Tie Dye Hoodie & Pink Chiffon Skirt: Darkness Falls

Tie dye hoodie, pink chiffon skirt and hand warmers. How to pair unexpected pieces together.

Well, I hate to say it, but Fall is definitely winding down. When I took these shots the other day I had to look a little harder for spots where the leaves were still  vivid and pretty…

THE STORY

…It still smelled like Fall; you know that crisp earthy smell? Ya, I love that. And yes, there were still gorgeous leaves to behold, but the majority of the trees are down to their bones. And yesterday was my least favorite day of the year…the day we set the clocks back an hour. That means from now until March, it will be dark when I go to work in the morning and just about sundown by the time I get home. Truth be told, snow isn’t my least favorite thing about Winter, the darkness is.

It’s funny how sunlight can make so much difference in our frame of mind. And you don’t necessarily realize it until there is a lack thereof. A stretch of cloudy overcast days can make me cranky, and the long dark days of Winter? Just call me Captain Cranky McCranky Pants. Don’t get me wrong; I love a cozy snowed in weekend night with the candles, fireplace and twinkle lights glowing, snuggled up with my honey (and a few dogs) on the couch. But I don’t love that said weekend night seems to last most of the day as well. I’m thinking this year I need to make an effort to soak up a few extra rays during the narrow window of time that the sun is actually out.

THE OUTFIT

There’s a whole lotta different going on in today’s outfit. First of all, I’ve never been much of a hoodie wearer. I don’t know, I guess the bulkiness irritates me. But when I spotted this tie die hoodie at Shein I couldn’t resist. I mean c’mon…look at the colors…is it not gorgeous? And imagine my delight when it arrived and I discovered that while it is cozy and soft, it also manages to be non-bulky at the same time.

What better thing to pair it with than the one thing you would think that it shouldn’t go with; a flirty girly-girl pink chiffon skirt. It’s a match made in heaven. Opposites attract my friends, opposites attract. Now another bit of different. I’m also sporting nude pantyhose from Berkshire. Oh my God…how old school not cool is that? They’re nude and I referred to them as “pantyhose”.

Seriously, they aren’t tights are they? Or should I refer to them as nude tights? Here’s the deal, I really think that we should make nude hose a “thing” again. Why are they considered so uncool? Why I ask you? It just does not make sense. I think it must be something those self-proclaimed fashion gods decreed and we just followed blindly along. This is the time of year when it’s not necessarily cold enough to completely cocoon our legs in fleece leggings and long underwear, but yet our summer glow (faux or real) has vanished. Therefore we need a little somethin’ somethin’ to pretty up the gams. So why not nude hose?

The final entry in the whole lotta different category are my hand warmers. I picked these up at an outdoor craft show last month. Here’s the different part…they’re made from alpaca. You guys! Have you ever touched anything made from alpaca? Well, you need to. These babies are as soft as cashmere, but thick and sturdy like wool. Super soft and not itchy…I love ’em! I’ve been wearing them every chance I get.

THE TIP

First, always remember, opposites attract; often in real life, but always in clothing. Second, nude hose. Buy ’em, wear ’em, love ’em. Naysayers be damned. And finally, alpacas are our friends. They make the snuggliest softest winter wear imaginable. Okay, perhaps they don’t make the stuff, but they oh so graciously provide the raw materials. Definitely grab yourself a pair of alpaca hand warmers. You’ll thank me when the polar vortex returns.

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Hoodie: c/o Shein;  Skirt: Boohoo;  Boots: JustFab (Similar); Handwarmers: Similar

**This post was sponsored by Shein, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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17 Comments

  1. 11.7.2016 / 6:08 am

    The hoodie is so cute, I would totally live in that on the weekend!
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    • debbies
      11.7.2016 / 6:44 pm

      It is pretty fabulous!

  2. 11.7.2016 / 8:26 am

    I’m with you Debbie…I still wear nude hose at times! I think they can be perfectly acceptable….as long as they basically match your skin tone.
    I just keep telling my mom to throw out her suntan ones (have you seen our pale complexion)—to me that’s the no-no!!
    Great outfit—I really love the hemline of that skirt.
    You sure know how to wear interesting clothing—that’s why I love reading your blog!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
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    • debbies
      11.7.2016 / 6:45 pm

      Lol…ya, suntan hose on mama is probably a bad idea! I think as long as they match they can give your legs a finished look. You know me, love to keep it interesting!

    • debbies
      11.7.2016 / 6:46 pm

      Will do! Thanks for stopping by Rebecca! 🙂

    • debbies
      11.7.2016 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks so much Rosie!

    • debbies
      11.7.2016 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks Monica…fancy isn’t it! 🙂

  3. 11.7.2016 / 5:41 pm

    Adorable! That is what I think! And yes, I am so excited that nude hose are coming back around. I have severe varicose veins, so when my legs are showing I always have hose on. Not fun, but it certainly makes me feel less self conscious! I would have never thought of pairing a hoodie with a skirt, but when you have a cute hoodie and a cute skirt like this, why not! Great look. Thanks for sharing! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • debbies
      11.7.2016 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you Amy! I have a lot of veins on my right leg from an accident in my erstwhile youth and the hose do help to blur them out. I love pairing weird things together…like hoodies and skirts. It’s makes getting dressed a lot more fun! 🙂

  4. Shauna
    11.7.2016 / 11:26 pm

    The color and flow of that skirt is amazing! And can we talk about those leaves?? WOW!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  5. 11.10.2016 / 2:09 pm

    Deb I love all of the pink, navy and plum colors. What a pretty and feminine skirt too! Great look. We didnt get as many changing leaves here due to the drought!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com