Secret weapon

Long sleeve dresses feel a bit like my secret weapon in the fall when I do not want to wear yet another pair of jeans. Over the knee boots are successfully helping me avoid tights. I can't quite figure out when I started to boycott tights, but I will at least until December every year. And after that I will only really wear black. That is a big switch from when I was obsessed with tights in every color and print under the sun, however I feel it is a move in the right direction.

While there will always be far more denim than dresses in my winter wardrobe, if I can breakup the monotony every once in a while with a carefully layered dress, I'm going for it.

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The Rundown
Dragonfly Print Shirtdress c/o JACHS similar
Grey Fur Vest c/o Choies similar
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump via DSW
Huntley Tote c/o Joie similar
Pave Triangle Necklace Meredith Leigh via TJMaxx
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

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  1. Love this! The blue and the gray go so well together! I need to pull out more of my long sleeve dresses, haha. But most are more dressy/work appropriate and not casual.
    And yep, no more crazy colored tights for me. Although I do also have navy, burgundy and a light purple/gray in addition to black.

  2. This look is just gorgeous, in love with this fur vest and how you styled everything!

  3. I love this look so much and these OTK boots are stunning!


  4. I know I keep saying this but you keep reminding me - I seriously need to get me a fur vest. Yours is so dreamy. We hit -2 here this morning so I've definitely had to bust out my winter tights.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. I really like this look and the way you've transitioned the dress to fall. Those boots are adorable!

  6. I love this look! The dress with the OTK boots is perfect!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. You look marvellous Lydia - the boots are amazing.

  8. Much to my dismay, I've had to break out my tights a few times this year. Like you, I only wear black - I experimented with colours ones in university and they definitely were not my thing. My over the knee boots have saved me from tights a few times but in the rain, they sadly aren't as much help as I want them to be. Still, they make a nice break from jeans, even with tights, and I really do love the grey shade of yours, as I'm sure I've said before - it makes such a nice change from classic black.

  9. Love those boots! What a great way to avoid wearing tights :)

  10. I try to hold out on wearing my tights for as long as possible too when the weather dips - it's a way to try stop myself being thoroughly over them by the time spring comes around, haha! Your dress is beautiful too, great with those boots.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. Grazie per la condivisione, elegante e caldo

  12. Love the printed dress with that long faux fur vest! And I hate tights...though recently I've been doing more leggings, I also have some fleece tights and sweater tights that aren't as bad!

  13. I'm so with you on that - I adore long-sleeve dresses, especially when they have pockets as well. I love the dress you're wearing - it's stunning, sweetie.

  14. Oh I absolutely love this! I agree about long sleeve dresses, and I think I need a pair of over the knee boots to help me prolong bare legs too! I mostly wear neutral tights now too, although I do like having a few color options to choose from.

  15. I love long sleeved dresses too. And the blue and gray look so good together.

  16. We have to say that blue, long sleeved dress looks amazing on you! OTK boots are so chic and comfortable, you just can't go wrong! Lovely look!

    ISA Professional