January 6, 2015

STYLE STORY: WINTER FLORALS


It SNOWED this weekend!! Hallelujah! Was anyone else a little bit worried that it would start snowing in July??

There's something so beautiful and peaceful about watching the snow blanket the ground and turn the world white; it's almost like creating a blank slate for the new year. This year, one of my goals is to stop dwelling on the past. While it's important to learn from the past, we need to keep our eyes forward aimed at greater things for our futures.

So with this look, I took that idea by "learning" from the past in the form of my favorite Summer florals and pastels, and endeavored into winter with a look suitable for the season. All it takes is the perfect balance of warm hues & textures to create a winter look. Hope this look inspires you to expand your wardrobe year round! Comment below if you have your own tricks to transition your closets from season to season!





I wanted to take a walk on the lawn so I changed up my footwear from heels to more sensible boots that matched my belt & added burgundy red tights that matched my cardigan to create a cohesive look.


Then my sister and I proceeded to play with the snow...because it'd be a huge waste of really great packing snow not to have some fun!


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SHOP MY LOOK:
Dress: Piperlime (Similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: Old Navy
Heels: JCrew
Clutch: Kate Spade
Rings: Urban Outfitters + ILY Couture
Linking up with:

69 comments:

  1. haha I've got to admit, I was getting really worried about the no snow situation too. I just don't want a super late winter because it will give us a pretty gross summer. We FINALLY got our first snow last night. Really strange for Pittsburgh at this time of year.. I love your outfit, you look adorable. But aren't you freezing?! I'm such a sissy about the cold. lol

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    1. It is so strange!! But perhaps Mother Nature thought we deserved a longer break from snow after last year ;-)
      And I actually wasn't freezing! I think sometimes when it snows it's a smidge warmer. It was probably high 30s, low 40s out which at this time of year is bearable...for a few minutes! haha! Thanks for stopping by Julie!!

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  2. You and your sister are TOO CUTE! And anytime you pull out a Kate Spade clutch, you know I'm going to swoon! Love this outfit and the post message!!

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    1. Haha thanks Ashley!! She was throwing snow in the air and some went down my dress so I was half shocked, half laughing!
      XO

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  3. wow, i love this! so creative.

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  4. A perfect floral dress (for now and well into spring)! I love all of the bow details and mixed prints! You look adorable! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. Yes! It would be perfect for Spring too :) Thanks so much Anna!! xo

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  5. What woukd you consider the color you're wearing- burgundy or merlot?either way I love this outfit! I love the pattern/florals on that dress too! Also, your sisters dress is gorgeous!

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    1. Good question!! I'd go with either...!
      Thanks so much for stopping by, Caitlyn! (Her skirt is Anthropologie!)

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  6. I love the floral dress. You look adorable. Thank you so much for sharing

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  7. I am stopping by via Shanna's link up! Your dress is just lovely! New follower - I can't wait to see more(: Susan

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    1. So sweet! Thanks for following! I can't wait to share more with you! :)

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  8. Lovely dress! I am a fan of anything floral :)

    A new post is up on the blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you are able to drop by: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Abby! Floral is my favorite pattern for sure :)

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    1. Thanks! It actually came with a dress from Forever 21! (Score!)

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  10. Great look! I love how you transitioned your floral print for winter!

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  11. I love love how you styled this dress for winter, with matching tights and cardigan, and boots. So cute!

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  12. I love your ourfit with the marsala cardigan. The colour suits you so well. Beautiful dress too, you look lovely!

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    1. Ooo Marsala is a fun word to describe the color!! Thank you so much!

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  13. You are brave to wear this dress with bare legs!!! I don't live in a place where it snows but when I was up in the mountains last year, it was so awesome to watch snow falling - it's just so magical.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT fashion link up.

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    1. Haha! Don't worry, I wore pantyhose to block a bit of the chill!
      Snowfalls really are magical :) Thanks for stopping by Alice!

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  14. FAB look! Such a beautiful print on that dress! Gorg!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  15. I love how the tights and the sweater match perfectly. This is classic and shows so much of your personality and style !:) you really light up the room! or in this case the blog !lol thanks!

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    1. Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for the kind words!! :)

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  16. what a great floral dress. I have a fashion Link up I would love you to join
    http://www.alabouroflife.com/2015/01/a-labour-of-fashion.html

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  17. The first bit of snow is always fun - it's when it starts to pile up and I worry it wont all melt until June that I start to worry!

    Love your pretty floral dress and delicate rings!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Haha! I have the same worry!! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. You are so cute with your sister at the end playing with the snow! I'd love to play in the snow. it never snows here in Brisbane, not even in winter. Doesn't' get cold enough, although sometimes it feels cold enough for snow haha!

    Away From The Blue
    2015 Wardrobe Inventory Linkup

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    1. Perhaps you can visit somewhere where it does snow to experience it :) I hope you get the chance! It's so fun!

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  19. Gorgeous photos, you and your sister are beautiful, and that's a very stylishly put together outfit! We've had zero snow here, just up on the hills, so I'm a teeny bit jealous. Stopping by via Friday Fab Favourites x

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    1. Thank you so much!! Haha well now that we keep getting more snow that needs to be shoveled and scraped off the car, maybe that knowledge will get rid of those jealous feelings ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. You are so cute out in the snow! Love that dress!

    michellespaige.blogspot.com

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  21. Luckily we haven't had snow yet. It's 8 degrees and we have an ice storm headed this way. I'd rather have snow. Anyways, that's a cute winter look. Adds a nice pop of color.

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  22. I love this outfit! The dress is GORGEOUS and the cardigan really pulls the maroon out of the pattern!

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    1. Thanks so much, Alex! That's exactly what I was going for! :)

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  23. Gorgeous post and the love the magical gif! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

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  24. The dress is beautiful! And the gif really captures how much fun you had in the snow.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was fun! Even when the snow went down my dress...;-)

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  25. Beautiful outfits! I'm loving florals for fall and winter this year.

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    1. Thanks so much! It really is the perfect pattern for both seasons!

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  26. Beautiful outfit, love the floral pattern! Thank you for joining the Trendy Wednesday blog link up.

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

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  27. So pretty with the boots and tights! Your sister looks gorgeous too!

    -Hannah
    hannahardoinmx@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I love the cardigan and it's gorgeous maroon color, then the floral dress and riding boots!! Deff my style awesome hook up!

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    1. Yay! Love that you love the look! :) Thanks for stopping by Dana!

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