Comfort: How to style a turtleneck sweater dress for a chilly spring day

So, dear readers – I mentioned in Monday’s post that I’d been quite overwhelmed by the possibility of a serious health issue…but today I’m very happy to report that after a horribly stressful and emotional week (believe me, I was an absolute basketcase!) it thankfully appears to have been a false alarm!!  While I still have another medical appointment ahead of me, I’m back to feeling myself again…hallelujah!!

how to style a turtleneck sweater dress for a chilly spring day

When you’re in dire need of comfort, comfort, and more comfort – like I certainly was these past few days – I have to say that not much beats the all-enveloping, blanket-coziness of a woolly midi dress!!  I refuse to talk about why, in the second half of April, I even still have a turtleneck sweater dress in wardrobe rotation (*%#!& weather!) but I will admit that I was really glad I hadn’t pushed it to the back of my closet quite yet.

turtleneck sweater dress, grandpa cardigan, hip belt, square-toed booties, beret

sweater dress, grandpa cardigan, hip belt, square-toed booties, matt & nat bag

On the footwear front??  Even though these square-toed booties of mine have a lower heel than I usually look for, I’m surprised by how much I’m loving them with just about everything right now…including my cuddly calf-length dress.  I adore some major heel height to compensate for my less than gazelle-like legs; but today I think those side slits kinda accomplished the same objective!!

turtleneck sweater dress, grandpa cardigan, hip belt, beret

sweater dress, striped grandpa cardigan, cognac hip belt

And I finally got to style this super-cool, cognac-coloured belt!!  I’d actually snagged it months ago during one of my regular “treasure hunts” at Winners…but I somehow hadn’t found the right opportunity to wear it until now.  The belt is practically a perfect match for the booties, don’t you think??  Of course that sartorial rule that your belt, boots, and bag must match has been considered outdated for quite some time now; but with an eclectic combo like this, the last thing I was worried about was looking “old-fashioned”!! 😉

turtleneck sweater dress, grandpa cardigan, hip belt, square-toed booties, beret



  1. Linda B
    April 19, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    First off, I am soooo glad to know that you just had a scare, not a real health crisis. I don’t know why, but sometimes this just has to happen to us now and then. I certainly know from experience the huge lightening of the mood one gets when you get a good diagnosis after all the information and tests have come in!

    Second, I am truly sorry about how long winter is lasting up north, but your outfit is spectacular. I love that belt. I need one like that myself! Sometimes I like to do the matchy thing, and sometimes a contrast–doesn’t matter really, as long as it works for you!

    Hugs from the SW to the NW!

  2. jodie filogomo
    April 20, 2018 / 6:03 am

    I’m glad you’re okay, Monika because it’s an awful feeling….
    Love the comfy outfit!!

  3. April 20, 2018 / 9:59 am

    View, what a relief! Now you can enjoy a great weekend!

  4. April 20, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I love how your hair is peeking out from the front of the beret. Best color pop ever!

    That belt is great. Personally I think the fashion rules have gone to the other extreme. First they said match your belt and bag and shoes. They they said DON’T DO THAT EVER . Me? I love to take a neutral black, white, or gray dress and wear shoes AND a bag in a pop of bright pink or red or purple or blue. If that makes me look old, then I don’t want to be young!

    I so hear you on the weather. I’m heading to some warmer zones for a vacation in two days. My hope is that winter will finally be over when I return. I shouldn’t feel weird about wearing bright colors and floral patterns in April, but I do.

    Happy to know your health scare wasn’t so scary.

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