Friday, April 4, 2014

Dressing for a Cold Spring and Giveaway!

I'm so jealous of all of you with your beautiful weather in March, April, May, and sometimes even June. And by beautiful weather I mean anything over 45 degrees. There are so many gorgeous spring items in stores now and I just can't wear them yet. So I got to thinking. How can I dress for spring while it still feels like winter?


1. Keep layering:  Fun printed cardigans, blazers, and colorful tights will help to keep you warm.
2. Closed toed shoes: Just choose cognac or bright colors and patterns.
3. Scarves: They will keep your neck warm, but swap out the heavy knit ones for lighter fabrics.
4. Stick with navy: Avoid dark colors like blacks, greys, and dark brown. Navy is nicer for spring.
5. Add florals, gingham, pastels, and bright colors. There are so many options with longer sleeves or longer lengths (hello midi skirt!) that are perfect until temps warm up!
6. Spring accessories: Jewelry, bags, belts, and even nail polish are great ways to add small touches of spring to an outfit!

To help you accessorize for spring, enter to win some gorgeous earrings!

19 comments:

  1. I've been starting to do some of these exact things. I really want to think springy thoughts but it's still pretty cold most days. So I've just started wearing more bright colors and prints to trick the mind!

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  2. great tips. I sure hope you get warmer weather soon.

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  3. I love that shirtdress, it looks so fun and easy to wear! Can't wait to it to start getting a little warmer!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. I love those floral sneakers! I am totally obsessed with colored sneakers this spring! I found some really cute ones at AE too. Thanks for this fun give away! I could use some fabulous earrings! susan

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  5. Stopping by from the link-up! That skirt and that dress are gorgeous! They'd go perfectly in my closet! I'm also loving that Kate Spade bag, I have one in mint and always get sweet comments about it. I'll try to send some warm weather your way so you can enjoy these pretties!

    Caitlin C

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  6. Loving every single item Laura!! The dress, bag, cardi..such lust worthy pieces!! Btw, did you got to the rack opening yest? It was insanely crowded!!

    www.willfullyelegant.com
    Enter to win 1 of 2 $25 Amazon.com gift certificates in the blog :)

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  7. I love the pink bag! Lovely earrings.
    Effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  8. Oh Laura! Great ideas and inspiration. I love those purple flats for some strange reason. I need to be much more into spring dressing here. I tend to just go straight to summer here in Utah. Odd but true. Thank you for joining Fashion item Friday, so loyally each week. It wouldn't be a success without you! Yay!!!

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  9. Isn't that KS bag just the dreamiest piece for spring?

    (If you're interested, I'm giving away a pair of Emma McKinstry earrings valued at $70. Enter here.)

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  10. That floral dress is so cute! :)

    Such nice spring items! :)

    Away From Blue

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  11. No I haven't gotten the chance! I am so excited it finally came to Milwaukee though and can't wait to go! What did you think of it?

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  12. So many pretty items here! I am particularly loving those floral tennies :)

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  13. I love this post. The earrings are fantastic!
    -- Heather @ FBG

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  14. so glad I found your blog :) I really don't have a GREAT sense of style so it's always nice to follow someone that does....it helps! ha

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  15. It was ok..the crowd was insane..rack was certainly better than saks off 5th, with regards to sales and finds. Probably will go again after the initial crowd has died down...

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  16. That floral dress looks SO cute! I absolutely love it! We've already had a taste of spring last week. Hopefully, the weather warms up for you soon too :) xo

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  17. I absolutely love everything you picked out Laura. I have been making Polyvore Spring lists (Wishful Shopping I must say) left and right, lately. LOL I seriously want everything you chose but if I had to choose just 5 I'd pick both pairs of shoes, the floral shirt-dress, the earrings and the bag. =) Great giveaway, too.

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  18. so pretty. i love that scarf and pink handbag.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. love everything you picked to transition into spring
    we are all over the map here
    80's one day, 50 the next
    PS..love those earrings in your giveaway
    Brett

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