Hello! Due to popular demand, I will be posting two Fashion Posts a week instead of only one. I usually do a Fashion Over Fifty post on Fridays, so my second fashion post will be a mid-week one, on Wednesdays, unless a challenge or deadline bumps it to another day. I also want to keep my second fashion post more laid back; perhaps showing repeat outfits styled a different way (as in today's outfit), everyday wear (like what I would wear to go shopping at Target) and maybe some 'selfies', or just pictures I found on the web and a discussion of current fashion trends. Because of that, I won't be titling my mid-week Fashion Posts "Fashion Over Fifty".
The sweater dress I'm wearing below you've actually seen before HERE. But I decided to feature it again because I have a lot of new readers that may have not seen it before, and I also wanted to show you how making just a few changes to an outfit can make a huge difference. In the original picture I styled the dress with a solid black scarf, solid black leggings, and flats. In this post, the biggest change I made was adding a scarf with a pattern to it. It's a very subtle change, but a more effective one than just using a solid black scarf. I really like the difference. You could even add a more dramatic change by introducing a scarf with a different color, but for some reason, even though I tried other colored scarves with this outfit, I really preferred sticking to black.
I kept the same bracelet, but I changed the leggings. In the original post, I had the standard black leggings with a little zipper at the ankle. Because the dress was knit, I wanted to try a cable knit legging. I bought these at Sears on clearance for $3.59! Score! I know this is the time of the year when everyone buckles down and stops shopping, but it is also the best time of the year for some great deals! The stores are desperate to get rid of their winter merchandise to make room for their spring and summer items, so there are some extreme markdowns out there. The trick to taking advantage of these great prices and still staying in budget is to only buy what you need. Don't buy something just because it is a great price if you really don't need it. One of my favorite quotes is "You can save 100% by not buying it at all!" because so often we get tricked into purchases just because they are 'on sale.' I really needed new black leggings, because I actually got a run and a bleach stain, in the leggings I wore in my first post, so they obviously needed to be replaced.
This photo that I found on Pinterest, was my inspiration for my outfit. I loved the different pattern in her scarf, and how she wore cable knit leggings with her sweater dress. I had hoped to mimic this look with off-white leggings for my outfit, but no luck!
I really loved this warm and cozy outfit, but I tell you, it is a WARM outfit. I wore it on a bitter cold, snowy morning, and I was hot. The cable knit leggings are very warm, and the scarf was killing me ( I was under stage lights a lot that morning, so that was part of the problem). I wanted so badly to take the scarf off, but it would have ruined the look of the outfit, so I just suffered. Beauty before comfort (unless it comes to footwear! LOL!). It might be a more appropriate outfit to wear for an outdoor event rather than an indoor one.
So what do you think? Do you like seeing repeat outfits styled in a different way? Which outfit do you like better? The original one or this one? I'd love to hear from you.
Have a great day! Amy
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