This weather has been a drag. I know, I know, it is winter and this is the “normal” weather for winter…. I don’t think I’ve experienced such frigid temperatures and consistent snow. I’m so over it. I hate dressing for the cold temperatures. People always say, “You can tell who has true style based on how they dress in the fall and winter.” I think that’s a bunch of bologna. When it’s cold I honestly just want to throw on a sweater, some leggings or jeans, and my UGGs. That’s it. Comfort and warmth are key. This weather does not have me motivated to get dressed at all. I try to spice it up a little for date nights with the boo, and occasionally for work but that’s about it.

I’m not going to count the days until spring. Every season has it’s purpose, so I’m going to try to make the best of winter.

This look I created below would definitely be a nice pick me up.

Beat the Winter Blues

 

This goes to show a little color goes a long way. I’m used to just wearing gray and black. Occasionally, I’ll throw in some burgundy and oxblood. Colors do help change your mood, so add some color to your wardrobe to beat the blues!

How do you get out of your winter style rut?

Flawless Fall Transition: Chic Outerwear

I’m not sure if summer ever came, but Fall is definitely upon us and to make the most of your wardrobe you need to know how to transition. The best way to get a few more wears out of those maxis and sundresses is by pairing them with a jacket. That could include a blazer, leather moto jacket, denim jacket, and one of my personal favorites, the anorak. I’m sure some of the pieces I’ll have listed below, you’ll already have in your closet. Now when those cooler temperatures roll around, don’t be in such a rush to pack away those dresses, pair with a jacket on cooler days. You could even pair your dresses with tights, boots, cardigan and jacket too…layering is always key. Check out my top picks below.

Flawless Fall Transition: Chic Outerwear 2

 

I have three of the four….I just need an anorak. I’ll be on the hunt for that soon. All of the pieces can add a different element to your look. Choose your outerwear depending on the look you are trying to achieve. My go to pieces are blazer and denim jackets. The blazer adds a more polished look and the denim is for a more casual look. The moto jackets add a bit of edge to your look and the anorak would be great for a mix of masculine and feminine when paired with a sundress.

What is your favorite piece to transition into fall?

Resurrection Sunday is quickly approaching and being that this is the holiest day for those of the Christian faith that believe in the Resurrection of Christ, you want to go rocking your Sunday’s best. Church is NOT about what you wear, definitely come as you are, but I have a few suggestions that could help you put your best foot forward to thank Jesus for making the ultimate sacrifice.

It is hard finding “church appropriate” pieces these days. I know many of you would say, “But you just said come as you are??” Yes I did, but when it comes to church I’m hold somewhat of a conservative view about attire. If you would wear it to a club, then most likely you shouldn’t wear it to work. I hold this same sentiment for the workplace. It is hard finding the right dress for many occasions because many designers and brands are opting for very form fitting dresses, pants, and skirts. Therese nothing wrong with showing off your curves, but there is a time and a place for everything.

Ok, now back to the post…….

White Flower near Christian Cross

I’ve posted some oldies but goodies (Looks I’ve created in the past that can be worn today :) and individual pieces that you can mix and match. All of the pieces and looks below are under $50. Who says you can’t look good on a budget!

Oldie but Goodie 1

Pastel with Neutrals

Sunday’s Best -Dresses, Skirts, and Outerwear

Dresses

Skirts

Outerwear

Oldie but Goodie 2

Pastels and Floral Prints

Sunday’s Best- Pants and Tops

Pants

Tops

Oldie but Goodie 3

Pastel Color Block

Sunday’s Best- Shoes and Accessories

Shoes

Accessories

Hopefully the weather cooperates and everyone can rock their Sunday’s best!

I was not always a lover of floral print. I thought flowers were for really young girls or really seasoned women :). Over the last few years I have really embraced my inner floral lover and Alice + Olivia have not disappointed with these pieces here!

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Alice + Olivia multicolored Riley skirt
Metallic floral-jacquard
Fully lined
Zip fastening along back
100% polyester; lining: 100% polyester
Dry clean
Fits true to size, take your normal size
Mini-length, sits at the waist
Mid-weight non-stretchy fabric
Those with curvy hips may wish to take the next size up
Model is 175cm/ 5’9″ and is wearing a US size 2

Wait…there’s more, not only does this fabulous print come in the form of a skirt, there is a multi-tiered dress perfect for spring. Check out the Daphne dress

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Alice + Olivia multicolored Daphne dress
Abstract floral-jacquard
Metallic weave, adjustable grosgrain straps, stitched detailing, bustier bodice, elasticated back panels, lightly gathered waist, tiered skirt, fully lined
Hook and zip fastening at back
100% polyester; lining1: 95% silk, 5% spandex, lining2: 100% polyester
Dry clean
Fits true to size, take your normal size
Fitted at the bust and waist, loose at the hip
Mid-weight non-stretchy fabric
Those with a large bust may wish to take the next size up
Model is 175cm/ 5’9″ and is wearing a US size 2

If these pieces don’t scream spring, I don’t know what does!

For purchasing details click the images

Would you rock the Riley skirt or Daphne dress?

I love maxi dresses and skirts for the spring and summer. They are low maintenance and very comfortable. The best part about them is that you can get them in a variety of colors, prints, and fabrics. Now I think I’m getting a little too old for crop tops. I know some people may say there isn’t an age limit on croptops, but I would have to respectfully disagree. I actually own a few crop tops but I either wear them with a pair of high-waisted jeans or shorts, or a high-waisted skirt, unless I’m at the beach. Sometimes I may put on a cute cami and people are like what’s the point. As you get older your fashion focus starts to change. I try not to buy crop tops that are too cropped if you know what I mean. If it looks like it could be a bra or that my bra shows underneath, I don’t buy it. I still love the look, but I try to make it fit my style.

What to Wear: Maxi and Crop Tops

Take a look at a few maxi skirts and crop tops that I wouldn’t mind adding to my wardrobe for the warmer weather.