|J Crew Classic Shirtdress|
I realized this morning it has to be a series of posts: for a simple concept it requires quite a bit of wardrobe planning.
I find myself reworking what qualifies as a "uniform", for example most of the house-frocks I chose for this past summer's uniform ended up being impractical. I had picked dresses based on fabric and color and not preferred style: most of them had straight skirts. In my daily life I need a full-skirted dress for running around, mopping, and scurrying up and down the stairs of my three-story house.
This classic shirtdress is just what I'm talking about.
This sort of dress has loads of fabric which creates that full skirt I'm after, yet the original fabric tie gives it a sloppy look.
As much as I've embraced a ban-on-black for my wardrobe in the warmer months I've definitely turned to the dull shades for fall and winter, at least for everyday. I have to say that though at times it feeds my grumpy outlook it has never been easier to get dressed in the morning.
Key to my current uniform are a few Eileen Fisher pieces as I have previously mentioned. In my ongoing "uniform" posts I'll discuss these pieces in a bit more detail. I'm really getting the value out of the dresses, skirts and "magic pants" I've purchased from EF (well, most of them were in fact sourced on ebay, even better for the uniform budget).
|Brora cashmere sweater.|
Eileen Fisher merino skirt in black.
La Canadienne riding boots.
The Eileen Fisher skirt is cozy yet polished looking, the merino knit used is quite amazing for its structure and comfort. I bought it from the excellent ebay site Quail Run Sales.
Considering the palette of my fall and winter uniform pieces (gray, black, brown) I thought I'd better get a scarf on the go that could be worn every day, brighten things a little with a lighter color scheme, all while working together with my various daytime coats in camel, black and light brown tweed.
|Women's Plaid Alpaca Oversize Scarf Lands' End|
The alpaca is light yet incredibly warm.
Any thoughts on uniform?
Have you lined up a special warm scarf to brighten your coats and daily outfits this winter?
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.