This dress was my mom's--I've admired it for years and years, and when she gave it to me a few years ago I was ecstatic! I love the colors and the pattern, but I've always hesitated to wear it out. It's a bit tight (my mom was seriously tiny when she bought this dress) and I've never been sure about maxi dresses. I couldn't resist its pull any longer, though--today it had to come out.
I think this blazer is the perfect color to compliment the dress, although I know it looks great with black as well. I layered a corduroy shirt under the blazer for extra warmth. I've been trying to be more creative with layers lately.
I wasn't sure about the knee-high boots under the dress, but I love the edge they add to the whole outfit. It doesn't hurt to have a little black to anchor me, and they're certainly comfortable.
dress:my mom's --- blazer/shirt/necklace:forever21 --- boots:hot topic --- rings:thrifted