Monday, December 30, 2013

Duck, Duck Boots!

Dress (Bernie Dexter, Modcloth); Cardigan (Old Navy); Duck Boots (Tommy Hilfiger, Zappos.com); Watch (Michael Kors, Nordstrom); Bracelet (Charming Charlie); Fleece-lined Tights (Nordstrom Rack)
When was the last time you wore a dress that made you want to spin around like a little girl at a birthday party?  This vintage inspired number from Bernie Dexter does that for me, and classic duck boots with a modern heel are sure-footed enough to let me do just that.  It was perfect, then, for the nine-year old's birthday party I helped a good friend plan and execute last weekend!  (See the details of the "Nutcracker" themed party here). 

I like this ensemble so much I've actually worn it three times this month.  The cotton fabric, with its winter cottage scene, looks like it might have been hand-crafted from a 1950s tablecloth, and more than one person has asked if I sewed it myself.  I wish!  When I was younger, that question wouldn't have landed so well, but now I take it as a compliment for a unique find.  

I've also made another discovery this winter that has me giddy - fleece lined tights!  On the outside, they look like traditional opaque tights, but the insides are lined with the softest microfleece.  They feel like the wrong side of your comfiest sweatshirt and are immeasurably warmer than standard tights, making them perfect with a dress on frigid winter days.  I found these navy ones at Nordstrom Rack, but you can also find them on Amazon.com. 

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
Designing a party is one of my greatest passions.  The "photo booth" for last weekend's Nutcracker Ballet-themed party is featured here.  Read more about the party details here.
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