The second I saw this dress, I fell in love. I love the colors and pattern. It’s such a chic way to wear florals in winter, and it’s in the neutral palette that I’m finding myself falling back on. If you’re new to the blog, then you might not know, that my recent foray into color and prints wasn’t always my style. In fact, before I had James, I basically stuck to neutrals only. Even when I was pregnant, I didn’t wear much color, but then after having James, I suddenly found myself attracted to color and prints. I think it was partly reflective of my state of mind, partly a way to distract from the circles under my eyes and spit-up on my clothes, and partly because of designers like Rixo, Ganni, Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, and Saloni, who have become some of my favorite designers in the last couple of years.
However, recently, maybe because of the weather, maybe a reflection of where I am in my life, or maybe I’m just becoming my old sartorial self (it’s kind of crazy how much I overanalyze everything, even my wardrobe, no?). But either way, I find myself gravitating toward neutrals once again, and this dress feels like the perfect marriage between my two styles.
I love the subtle print — it’s so pretty and chic. I also love me some winter white as you know. The length is kind of this midway point between and maxi and midi, which I typically wouldn’t think would be that flattering on me, but I actually love it. It’s great if you live in a city, like me and don’t want your hem dragging on the gross ground but want something longer to keep your legs from freezing. I wore this with boots and tossed a fur vest over it to dress it up but I also love it with simple black pumps or sandals for a dressier affair.