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When I bought this dress at the very end of summer, I loved it but knew I’d only be able to wear it once or twice before the weather turned. However, my shopping partners/enablers insisted that I could “winterize” it with a sweater and tights and boots. The idea became a joke for us, and really just a way to rationalize ill-timed purchases. But now it’s winter (kind of) and goddamn it, I want to wear my pretty summer dress. So here it is…winterized!



Cut me a break on the pictures- the lighting today was beyond awful and I had all of 10 minutes to take pictures. Also, it’s just a sweater and tights and boots. But I feel all pretty and springy (or at least I would if I wasn’t freaking sick again)! So my final thoughts on winterizing?  Do it up, man. Do the shit out of it. It requires minimal effort and doubles your wardrobe.

dress- Madewell
sweater- TJ Maxx (years ago)
tights- Express
boots- Miz Mooz
necklace- Charlotte Russe

{ 18 comments… add one }

  • Aglimpseofglamour December 7, 2011, 1:54 pm

    do the shit out of it.
    i like your style =)


  • Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed December 7, 2011, 2:45 pm

    Wow that looks fantastic winterized! You are so chic. And I love the decor in the room around you!

  • melissa blake December 7, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Your dress is amazing…love the colors!

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  • Districtofchic December 7, 2011, 9:53 pm

    I always love seeing something bright in winter ensembles! I like how you layered this!

  • lei ann December 7, 2011, 10:31 pm

    color + ikat…still love that dress!

  • Shanna-Marie December 7, 2011, 11:06 pm

    Great dress and I would be itching to wear it and probably would’ve done a shirt under or just a cardigan. Your sweater is a great idea!! 

  • Kristen December 8, 2011, 12:12 am

    Yes! I love this dress! Totally pre-falled!

  • Tracy @ The Wardrobe Wanderer December 8, 2011, 5:17 pm

    It is ADORABLE winterized!  I really like that grey sweater, and those boots are WAY cool!  Your decor (is that your house?) is very striking, and you look gorgeous.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)  I’m looking to build community in blogland, so every post is exciting to me and I always hope that the reciprocation can continue *wink wink*  Nice to “meet” you xx

  • LOVVANN December 8, 2011, 8:44 pm

    I love it! So cute and chique :)


  • Yara Simón December 8, 2011, 9:29 pm

    What a pretty dress. I love it. =]

  • Stylemebad.com December 8, 2011, 11:40 pm

    I just did the same thing with an end of summer dress purchase! You look great love how you styled it!

    Just foubd your blog and will be looking fwd to following via bloglovin! :)

  • WellAppointedCatwalk December 9, 2011, 1:47 pm

    Hahaha – totally works!

  • Anonymous December 10, 2011, 9:42 pm

    “Do the shit out of it.” Words to live by! I love styling my summery dresses for winter – it’s such a fun challenge.


  • Dina Fierro December 11, 2011, 12:14 pm

    DUDE. I LOVE this dress, almost snagged it myself but it was out of stock in my size. I think it works winterized, digging it!

  • Martini December 12, 2011, 2:07 pm

    For 10 minutes, you did a great job with the lighting.  I adore your necklace!

  • Hogger & Co. December 13, 2011, 9:48 am

    Nicely done – can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for winterizing.  Fab boots, too – love Miz Mooz.

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou December 13, 2011, 6:48 pm

    Seriously, wishing I could look this pulled together in 10 minutes. Having a rough time pulling myself together after all the holiday parties this weekend……need a shot in the arm!

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