Pared down

Yesterday was the coldest day of the year so far. The wind was bitter and biting, and I think my hair testifies to that fact. Doesn’t it look slightly crazed? For the first time this winter, I actually didn’t want to take off my coat for outfit photos. Moments like that make me thankful for the warm place I have to sleep at night. Here’s the breakdown:

Sweater: Banana Republic via Garage sale
White Tee: Banana Republic via Garage sale
Skirt: Simply Vera via Kohl’s
Tights: Hanes
Booties: Jessica Simpson via Macy’s
Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue)
Necklaces: American Eagle
Sunnies: Forever 21 

I chose this outfit based on the structure of my sweater. I wish you guys could see the back of the sweater, which is cropped, but the pictures of it were too distorted because of the wind. Such a voluminous sweater with quite a bit of bulk needs to be pared down with sleek lines on the bottom, which is exactly what I did with my printed skirt and sleek booties.