Power to the sweater dress!

Sweater/Dress: Gifted
Skinnies: Gap Outlet
Boots: Corso Como
Glasses: Warby Parker – Sinclair (just cause I haven’t reminded y’all in a while)

Remember? I told you I had more sweater dresses on the way! Actually, folks, this might be it for a while… but then again, I might be creating a trend out of this: a Minnesota(/Midwest)-based, potentially-scandinavian(-or-andean)-inspired, non-jacket-wearing, hot-mulled-whiskey-drinking trend out of…. THAT’S RIGHT–Sweater Dresses.

Hell, let’s make this a public call for mass wearing of the sweater dresses! If YOU wear a sweater dress, please tell me! I’ll link to it! And if you don’t have a blog, send me the picture and maybe I’ll even POST it (if I’m not lazy)!┬áBecause guest posts are awesome. Power to the street stylists!

And PS – About this pose (below): Rachel told me to do it. (But she also told me to pose for the cuter ones above. These things don’t come naturally, friends).

Behind the lens: Rachel!

From Al: Friends, we have a special treat today on In A Cinch! The woman behind many of my photos agreed to be featured in an outfit post of her own today (I’ve been trying to convince her to start a blog of her own… don’t you think she should?!) So with no further ado, I give you my dear friend, Rachel!

Top: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic (Thrifted)
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Some mall a long time ago?
Socks: Target
Necklace: Was my Grandma’s

Hello style blog enthusiasts! Since Alison first introduced me a couple of years ago, I have been a regular observer of world that is fashion blogging and this post is my first time as an actual participant! Hummm what to say…

Well the weather changed pretty quickly from summer to fall in the past couple of weeks and I couldn’t be happier. To join in what seems like general agreement, I think it’s so fun dressing for fall weather and this outfit is a great example. I love the rich colors and warm fabrics, and the belt (which is new and was totally on sale) is so autumn it’s almost cliche (almost, right?!).

Fall colors

Sweater/Dress: H&M
Tuxedo Tee: J. Crew
Tights: I don’t remember
Oxfords: Thrifted
Scarf: Urban Outfitters

Fall is in full swing here in Minneapolis, and I have the sweater dresses to prove it! Pulling out a nice, thick sweater is a sneaky Minnesotan way of denying that the temperatures are heading south–we can stay warm without having to tote around a jacket quite yet. Plus they’re just treeees chic, no? (heh…)

Also, in case I haven’t said it here yet, fall is my favorite season. Bring on the the dusky, earthy, rich colors, and I will wear them to my heart’s content. Until January–then it’s straight up black, white and brights, my friends. Just you wait and see.

 

Shirtdress revisited

Dress: Anthropologie
Tights: (I can’t remember!)
Belt: ModCloth
Boots: Corso Como

The last time I wore this dress, I thought perhaps the leggings were a little too dark, so when I remixed it this time around, I wore my grey tights instead of the darker leggings. I have to say, I think the switch is a positive one. It’s been getting cooler here in Minneapolis, with a nip of fall in the air, ┬áso adding boots and a matching belt felt like a natural step to transition this dress from summer to fall. Had it been just a touch cooler, I would have added my navy cardigan for warmth–or maybe just a chunky wool scarf? Something in me still doesn’t quite want to cover my arms.

Either way, I like the shirtdress better this time around. Hooray! Does this mean I’m learning?! It doesn’t look like an entirely different dress, but I do feel like it looks more intentional somehow, as if I actually thought about what I was going to wear, rather than just putting on whatever I grabbed from my closet (which is what I used to do before this blog). Thus, today’s lesson learned: being thoughtful about what I’m wearing, even just making a few small changes, can entirely change the look and feel of just one article of clothing.