Today proved to be a real challenge for me. I am taking part in the FABruary Style Challenge and the theme was "Dress it up". Imogen's post proves how you can look fabulous in the right dress, and I do have some nice dresses in my wardrobe, but they are mainly summer dresses with a couple of dresses that are suitable for the evening. It's winter in this hemisphere so most of my dresses have been put away until warmer weather arrives, whereas Imogen lives in Melbourne, so it's perfect weather for her to wear a dress at the moment.
It's not just the fact that it's a bit too cold here to want to wear a dress today, but my lifestyle is casual so trousers and jeans are the norm for me. I could have cheated, I guess, and had my OH take a photo of me in one of my lovely dresses before changing into something warmer and more casual, but that wouldn't be in the spirit of this challenge. What could I wear that would be suitable for walking the dog this morning, doing a bit of shopping after lunch and then sitting in a classroom this evening for our Spanish lesson?
Finally I had a bit of inspiration. I have a warm dress that I will occasionally wear when we are going out in the evening, but it's not too bulky and has a tie-belt, so I was able to hitch it up a bit and wear it over a pair of trousers. I don't think it's my most flattering outfit, but it feels lovely and warm, which is my main priority in winter! More importantly, in keeping with today's challenge, it includes a dress. What do you reckon?