Sunday, January 27, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: vol. 2


What I Wore Sunday linkup


So last week I decided to join this link up on a whim. I didn't think too much about my outfit, just snapped a quick picture of what I was wearing before heading out to church. Well. This week I've been planning all week to do this again and for some reason I decided to put all this pressure on myself about it. I was determined to come up with an original outfit that I have never worn before (even though none of you would know if I've worn it before or not!). So silly. But, I did it. So here's my outfit, a combination of clothes and accessories that I haven't put together before.

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We're at an odd place seasonally in Texas right now. It's still January (i.e. the middle of winter!), but temperatures were near 80 degrees! I wouldn't normally wear this linen dress this time of year, but this weekend it was appropriate. I could have easily worn sandals as well, but I went with boots in memory of the cool weather that seems to be long gone.

Dress: New York & Co. 
Belt: Kohl's
Cardigan: New York & Co.
Watch: Timex
Boots: Dillard's
Earrings: JC Penney

20 comments:

Andrea said...

It's great when you have a reason to try to step it up a bit for something you've never done before. You did great, the blue looks really pretty on you and with the boots.. totally trendy! I am really wishing we had Texas weather - it's COLD in IL and not looking forward to the freezing rain today.

Rosie said...

I think I might have that dress! Or at least, I had it... It might have been given away in one of my "I'm never not pregnant or nursing I'm never going to wear this again" clothing purges... But you look totally cute!

Ann-Marie Ulczynski said...

Way to combine different outfits! Yup, we're felling the heat here in Texas. I love the boots with the dress.

Lisa said...

Jealous of your weather! I love your boots and dress.

Jess Cathofeminism said...

I totally understand! This link up has had me raiding my closet for weeks, and as a bonus, I put some thought into getting myself ready for Mass. Win, win! You look beautiful!

Magdalen Dobson said...

I love the color of your dress, especially with your curly hair! I've been trying to invent new outfits for the linkup as well... with varying success :P

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a great combo! I can't believe you've never tried it before!

Mary said...

LOVED your dress! I need tall-girl dresses, rarely can find them... and that includes something to cover up a strappy dress. You did it perfectly!

linked up to your blog here... http://happilyahousewife.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-i-wore-sunday-vol-2.html

Ana said...

Love this outfit!!

Erika said...

Love the blue dress + cardi + boots! Looks great!

Colleen said...

Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Colleen said...

Mary- Thank you so much for the shout out on your blog!

Shannon said...

I call the new outfit a success. If you didn't say it was a new combination of pieces, I'd think it was a longtime favorite outfit!

Mary said...

A success indeed! You look lovely! I know what you mean about rising to the challenge with this link-up. That's why I do it. It forces me out of my poor fashion box and I am really enjoying it. Well done my friend!

-Kinsi- said...

The color of the dress is gorgeous, yes- but the length is awesome too! A great midi, so perfect for so many occasions :-)

Blair said...

You look great, Colleen! The dress and sweater are wonderful, and I love that the boots are shorter so they can go with a "lighter" skirt. It has been hard to figure out what to wear in Texas the past few weeks!

Andrea said...

Oh hasn't the weather been so nice?! Love the dress, and the belt is perfect!

Deme @ Fresh Coat Of Paint said...

Love the length and color of the dress! The boots and belt are fantastic with it! And totally jealous that you get to wear that in Jan!

Sarah Isis said...

Love your outfit!

Colleen said...

Best dressed this week, from all the WIWS blogs I've seen!