Gloomy Day // OOTD

It's a rarity to have a gloomy day here in Southern California so if I get a chance to bundle up I always do. I have too many sweaters & cardigans & beanies & fuzzy socks & tights that don't get much use because it's consistently warm here. If you didn't know, California is going through a severe drought. Rainy days are welcomed.

california ootd

On this overcast day, I threw on one of my favorite dresses; I got it in Vienna, Austria at H&M in 2010. It's a bit short & I only wear with leggings. I'm pretty sure it's on its last leg. The dress will reach retirement soon. RIP dress. You had a good run.

california ootd

california ootd

california ootd

When in doubt, reach for your comfiest, oversized cardigan. My gorgeous burgundy one hails from Abercrombie & Fitch paired with my favorite pair of black velvet boots. I wear them for 75% of my outfits & I'm not ashamed of it. Top off your head with a neon beanie if you're having a bad hair day like me.

california ootd

Beanie: Forever 21 // Dress: H&M // Cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch // Leggings: Forever 21 // Boots: H&M 

That's your gloomy, comfy, casual look. What's your gloomy day uniform? What's the weather like where you live? :]

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52 comments

  1. I love the cute detail on the cardigan! It looks super cozy :)

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  2. Love the pattern of that dress, sorry you have to part with it!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    1. Yeah, it's just a bit worn & torn these days. :]

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  3. Oh you look so cure darling!
    Loving the color combo of your outfit!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  4. Cute! I live in my sweaters and cardigans and fuzzy socks and tights over here in the Midwest, haha. I loved seeing your once-a-year take on my year round staples!
    Randi with an i

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    1. Aw man, wish we got more use out of them here! :]

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  5. I always wear the same boots too and I don't care! I'm not a person who really likes to mix up footwear choices. Great chilly day look!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. If you find a shoe that fits, wear it! :]

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  6. Awesome cardigan and boots Carmen :)

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  7. I love how bright the beanie is! This is a cute and comfy outfit, Carmen!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen. The brighter the better. :]

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  8. Comfy sweater. Thanks for sharing.

    Eye See Euphoria | http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/wildfox

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  9. Such a cute dress!!

    www.tusksandtails.com

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  10. Love the cardigan! You'd get plenty of use out of your more wintery clothes over here in England ;)

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  11. The dress is super cute even if it's on its last leg... ;) I will trade you some of these gloomy NYC days for some of that gorgeous Cali weather! Have a great one!

    Xoxo,
    Shian | The Fashion Investigator

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  12. oversized cardigans are the best!

    www.jessandtonic.com

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  13. I love how you match all those colors, the dress is gorgeous and tI love the benie, yellow is my favorite color
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. Many thanks Abril. Yellow is a wonderful color. :]

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  14. We rarely get to bundle up here in Florida either! You look adorable though! Love that dress!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  15. Love the pattern on your dress paired with the cardigan!

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

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  16. Fun outfit! The beanie looks so cute on you :)

    XO, Natalia from www.darlingtrend.com

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  17. I'm loving all the colours you have going on, and YES, when in doubt, cardigans are the way to go! I love the neon beanie!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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    1. Thanks May. Comfy cardigans are essential for gloomy days. :]

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  18. Great look Dear. :)

    www.selestyme.com

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  19. You & I both were excited about these rare clouds! haha :) Love the pocket detailing on the sweater. Looks very comfy!

    www.vanessasrunway.com

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    1. Right?! Too excited by clouds haha. Thanks so much. :]

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  20. Love the embellishment on this cozy cardigan! Great casual look!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Many thanks Kathrine. The embellishment gives it a little pizzazz. :]

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  21. Happy Wednesday! Wow! Absolutely stunning, love! You always look so flawless!!
    Hope you have a great day!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  22. Cute look! Love the color of your top! :)
    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

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  23. Happy Friday, lovely! You look amazing, you really do! You never cease to amaze me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  24. Nothing like a neon beanie to brighten up a gloomy day!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  25. Such an amazing and stylish look! You are fab! Great combination of colors and patterns! Love it!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  26. hi!!

    i love this sporty look!

    my usual uniform is a pair of comfy jeans and a t shirt!! boots if is winter and flat sandals if is summer!

    Kisses Simoni xxx

    fashionablerose.com

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  27. That cardigan looks so cozy! Love this look. I wish it was rare to get bad weather in the UK haha

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  28. OMG your blog is adorable! Just followed you :)

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