Lookbook: Summer to Winter dress

Another sweater over dress combo (see my last one here).  I also wore this dress during the summer.  I love taking my, what would be a summer dress and try to winterize it.  It makes having cute summer dresses worth it considering Seattle gets way more cold days than warm!  Do you know how much I love cashmere sweaters?  I want to wear them all day long and never take them off.  This one in particular I adore because it’s a longer length, I actually folded it under for this look as it was a bit too long but with leggings or skinnies, it’s the perfect sweater.  I can’t decide if I like the shoulder pads in there (they are removable) but I went with it for this outfit.  What do you think?  Bold shoulders or no?

What I’m Wearing
Sweater: from Aritzia
Dress: Forever 21
Tights: DKNY
Shoes: Miu Miu
Necklace: J Crew
It was so cold that day you could see my breath!  And I had to prove it to you! 🙂


C&C California Cashmere Scoop Sweater
Doesn’t this sweater look super comfy?  Really great price for this cashmere sweater at Nordstrom and love that it comes in so many colors.  Or this one from Neiman Marcus looks like mine, without the puffy shoulders.

Forever 21 Floral Dress
Totally a cute summer dress that you could do the same thing with.  Would look really cute with purple or gray tights!  Lots of cute floral dresses at Forever 21 right now, like this ruffled one!  Or you could just do a cute skirt like this little peplum skirt.  I love the bright colors.

Christian Louboutin Relika
Love the super tall mary janes.  The ones with a platform in front like this are so much easier to walk in however my Miu Mius are still fairly comfortable.  I just saw these super tall mary janes that I am really liking (I think I’d get the black/eggplant combo).  You know how I feel about cheap shoes (not for me and my picky feet) but these floral mary janes are TOO CUTE!

J.Crew Factory linked chain and pearl necklace
A little bling is good for any outfit 🙂  I love adding my big blingy necklace to dress up a plain sweater.

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  • Katie
    February 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I like the shoulder pads!

  • Melissa
    February 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    What a gorgeous way to winter-ize a dress! You look beautiful. I love that neckace and yes, the shoulder pads work with this!

  • Christina
    February 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Wow that's pretty cold! But at least it's sunny. I am wearing a very similar sweater today paired with a high-waisted maxi skirt.

  • Ashley J
    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I like the shoulder pads in, it makes you look fierce!

  • curls-and-pearls
    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Love it!! At least you don't have any snow! All I see is white and brown slush around here LOL.

    Those shoes are awesome!

  • Twenty.Something
    February 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    So cold here too… I can't wait for summer!

    Love the look though… comfy and classy!

  • Jessica
    February 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Absolutely yes to bold shoulders! This is such an adorable outfit. It's way too cold in my part of the country to step out of the door without a peacoat on, so I envy your nice weather!

  • Miranda
    February 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Adorable, I love this trend, by far my favorite of the season.


  • Hillary
    February 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Ouuu!! Love this post. Shoulder pads = amazing!! I so love them 🙂

    Glad I found your blog!!!

    New follower 🙂



  • Cybelle e Fabi
    February 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Love the outfit and the pictures!!! You look amazing!!! xoxox Cybelle & Fabi


  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    @Katie 1 vote for the shoulder pads! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    @Melissa thanks! the bling is fun right? And 2nd vote for the shoulder pads!

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    @Christina yes, funny enough as much as I love the sun, it means the temps drop that much more! But I'll take that over snow any day.

    Your outfit sounds adorable. I think I need a high waisted maxi skirt!

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @Ashley J ooh, fierce. I like that! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @Twenty.Something comfy it was. and yes, bring on summer!

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @Jessica Oh, I definitely wore a coat that day! toooo cold! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @Miranda same here!

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @Hillary thank you for following! <3

    I like all the votes for the shoulder pads!

  • iamstylish
    February 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @Cybelle e Fabi thank you!

  • House of Hemingway
    February 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I think you have a small enough frame to pull of the shoulder pads, I can't say the same for me though as it makes it seem I am ready for Football season! 🙁 So, wear'em like nobody's business! 🙂


  • Ollie Things Beautiful
    February 2, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I love this combo! Definitely going to try it out. Sweaters also make dresses feel more comfy. 🙂

  • aftertherace
    February 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Ooh! You've given me an idea for an outfit to wear to work tonight! PS – LOVE your style!

  • Saba
    February 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    love your shoes! and the floral dress from forever 21 is really cute

  • kileen
    February 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    i love this dress and great ideas on winterizing it! and i say keep the shoulder pads. it adds a bit of edginess to the look and i love it!

    enter my csn stores giveaway!

  • Maggie
    February 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I need more Miu Miu shoes, they are amazingly comfortable! <3 Busting out the Sparrows again this weekend. :3 (I can't thank you enough for posting that deal, haha.)

    And this is so cute! I definitely need to get a great sweater and cute dress to do this with…. My closet is lacking both!!

  • Victoria
    February 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Love the way you put together an outfit.
    Happy Chinese New Year!

  • A-C
    February 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Those shoes are adorable! And they work beautifully with those tights.

  • lisa
    February 3, 2011 at 2:44 am

    yes to the shoulder pads you look amazing!! love the tights with the miu miu's so cute!

    btw i'm hosting a gold birdcage bangle giveaway on my blog. would love for you to check it out! 🙂


  • CessOviedo
    February 3, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Great styling, love the way you made it so wintery! Cashmere sweaters and cardis are the best, once they are on I feel like I've been hugged all day! … Drooling over your shoes, but nothing new there!


  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:52 am

    @House of Hemingway Thanks! I couldn't decide if my body type was suitable for the shoulder pads but they are pretty fun to wear 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:52 am

    @Ollie Things Beautiful Yes, definitely, so comfy.

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:53 am

    @aftertherace oh good! send me a pic of your outfit I'd love to see it. and thanks!

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:53 am

    @Saba Thanks! It was one of my best buys from F21, I love the print.

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:54 am

    @kileen edginess is always good even for small girls like us right? 🙂

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:54 am

    @Maggie I'm SO glad you got them, they are the cutest shoes!

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:54 am

    @Victoria Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:55 am

    @A-C thanks! the funny thing about those tights is that they are gray but they kind of changed to a hint of blue with the shoes.

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 3:56 am

    @lisa the tights were definitely needed for the cold weather 🙂

    on my way over to you blog now!

  • Richelle
    February 3, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I like the shoulder pads! I wish Hawaii got cold like that :/ I want to wear coats so badly 🙁

    – Richelle @ rarepersona.com

  • April
    February 3, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I am in looove with your heels!

  • Sarah Smile
    February 3, 2011 at 5:06 am

    love a good transitional dress! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Tiffany
    February 3, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I definitely have that dress! Such a smart idea! : )


  • MizzJ
    February 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Hmm I'm actually not a fan of the shoulder pads, as the rest of the outfit is so sweet and cute and perfect, the shoulder pads throw me off as a "hey, omg my shoulders are edgy but the rest is not" kind of feel, if that makes sense.

    Btw, I'm having a giveaway on my blog to win $50 from makeup & skin care retailer Apothica!

  • Really Petite
    February 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Can I have your shoe collection? LOL

    You look so adorable in this outfit and love how you styled the dress!!!

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    @MizzJ You know, I felt the exact same way! It does throw it off a bit right? oh well, next time I'll take out the shoulder pads and see how I like it.

  • iamstylish
    February 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    @Really Petite oh no, you can take anything but my shoe collection! 🙂

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  • Elisse
    February 6, 2011 at 8:07 am

    This is a great idea! perfect use of my cute turtlenecks, as I transition to my spring clothes! Thank you!