Gray Day

| coat & top (layered): Old Navy | necklace: gift from Andrea | dress: H&M | tights & booties: Target | watch: c/o JORD |

I've got my new room/closet mostly sorted, so I need to stop thinking that I have "styler's block"; do you know what I mean or is that totally ridiculous sounding? 

This is nothing ground-breaking, but I've found the easiest way to look and feel like you put some thought into your outfit is ~layering~. The top I'm wearing here is actually this trapeze top; it fit perfectly under this new-ish dress I picked up at H&M recently for pretty cheap; and I also loved what the "textured" look of the top added to the outfit. 

And purple tights! I'll know I've made it in life when I have tights that are every color of the rainbow. These are dark enough to almost look like a neutral, but surprise, they're actually the best color. 

This necklace was a present from my friend Andrea (last Christmas? my birthday?) I will never tire of statement necklaces and costume jewelry in general. What's not to love about giant faux gemstones? (*Gemstone anecdote* in the car this weekend, Hunter asked me, "What's one random hobby or topic that you'd like to learn more about?" And I said "Gemstones?" I'm not entirely sure where that came from...but the more I think about it, I DO want to randomly learn about gemology.)

And a couple quick pics from my weekend in Asheville:
We drank a lot of craft beer, went on a hike that was double what we intended, made two brand-new genuine friends, actually enjoyed some vegetarian food, listened to a lot of 80's music in the car;

and we'll definitely be back.

Hope your week is off to an awesome start! Thanks for reading. 


Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

You look so so SO chic!! I love the layers and the shift dress and the purple tights! Everything is so cute! Layers definitely help me feel more dressed up!

Andi said...

This dress is so pretty! And I really love the purple tights. I've actually gotten rid of all my colorful tights, because I started to feel weird in them, but I could definitely get behind a dark purple option!

Unknown said...

Love this outfit! I think I have the same pair of purple tights, I definitely agree that they can be counted as a neutral! I'm so glad you loved Asheville!! Asheville is one of my favorite cities and I can't wait to go back again to enjoy the beer scene now that I am 21.
-Ashley Marie | The Vintage Urbanite

Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

Ok, your new photographer friend is incredible! You look like a model in these pictures! I've still never tried layering a top under a dress. You've done it so well here, I actually thought the sleeves were part of your dress!

Blogger Template by pipdig