I always struggle with getting dressed in the winter. I want to be comfortable but warm, and I get into major clothing ruts where I find myself reaching for the same things over and over again. Right now, I’m staying home a lot because of the huge uptick in cases, but I’m hoping that in a month or two it’s a little safer for me to go out again, at least a little bit more often! Back when I was feeling a little more optimistic about going places, I decided to pick up a dress or two since I didn’t go anywhere at all last winter.
My Nap Dress obsession (from this post) really highlights my love of smocked dresses – they just fit me super well. But since it is COLD here in the winter, and it’s hard for me to layer a shirt under my dresses (I can just never get it to lay right), I can’t wear the Nap Dresses as much as I’d like. So when I came across this smocked dress from Madewell, I was very excited.
It has all the things that I need in a dress for winter. It’s still smocked, which I obviously love. The fabric is a blend with some wool in it, so it’s lightweight to wear but warmer and more winter-appropriate. It has pockets, too, which personally means nothing to me but I bet that many of you will appreciate! On me, it’s maxi length, but I’d imagine it’d be a midi on most of you – it would definitely look cute with a pair of booties in addition to flats.
I just love how easy and comfortable the dress is is to wear, while still looking cute. I could definitely wear this to work, were I going into the office, but it’s also casual enough to wear to meet with friends, go to dinner, visit a museum – it’s just really versatile.
It’s not a groundbreaking outfit, but I just feel really good in it, and it’s making me want to be able to have somewhere to wear it again soon – fingers crossed!
Right now, this dress is an extra 40% off with the code CLASSIFIED.
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