windy wonderland homage to alice


Lately, I’ve had my head in the clouds, day dreaming. Day dreaming always makes me think of Alice, the perpetual storybook dreamer, falling down the rabbit hole into a world of dreams. This outfit was perfectly captured on a windy day; I suspect that if Alice were around today, and a working woman dressing herself on a budget, she would have felt right at home reaching for the clouds in this dreamy ensemble. I call this my windy wonderland homage to Alice outfit. 

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Top: H&M ($10 marked down from approx $20)
Skirt: Ann Taylor ($12 marked down from $60)
Sweater: Marshall’s ($20 marked down from $50)
Tights: Target ($8)
Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Belt: Ann Taylor ($5 marked down from $25)
Necklace: Tiffany & C0 (gift)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Chiffon and tulle skirts seem to be here to stay, at least for now. Many chiffon and tulle skirts are being styled in stores and catalogs for ‘holiday looks.’ I was initially intimated by styling chiffon and tulle skirts for work. I’ve found that it’s not difficult at all, especially in fall and winter. By tossing a sweater or cardigan on top of the skirt, you can instantly dress down an evening skirt.  By wearing a sparkly top underneath, you can easily dress the skirt right back up again for an evening out. Side note: you guys know I feel about chiffon/tulle/slips. Always wear a slip when needed, as is the case with this skirt!
2) I grabbed a couple of long cardigans at Marshall’s last season for approximately $20 each.  I find that I consistently wear these sweaters week after week with pants, skirts, and leggings. Personally, I like to keep my sweaters simple (black and/or gray), and then add color with pants, skirts or tights. One way to save money on a “cold weather versus warm weather” wardrobe is by wearing your pants and skirts year round, and investing in neutral sweaters to wear over your “spring and summer” pieces. 
Anyone else embracing chiffon and tulle this season? Anyone have styling suggestions?
Thanks for stopping by readers! I appreciate your thoughts and comments so much!

41 replies to “windy wonderland homage to alice

  1. Ummm I really like the first picture if your skirt was actually like that I would still wear it. This color pink is perfect. I love that you always have a new spot for taking photos jelly I need to work on that 🙂 Also that quote is everything, loveeeeee it.

    1. I know! I thought it would be fab if it was that shape for real!! And yes, I am lucky to have a lot of areas to work with…and a very willing photographer! She’s amazing- and never complains that we are outside photographing when it’s about 30 degrees out! xo

  2. I love tulle and chiffon, I think it all goes back to my inner child still wanting to be a ballerina princess when I grow up 😉 Outfit is gorgeous- love the mix of texture and the dark backdrop with the black tights! Totally winterized an otherwise “springy” skirt.

  3. Love this playful outfit! Your sweater and shoes complement each other nicely and balance your outfit. Good tips too. 🙂

  4. Thanks, everyone!! I love that people really embrace the ballerina princess/windy city/Alice theme! I’d love to see how others are wearing tulle and chiffon this season- if you post and I don’t see it, let me know! xo

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