It’s getting frigid out, and I swore I would only wear pants and sweaters from now on, but every morning, I still find myself throwing on a dress for work. Tights are a pain and don’t do much to keep your legs warm, but dresses are a much easier way to look put together for work so I continue to freeze my ass off because fashun. I have a complicated relationship with florals, and I actually find that I prefer to wear them in the fall and winter when it’s less expected and feels less sweet, especially when teamed with cozy knits, boots, and layers that balance out the sweetness. This floral dress, however, didn’t really need any balancing. The color palette makes it more subtle and perfect for winter, but I could see myself pairing it with sandals come spring. I love how the sleeves feel slightly ’80s/slightly victorian but are balanced out by the short hemline and flirty silhouette. I wore them with black booties to work and then slid into heels for a party I had afterward, but I may try them with my over-the-knee boots when it gets colder, and maybe even over a pair of pants.