stress dressing

blazer: stolen from brother // dress: Zara old (similar) // leggings: Forever 21 // boots: Delia*s (similar) // scarf: vintage

 Do you ever have those days? Those days where the air in your room is just a couple degrees too cold to get out from under the covers? And you haven't decided yet what clothes you want to put on to keep your body and spirits warm?

That happened to me this morning. I usually plan my outfits the night before, but I just hadn't had a chance to think about, so I woke up and stayed under my covers until the very last moment possible. When I did go stand a-shivering in my closet, I felt totally uninspired. I knew it would be sooo cold outside, so I wanted to save a couple of other outfits I have lined up for a slightly warmer day.

I started looking around and grabbing things that looked warm, until I had a whole outfit on my body. Then I quickly rushed out the door and off to work. I got there and felt so uncomfortable in what I'd chosen. I hadn't really gotten a good look at myself before leaving the house, so I didn't even know if things came together. All I could think about were the less-bloggable-but-more-cozy outfits back in my closet at home.

It wasn't until I went out to take photos that I realized that I do, in fact, like this outfit! The blazer over the sweater dress looks sharp and gives it some shape. The scarf and blazer have a slightly flight attendant look to them--in a good way, I think? I like that I ended up with navy and brown instead of my frequent default of black and brown. And, I was warm!

It may not have been as easy or familiar as some other outfits I could have chosen, but I'm glad I tried something new and found an inspiring combination to share!

What do you do when you have a closet full of clothes, you're running late, and you don't know what to wear?

// dress previously worn here


  1. Oooh I love this outfit! You look so cozy! I also really love that blazer. It fits like a glove! I have a couple of go-to outfits that I'll pop on when I'm running late. Usually it works out pretty well, but every once in a while I'll walk out of the house and be like, "What the hell am I wearing???" Sigh.

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  2. I like this outfit a lot! Blazer + sweater dress really works here. I actually tend to like my omg-must-get-out-the-door outfits more than my carefully constructed ones. Maybe 'cause in a time crunch I have to trust my intuition?

  3. i heart this outfit. seriously adorable. i love baggy sweaters over leggings, and the blazer is the perfect touch. you are so adorable and you have legs for days, so this looks amazing on you!

  4. I think this outfit definitely worked out! It looks so cute and cozy. I'm loving this sweater dress and blazer combo so much! But for real. Can we all just stay in bed all day? That's the dream.

  5. This outfit is so cute! I usually plan my outfits the night before too, and when I'm running late and don't know what to wear I end up freaking out a bit. If you have plenty of clean clothes but lack inspiration, an app like Closet where you can either shake and get a random selection of clothes or pick a pre-assembled outfit is a good idea. I under-utilize that app, and I really need to use it more, now that I think about it!


  6. Oh my goodness, that sweater dress is PERFECT! I love the color, the length, the texture...and paired with navy, it looks divine. You are too cute, Nicole, and I love your style!


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