April 10, 2014

Mid-30s OOTD

Last weekend I turned 34 and so it seemed fitting to take some stock. I pulled old favorites from my pre-pregnancy storage and sorted through what fits and what doesn't. I'm not ready to part with pieces that don't fit until I am finished with breastfeeding but since I am not finding much to covet in stores, I've been itching for more variety in my wardrobe. I was gifted this Kate Spade dress by my mother-in-law for my birthday last year and although I've worn it a few times I am not sure that I ever posted it here. I like the color combination and dot print but because it is sleeveless, I only really wear it during sweater weather. I'm not a fan of sleeveless and feel both cold and overexposed when I try it out. But it seems inescapable in all the recent Kate Spade offerings.

Why is that? What happened to the steady rotation of solid short sleeved shirt dresses from Kate Spade? Bring me your Jeanettes, your Stefanias, your Calistas, your Violettas, etc.! Are these styles really "out of style?" Maybe I am just aging out of my old brand favorites?

Outfit details:
Kate Spade Deborah Dot Willa dress
Aqua cashmere cardigan
Spanx tights
Aquatalia boots (there was a bit of snow that day)


ThomasNMurray said...

gorgeous and pretty as always! fantastic skirt! http://qr.net/tr4Y

Gnome Lover said...

What a sweet mother-in-law. I love the green in that dress. And the way the white piping goes with the pattern in the material of the dress is fabulous! I am so with you on sleeveless. Cannot do it! Man, I wish I could because there are so many beautiful shirts I want right now! Everything seems to be sleeveless! But it saves my pocketbook!

Happy belated birthday!


rachel (promiseslikepiecrust) said...

Happy belated birthday!
Getting older is so interesting. There are things in my closet that I thought I'd love forever, and then as I get older I find I don't love them anymore and/or I find them much less age appropriate. It's a strange dilemma.


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