- Dolman sleeve cardigan: Ann Taylor, gift from MIL
- Scarf: China Town NYC, gift from SIL
- Sweater: Forever 21
- Belt: thrifted
- Skinnies: Ann Taylor
- Boots: Steve Madden, via eBay
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are not the Steve Madden boots with which I started out this 30 for 30. They are still Steve Madden boots and they were still scored on eBay, but when my mother-in-law was here over Thanksgiving she kidnapped my older, tan pair and took them to a cobbler for some much needed TLC. Re-soling and leather conditioning is not bound by the 30 for 30, apparently.
As for the outfit itself: it’s warm and snuggly and just right for staying cozy as the temperatures drop.
Sources (Part II):
- Sweater dress: Ann Taylor
- Necklace: Target
- Tights: Banana Republic Factory
- Booties: Steve Madden Ollie
End Notes (Part II):
This past weekend I also had the joy of witnessing the wedding of one of my dear friends. It was a late afternoon, fairly casual wedding with lots of unorthodox touches that reflected the vibrant, carefree personality of the bride. I tried to walk the line of dressy and casual with a sweater dress glammed up a bit with jewelry, booties, and the rich color pairing of aubergine and navy.
I felt a little bit like I was cheating social mores by wearing something as comfortable and cozy as a sweater dress to a “fancy” event like a wedding. I’m curious how our culture has developed this tendency to equate comfortable clothes with casualness and uncomfortable garments with more formal occasions. Why is that? How did that happen? Any fashion historians want to offer an explanation? And who wants to help me make a deliciously warm and comfortable fleece pencil skirt?