A Grownup Is A Child With Layers On

Part of me thinks there are too many colors or elements going on in this outfit, but the greater part of me concedes that it is wintry and these sorts of things happen. Outfits are so much more minimalistic and stream-lined in spring or summer; I always feel my most ladylike in a simple full-skirted dress and sandals. Yet the same streamlining--say head-to-toe black in winter--makes me feel as if I'm attending a funeral. So we mix elements and throw on more colors with each layer and most of the time I enjoy the combinations but even if it's not quite right, if I'm warm I'm willing to overlook the discord. Black, brown, navy, and grey? Why shouldn't they go together when it adds up to something cozy? This outfit is only the beginnings of layers really--come cooler days there will be scarves, socks on top of tights, mittens, further cardigans, etc...

Outfit details:
Fred Flare dress
vintage shoes


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