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Feral Sweater Children


There are two stylistic directions people go in autumn: feral-sweater-children-I'm-wearing-more-layers-than-an-onion and bring-on-the-holiday-parties-this-instant-I-belong-in-a-classic-Hollywood-movie-about-the-season-and-my-quirky-life. Like introversion and extroversion those are just extreme ends of the spectrum and people usually fall somewhere in the middle or alternate between the two. If I'm not seeing anyone other than my housemates then I'm much more feral-sweater-child inclined; this involves wearing your most oversized sweater, mismatched socks, and at least three other pieces of knitwear that have no coordination with each other but keep you warm. But I'm usually at the other end of the spectrum; the necessary layers become an excuse to wear my most formal dress while running errands and excessive accessorizing somehow seems more socially acceptable. People are wearing enormous scarves wrapped around their necks, so a statement necklace no longer seems so dramatic. Women have on boots up to their calves, so loafer heels with gold tassels seem barely attention-seeking. So, you  can wear your brocade party dress over a blouse and under a coat as sashay down the street as if your life was a romantic comedy filled with Christmas songs and copious amounts of eggnog without feeling the least bit out of place...
P.S. If you like my necklace, check back this afternoon because I've partnered with Lily Rain to give away one!

12 comments:

T said...

Nice feel to this shoot my dear!

Nikki Williams said...

that dress is gorgeous!

xxoo,
nikki

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Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

so gorgeous!!

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colormebrazen said...

Your analysis is spot on! I've been really into the "quirky rom-com" autumn aesthetic too. You do it quite well.

Leslie: DowntownHaute said...

I love that print!

<3

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Magdalén said...

Beautiful dress!
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Meli said...

Yesterday I walked in to a classroom that had "feral children" written on the board. What a funny phrase to come up again so quickly! I think I'm definitely a feral sweater child as soon as the temperature drops

Kayti Clayton said...

I'm so in love with your blog - such a great outfit. Everything looks so great on you!

xx

Helena Snopek said...

My favourite of your recent outfits! Despite being a dedicated pants person, you always make me want to go dress shopping; this one's gorgeous.

Danielle M. said...

I love your description of dressing up for the colder weather! I've taken a liking to sweaters this winter, after not wearing them that often for a long time. Especially pairing them with dresses, kind of like what you did here. It's a great excuse to dress up nice but still be warm. :3

Indy said...

This made me laugh because it is SO TRUE!

gabrielle said...

those shoes, omg! love your winter dressing theory. i probably fall into the first category more often than i'd like to admit!

xo,
gabby