Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Things to come

scarf: vintage | cardigan: Forever 21 | top: Target | skirt: Francesca's Collections | boots: ModCloth

It's a funny thing: when we had that freak heat wave back in March, I enjoyed the awesome weather, but was a little bit sad because I love dressing for cooler temperatures. But now that it's April, and nowhere near the balmy 85 degrees we enjoyed a month ago, I'm itching for summer. I suppose it's a case of always wanting what you can't have. Sort of like girls with straight hair wanting curly hair, and vice versa. (Me? I just wish my hair would pick one, instead of remaining perpetually in-between...)

As a general rule, I haven't gotten that excited about warm weather outfits in the past. I think that's partly because I love texture and layering so much, and partly because it was during autumn one year that I first started dressing in vintage-inspired styles. Essentially, I completely overhauled the way I dressed, and I think that shift may have set my inner style dial to "perpetual autumn."

But this year, I'd like that to change. Yes, autumn is my favorite season, but I'd like to branch out and start having fun with spring and summer outfits.

I just realized that I've already worn every single piece in this outfit in previous posts. It certainly wasn't intentional, but it serves as a good reminder when I'm feeling bored with my clothes: there's almost always some new way you can wear something! 

The difference between a good wardrobe and a bad wardrobe has nothing to do with price tags or labels or number of items. It's all about creativity - remixing, you might say.

This is actually the outfit that goes with the next Dressipes post, but I thought these photos were good enough that they deserved a bit of their own spotlight. So what is the next Dressipe?

The most perfect homemade pizza ever! I absolutely can't wait to share the recipe with you all - it's one of my favorites. Can you see the resemblance between the outfit and the finished pizza?


  1. I love your outfit, and I love remixing clothes that I've already worn. Totally beautiful.


  2. Darling scarf. The lighting in these photos is perfect :)


  3. your boots are seriously killer! i love your dressipe post idea : ] too cute.

  4. I love your scarf with this outfit! And remixing is so fun to see.

  5. I know what you mean about autumn.Rx


  6. I really like the scarf, it's cute and suits you well...

    Weatherwise, it's London, it's raining and pouring, it's not kool.



  7. These photos are beautiful and I love love love the scarf!


  8. Big remixing fan. This is a great outfit, but that pizza is what really caught my eye. It looks so delicious!


  9. I hear ya! In the winter all I want is summer and when summer comes all I want are an end to the blistering hot days. :) Craziness. Anyhoo, you look lovely in this layered look. That scarf is particularly pretty.

  10. What a wonderful blog you have! Hope you don't mind the random visitor :-)

  11. Love the boots!

    xo Jennifer


  12. awh you're so cute!

  13. Ciao, so Lovely Look with the Reh Skirt!
    You have a such great Talent in wearing...Creative...Artistic...Cheers!
    Ah...che Bella la Pizza che hai preparato...Your PIZZA is so Invinting, so Moutwatering...da leccarsi i Baffi!
    Greetings from Italy

  14. love love love how you mix colors! and oh, the last picture makes me SO HUNGRY for a pizza! :o

  15. That scarf looks beautiful with your hair color. I'm a new follower, hope you stop by my blog:)


  16. "The difference between a good wardrobe and a bad wardrobe has nothing to do with price tags or labels or number of items. It's all about creativity - remixing, you might say." - TOTALLY AGREE!!!

    nice and inspiring outfit!


  17. You're so cute! I definitely have more fun dressing in the cooler weather because of layering and all that, so I feel you! There's only so many options for remixing when it's 100 degrees outside.
    But yeah. I love those boots you're wearing and your red skirt is awesome too!

  18. I really like your lace up boots, and I agree, I do love dressing for colder weather, its so fun to pull out the knits and wool. (But at the same time, my feet love summer and the freedoom from boots and heavy socks!) You bright red skirt is so beautiful and I really like the print on your scarf!

    Katie Q. of An Alaskan Weredork

  19. i totally live in perpetual autumn.

  20. i love texture and layering too... i even do it in the summer :) that scarf is magic. x

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  22. I think my fashion meter is stuck on "perpetual summer." I get mega-grumpy about dressing for pretty much any other season! That scarf certainly goes well with the pizza, meanwhile!