Dress for Weather or Season?

One of the best parts about living in Houston is that it is warm and sunny in the middle of the winter. At one point in my life I felt like I couldn’t wear warm weather clothes in January because it was still officially winter. I don’t know when I changed my opinion, but I’m so glad I did and now I’m on another kick- ha! In fact, my new mantra just may be dress according to the weather, not the season- ha!

While I can’t pin-point the moment my opinion changed, I have a few scenario’s I think may have influenced me. I have a bff that lives in Miami (she’s a stylist- check her blog out here) and we had a conversation about what people wear there in the fall. She said they wear beach shoes, shorts, sweaters for layering at night and always the color white- YES! It may have been the times when I was sweating in my cold weather clothes when it was unseasonably warm, (suffer no more!). Maybe it’s because when the sun is finally shining I want to celebrate and wear my warm weather clothes. Or maybe it was after I blogged about wearing white all year round because, hey- after all, Emily Post says it’s OK. Who knows what the catalyst was for the change, but what I do know is that it’s been kinda liberating!

I hope you’ll join me in dressing for the weather and not the season. And for those of you who have been doing this for years, why didn’t you tell me- ha!

Outfit Links:

Shirt- J.Crew, Jeans- AG, Shoes- J.Crew, Sunglasses- Marc Jacobs, Purse- LV, Earrings- Urban Outfitters (in store only), Belt- J.Crew


  1. tell it to your neighbor! January 28, 2013

    You are so inspiring! Thank you!

  2. JMcCormick January 28, 2013

    Amen! Thanks!

  3. Nicole Tafur January 28, 2013

    Love this. Was starting in to my closet the other day and couldn’t decide which way I should dress since it was such a warm day. I went with light layers in dark colors- light layers for warmth and dark colors for seasons!!

    Love to the BFF!

  4. Jenn Rivera January 29, 2013

    I had to laugh when I read your post…I live in So.Cal. so our weather is probably pretty similar, in fact it was 80 degrees last week and i just had to chuckle at the girls who were sweating it out in their sweaters and boots, just because it was January!

  5. Franziska January 29, 2013

    oh man, if I had your weather I would totally dress for the weather and not the season – tons of layers and jackets are NOT fun anyway. I always admire how great white jeans look on others. They’re definitely timeless and so chic.

  6. Great classic look!

  7. The Tiffin Girl January 29, 2013

    Thank you, I needed someone to say it was ok!

  8. Whitney Cosgrave January 30, 2013

    love this outfit! and i have a similar conundrum…i live in LA and it’s pretty much 70 and sunny all through the year. i think your choice of outfit is perfect – i just don’t think it would make sense to wear like a patterned cotton sundress in january though!

    PS – check out the Jack Rogers giveaway on my blog!


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