On the weekends, when I am not twirling around in a tutu, I can often be found in a long-sleeve fitted dress, tall boots, a light jacket, and maybe a printed scarf. This is a safe, if somewhat uninspired, combination. To break the monotony, I make sure that at least one element of my outfit is somewhat unusual. Sometimes that means I swap a printed overcoat for stone-colored trenches; other times I pull on OTK boots with impractically high heels.
|Leith Ruched Long Sleeve Dress in Black (size XS) || Burberry Mottram Trench (past season; size 2 altered) || Burberry Heritage Check Cashmere Scarf (also here) || Michael Kors Runway Gold-Tone Chronograph Watch || Salvatore Ferragamo Ginny Score Medium Leather Shoulder Bag in Lipstick Red (also here) || Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee Leather Boot (also here and here)|
One of my current weekend staples is a flattering cotton-polyester blend ruched dress, sold under the label Leith, one of Nordstrom’s house brands. It is available with and without sleeves, and in a rainbow of colors. The dress in size XS measures 32-1/2″ in length, and is designed to be fitted, so size up if you are in between sizes or are uncomfortable in body-conscious styles.