Gang, meet Jocelyn and her little guy, Jasper. She was shopping at Whole Foods, Jasper and hubby in tow, looking adorable in the middle of January in her vintage polka-dot dress. I was impressed by two things:
1. She was wearing a dress (something I never think about putting on when out and about with the kiddo).
2. She was wearing a dress in a winter-appropriate way.
Not only did she throw thick tights on underneath her dress, but she added warm, furry winter boots. And somehow, the whole look works. The key here is to not over-think it.
Also, a dress with a fitted bodice and full skirt is not only easy to move in, but universally flattering – especially for moms with curves. Think Mad Men, think 50's housewife.
Here's how I'd recreate:
Modcloth.com is my favorite source for vintage-looking dresses. Their Be My Valentine Dress, $80, would be a welcome sight on a gray winter day. I would pair this dress with the insanely adorable Knitted Bobby Cardigan, $160, from Topshop.com and the Joan of Arctic Sorel boots that I've had my eye on all winter. They are now on sale for $120 at piperlime.com. While cream cable-knit tights would be cute, thick black tights go with everything, and that's what I would wear with this outfit. Again, don't over-think.
Cute, easy, comfy, and more festive than most of my everyday "mom outfits". Thanks, Jocelyn!
(Confession: My husband actually pointed Jocelyn's outfit out to me. He's such a sucker for a skirt).