When to bring out your sweater dresses

I had someone ask me a couple of weeks ago if I thought it was time to bring out the sweater dresses. Why yes! Yes it is time! But it got me thinking. When is it the right time to bring out the sweater dresses?

 

There is a right time to bring out the sweater dresses and a wrong time. Summer time, no. Winter, yes. Here are a few tips on when to where a sweater dress:

Cold temperature. I tried wearing one of my thickest, warmest sweater dresses in October. The mornings and evenings felt cold, but day time temps were mostly in the 60’s. I put on my thick sweater dress and felt so stuffy in it, right from the get-go, that I took it off and found something more lightweight to put on.

The thickness of the sweater dress.  The sweater dress I’m wearing in this photo shoot is a lightweight knit material. It was perfect for the changing season!

Short sleeves vs. long. I have a few sweater dresses / tunics that are short sleeved. I have been wearing all of those lately. But as temperatures are starting to get colder, I’m pulling out more of my long sleeved ones as well.

Accessories. When temps are cool, but not cold, wear a sweater dress with booties, heels or sneakers. When it gets cold, bring on the tights and higher boots for added warmth.

Layered. You can also try layering a sweater dress with a collared shirt underneath or a long tunic over the top when it’s cold. When it’s just cool out, skip the layering. The sweater dress itself will be warm enough.

Bonus tip: A sweater dress is also a great piece to wear to a holiday meal. Most sweater dresses have room to expand so you won’t feel uncomfortable after eating that big holiday dinner. Skinny jeans, on the other hand are probably not a good choice. Unless they are stretchy!

Happy Turkey day to all and to all a good night!

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Stripes and ruffles

I love stripes. And polka dots. And leopard print. But today we’re talking stripes with this little striped peasant blouse. Super cute with the little ruffled sleeves. I think I wore this once on set as an extra, but was so covered over with other stuff, you couldn’t really see it. Let alone me. Life as an extra…

Peasant blouse, Ross; denim jacket, given to me; Jeans-not-jeans, TJ Maxx; rose gold purse, Marshall’s; rose gold sunglasses, Ross; earrings, Kohl’s; gray bow boots, Kohl’s

I’ve been meaning to take a trip down to Edgefield in Troutdale. I finally made it down there earlier this month. Caught the last of the fall colors. I should have gone earlier, but I’m glad I went before all the pretty autumn leaves fell off the trees. I still have yet to get some cajun tater tots while there. If you haven’t tried them, you’ll have to try them at one of the Mcmenamins in the Portland metro area that makes them. They are the bomb!

 

Thank you for stopping by, and keep praying for my mom. She is done with radiation but still in a lot of pain. They are trying to get the trial drug approved through a patient assistant program so she hasn’t started that yet. Prayers that everything goes smoothly during this new phase of her cancer treatment and her pain starts going away. We are not sure what shape her lower ilium bone is in now that the tumor is gone. That will just have to start the healing up on it’s own. They’ll do another cat scan a month after radiation treatment ended so we’ll get a better idea then what we are dealing with still.

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