Thursday, December 19, 2013

Overthinking mode, engage!



sweater, flats: Target
slacks, blouse: thrifted
necklace: gifted

Oy,vey. Matt and I haven't even been engaged a week and I'm already trying to figure out centerpieces. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's meticulous planning. If there's one thing I'm bad at, however, it's prioritizing effectively. I'm sitting here, trying to figure out how many adorably mismatched vases I'll need to procure, and I don't even know how many tables we'll need because we don't even have a solid guest list or even a budget planned yet! Objectively, I know those big details have to come together before I can start thinking up the little ones. But the big details are scary and expensive, and the little ones are so light and fun!

Okay, enough about that. I promised I would try to keep wedding stuff in check here on the blog :) Sooo let's talk about dressing for work in the winter. It kind of sucks. I find myself gravitating to one of two extremes:

1. Proper business casual that keeps me warm but is boring as hell. See above. The cardigan/blouse/slacks combo is kind of my go-to on those dreary mornings when the sun doesn't rise until after I leave the house and I just don't feel like trying.

2. Pushing the "casual" aspect of B.C. a little too far, like yesterday's outfit. I wore this shirt, these khaki skinnies and these boots. Definitely not a professional look, but it kept my feet dry in the snow and it was comfy under all my bundled layers. Fortunately, it's the week before Christmas and most of the folks who would care are already on vacation. Yay, loopholes!

So here's my question to you: How do you stay comfortable and stylish when there's four (or six, or ten) inches of snow on the ground? Do you wear skirts and tights and just suck it up, even when the wind chill puts the temps in the single digits? Or do you go for comfort/function like me and just look less comfortable in the dark, cold months of winter?


  1. Yes, the details of planning and prioritizing will drive you nuts the next few months! I live in MN so yes, skirts, tights, and keeping it together as our winter can go until mid May, over 12 inches of snow on May 2 this year;) It gets old and difficult! Hang in there, more light starts returning as of Sunday!!!

  2. When there's snow and cold, everyone goes for comfort. No shame in that. You can still use color while keeping warm.

    Are you going to be one of those girls who drones on and on and on about her wedding planning? If so, I want to hear all the deets!

  3. congrats and it will all work out! you look very nice!

  4. Congrats on the engagement!
    On the fashion side, I can't wear tights and skirts in this weather. It just doesn't work. It's like asking for your legs to fall off.
    I wear a lot of pants, and lots of layers. Cardigans over button-downs, heavy knit sweaters, etc. Chunky necklaces have been my go-to for keeping things a little dressy, when on their own they might be super casual!

  5. Fleece-lined leggings are the only thing that get me through winter. I wear them over my tights and take them off when I get to work. I layer them under pants, too, if I plan to be outside for an extended period of time. Over-the-knee socks and leg-warmers are also helpful to keep your legs warm and take off after a commute.


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