Thursday, August 13, 2015

summer to winter

Winter is peaking at us and I am kind of excited. Again, I am more pregnant than octomom, and do not have the staff that Kim K. has and therefore will not slim back down in the flash of a month, but still. I am giggling with excitement at the idea of fall and winter. The boots, the sweaters.... ok I'll shut up since I say that line every single season. Before you go stashing your summery staples in the back of your closet, let's figure out a way to extend their style time. Take the biggest trend of every summer and surprisingly, this coming winter, florals. Florals are always in for summer and they are not going anywhere for winter. So let's take those summery blooms and give them a chance to chill.

Long floral skirt

How beautiful is this maxi skirt with its bright blooms and tropical vibe?! It's a statement piece yes. And all floral maxis are since they are the most dominant part of the outfit. During the summer the easiest things to throw is a white tee and your denim jacket. Sandals make it even easier, and a pop of color in your accessories is what binds this look together. Take the neutral color in the maxi skirt of your choice, here, black, and pick a turtleneck in that color. The pairings of a maxi skirt with a turtleneck is very old world Parisian. Very chic. It all looks so put together when you add in sleek ankle boots and a warm and fuzzy fur vest. The emerald earrings replace the bright summery accessory for one that still adds color but with a more wintry mood.

Short bright skirt

For your shorter more playful floral skirts, the accessory factor doesn't change. Brighter is funner. With this incredibly beautiful Love Moschino skirt (which by the way is on sale!) a fresh white blouse adds crispness to the vibrant shoes and cardigan that you will pile on. For winter, don't just go for your normal chunky sweater. Pick one with interesting detailing and stick with black which will let the beautiful colors of that skirt pop. Over the knee boots are always a winner, but notice the shorter heel which replaces cheap with chic. Oh and I love this furry clutch!

Camel Accessories

If your summers are spent going from wineries to festivals, farmers markets to the Hamptons, this outfit was made for you. Im kidding! We can all pull it off and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. But seriously. I love dresses like this that have an upscale and modern cut and flow that are constructed in granny, prints. It shows your appreciation for good vintage, even if it's not. Gold gladiator sandals add an Italian flair of modernity to this dress. Hoop earrings and straw accessories keep the ensemble good, solid and classic. A trench, especially in a buttery luxe suede add a much needed warm heftiness to this lightweight dress. Gold fortunately works forever and for every season. So keep the accessories guilded for a toasty and glittery winter.


Another perfectly feminine festival piece. Garden worthy blossoms in a mod cut with another sale piece, this kimono from Romwe, are fresh enough to go from breakfast at a luxurious hotel to the fun and grimy outdoor music festivals. If you are thinking, I made a no-no by mixing metals with the gold and silver, I beg to differ. Because the color palette here is so ethereal, mixing silver and gold keep this look on its toes. I am loving it actually. And for winter you ask? I don't think any of us can really get past the love us girls have for the juxtaposition of good girl/bad girl. The biker style accessories add edge to this and again, and not to sound like a McDonald's commercial, I'm loving it!

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