coat, Old Navy (also pretty) | dress, WhoWhatWear for Target (also cute) | patent leather wedge heels, Banana Republic (similar) | fingerless gloves, Cost Plus World Market (similar) | handbag, Rebecca Minkoff (smaller version) | “key” ring, Nordstrom Rack | white stone ring, Old Navy

Hello, and happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I received an early valentine yesterday when I finally resolved all of my design dilemmas here at Lindsay Living, and now I’m back, spending my time working up more posts for you. I’ve been lucky to get out and take a few rounds of outfit photos, and coming off of a few great blogging events in the last two weeks I find myself freshly inspired to make this blog all I know it has been and can be again. I’ve kept my blog business cards in my purse everywhere I go lately, so if you’re a new reader, please let me know and say hello in the comments! I started a fresh new notebook full of blog ideas and can’t wait to share them with you here. Now, onto the outfit! 

Of course this entire outfit started with the decision to wear this dress. It’s one of the more dramatic dresses in my wardrobe, and definitely in the top of the top of my favorites list. I adore florals, and this black and tan makes such a bold statement. I’m a little addicted to dresses with sleeves, so that’s what initially caught my attention, although I’ve gotten the most comments on the hi-lo hemline. I prefer wearing this dress with my favorite Splendid neutral sandals, but in the frigid Seattle cold, closed toes were necessary. Enter big, boxy wool coat. This jacket, along with my snuggly fingerless gloves, kept me cozy, even while snapping these photos. For those of you who may be new readers, I take all of my own photos here at Lindsay Living. After a few years of relying on my ex or friends, I taught myself how to take my own shots. I’m planning to write about it more in depth soon, so please let me know if you have any specific questions about self-photography, either in the comments, or by emailing me at