Long Over Short Over Long

It's funny, I had been forever thinking that I need to try-out a dress over pants kind of arrangement, and simultaneously have been wanting a front-button dress that I could wear as a vest. It's something that I have been revisiting over and over again, not realising that I had just the very piece already lurking in my closet. Such is the way with these things. As I heard a fellow audience member say this past weekend at a thing that I was at, sometimes we get the answer before we have even thought to ask the question.

I am completely in love with this look. All of it (with the exception of the shoes, they're thrifted) is from H&M (albeit not recently). The long "vest" is actually a dress, last seen here (and it looks like I shot the photos on a similarly bright, sunny day), and the trousers are several seasons old now and were originally a part of a suit.

Once again, it's definitely not warm enough for this look yet (*wrings fists towards the heavens screaming whyyyyyyy!?!?*), but it's about to be May, and I am no longer willing to wear dark woollens. I'm not participating in that. I'm opting out. The vernal Equinox was over a month ago, so I'm doing what I can to move this thing forward.

H&M dress (old), similar / H&M trousers (old), similar / gold sandals (thrifted), similar / rose gold necklace (old), similar


  1. Love your denim vest. Great spring look!



  2. New/Old. I had it for years in grad school, and found one of my old studs in my jewellery box and had it put back in. I realized I missed it.

  3. Your opting out is having great results here in Vancouver, BC. Heh. So THANK YOU! I love your vest/dress, something that can switcheroo depending on your mood. And patterned pants, they are fantastic. I can't get enough of them too. Hope it's warming up there now! Especially with the standing-on-stump pose so heaven can hear you better.

  4. Great look for spring, now where's the bloody Spring, it's glacial down here in Devon, in Devon for heavens sake!!

  5. Love the nose bling, and the long over short - you look so relaxed, yet ready for big fun at the drop of a hat. xox


  6. Shout out to another from WI. Visiting eastern Wisconsin for Mother's Day from Savannah, GA. Wow is it chilly here.
    Love your blog and style, keep sharing your great photos of Scotland.


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