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A Year in Socks

January has been just ugly. We are so ready for a new month, a month that brings us closer to the shiny, sunny days of June. Shoot, even April looks good from this point. More days of light, at least.

Truth be told, we often think of the calendar year in terms of socks. For example, next month is when we open up our hearts for Cupid’s arrow (we have lots of heart styles, fyi!). Then there is Mustache March, April Showers, May Flowers… and so forth. It all makes perfect sense, don’t you think? (Well, it would if your lives revolved around socks, as ours do!) At any rate, this is it: A Year in Socks…

January - A time for cozy leg warmers
February - When Cupid arrives, of course
March - For Mustache March
April - As in yucky April showers and cute umbrellas
May - When buds are in bloom
June - When bikes just about outnumber cars in PDX
July - When all I want to eat is sushi, everyday
August - When your toes are always exposed
September - When the Schoolgirl returns
October - When Day of the Dead looms ahead
November - When deer hunting season begins
December - When we enjoy candy canes in all flavors!

Seven Looks in Seven Days – Day 5

I’ve determined it’s all in the accessories. So this year, with a smaller style budget than ever, I decided to invest in a new pair of tights and a belt. It’s done wonders to my wardrobe. I recommend it. In fact, it’s created a bit of a belt revival in my life. Next on my buy list: this chic bow-tied belt in purple. I’ve been nursing an Anthropologie gift card since last Christmas, hoping to find something I cannot live without.  I think this is it.

Not just belts and tights, but boots and blazers can change an outfit entirely. Depending on what you do, it could look like a different dress every time you wear it. I happen to love this dress, which is why I started getting creative about how to dress it down. These are random throw-togethers, but it gives you an idea on how to turn a dinner dress into an everyday dress. [Brown tights and socks/skillets are key!]

Look #1: Professional > Dress + sweater + belt + tights + SITM warm stripe socks + boots

Look #2: Playful > Dress + cardigan + tights + SITM skillets + boots

p.s. I know, I know…  I look like a dork in these pictures. My modeling skills are a work in progress. Well, sort-of. I’m not really practicing.