Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Inconspicuous Layering

Dress: Behnaz Sarafpour for Target via Buffalo Exchange, $12.50 // Sweater: Rampage, secondhand, $10 // Tights: Target, $5 // Necklace: Fred Flare // Shoes: Payless

The local weather forecast this morning informed me that the current temperature was nine degrees and proceeded to use the word "arctic" in the description that followed. Dilemma: I can't wear jeans to work, have very few stylish alternatives and don't want to freeze. I decided to put my faith in layering and wore tights over a pair of leggings and socks and a sleeveless dress over a wool sweater. The result? I was warm enough and looked surprisingly un-layered... not that I don't love the layered look. 

28 comments:

Jen said...

you definitely don't look like you layered at all. very sneaky :)
you look lovely as usual.

Chloe said...

Ooh, well done. And can I just say one more time how much I love your new haircut?

*loves*

Ash said...

I layer leggings together quite often too hehe! Stays nice and cozy but comfortable too!

Ash
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Kathryn said...

I would never have thought to layer leggings under tights. Very tricky! You look amazing here.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love that necklace and those shoes! You look great. - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

un bel oiseau said...

wow seriously that looks amazing for all those layers! i was just squinting to see if i could tell! nice work!

Clare said...

This is such an unexpected combination, but it works so well. I love the idea of hidden layers!

Christina said...

Wow good for you. Once again, I love your color palette. And I can't believe those shoes are from payless. They are awesome!

thedirtyknitter said...

so cute! and warm! at least it's a little warmer today in the area!!!

Francine said...

Love the tights very much. And you coulda fooled me! Doesn't look layered at all.

anne charlotte said...

i love that necklace. you always wear it really well!

junebabie said...

I love wearing sweaters under sleeveless dresses- it's a great way to make them wearable for winter without covering them up!

you look fantastic, by the way.

elizabeth marley said...

I ALWAYS layer my tights in the winter! I invested in a couple pairs of super warm wool tights and I just wear them as a "base layer". I also like thigh high socks--they're the best!

VF said...

haha you look so cute! I cant even tell you are wearing a sweater underneath....those shoes rock by the way.

xoxo,
F

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Lindsay said...

well, you look wonderful. that necklace is so great with the dress

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Diana said...

Love the outfit! I wish the Targets near me had awesome green tights. They only seem to have black and grey around here.

M. said...

looove that necklace and those shoes!

lovelove,
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Brittany said...

Those tights are so fun! And good tips with the layering.. I don't think Virginia Beach will get quite THAT cold but I will definitely keep that in mind :)

Kassie said...

You can't even tell. I've done my fair share of layering in the past too. I always felt the darker the tights the easier it was to layer.

Stolen Stiletto

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

love the tights with your outfit, so festive!

loving the hair ;)

Lexie said...

i like how the dress blends seamlessly with the sweater - sometimes that's hard to pull off with shades of black!

vintagewithatwist said...

this outfit is wonderful, I love the bright colored tights!

Dylana said...

I love your tights and necklace!

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Linda said...

I love your hair in this shot and I really love your festiveness...is that a word?

p.s. Did the necklace find you?

E said...

Such a fan of those shoes!

grace said...

the more you wear that necklace, the more i want it!

Orchid Grey said...

I LOVE this, the simple black with the pops of gold and teal- so simple but amazing.

chic said...

Brilliant! I would have never thought to do the tights thing but it's such a great idea and no one would be any the wiser! S.