Hi everybody! Hello from Korea! These pictures were taken before my trip but I couldn’t seem to get organized enough to fully write up the post, so here I am, on the train, pocket wifi in tow (which, btw, is the best and I’m sad they’re not a thing in the US). I’m traveling with a few friends and we spent close to a week in Japan before heading to Korea for a few days. I’ll be back in California by Monday’s post, so in the mean time I’m just trying to savor the time off before winter quarter starts up (for those that don’t know I’m studying for my MBA) and craziness ensues. I’m also trying to savor all of the new experiences that come with travel – new sights and sounds and tastes – and boy have we been tasting!
Anyway, I have these photos queued up from before I took off that I want to share, as I think of this outfit as the epitome of how I wear dresses in the winter. Layered up. Bottom layer – tights. For those in cold areas, fleece-lined tights are a god-sent blessing. My favorite ones are $4 a pop from Primark, who sadly doesn’t sell online. The good news is that I think any brand will likely do the trick, and you can find them at Khols, Target, etc. For days when its really frosty, and depending on the cut of the dress, I will sometimes layer a warm top underneath the dress. I didn’t on the this day, since it wasn’t too bad, but it can be a cool way to both and warmth and a little extra kick to the outfit. In general I like fitted turtlenecks for this sort of application, but I do play around with what I have depending on the neckline of the dress I’m layering. Next up (other than the dress itself) is a soft and cozy scarf. I feel like I pretty much wear scarves straight through the winter. No need to take them off when I go inside. They’re serious heat creators and also part of my outfit. Lastly, boots. I’ve been talking a lot lately about the extra heat benefits of over-the-knee boots, but really, I think that any boot (sans cut-outs) is warmer than any pair of flats. If you have space in your boots, you can also add in a shearling lining (great option here for $25) that will seriously up the warming ante on your favorite pair. I have these inserts in a few pairs of boots and LOVE them.
I hope your 2017 is off to a great start! I’ll be back in real time next Monday so hope to see you then! Thanks so much for stopping by!