Lace Slip Dress & Flannel Shirt: The Furry Prognosticator

lace slip dress, flannel shirt, over the knee boots

Where else in the world do people take the word of a large varmint…

THE STORY

…in regard to future weather trends? Or have an actual “holiday” on the calendar named after what kind of amounts to a really big squirrel that chooses to live underground because he lacks the ninja like skills of his tree dwelling cousins? Yes, my friends, today that furry prognosticator presumably saw his shadow thus predicting an early Spring. Um, ya…since there hasn’t been a Winter yet, way to play it safe you wily whistlepig (betcha didn’t know that’s another name for a groundhog).

THE OUTFIT

Today I have sort of a girly tomboy who’s into Nirvana look going on. Nothing wrong with that; I love a good mix of girl meets boy. And what says “girl meets boy” more than a lace slip dress, serious neck candy and a flannel shirt? And since I’m wearing a tee shirt and leggings underneath, all I have to do when I get home is the remove my bra through my sleeve trick and bada boom bada bing…I’m ready for bed. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Since the weather is apparently off its medication, dressing is a challenge again. It’s 20 degrees in the morning and 60 in the afternoon, so I dressed in layers that were easy to remove. I actually spent a good part of the day minus the flannel and seriously considered ditching the leggings too, but since the dress is pretty sheer and I wasn’t wearing a slip, no leggings was a no go.

THE TIP

Mixing masculine and feminine pieces is an easy way to add some fun to an outfit. You can go the literal route and snatch a shirt, sweater or even a tie from the hubby’s side of the closet or do it more subtly with a flannel shirt, boxy blazer, oxfords or Converse sneakers. Mix the masculine pieces with items with a distinctively feminine edge; think lace, tulle, or sequins.

THE LINK UPS

Check out the weekly link ups I participate in for even more fashion and style ideas…

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Dress: Free People;  Flannel Shirt: JCPenney (Similar);  Boots: JustFab (Similar)

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13 Comments

  1. 02.3.2016 / 7:21 am

    Such an interesting combo! I really like it!

  2. 02.3.2016 / 11:02 am

    What a beautiful shade of blue! I love this Whole look, it’s so fun! And I love the ties in the back of the dress! It’s all just so gorgeous

  3. 02.4.2016 / 6:34 am

    Debbie, come link up some of your great posts with our My Refined Style Link-Up today!!

  4. 02.4.2016 / 11:55 am

    We’ve had the rainiest winter we’ve had in a long time so I’m happy the little guy saw his shadow 🙂 But we could probably still use a lot more winter weather to help us get out of the drought completely. Super cute dress! I’ve been wanting a slip dress lately 🙂

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  5. 02.4.2016 / 8:04 pm

    Ha ha!

    I’m perfectly delighted that winter has chosen to skip us this year. Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx us!

    bisous
    Suzanne
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  6. 02.8.2016 / 10:36 am

    Tomboy Nirvana is how I spent a lot of the 90s! LOVE it! Do you have a week off coming up? We do and I so need it. Hope you’re having a better year teaching than I am. Haven’t had this rough of a year in a decade!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
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  7. 02.10.2016 / 11:48 pm

    Debbie, the blue really pops and you look so good in this eclectic mix. Thanks for lending your flair to the My Refined Style Linkup. See you again next month!

    Shellie
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  8. 02.13.2016 / 10:21 pm

    Great mix of prints! I host a weekly fashion link-up and would love to have you join! You can find this weeks link-up here: bit.ly/1XmRwzv

    Xo,

    Kelly