2012-09-28

Cold Shoulder

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Dress? No label, consigned (similar here) Blazer? Thrifted Boots? Ash (similar w/o studs here
Clutch? Thrifted Watch? c/o BCBG Bracelets? gift and from my Oma

What you don't see is the wind machine outside the frame of these pictures... We're just stepping up our game over here.

You also don't see the zippers on the shoulders of the dress. Those zippers convert the dress from a body conscious style to an exposed shoulder, slouchy fit. Even though it is my favourite feature of the dress because it is so cleverly done, I have only worn it the slouchy way once. For some reason I can't handle a cold shoulder (both physically and metaphorically), so it needs to stay zipped up. I can, however, handle bare legs as long as my body is bundled up. That's probably because we used to have competitions at work to see how long we could stick it out and wear shorts. There were days when we would show up on a frosty day to work in a thermal shirt, 2 hoodies, a vest, a toque, leg warmers... and shorts. It kinda felt like wearing pants was admitting defeat. Not that it mattered. Winter doesn't care for foolish shorts competitions at a landscaping company... It also doesn't care that I hate tights... Winter is cruel like that, I suppose that is what makes autumn all the more pleasant... 

31 comments :

Asher said...

That dress is absolutely amazing! I must have it!! :)

Betsy said...

Winter really can be cruel sometimes. That dress fits you perfectly!

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Sweet Laundry said...

I don't think this dress would look half bad with tights :) I LOVE the colour of this dress!

Scuttle said...

Love how you did the long sleeves & the jacket together. That looks fabulous. Love your blog!

xoxo
Holly

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A Fine Balance said...

Cute outfit! PS i tried to go to the link for the similar dress and it came up blank : (

I've retired my shorts,,,but I try to wear tights underneath...and I agree tights suck

hilldalehouse said...

Cuuuute!
Love the dress and the color!

I so jealous of your cool weather too!
It's still hitting 90 F here in Texas and I'm 8.5 months prego :(
I've got serious weather envy....

Lindsay Ann said...

you hate tights?? really? lol
I'm really loving the colour of that dress - good find!

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Theblondesquad said...

I'm jealous of your thrifted clutch. What a perfect color for this season. Great find! :) Amanda

Sarah said...

Fans and wind machines are a NECESSITY if you're going to be a legit fashion blogger. Hey, remember that time when my blog really sucked and you still liked me anyways. You're the real deal, and also kind of my favorite.

briannelee said...

Is that the dress you bought in Grand Rapids last year? Great find! The Salvation Army is having that jewelry sale again. You should come down for it.

Delusions of Grandeur said...

What a gorgeous bordeaux color! I love the cold, but like you, I don't like feeling it on my skin! But being bundled and comfy is another story. :)

Kristen said...

This is one of my fav outfits!! You look stunning!!

T. said...

Great look! Love the oxblood color!

Maca said...

The dress looks amazing! and I loved it with tights too.
Those booties are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

This is great! And you were able to incorporate the very now, very fancy oxblood ;) Love the look.

Life etc... said...

Love this! I remember that dress - it's from the first post of yours I ever read! Hooked from then on :)

Life etc

Laura said...

That clutch is utterly fabulous!

Never accept defeat! I too am trying to avoid tights for a while.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

The Fashionista Next Door said...

I'm pretty sure I have that same clutch...also thrifted. Lol!

Sara said...

I need to go thrifting with you! I not only think the dress is an awesome one, but that clutch...I would LOVE to have it!

Outside Looking In said...

Great thrift finds! Love the burgundy!

compradora anonima said...

LOVE YOUR LOOK, THE BLAZER IS PERFECT

Terri said...

That burgundy is GORGEOUS on you! Love it with the booties! Tell your production company that the wind machine is a nice touch. :)

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Chelsea said...

I have to say: you look HOT in this outfit! I mean, I always think you look amazing and wish that I could pull things off like you, but this is FANTASTIC! I love it!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

School uniforms build a similar leg/cold endurance! Love this sleek look. Great upgrade with the wind machines. :)

Jennifer said...

Great dress!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Anja said...

great look. Love the color of that dress and got the same clutch, just in some brown color!!

Rebecca Jane said...

I love the burgundy dress! And I chuckled at your shorts story as my friends and I used to do that with sandals too. Until I developed a love for boots, and then those days were over

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