Bringing Summer Into Fall

Dress as a Skirt with Cardigan {living outside the stacks}

Before I jump into my post about my outfit, can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that there are still flowers blooming. In December! I’m so used to be surrounding by snow and ice at this time of the year that I don’t know what to do with myself. Honestly, I feel like all I do is discuss the weather now, but I’m in awe of the 70something degree weather. It’s like the best thing ever!!

Dress as a Skirt with Cardigan {living outside the stacks}

OK, now that that’s out of my system…. The Hubs and were running a few errands on Saturday, so I wanted to be comfortable but not too dressed up. I wasn’t sure what he was planning, so I wanted to be ready for anything. Truth: whenever I leave the plans up to The Hubs, we almost always end up at either a car lot or an RV dealership.

Dress as a Skirt with Cardigan {living outside the stacks}

Besides becoming overly excited about warm weather, moving here has helped me learn to maximize my wardrobe. When we lived in Pennsylvania and Missouri, there were definite winter and summer clothing. Here, the weather is so mild {and fluid} that my spring and summer clothes work equally well in the fall {and, hopefully, the winter}. The skirt is actually a sundress that I layered under a black tee and over~sized hooded cardigan. The boots are lace~ups by Sebago. I absolutely love them. They kind of remind me of my Army days. And, well, what’s a pair of boots without boot socks? It I’d gotten too hot, I could’ve removed the sweater or the tee and been perfectly comfortable. And, if it had gotten too chilly, I could’ve added a scarf and I’d be fine.

Do you have a winter and summer wardrobe or do you just wear whatever?

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  • Regina Wells

    Too cute! Where in MO did you live? I’m in St. Louis. I definitely have a summer and winter wardrobe (as you know), but I have pieces that creep across the whole year because they are great layering pieces or basics like jeans and slacks (not the heavy wool ones in St. Louis summer, obviously, LOL). Okay, confession time, I could totally get with The Hubs on the RV lot deal. My retirement dream is to buy an RV and travel the US in our old age with no permanent address. (My Hubs, however, isn’t completely on board with that….yet.)

    • LOL It took me a long time to get on board with the RV thing. I agreed after The Hubs said we could look at Airstreams (the vintage silver bullet looking campers). He still makes me look at the other ones but he knows where my heart is. I suspect we’ll end up with something more modern though. LOL And then I was like Oooooh, I can take my camera along and take all sorts of pretty pictures for my blog.

      We used to live in Fruitland, MO, which is in Southeast MO. We went to St. Louis every now and then. In fact, my girls and I got lost there. We were trying to go to the center of St. Louis, but couldn’t get off the highway. LOL I’m a terrible city driver. But my girls say it was the best trip ever. LOL

      • Regina Wells

        That is hilarious! A classicist after my own heart…I love the Airstreams. They are beautiful, clean, and classic. Yes, you will be able to take some amaaaazing photos. There is definitely that!

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