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LGD – the Remix

Yesterday, we took a look at how to make a cute winter date night look with a grey sweater dress.

Today, as promised, I’m going to show you how I wore the same dress in a completely different way – it’s almost unrecognizable.

I think the world would be a better place if people wore cowboy boots more often.  I have two pairs, and yet I hardly ever wear them.  But every time I do, I fall more in love, so I was excited to have an excuse this day.  My outfits evolve in many different ways – usually I pick one piece and build from there.  This time, I started with the dress (it’s new, so I still like to wear it a lot), added the sweater, realized it needed to be belted, picked out my favorite pair of patterned tights, excitedly discovered my cowboy boots worked great, and then finished off with some gold accessories (if you can’t tell, my necklace has a poodle and an Eiffel Tower on it – one of my faves). 

Like the famed LBD, my Little Grey Dress has the potential for greatness as a backdrop to an infinite number of outfit options.  You’ve seen two – you will probably see many more in the months ahead. 

Date Night in Winter

Recently, I went on a date that ended in disaster.   Fortunately, the outfit I wore was so awesome, it almost didn’t matter.  Almost.

For Christmas, I got the grey dress I’m wearing below.  It’s a great piece because it is so simple to match – grey is basically a black alternative.  Dressing cute in winter isn’t always the easiest thing – how do you make bulk look sexy?  But, this dress is a light knit – a sweater dress that doesn’t add a ton of bulk.   I belted it to further define my waist, paired it with leggings and ankle strap shoes (ankle strap shoes and leggings are a tricky combination.  They can make legs look very stocky, so ask a friend if it works before attempting), and topped it off with a colorful scarf so I didn’t look like I was going to a funeral.  The scarf has several different colors in it, and I chose to pull out the orange with some dangly earrings.

Tomorrow, I’m going to show you how I made this same dress look completely different two days later.  That’s my favorite thing to do – remix outfits.  I try to seldom wear the exact outfit twice, so I have to get creative sometimes.  You can be the judge tomorrow of how well I did.

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