Proenza Schouler dress, Marc Jacobs leather pants and shoes (yes, the Holiday decorations are still up--NEVER LET GO)
Although it was slow to come, it's officially winter. As I've been cleaning out my closet, I've come across un-seasonal pieces that have inspired me to try to winterize them. The Proenza dress above is definitely one of those. This particular dress resonates not because it's awesome (which it is, duh), but because seems emblematic of the huge changes that occurred in 2011. It was one of my favorite Fashion Week outfits, and got a decent amount of coverage on a few blogs my first Fashion Week as a "fashion girl." But, its significance didn't really hit me until I found myself very unexpectedly on end-of-year street style roundups on Refinery 29, Fashionista, and Harpers Bazaar (btw thanks guys!). It's funny that in a year and change, I find myself in the throes of the fashion world at which I was only peering from the periphery not too long ago. I'm not sure what 2012 will bring-- probably some good and some bad (hopefully more good!)-- but I hope this is only the beginning of my fashion journey. At the very least, I hope it can be an example for someone else to take a chance on yourself---even if it is only to be confident about wearing a summer dress in the winter!