The Perfect Winter White Cardigan


This oversized, winter white cardigan is the perfect addition for any wardrobe. It has a casual, bulky feel but the color, yarn-like texture and cool pockets make it look way more fashion-forward.

This has been my go to for so many occasions! It can be paired with absolutely everything from boyfriend jeans and a colorful scarf to a sexy dress.

Living in the Midwest, it is harder to sport dresses or skin-baring apparel during winter months.  I just want to wear a parka and not take it off for four months. The hubby would NOT appreciate that.

So… for a night on the town, I think it okay to show some skin. I actually wore the above outfit to a New Year’s Eve cocktail party.

My advice!? Keep it seasonally appropriate with winter-inspired layering pieces that add warmth and the textures that remind you of the season – fur, leather, suede, wool, etc. Booties (extra points for OTK styles) or close-toed options are the best way to go!

Without the sweater, this dress would leave me feeling way too exposed. As spring approaches, I’ll wear the dress like a top over leather leggings and pair with fun cage heels. A denim jacket thrown over the top will keep it fun and laid back.

Dress: Spotlight Dress from STYLESTALKER (Purchased at Aimee Boutique)
Cardigan: J.O.A.  On Sale Now! (Purchased at Aimee Boutique)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Quay Australia (Purchased at Aimee Boutique)

Note: Aimee Boutique will ship any items if you don’t live local.  Just follow their Instagram account for new styles arriving weekly. ; )

All photos by Andrea Altman Photograhy

The Perfect Dress for Any Occasion

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If you’re anything like me, it seems like there is always an event on the calendar where I need something to wear. There is the cousin’s wedding, a friend’s bachelorette party, the charity benefit or an awards banquet for work. Sometimes an event just pops up and I don’t have time or the cash to shop for yet another dress.

While you can never go wrong with a LBD, I’ve found this timeless skater dress by Ted Baker to be the perfect option for so many occasions.

The bold color alone makes a statement. You won’t go unnoticed when entering the room but it isn’t too revealing. The dress says flirty and fun without showing too much skin. It is conservative enough for  a work function and also won’t steal attention away from a bride, whether its her “last fling before the ring” or the big day.

Even more amazing?! The dress is so comfortable and easy to move around in. Soooo, kick up your heels and hit the dance floor with that crazy uncle . Every wedding has one.  ; )

Dress: Ted Baker Skater Dress (on sale)
Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim Thick Frame Sunglasses
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal in Black Goose Nappa
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (no longer available). Similar here.

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography