Happy Thursday, Stylenation! The extremely keen observer may possibly know that I don't typically go to the office on Thursdays (okay, the only people who really know my schedule from week to week are me and my dog walker). Today we're having a Thanksgiving pot luck lunch at work, and I definitely can't pass up the opportunity to socialize with my team and cook up a bunch of food (if you're wondering, I made a double batch of my Irish Beef Stew, since it's technically an International Food Day, and a Guinness-based stew is as close as I come to celebrating my Irish heritage when it comes to food).
Yesterday's outfit felt somewhat conservative with the blazer included, so I feel like today's outfit is a good contrast to that. Lyddie commented on yesterday's post about dressing in cozy knits when you'd rather be sleeping all day. Enter the sweater dress. It's safe to say that it's been at least 20 years since I've donned a sweater dress. I wish I could find a picture of a dress that looks even a little bit like the sweater dress that I remember from the 80's. It was a huge pastel print, totally shapeless (pretty much equivalent to wearing a bag) and so incredibly ugly that even as an 8-year-old, I knew it was a serious fashion faux pas. You can see why I've stayed away for so long. But today's sweater dresses are different, so I'm giving them another chance. They're a little bit more structured, and don't have ridiculously bad prints. At least this one doesn't. It's warm, cozy, comfy and doesn't look half bad.
I had kind of a hard time accessorizing this though, because the neckline doesn't really lend itself to necklaces. So I went with my favorite pink brooch and some coordinating earrings. I think a scarf or belt might work next time too. I added some purple tights for another pop of color.
Since it's getting chilly here, I thought I'd throw in some outwear too. This coat really does fit me, but my timer went off at about the exact second I realized that my neighbor was home, and looking out the window at me and my self-timed pictures. I don't really care I guess (I'm fairly certain he already thinks I'm weird), but it caught me off guard, so this is me pulling my hands out of my pockets to grab my camera and scurry back upstairs. I'll try to get another picture sometime soon though, because I like the pink and purple tweed that this coat has going on.
What personal fashion faux pas are you giving a second chance?
Sweater Dress (item #23): Limited
Shoes (item #25): Tsubo
Tights: New York & Company
Earrings: New York & Company