Thursday, December 15

Weekly Wears: Favorites

I haven't traded in all of my cardigans just yet, but lately I've been looking for new ways to wear those sleeveless dresses without throwing a cardigan over my shoulders and calling it good.  Don't get me wrong, I still love a good cardigan/dress combo, but for someone who wears dresses almost exclusively, I need to mix it up a little.  Enter: favorite old stripey tshirt.

Dress:  Dahlia (from my friend Emily's shop my closet);  Shirt: vintage;  
Tights: c/o ModCloth;  Shoes c/o Lotta from Stockholm

Let's just talk about my bottom half for a moment.  (<--I know, yikes)  These are my new favorite tights.  Oh yeah... AND my new favorite shoes.  I've been drooling over these for a good while now, so every time I look down I get EXTRA happy.  :)  

What were we talking about?  Oh... right.  Shirt over dress.  This is also very helpful when you are wearing a color that almost matches your shoulders.  I'm pale.  I definitely needed the contrast.  ;)

If you have any other cardigan-free solutions for the cold weather, I'm all ears!
xoxo Katie

51 comments:

  1. I tend to wear a lot of dresses as well, and definitely get stuck in the cardigan/dress combo. Thanks for the cute idea!

    xoxoKelsey.

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  2. I like layer long sleeves and lacy shirts under my dresses!

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  3. Super cute! Love the color mixing.

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  4. Adorable! I am also in love with those shoes and tights! Ah! I like to wear a button up (usually chambray) and button it about half way then tie the rest. :) Totally mixes things up.

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  5. how adorable!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  6. Love everything about this outfit! It is just perfect!!
    Sophie x

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  7. Shirt over dress idea, Amazing! I usually wear the cardigan & dress look too but I think I might just try this look soon.

    Xoxo, Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

    P.s I would feel extra happy too if I had that bottom half look <333

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  8. Wow!! Amazing! You have such a great taste!!! Ich love all ouf your outfits!!! <3

    Kisses, Charlene from http://doeid.blogspot.com

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  9. I wear cardigans a lot too, so I definitely need to try this :)
    I love those tights!
    I love wearing dresses, but I don't wear them very often cause it's so much wind here, so I need to hold my dress down and that is just not really comfortable if you go for a walk. Do you have this problem too and do you have any tips?

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  10. Those tights are adorable!! I definitely have to shop for new ones! I just don't know if I find such a cute pattern here in Germany. I just started to wear warm jumpers over my dresses in addition to cardis. But it needs to be really cold for that. I have no idea what temperatures you have :)! Have a great day, greetings from Germany! Fee

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  11. gorgeous. that dress is just beautiful!

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  12. I love the current color of your hair. It's so firey and amazing! The outfit is so cute and I completely understand your devotion to the shoes. We don't mind listening! =D

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    http://confessionsofthecupcakecountessa.blogspot.com/

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  13. Nice outfit. Love the stripes! And I agree ... Your bottom half is divine.

    Loulou Downtown

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  14. Blue and yellow are so cute together! love this :)

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2011/12/15-days-of-scarves-day-4-elephants-and.html

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  15. Oh my gosh Katie, your hair is just too beautiful! (and so are you!!!)

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  16. You could try layering shirts under your dresses as well, and I'm loving the look of blazers over dresses right now too!

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  17. oh my goodness, those tights are precious! and your stripey shirt over the darling dress is adorable:)

    xx

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  18. I'm obsessed with your hair.
    That's all.

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  19. This outfit is precious. Of course, I love all your outfits but this one is just soo cute!

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  20. I am so in love with your shoes. You look amazing and as someone who is clothing challenged I'm totally inspired to try to get out of my pony tale and rubber boots rut!

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  21. lovin' that rich, bright red hair!

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  22. This is such a cute outfit! I would love to try this, but I dont know if it would work for this plus sized gal. I have done tops under my dresses though!

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  23. Really cute outfit! I don't think I could pull it off but it looks super cute on you!!

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  24. The whole outfit works really well together. Those shoes are the best!

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  25. I love that dress + tee combo and your shoes are AMAZING!!!

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  26. Such a cute outfit! I love your tights. I have been trying to think of alternatives to cardigans lately too. I love this stripey sweater over this dress. And your hair? I'm kind of dying over how pretty it is.

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  27. amazing outfit and lovely blog <3

    carmen | blog | vintage shop

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  28. This is beyond perfect!! What a great combo, and your tights and shoes just set the whole thing off!

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  29. katie, nice contrast colors, pattern mixing, & interest in your playful outfit! :) it's beginning to look a lot like winter, where you live.

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  30. hey katie, i have seen several bloggers wear a think short pullover sweater over their dresses.

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  31. What a sweet idea! I also love a ladyblazer. :)

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  32. I am in love woth those tights!! so christmas-y, absolutely adorable :D have a great rest of the week!

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  33. Super duper cute, love this whole look! The braid is lovely. And I love the bit of collar peeking out over the stripes!

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  34. I love this entire ensemble! And I must have those tights!
    Pretty. :)

    http://ronifeelsnostalgic.blogspot.com/

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  35. this is absolutely darling!!! the color combo is perfect!

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  36. I LOVE this outfit. Such a good idea to layer with a shirt. Will try soon.

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  37. The dress looks SO adorable on you Katie!!!<3 WE NEED MORE DAHLIA!!!

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  38. oh my goodness...you hair. okay, so i know you probably get a million comments a day about it but i just cannot help myself. it's SO pretty. did you just colour it? it looks extra bright and pretty in these photos.

    i also LOVE this outfit. head to toe - super awesome! those tights and shoes are GREAT!

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  39. Those holiday tights are a-mazing!

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com
    www.foottraffic.com

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  40. Great outfit! I love your tights and shoes.

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  41. I immediately ordered the shoes too!

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  42. shirt over dress= so cute! especially with THAT amazing collar! and love the shoes!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  43. I love this idea! Best color combos

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  44. OMG... this outfit is amazing. I need those tights in my life!

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  45. You have incredible style. Absolutely adorable pictures, you photograph beautifully. I regularly stop by your blog to see your outfits. That red hair works so well with everything it seems. I applaud you at every turn. I have noticed that I am the only male commenting on this, but I can't possibly be the only one who appreciates such a great look. Keep up the good work!

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  46. rad tights! and that dress has a really cool collar too ---- great outfit!

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  47. Love it! I've been wearing a lot of shirts over dresses this winter too!
    Sarah from
    Tulle and Trinkets

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  48. Well, actually I have some kind of solution but it's not really cardigan-free. Or it is. We'll see. I tried wearing my cardigan under the dress once and it worked out really nice. Of course, instead of cardigan you can also wear long-sleeves shirts or sweaters. The idea is to wear something on the inside of the dress instead of the other way around. Just a thought.

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