Dressing Up When Temps are Down





Today, as part of the Watcha Wearin’ January blog tour hosted by the amazing Ti, of Sewing by Ti, I’m sharing my makes for dressing up on a
suuuuuper cold day!  Holy moly!  It was c-c-c-c-c-c-old for this photo




I should mention right off- I’m a curly girl and I do love my curls people!

But, I had been sick leading up to this shoot and my curls were feeling less than loved.  I went the straightening route in the interest of time.  My curls
will be back soon – don’t fret.  It’s really me here!


I admit, I always love to dress up – a skirt or dress is my favorite, and I love the chance to go all out.  This gets harder during the winter months for sure!  This day, we were headed out to eat, but I would also wear this for a play, for church, for anytime that I want to be dressed up, but not necessary, “hey, sexy laday” dressed up!

The Made for Mermaids Mama Chloe skirt, shown here in the above the knee length, with two inches added, is so flattering for me.  I love the a-line cut, and the length options included.  Plus – {join the Made for Mermaids Facebook Group for a coupon code}, it’s FREE folks!!  And sews up sooooo lickety split fast!  This one is in a luscious, thick scuba knit that gives it loads of structure.  Plus, being all poly, the scuba tends to be rather warm, which is definitely nice when you are being photographed in 19 degrees Fahrenheit temps!

The top I chose is the Patterns for Pirates Essential Tank with straight straps.  I just love this tank pattern, it is basic enough to wear under a sweater or even blazer, but perfect on it’s own in the summer.  And I’m sure you guys KNOW I’ve made the dress version as well and it is one of my favorite dresses! You can learn alllll about it in my posts here and here if you haven’t seen them already!  The one I made for my winter outfit is in a soft, flowy rayon spandex, which is yes, a pain to work with, but sooooo beautifully worth it in the end!

The sweater, is the Love Notions Canyon Cardigan in the waterfall hem option.  This is the first Love Notions pattern I’ve sewn up and I LOVVVVVE it!  You guys, this pattern is so beautifully written and drafted, so comprehensive and complete, I just feel like you can’t go wrong.  I can’t wait to try my next Love Notions pattern.  I have the Sybil Skirt and the Sloane Sweater that want to be sewn up!  I love the drape of this sweater in this soft, sweet gray and just off-white, or “winter white” as I like to call it.

All of the lucious, soft, gorgeous fabrics featured in this ensemble came from Sew Vagabond Fabric Shop.  Emily, (proprietess) always has gorgeous options and amazing bundle boxes.  Take a look at the various pre-sale options she offers as well for a lower price on juicy, new fabrics!  I styled my look with sweater tights in charcoal gray, and my gray suede wedge heels.

But, earlier in the day, the outfit looked pretttttty cute with boots as well.  Wow, that’s some bright January sunshine!

My fellow tour participants have great stuff to share this week!

The last 2 weeks have been amazing. I can’t wait to see what my fellow bloggers do this week. Be sure to click through to see what we’ve all been up to!

Sunday, January 15th: Sewing By Ti, Embrace Everyday
Monday, January 16th: Sewing By Ti
Tuesday, January 17th: Sewing By Ti, Harper + Lu
Wednesday, January 18th: Tenille’s Thread, Mahlica Designs
Thursday, January 19th: Crafty Like a Rox, Sewingly, Michelle
Friday, January 20th: Creative Counselor
Saturday, January 21st: Wild and Wanderful

Now that you’ve seen what I’m #watchawearinjanuary, share what your wearing and link up at Sewing by Ti!  You don’t have to have a blog to join the linky party!  We would all love to see what your wearing in January!  Share some inspiration with others.

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Have you entered the linky party or Rafflecopter?  What are your tricks for staying warm when dressing up?  Check back again for my next Watcha Wearin’ January post!


6 Replies to “Dressing Up When Temps are Down”

    1. Thanks Ti; I love it too! I’m a skirt girl – I love wearing skirts, even in the cold. Thank goodness for tights and leggings!

    1. Thank you! I love the floral and stripes combo (still, I guess)! And, wow, I still can’t get over how much I loved that Love Notions pattern.

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