It seems not even the biting winter weather is enough to quiet Blake Lively‘s aspirational body confidence. This morning in New York City, Lively sought to school onlookers in the art of the February leg reveal, pairing a heathered sweater dress with a pair of laced-to-knee Valentino boots, the effortless ensemble leaning cozy and covered-up while showing off enough of her toned stems to warrant a double-take. Trademark bombshell blonde was parted deeply, tucked behind ears, and left to flow freely over shoulders, with a set of statement earrings playing well with subtly smoked lids.
The noteworthy moment comes just days after the mother of two daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds—James and Inez, the latter born just over a year ago—took to Instagram to share some insight into her post-baby body, which is one born of dedication and commitment. “Turns out, you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instragram,” she quips. “Thanks @donsaladino for kickin’ my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud.” And after an achievement like that, why wait until the warm weather returns to shine some light on those labored-for limbs?