Despite some breezy winds, it was unseasonably warm last weekend in New England, and that called for a walk around Boston’s waterfront area. As much of a tease as it was, it was definitely a welcome break from the blistery teen temperatures, and certainly put me in the spring mindset!
Dress, American Eagle Oxford, Abercrombie & Fitch Flats, Michael by Michael Kors Pearls, vintage
Despite the chill, I’m still refusing to wear pants. So, bring on the layers baby!
I wrote about tying an oxford over a dress way back when, and that is one of the best things I’m learning about blogging– it’s forcing me to adopt my own ideas. And, though it does tempt some shopping every now and then (ok, a lot), it’s also inspiring me to put together old pieces into new outfits. I mean, American Eagle and A&F? These guys have been in my closet for quite some time, but they’re classics, and now they’re getting a revival!
I can’t be alone in this, how is blogging influencing your own personal style and wardrobe?
A couple weeks ago, I saw a girl wearing the cutest outfit on the subway. I was planning on making one of my roommates recreate and model it for me, but yesterday Demetra coincidentally came home wearing just the sort of outfit I was picturing!
It’s a cute twist on a plain summer dress– add an oxford. It also makes your outfit versatile… it’s getting super hot and muggy out in Boston, even in the early hours on my way to work, but my office also just installed new ACs making it freezing in here! Tying a light-weight oxford over your sundress alleviates the chill. It also will make spaghetti strap or halter-styles more work appropriate!
You probably have the basics in your closet already, a plain or printed dress and an old oxford (steal a guy or boyfriend’s if you don’t!).
Dress up the outfit even more with heeled wedges and a long necklace. Demetra’s watch also adds quite a bit of sparkle.