Spring is upon us (at least it should be). And spring means rain. I think when we see rain in the forecast many of us throw on a trench coat and call it a day. But I have been seeing some pretty cool rainwear options online as of late, and decided it would be worth a closer look to see what else was out there. I discovered a lot of great options, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites:
New season, new stuff? I have been actively trying to cut down on my purchases each season. Sometimes I’m successful, most other times I’m not. But I asked myself, if I was only to pick five pieces to update my spring wardrobe this year, what would they be? Eventually, I came up with the following:
(1) Slipper/loafer flats such as the Vince Bogart. I’m always looking for a great casual shoe and this is pretty different from what I currently have in my shoe wardrobe. Review of the Bogart coming soon!
(2) Tunic-length white button down shirt like the J.Crew Endless Shirt. Perfect for layering and for creating unique silhouettes, which is something that I’ve been trying to do more of lately.
As you can tell, I decided to do a bit of re-branding. I had been thinking about doing this for a long while and finally decided it was time.
Truthfully, I really just wanted a new name as the blog evolved so much since I first started it, and when I first chose “AFD” I never imagined that anyone would ever read it so I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into it! I really wanted a new name that sounded more appropriate and well…cool. And as you can imagine, everyone had already thought up the really cool blog names, and “Dressed Accordingly” was the best one I could come up with while sounding relevant to its content. I chose it because it can have different meanings–dressed according to the circumstances, to my personal style, and to fit my body type (petite!). I hadn’t realized it until I was going back editing my posts for this new website, but I think I may have subconsciously named the blog based on this quote I posted a few years ago by Epictetus:
I had forgotten how much work it was designing a new website. It took me four full days to customize the theme even before I started importing the posts from AFD. Importing and formatting was a whole other adventure in itself. Furthermore, I am totally new to CSS. There was quite a bit of learning curve, but I think it still turned out OK! So please, stay awhile. The content is more or less the same, for now anyway. I am still working out the kinks and tweaking the website a bit here and there trying to decide what I like and don’t like.
I also encourage you to let me know if you come across something that doesn’t work properly or there is something that you would like to see (or not see). I am aware that some of what I call the “stalker” buttons don’t work properly just yet, as I am waiting a few days for the full transition to be implemented before I change them. Otherwise, everything should work as intended. All constructive criticism is appreciated.
Thank you for your patience! And please don’t forget to update your bookmarks!
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