I know it is Feb, and still chilly in many places, but my mind is already on spring. I figured I would wear one of my favorite kind of dresses, the sweater dress, before spring rolls around.
As you probably know through reading my blog, that teal is one of my favorite colors. What I like about this dress is not only is it comfortable, but it is a slightly shorter length. I am not one of those people that think everything should hit at the knee , once one hits 40. I do think it all depends on comfort level, if you like showing your legs, and if you change things up as well. I vary the lengths of my skirts, my dresses, as that is what fashion is about. I don’t particularly believe in rules, but also believe one’s attire should be in good taste.
I decided to pair this with brown, as I may have done before as teal and brown are a combination that work well together. Teal and grey is another. This sweater dress was bought on Ebay, for $25 shipped, Jeffrey Campbell all brown leather ankle boots for $40, and the belt $10 at Lipp Boutique. I loved kind of the rugged look of these brown ankle boots, a bit of a contrast between the sleek sweater dress, but that is what can make an outfit interesting. I also like to add a wide belt to a sweater dress that may have little shape to it, to make it more form fitted to the body. As you know I am find of jewel tones with my red hair.
According to wisegeek.org, this is what they say about jewel tones:
“Jewel tones are rich color tones which resemble well known gemstones, either precious or semi-precious. Typically, jewel tones have a high level of color saturation, which makes them very dynamic and distinctive. There are a wide range of uses for jewel tones, from designer clothing to websites with rich interfaces which are meant to pop in the eyes of viewers. Many colors in this family also have traditional or religious significance, and they often appear in works of art.
I added some vintage earrings I spotted when we were on our trip to Charleston this year, as you all know how I feel about vintage jewelry. I would have also added just a neck scarf to add additional pattern to this look, but alas my scarf collection is meager, so something I am going to add to in the spring.
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inking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Tues: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion, Style Elixer, Fun Fashion Friday Sat: Stylish Saturday
Sweater dress Loft ( Ebay) Boots Jeffery Campbell ( Ebay) , Belt ( Lipp Boutique) Earrings: Vintage : Charleston Boutique Reinvented