Dress 26: The Underappreciated Art of Layering


Cardigan - Esprit; Dress - Ruche; Tights - Hue; Boots - somewhere in NYC

When you live in Canada, you have to learn to layer.  If you don't, not only will you never be warm, but you'll never be able to look cute.  This dress started off with sweater tights and a long sleeve brown shirt.  Add a dress, cardigan and boots and you're set for winter.  After all these layers I managed to stay warm today! Have any tips on how to layer to stay warm and look cute? So what do you think?  Trash, stash, or save?

Oh, and I'm only one day into my "No Clothes" thing (see below post) and I'm already thinking, "What have I done?!?!?"  I saw a pair of really cute ballerina flats today for only $15.  It.  Took. All. My. Willpower. To. Walk. Away.   But walk away I did.  Not easy, but I'm thinking it'll be well worth it.  I need your guys help.  How do you resist a tempting purchase? Tips?  Tricks?  

I did buy something though....gourmet tea and coffee for myself and Husband.  I'm thinking that doesn't count. 

Random happening:  I ask Husband, "Can you get me a bib?"  He gets up, gets the bib, comes back, and oh so casually... puts it around my neck.  Punk.  Maybe I should have been more specific.

8 thoughts:

  1. Urgh, it's super hard!
    I seriously think about it and rationalize how often I'll actually wear the piece, and what I could wear it with. That's usually enough to have me turn it down.
    From there on I just begin a "I don't need this mantra" and just walk away.
    It gets a lot easier, and eventually when you do go back to buying, you'll buy pieces you know you love, and not nearly as frequently.

    You could always try reading some book about how awful consumerism is and the standards (or lack thereof) of most clothing factories and guilt yourself into it? Just sayin'! ;)

  2. Ahh guilt...it makes the world go round ;)

    Thanks for the advice!

  3. Hey I recognize that dress! Isn't that the first Ruche item you wore on air (TV)? BTW, did I read a comment somewhere saying you interviewed for a job? Have you heard back? I would desperately love a new position. I'm putting my toes in the water (so to speak). The economy is picking up a bit, but I still have a few friends out of work. Yuck.

  4. It's not so much that I interviewed for a job, it's more that as an actor I audition for gigs all the time. Some you get, some you don't.

    I have three auditions in the next few days and two production meetings. So yay!

    Regrading a tough economy, I get you. As an artist we feel the pinch hard as arts are usually the first things to go when belts are tightened.

    But, like you said, it's getting better!

  5. Awesome cardigan, I love the double-breasted closure.

    I was at the mall the other day with a friend and found a gorgeous pink (almost hot pink!) coat for about fourteen dollars...I was so tempted, but I'm currently unemployed so I just said no. It's hard to resist sometimes, but you just have to make up your mind to do it!


  6. Oooh, that would be SO hard to resist! Good on you for doing so!

  7. If ya want to shop without guilt you can help me shop... I have some money to spend and don't know where to start... So out of the world of fashion these days. LOL

  8. Done! I love shopping for other people!


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