Vest: Gift, Knit Shrug: Consignment Shop on Cape Cod,
Sunglasses: Market in Athens, Dress: Banana Republic Outlet Store,
Mocs: Lands’ End
Burlington and much of Vermont is currently coping with some of the worst flooding in years, Lake Champlain is expected to hit a record 102 feet tomorrow and with more rain predicted it’s only expected to get worse. I snapped these from the Burlington side of the Winooski River and while you can’t really see it in the pictures there was a ton of mist coming off the river. It was so heavy it was almost a fog. I’ve never seen the river so high before and the roar of the water was just incredibly loud.
Despite the rainy conditions forecasted, temperatures expected to reach the high 70’s this afternoon. Hallelujah! Hopefully the warm weather will stick around, I’m so ready for spring/summer!
I know I sound like a broken record but layering is key to surviving finicky weather. My knit shrug does double duty adding a pop of color while protecting me from the freezing cold air that is continuously pumped into my office (grr!). I love the pattern on this dress, even though it’s a beautiful floral print it has a rustic feel to it. I really wanted to highlight that rustic vibe so I added my faux fur vest. I was a little wary of this vest in the beginning but now I recognize how versatile and cute it can be. I was worried that the different layers would make the outfit top-heavy so I balanced the look out with a bright shoe.
Originally I’d planned to wear burnt orange heels but with the river raging so close behind me and the mist coming off the water turning the rocks into slip n slides I didn’t think it was such a good idea so I went with my trusty Lands’ End mocs. My mom bought these for my birthday in 07′ and I loved them so much I bought them in tan and blue too! Not only are they insanely comfortable but they’re equally durable. I wore these babies nonstop when I traveled in Europe, they’re lightweight, easy to pack, comfortable to walk in and chic. Sadly Lands’ End stopped making this exact pair but they do have a similar style with a cute buckle and right now it’s on sale (for more than $60 off)!
What are your favorite layering pieces? When you find a piece that you love do you buy it in multiple colors like I do?