OOTD: What Season Is It, Anyway?

El Nino, the drought, global warming, and who knows what else have made this a very unusual winter for LA. It was so cold and rainy, then just cold, then hot last week, then freezing this week. I can’t keep up. I have no idea what month it is or what season it is or where I am or what my name is?

Whew. Weather in LA can really mess up us Angelenos who are just not used to seasons. And getting dressed has never been harder. Yesterday was cold. That doesn’t mean anything. Will today be cold? Will it be hot? Will it be foggy in the morning so I wear pants and long sleeves and a scarf and then the sun comes out at noon and I’m sweating? Who knows.

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That’s why I’m loving combining dresses with boots and scarves right now. You can choose your amount of leg coverage based on if you wear ankle or knee-high boots. And a scarf is not only a cute accessory, but it can keep you warm if need be and is easily removable if you get overheated.

This blue and white knit dress is from H&M. I purchased it for a business trip, since it’s cute but also covered-up and professional. The material is nice and the cut is figure-flattering. The best part is that the blue is muted, so gray is such a perfect color match for it. These gray suede ankle booties are from Payless. I also have them in black – they’re so versatile and the side zipper is a nice touch.

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For a cold-weather accessory, I added this thick white scarf from Forever 21. The white matches with the white in the dress. And best of all, the outfit still works if you remove the scarf.

I kept jewelry simple and silver, in keeping with the gray theme. My necklace and ring are both from Tiffany’s.

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How do you dress for ambiguous weather? Let me know in the comments!

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