‘Tis the season for stepping out in style! Truth be told, I never really need an excuse to dress up. But I still find myself getting a little more festive with my outfit choices this time of year. Fire engine red accessories added the perfect burst of color to this houndstooth cape dress – which is the perfect transitional piece from a day at the office to a holiday cocktail party afterward.
Seriously, as soon as I saw it online, I knew I had to have it. It’s such a unique piece and very versatile. I love that I can also layer it with a sleek black turtleneck underneath when the temps dip below freezing. I felt so ladylike while wearing it, and it gives off a definite vintage vibe while still being quite modern.
ABOUT THE FIT: This dress runs true-to-size (and comes in plus size!). I went up a size, but I actually wish that I hadn’t because the waist is a bit too big for me. I had an event in mind for this dress, so I decided to just keep and cinch the belt a little tighter around the waist. I love it so much that I may even shell out a few bucks to have it taken in.
Not gonna lie, I went through a rough patch recently in trying to feel inspired while dressing my ever-expanding belly. Shopping is typically one of my favorite pastimes, but let’s be real… in-store maternity fashion is mainly lackluster at best. I mean, just how much ruching and empire waists can a gal take?!
Luckily, I rediscovered my mojo, and I’ve been having more fun with my wardrobe again. This outfit isn’t much – just an oversized sweater that I scored off the clearance rack and some old high-waisted leggings – but the bold bright colors are what made my heart sing. I went all out an even swapped out the boring turquoise laces in my hiking boots for these cheery red ones and dug my matching mittens out of storage. This outfit instantly made me feel cute, cozy and more like myself again.
About the Fit: This sweater is yet another H&M clearance rack find. It’s a non-maternity size medium, so I can definitely still wear it even after my bump is a distant memory. It’s currently sold out online, but I’ve seen tons of them in stores recently and think it’s a great steal at just $20. I wish it came in more colors (cobalt blue would be so dreamy), because I’d definitely snag another one.