Friday, February 8, 2013

Frock Fridays: Layer It Up

You know how much I love jersey dresses, right?  Well, I have to share something kind of important: jersey and I are taking a bit of a break.  We decided it would be best for our relationship to spend some time apart.  It wasn't anything personal - although I did feel that static cling was starting to come between us - but I think that we'll be stronger in the long run if I take this opportunity to see what else is out there.

And I can tell you that I am not regretting the decision, dear readers!  How cute is this bird-print dress by Poem?  There was an Oliver Bonas shop right near my flat in Clapham and I used to stop in every weekend to check out their new pieces, but you can order their cute dresses online even if you're not in the UK.  The dress is lightweight crêpe de chine, so as we ease out of winter I'd love to layer it over a white long-sleeved tee with these slouchy gray suede boots and a gray suede biker jacket like this one.  Add some simple accessories - like this Marc by Marc Jacobs gold watch and these pearl studs - plus a classic crossbody leather bag, and I think we've got a date.

layer it up

If you're in the path of Nemo, I wouldn't advise this outfit.  But it's warmish and rainy in DC today, so if spring really does make an appearance in the next few weeks, as Punxsutawney Phil predicts, you might see me running back to jersey sooner rather than later...

linking up with long distance loving today

20 comments:

  1. I love the soft grey accents! Great pics. Happy weekend, and hope you guys don't get snowed on too much down in DC. The snow has already started up here in NY... :O

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  4. Love this outfit!! Have a great weekend!!

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  5. Great outfit, looks so comfy! And the jacket is fab!

    Jamie

    Forever81

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  6. they've got other patterns, too - check out the website! love that store.

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  7. haha no. but it's in the low 40s in DC :)

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  8. thank you thank you! stay safe and warm - and have FUN!

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  9. Loving this! Super cute print on that dress!

    Happy Friday & have a great weekend!!

    Shia
    World According to Shia

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  10. I think I need that dress! Bird print is my ABSOLUTE favorite! Love the layers in this look too!

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  11. This outfit is so squishy and cozy I would just wear it every single day. :)

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  12. me too! I actually do have boots like these, and I'm ALWAYS in them :)

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  13. I'm a little bit in love with that dress. And that grey jacket... don't even get me started on the jacket!

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  14. You have such great fashion sense! I would never imagine putting these together. You should come visit me down in Houston and get away from that nasty cold weather!

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  15. why thank you! I've learned from many years of mistakes :)

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  16. I know! let's get it and share it - sisterhood of the traveling jacket?

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  17. Ha! We could blog about it's adventures!

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  18. We did! We broke out all the fun layers and went cross country skiing across the golf course near the house :)

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