It's the middle of January. It's -7 degrees today, actual temperature.
I need some sunshine.
Sunshine in the form of a summer dress?
Just layer it up!
So long as the background or floral colors are deep enough to coordinate with some darker winter layers, a summer dress can be a cheerful addition to a winter wardrobe.
(Gray 3/4 sleeve tee & thermal shorts under dress)
At least, I think so.
When I was trying on a few clothes at the thrift store, another woman looked at me and said, "You look like you're dressed for the wrong season. Don't you have any winter-appropriate clothes?" I think she was genuinely concerned for me, bless her heart. I wasn't quite sure how to respond, considering I had dressed this way on purpose. Oops.
So now that you've seen my attempt at this outfit, you can see what thoroughly inspired it, this gorgeous photo from one of my new favorite bloggers:
She's so chic.
I think I look like a middle-schooler trying to look like the cool high-schooler...
Actually, that analogy kind of sums up my whole life, haha.
PS. Sharing a bit of my heart about Faith-Based Fashion on Rubi's blog! Check it out :-)
PPS. If you have cabin fever, too, check out Modcloth's mad sale:
And doesn't that red dress look SO SIMILAR to mine?