dress: vintage | cardigan: Target | belt, tights: thrifted | boots: gift
If I had to pick my one multipurpose, "default" outfit, this would probably be it. I've had this dress for a couple years now and it's no exaggeration to say that I've worn it pretty much once a week ever since then. In the beginning I didn't wear it as much because the length was a bit awkward for layering, but with the magic of a needle and thread, I transformed it into what has basically become my uniform! It has even gone all the way across the Atlantic Ocean with me. (It doesn't wrinkle. I can't overstate how amazing that is for a lazy iron-er like me.) That's how you know it's extra special.
Not that I ever would do this, but I could literally put together an entire outfit made of this color: a hat, dress, cardigan, belt, tights, shoes - even underwear! Yikes. Ah well...I suppose if I'm ever struggling to put together a Halloween costume, I could always go as mustard...
But enough about my yellow obsession! I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that all of the pieces of this outfit are staples of mine. I think everyone should have a big, comfy grandpa cardigan complete with elbow patches. It keeps me from freezing to death at work (yes, even in an office). The boots were a surprise birthday gift from my sister, who had no idea I had been wanting boots like these. Actually, that happened with most of my gifts this year. I didn't tell anybody what I wanted, but they all knew somehow. I'm a lucky girl indeed.
Do you have a "default" outfit? Does it have a special story behind it? I'm a sucker for stories. Blame my creative writing degree!