared shirts that it’s the easiest thing to grab in the morning. My collection runs about fifteen shirts deep, so it’s no joke! This is the first time all season I’ve done the layered dress look, and I’m regretting that I didn’t do it more often. I love how polished it looks, and it’s a nice way to mix textures since the blouse is silky and the dress is wool.

On a hair note, I think it’s time for me to get a cut. I only get my hair cut a few times a year (I know, I’m terrible), and usually let it get to the point where it’s in urgent need of a trim. I think we’re finally there. When it’s curled it looks fine, but straight? It’s straight up scary. I wish there was a way to magically shorten it for those days I want to straighten it, and then keep it long for my curly moments. Since that’s not an option, I think a good trim is just what I need to get my locks in check.

Dress Layered with Blouse

How To Layer a Dress

Blue Wool Dress

I’ve also been adding this vintage brooch to everything I wear. I know I’ve talked about it a lot before, but I’m on a total brooch craze at the moment! In keeping with the feminine theme, I wanted to take a moment for these ruffled sleeves. You can pretty much put ruffles on anything and I’m guaranteed to buy it.

Ruffled Sleeves

How To Layer a Dress For Winter

Ann Taylor Blouse (similar)

Ann Taylor Wool Dress (similar)

Vince Camuto Mary-Janes (similar)


4 thoughts on “Layered and Feminine

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  2. Grace Silla

    Definitely a polished look! I love layering dresses – it’s fun to do it with short sleeve and sleeveless dresses. Your hair looks pretty here, so I can’t even tell it needs a trim 😉 I only get a trim a few times a year as well and I’m due for one now too!



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