Outfit: Winter Formal


Sleeveless dresses and high heeled shoes in snow is not a style for the faint of heart--but my day didn't call for cross-country skiing and it did have occasion to be a little bit fancy. So pictures were quickly snapped in the snow, but most of the day was spent indoors or in the car. I find it a bit hard to dress more formally in the winter without resorting to really dark outfits because I refuse to go bare-legged when it's under 20 and most winter coats are black or navy. Thankfully this cheery pink coat has filled a gap in my closet; it keeps me cozy but also means I can wear lighter colors without my outer layer clashing terribly. I love how it works with my new dress. Rosa Novias makes various styles of formal dresses in nearly every color under the sun. I snagged mine from the bridesmaid dresses and I am wearing it to a wedding--as a guest! Now if I could only find some nude or sheer tights that actually match my skin tone instead of getting me weirdly tan legs...

Outfit details:
old shrimp brooch
vintage purse
*pictures by Thomas

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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs as always and your dress and shoes are divine! xx
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  2. Wow! Everything about these pictures are perfect! That dress is divine!! I love the white tights and the heels...Perfect pairing.

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  3. these colors are amazing! so bright and cheerful for the winter.

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  4. Oh I love how you capture the moment, and all that colours. <3

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  5. Prettiest colours, you look like a princess! <3

    Andini xx
    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  6. The outfit looks so cute; i love the colours and you shoes!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! These colors look amazing on you!

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  8. This is a beautiful photo session! I love the pink coat. All of my winter coats are black, except for one. I'd love to have a cute pink coat like this! And your dress and shoes are very pretty, too. You look like you're in Narnia!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  9. these photos are magical!

    xx nikki
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  10. gorgeous! i love the pink coat.

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  11. Love the colour combo!

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  12. Great look! That lobster brooch is a really fun touch, and I love the way the pastels work with the snowy background. And those shoes... Seychelles is probably my favorite brand of shoes, and something like that is a good reminder of why.
    <3,
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

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  13. That dress color is amazing with your hair and skin. Love this!

    I need a fun coat, mine are all dark and boring.

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  14. Love the green V-neck straps dress very much, where can I buy it?

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  16. @Anonymous you can always find links to the items I'm wearing in the posts--so the link is right above the comment section. That dress is from here. The color I'm wearing might not pop up first b/c it is available in lots of colors, just select the one you want.

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  17. Really adorable! Just love the bright pop of color of that dress! Totally in love with your shoes again! lol

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  18. Adorable! With your hair, I keep mumbling to myself, "She has got to wear cobalt blue! Or a really vibrant purple - my color" and THEN the NEXT OOTD you choose, I'm now saying to myself, "Oh no, THAT'S THE COLOR (or print or both!)!!!" :)

    I also wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for the other things you profile ... admittedly, whenever I see this on most anyone else's blog, I yawn and scroll past BUT you bring me things that I really, really like and have never heard of, and, I love it, I love it!!!

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  19. I'm very fair too and have always been able to find sheer or nude stockings at Nordstrom that are a good match. I think Donna Karan has a sheers line that comes in fair shades. Not super warm and a little pricey, but still the best option when you have a formal event and can't go bare-legged. :)

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