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cocoon coat
pink midi skirt
bao bao issey miyake bag
Stan Smiths
Bao Bao issey miyake pouch
pink coat

Coat: Asos (on sale). Beaded dress worn as a top: Vintage. Skirt: Asos (on sale). Pouch Bag: Bao Bao Issey Miyake. Trainers: Stan Smith.  Winter leggings (worn under skirt/just seen): American Apparel.  Sunglasses: NY street vendor

These photos were taken right before getting back in the mini to drive over to a friend’s home in Long Island.   I could’ve worn knit tights but hate how they looked with this, so I wore winter leggings under the skirt instead. They’re life savers.  I do that when I want to wear a skirt and avoid tights.  Exposed ankles are ok with a car ride.

Another problem solver is layering a dress over a skirt – esp a shift dress because they’re so straight up and down.  Most knit tops don’t have that structure or length.  Let me know if you try it.  It’s one way to winterize a dress.  Another way is in this post with a polo neck.

ps. How ridic is this lilac wool coat?  Obviously it’ll work in spring but wearing it in winter feels less expected and less cloying so why not? 

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