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Friday, January 17, 2014

Winterizing a floral dress

Left: from Short and Sweet

I love this Free People dress. The last time you saw it was way back in June when I took the minimalist approach to styling it. I think I love dresses in the winter even more than I do in the summer. The layering possibilities are so endless, and it's just nice to be able to break up the monotony of wearing pants all winter. I feel like I get on a mundane cycle of leggings, denim skinnies, and repeat. 




BTW, I was obsessed with my messy chignon today! I loved the way it came out, and it amazes me every time I do this hairstyle. I did it the same way I discussed in this tutorial - the only difference is that I did it with "second day hair" instead of freshly washed. I sprayed all over with Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray and teased it a bit before I started pinning it. The spray and teasing helped make it look messier and fuller.

Scarf: Express | Earrings: Premier Designs | Vest: Forever 21 (option) | Sweater: NM Last Call (Option) | Dress: Free People (optionoption, option)  | Bracelet: Forever 21 (option) | Tights: Target (option) | Booties: Report (option)

I started building the outfit last night knowing I wanted to throw on this cashmere pullover sweater for warmth. It was in the teens today!! I put the scarf on and was about to see how my moto jacket looked over this, but then I remembered this faux leather vest! Perfect! The same look of my moto-jacket, but temperature friendly to wear indoors. You can't go wrong with (faux) leather and lace!

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  1. Yes! I love the way you winterized this dress, Carylee! The mixed prints look so good together. =)

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    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Amber

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I really really loved this outfit!

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  2. I love everything about this outfit! The leather vest and the bright scarf, paired with the floral.. it's perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! When I saw it was supposed to be in the teens, I just kept wanting to add layers! I'm very happy with how it came out and want to wear this exact outfit in its entirety all over again stat!

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  3. Wow, you did an amazing job of layering this dress. It all looks really cohesive and put-together. Plus I love the red & black combo. And <3 your new signature! CUTE!
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for noticing! I just kept adding this and that until I was satisfied!

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  4. Well that's adorable and I love your little signature at the bottom of your posts! So fancy! :-)

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  5. Awesome blog! Super liked it
    I'm following you on blogloving

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  6. You must be reading my mind because I was putting together my outfits for next week and this was one of my ideas. #greatminds Thank you for linking up with us @ the #WWDParty - have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Yay! Awesome! Can't wait to see how you style yours! Thanks for hosting!!

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    2. The weather took a turn for the worse this week - no dresses!

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  7. I love how you stylized this dress for winter! It looks great with the leather vest and black tights. And your messy chignon looks fabulous! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! This is easily one of my fave winter looks yet!

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  8. I love your hair in this post. Casual yet so chic. Hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was so happy with how it turned out!

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  9. Your hair is so pretty! Wish my hair would grow faster so I could do hair buns haha! Awesome how you so easily made a summer piece suitable for this weather :)

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    1. Aww, thanks, girl! My hair grows so crazy fast, but I should not complain!

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  10. Love the whole outfit! I think the vest is my favorite though! Thanks for sharing over at the Weekend Wind-Down party! Now following all your social media platforms! :)

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    1. Thank you so so much! I appreciate the support, and thanks for hosting!

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  11. I also like to wear the dresses during the winter with tights, scarfs and cardigans :)
    I like your combination :*

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    1. Thanks! It's just nice to open up your outfits to more options by simply adding layers!

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  12. Thank you for linking back to our #WWDParty, your post will be featured in Week 3 and posted to our Pinterest Page. Happy Thursday.

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    1. Wow - thank you so much! Thanks so much for hosting a fun linkup!

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