Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Today I'm wearing a pretty brocade dress. Beautiful black and gold fabric, sweet little shape--perfect for holiday parties. But it's the middle of the day and absolutely frigid outside so you can barely see my dress under the sweater and jacket I layered on top. Underneath I have a tank top and slip, multiple pairs of tights, and a set of socks for extra warmth. Even so I wish I had a scarf! That's the thing about bitterly cold but bright days--they barely look brisk in pictures! The biggest indication is my rosy cheeks; no blush necessary on winter days. Anyway, tis the season to wear pretty dresses even if they end up buried under a pile of cozy layers. Yes there will be festive occasions this season, but I'm not saving my pretty dresses for a couple of evenings and hiding them in the closet the rest of the year!

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  1. I'm totally with you - what's the fun of having such pretty things if you hardly ever get to wear them? Love this look. The cream sweater looks really pretty with brocade, and the ltitle red gloves are the perfect accent. I'm in love with that horse bag too, it's so fun.

  2. Love this look, perfect mix of quirky


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  4. I'm so not a fan of seasonal clothing--clothing should be for every season! I mean, a summer dress is a winter dress with the right amount of layers and tights. ;)

    You look gorgeous!

    Katie | www.katielikme.com

  5. You look absolutely fabulous! :) I'm following your blog now. :) Love the red gloves you threw into the mix!
    x Angela / the-style-doll.blogspot.com

  6. You look absolutely fabulous! :) I'm following your blog now. :) Love the red gloves you threw into the mix!
    x Angela / the-style-doll.blogspot.com

  7. This outfit is gorgeous, and it makes me wish that I lived somewhere where it gets cold enough to wear layers. That dress looks beautiful as a skirt, and I'm in love with the red gloves you're wearing.


    Sweet Helen Grace

  8. Your gloves and purse are so cute! Actually I love the entire thing; the dress, the sweater, the jacket... it's all so pretty! I always enjoy seeing your different novelty purses especially, though! And I can so relate to layering on everything and still feeling like you haven't got enough! It's been like that here, too.

  9. Agree. There're many ways to wear fancy clothes on a daily basis. Leave them in the closet and wear random clothes is not an option for me.

  10. the print on that dress is gorgeous!

    xx nikki

  11. super beautiful! the bag is way too cute :)
    did you take the photos with a tripod on your own? amazing anyway <3

    xx Michaela

  12. @Michaela Scalisi, yep I took these on my own with my tripod--thanks! I always credit when my friends help me with a mention at the end of the post, no mention means it was me. :)

  13. loved your outfit...that horse is so cute



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