Outfit: American Vintage dress

Since having kids I haven’t worn a lot of dresses. Well in fact, I haven’t worn a lot of dresses in general since high school, as I’m more of a pants girl.

Jeans and pants are my go-to pieces whenever I get dressed, possibly because that tomboy from my youth is still lurking somewhere inside. Then when I gave birth, it was a lot easier to wear separates than a full dress due to breastfeeding (although you could possibly get away with it by wearing a pair of leggings with the dress so at least you’re not showing your undies while nursing!).

Anyway, the point is that I don’t wear a lot of dresses, and looking back at my Instagram outfit posts I decided I should rectify this. In looking for a dress however, I wanted something that was pretty versatile – so something I could wear both in warmer months and in cooler months, and in my favoured neutral colour. I’ve been after something by American Vintage for a while now, and spied this gorgeous grey wool blend dress on eBay which I picked up for $29.99 + postage (I also bought something else from the same seller which I’ll post about soon!).

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It’s a great little dress; even though it’s short-sleeved and lightweight the wool blend actually makes it quite warm. It’s the perfect length, and has a simple zip detail at the hem to keep it interesting, while still being simple. I can also see myself wearing it with a white button up shirt underneath for work.

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During a visit to my alma mater, The University of Sydney (for the Rock n Roll and Alternative Market – hubby and I try to get there as often as we can), I paired the dress with my trusty denim jacket from Just Jeans (an oldie in my wardrobe), a leopard scarf donated by a friend for the Rule Breakers Club style challenge, and Shoe the Bear black ankle boots (also oldies).

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It got warm enough to be able to ditch the jacket and scarf, and of course Miss 3 wanted to get in on the outfit pictures.

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Wearing: Just Jeans denim jacket (similar) | American Vintage dress (similar dress by same designer | similar) | Shoe the Bear black suede ankle boots (similar) | leopard scarf from a friend

Are you more of a dress person or a pants person? I’m trying to be both, but I think pants and jeans will always rule my wardrobe!

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