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”
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.
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
Ohhhh, love the skirt with that sweater. Everything about this is awesome.. and omg big buildings behind you. Nothing that fancy around here. lol
LOL true but I have to really dig to find a setting that’s a landscape/rural!
hahahha! That’s funny because there are so many rural country places in NC, hard to get away from it.
Grass is totally always greener!!
You look amazing! I love these shots!
I love everything about this picture, I think we are style sisters btw. We have very similair tastes! Glad I found your blog. xoxo
I completely agree!! Xo
I love love loooove this outfit! I couldn’t have described it any better! This is definitely Alice inspired! The pictures are amazing with the wind! Love it as always:)
Looks cute! I don’t have any chiffon or tulle, but perhaps I should consider it!
I love the first photo! Great post and outfit! 🙂 xx
Great photos. Love the skirt. You certainly know how to put an outfit together. That is called, “having style” 😉
Great photos and gorgeous look. The skirt is so beautiful.
very cute photo – magazine ready!
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.
Definitely agreed! It’s much more a spring skirt but did well being winterized! And yes, it’s also the ballerina princess dream in me, too, that embraces the chiffon :)!
almost looks like you are pulling a marilyn here! beaut<3
Looking good girl! Love that edgy backdrop!
I love that we are both wearing tulle skirts today! I am absolutely loving the cardigan paired with the bright skirt and tights, so cute!
Seriously- our fashion brains are linked!
Oh wow, great steals for your outfit. Love your cover shot.
The fact that this outfit is awesome and my name is Alice makes this outfit perfect! xo
I love your shoes and how you teamed skirt with tights, Fabulous!
Great photos, I love the skirt ❤ Have a great week-end!
Love, love, love everything about this post! Such a cute outfit and excellent photography!
Love this playful outfit! Your sweater and shoes complement each other nicely and balance your outfit. Good tips too. 🙂
Such a beautiful skirt and lovely pictures!! 🙂 The skyline in the background looks amazing. 🙂
Love the skirt/leggings look!
Look at you rocking those awesome skirt and pumps!!! Love it..and chicago is windy for a reason, they keep getting blown away by you ;). heh
HAHAHA!! I love that! I’ll take it! xo
LOve your outfit and the combination !
love reading your blog, It’s very refreshing and genuine and I really appreciate that … 🙂
Thank you so much- I appreciate it! Love yours too!
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
you look gorgeous!! Alice is one of our favorite children’s books characters and a fashion inspiration! beautiful photos too!
heehee love the windy photos…and the outfit is fab!
Omg the billowy photos are amazing.