Layered Sweater Dress

Happy Friday friends!!

I am so excited to say that I am in New York for the weekend for my birthday! My sweet husband surprised me with a 4 day trip here. On Tuesday night, he got home from work and told me he had a surprise for me.

So, naturally I got super excited and wanted to know what the surprise was. He was hesitant to tell me and was going back and forth saying there was a surprise, then acting like there wasn’t which caused me to go on a little emotional roller-coaster hahaha!

I started crying and laughing all at the same time because 1. I thought he had gotten my hopes up/was still excited about possibly having a surprise, and, 2. He was just cracking me up with what he was saying and doing. What can I say, I’m an emotional person.


Well, he finally told me that there really was a surprise and that he had to tell me it that night. And, guess what the surprise was?! A weekend getaway to Houston for my birthday (which is this Sunday). How awesome is that?! He also told me that there were little surprises throughout the weekend. Well, I was in for a BIG surprise! We woke up super early Thursday morning (around 1:30 am) and headed to Houston (where I thought I would be spending the whole weekend). I slept pretty much the entire way to Houston and when I woke up, we were entering into the parking lot of the Houston airport to park my car. And, that’s when I got real confused and asked him where we were going. He wouldn’t say! Haha! Of course he wouldn’t. Anyways, we got into the airport and got our tickets and I saw we were headed to Newark. That’s when I realized we were headed to New York!!! How awesome!!! Y’all have no idea how excited I was/am and how badly I have wanted to come here for years. I have such a great husband!!

He is real good with surprises!! Especially, surprise trips! After all, we did get engaged on a surprise trip in Los Angeles which is a surprise within a surprise. Ole boy is just full of surprises! Haha! But, I absolutely love them and him, of course! So, yeah, I am pretty excited right now! How are you spending your weekend?

Anyways, during this time of year, I love layering my clothing! It adds that extra layer of warmth and style. And, it’s just fun to think outside the box a little and mix pieces together. A sleeveless dress and long sleeve top or sweater is one way to do this!

You can even add another layer by adding a jacket, coat, or cardigan. And, you can continue the layering with tights or stockings. And, then, even adding a chunky sock over that. And, voila, you’re all layered up in cozy warmth!

Welp, that’s all I got for y’all today! You can follow my Instagram, @courtneytailored, to see how the trip goes if you’d like. Please feel free to contact me if you wanna chat! And, thank you for stopping by!

Top: Madewell | Dress: Vici | Booties: Dillard’s | Crossbody: Mango | Hat: Lack of Color | Sunglasses: Madewell

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