Monday, January 16, 2017

Wool Blends in Winter









This is the third appearance of this dress here on TCH, but it is a winter favorite of mine! The wool blend fabric and roomy long sleeves of this dress feel extra cozy and warm for Colorado's winters. The shades of burgundy also make the dress a snap to style too, as I can wear it with any neutral or even a bold color as an accent. I've worn it here on the blog with beige for its debut, and with mustard yellow, but today it is basic black.

However, the fun buttons on the yoke of the dress bodice do make it hard to pair with a brooch, so this time I pinned the brooch onto my hat instead! I always forget how versatile beret hats are since they can be worn molded into different shapes. Flat, tilted, on the back of the head, pulled over the ears, and even jazzed up with jewelry pinned on! I am on the look out for berets in other colors now, especially in forest green or navy blue.

Though you probably can't tell from these photos, I've had my hair cut into a modified middy! Yep layers, eek! I have to set it now right? Above you see it styled my usual way with a 1/2" barrel curling iron and curling everything under/down. I'd like to use foam rollers and some pin curls more, especially since it's better for my hair to get a break from heat styling. Anyone have a favorite setting pattern I should try out?

I hope you all had a most wonderful Monday, even if Mondays have a bad rap!

Dress: Made by me
Gloves, Brooch, & Belt: Vintage
Clutch: Thrifted (Savers)
Fishnets: Amazon
Shoes: Royal Vintage
Beret: Target


12 comments:

  1. Exceptionally beautiful photographs - I love the one of the windmill thing through the trees. Cosy looking dress! I am yet to pin a brooch to a beret, I'll have to give it a whirl.

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! The windmill is all that's left of an old farm that used to be where this park is now. Though I noticed they seemed to be doing some tree removal, which was very disappointing as I love this park and now they have tractors everywhere digging big trenches and digging out nice old trees! Hopefully they wont ruin the whole place :(

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  2. I can't help on the hair front - I gave up trying to do anything with mine - but pinning brooches to hats is a fab idea.

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    1. The bigger the hat the less one has to worry about their hair right? ;)

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  3. This is a fabulous colour on you. And another great hairstyle - I don't think there has been a single post when I haven't found myself admiring (and envying!) your hair! Kx

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    1. Thank you! I am so lucky that my hair holds curl really well <3

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  4. Fabulous photos and the dress is gorgeous, I can see why it's a favourite.

    In terms of pin-curling patterns, I start doing one that works well for me, however, because my hair takes an hour and a half to pin-curl, I end up just going freestyle after a while. I have an insane amount of hair, it drives me mad! This is the one I use though - https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/26036504072899518/. You can see that one row curls towards the face, then the next curls away from the face and then repeat. The back is left flat apart from the bottom. xx

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    1. Thank you Cate! I really want to try alternating rows of pin curls like that as I have never done it before and am interested in the difference it makes in the results! Your hair always looks super lovey, so the effort is at least well worth the time! I never pin curl my hair as it takes ages to dry, even when I use foam rollers I barely spritz my dry hair before I roll it.

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  5. I can't help on the hair front as I am useless at doing mine but yours always looks great . Lovely dress.

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  6. Such a lovely outfit, and lovely pictures too. No wonder that dress is one of your winter favourites!
    The Artyologist

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