I found this heavy knit dress at one such sale in the depths of summer when no one was thinking about heavy things like this (I'll bet it weighs 3 pounds). Learning to shop off season, 6 months ahead or 6 months behind, is standard operating procedure for thrift shopping.
I've paired it with my Frye boots and the braided belt I wore with last Monday's knit successfully. But the color leaves something to be desired.
You'll see I tried to perk things up with one or two or three of the "nut" necklaces I lusted over to the point that Christina at Second Skin Style gave them to me. Even as I did so, I laughed. You see, I think of this as my "oatmeal" dress and when I'm served oatmeal at my mother's house, I have my choice of nuts, dried fruit, and maple syrup to add.
What would you add to this look? Or your oatmeal? And how might you be celebrating this national holiday?
Dress by French Creek Sheep & Wool Company,