I've been wanting to try the dress over pants look I saw That's Not My Age's Alyson modeling. Neither as tall nor as slim nor anywhere near as Advanced-Class, style-wise, as Alyson, I didn't feel brave enough to try the look with flared pants, but thought I'd give it a go with white skinny cords and a simple Gap dress that's a bit too big for me now.
But, I thought, perhaps with a belt . . .
Still a bit chilly going from my office to the building I teach in, so first I tried the combo with a merino cardigan, adding a bit of colour
So I once again grabbed my faux fur vest and voilà! a look I really like. Yes, the vest also introduces an added horizontal, but because it's dark, it blends into the navy better than the green of the cardigan.
I was very pleased with this outfit, all built from pieces in my closet and with the added benefit of getting that dress back into circulation, just when I'd been thinking I might have to pop it in the giveaway bag. . .
What do you think? Would you/have you tried a similar look? And do you agree that the vest works better with the outfit than the cardigan does? Oh, burning questions designed so carefully to elicit your thoughtful responses. . . but really, I'm happy if you just leave a quick "hello" in the comments or even just wave as you're reading this. I'll know. . . ;-)