Greetings on this fine Monday morning!!! It is a good day to be a Philadelphian. 🦅 Last night’s game was SO much fun. It might have even made a football fan out of me. It was a nail biter to the bitter end, and I honestly thought we were going to lose when the Pats pulled ahead in the 4th, but somehow our Eagles got it done. I’m so super happy for them and for our city.
Anyway, I realize y’all don’t come here for football, so let’s talk fashion! This is what I was talking about when I said I was going to give you whiplash for the next few weeks. I had a spring weekend outfit on Friday, and today I’m bringing you a winter date night look.
I’ve actually worn this outfit three times already and shared it on Instagram a couple of those times, so I wasn’t planning to shoot the look for the blog, but it’s such a good price on such a good dress that I decided to photograph it and share it with you.
What I really love about this dress (besides how cozy and comfy it is… and how flattering it is… and how amazing the price is for a classic cashmere sweater dress that you can wear for years…) is how versatile it is.
I’ve actually worn this outfit out to dinner with my husband, to church on a Sunday, and even to a funeral. I swapped out my jewelry and bag, depending on the occasion, but I wore the same dress and boots.
For size reference, I have this dress in a medium, and I would recommending sizing up if you’re at all in doubt. It definitely runs a little small, plus it’s on the shorter side.
When I share a dress on the blog, I usually get asked about shapewear and undergarments. I always wear this slip under this dress to keep it from clinging, and I’m also wearing Spanx tights. These are awesome because they double as shapewear.
I’ve tried the dress with ankle boots and pumps, but I like it best with tall boots. They seem to create the best visual balance, but I think that’s because I tend to be a little top heavy.
It would probably look fine with those other options on someone else. I bet it would even be cute with ballet flats.
I like how these OTK boots come just up over the knee and aren’t super high like some other OTK boot styles. They’re also incredibly comfortable. I scored them for 60% off before the holidays, but they’re 50% off right now, which is a pretty sweet deal for this brand.
For a more budget-friendly option, I also like the looks of this $79 pair by Chinese Laundry.
This horn pendant is hard to see in these pictures, but it’s from the collaboration between R Minkoff and Stella & Dot. I love the mix of feminine and edgy. I do wish it was slightly longer so I think I’m going to order an extender.
I also wore a gold and black stone cuff bracelet, but it sold out long ago. I really like the gold jewelry against the cool plum tones of the dress.
Also note my green nails — not my first choice of color to go with this dress, but it was appropriate for this weekend! ????
To keep the outfit on the edgier side for a date night look, I added my black leather moto jacket.
I like how the jacket lends structure to the outfit, and it also adds warmth. I don’t usually wear it inside unless I’m really chilly, but if I want to, I can and it looks like part of the outfit.
The best part about this outfit is how comfortable it is. I rarely feel comfortable in a dress, plus these boots have 4″ heels, but I would happily wear this outfit all day long. Plus, bonus! Just about every part of it is on sale.
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