Wintry weather usually inspires dark and drab outfits but I'm still stuck on the color schemes of autumn (most likely due to the temperate climate around here, and yes, I much prefer balmy winters to snowy ones, I don't care how pretty all that white stuff is on Christmas morning). The orange, purple, brown and teal together remind me of crisp mornings followed by golden afternoons, cinnamon gum, crunchy fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. I can't really explain how this outfit reminds me of those things, I mean I've never even tasted a pumpkin spice latte and I don't even like cinnamon gum, but these colors subconsciously conjure up those images. I'm not the only one who associates smells, tastes, experiences and emotions to clothing color schemes, right? Is this some sort of blogger synesthesia?
I have a penchant for solid-colored jersey dresses and a sack full of jersey knit material in various jewel tones, so over the long weekend I made this simple dress based on a red one that I often wear. I love the 3/4 sleeves and casual fit of the dress; I just made it Sunday and it's already becoming one of the rotating favorites in my closet. I got off work 6 hours ago and I'm still wearing it- it's that comfortable.
I'm including this last photo to show off the waist construction for inquisitive minds. It's basically a skirt banded with thin elastic attached to a fitted top. Much simpler process than I expected it to be, and that stretchy waistband makes this the perfect buffet-date dress.