I got this really lovely jumper from Dusana at Cuddly Cacti as part of our Flock Together Secret Santa gift swap! I love dresses that button all the way down the front because they are so versatile. You can wear it like a dress, or unbuttoned like a jacket and layer it so many different ways. It was a lot of fun to go out shopping for someone else and you can check our collective blog on Christmas Eve to see how all the girls styled their gifted dresses!
I decided to pile on the layers for this look as the dress was a bit small on me. I was wary of the bottom button popping off because my hips are just that awesome you guys ;) I just got these tights and I loved how they looked with the dark green/navy colors in the dress. The white blouse seemed like the perfect balance to keep the outfit classic. I added a hat and blazer which turned this into an ensemble with a slightly menswear feel to it. I wasn't sure if things looked right when I left the house, but the more I look at it the better I like how all of the colors and proportions look together.
Ok, confession time. It was right around 11 degrees when I decided to traipse outside to take some photos with my trusty tripod. I'd like to say living in SD has made me hearty, but really it could be that I'm just completely insane. I'm going with the latter...
Because it is so freezing I bring along a ridiculous faux fur parka that my husband's grandmother gave me to a couple of years ago. I don't know what this thing is made of but it is the warmest thing I have ever put on my body. It is humongous and I look nonsensical running across the street in my heels and this beast of a coat, but I don't care. It keeps me warm :)
So laugh if you will, here is my winter blogging essential coat!
Sean and I had a fun night watching one of my very favorite Christmas movies by only the light of our little tree. We watched 'The Nativity Story.' It was made just a few years ago and is the most real interpretation I have seen of what Mary and Joseph must have went through during the months leading up to the birth of Jesus. It gives one a renewed appreciation for the real meaning of the season. I highly recommend checking it out. :)
Luke 2: 6-7
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
Hat- Old Navy
Blazer, Blouse- Vintage, thrifted
ps: So glad you all survived the 'apocalypse' with me. We should all go out and celebrate together :) When are you all coming to visit me?