It's a simple jersey-knit dress by Max Studio, layered over my Anna Sui for Target Gossip Girl top and then cinched with a black faux-patent-leather belt. I've got on my signature black tights, and what are fast becoming my signature shoes- the round toe wedges from Burlington Coat Factory. Finally, the cocktail ring was a Christmas gift from Beth this year. I adore it and have secretly been eyeing some very similar to it on Etsy and in many of the shops I've visited over the last few weeks.
If I were to make a New Year's resolution in regards to my wardrobe, it would probably have something to do with finding new ways to use what I already own. This outfit is actually a perfect example of that. The dress and top are both more summery pieces, but when combined, they offer enough coverage and warmth that I don't feel like I'm wearing a summer outfit in winter. In the coming months, I hope to put together interesting new outfits using pieces I already own. I also hope to make more garments and accessories for myself. It's far less expensive than purchasing new things and far more satisfying as well. My red dress is evidence of that. Once again, this is something that's easier said than done. I have plenty of ideas for clothes and accessories I'd like to make for myself, but actually finding the time to do it is something else entirely. As the year progresses, we'll see how successful I am, won't we?