B R I G H T

Who says you can’t wear those bright summer prints in winter? You all know how I feel about fashion rules — they were made to be broken! Maybe it’s the Cali Girl in me, but I’ve never subscribed to seasonal rules for dressing.  SoCal in particular just doesn’t really have seasons, so it’s a total non-issue.  On the other hand, the weather in the bay area is just all around finicky, so when I lived there I just took it day by day.  Now that I live in Atlanta, I will admit to be extremely rebellious when it comes to dressing for the seasons.  I wanna wear what I wanna wear, when I wanna wear it! Blazers in the summertime, bare legs and open toes in the winter…I want that old thang back! Lol!!

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H&M Anorak (super old, similar) | Old Navy Sweater (Fall 2011) | Zara Skirt (Spring 2012) | Xhileration Tights ($5, Target) | Sole Society “Martina” Boots (Fall 2011, similar) | “Arrival” Tote c/o JustFab | Gloves via eBay | Jewelmint Earrings

when I left California, I quickly learned why all those old seasonal rules exist.  My poor little legs and toes  are not ready for the “real winter” in Atlanta, and since I don’t want all my blazers to be soiled with pit stains (yuck!), I have learned to hang ‘em up during the summer (bummer!).  But, that doesn’t mean, I’ve totally given up on cross-seasonal dressing!  If I can layer up a summer dress, skirt, or pair of shorts for winter, I’m all over it…florals, breezy summer fabrics, whites and brights! I’ll wear ‘em all!

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This past Saturday was cold with a capital C…and windy! But, you guys, I was set on wearing a skirt…and when I looked in my closet, this bright tropical print skirt is what jumped out at me!  Boom! There it is…that’s what I’m wearing today. Lol!! So, I grabbed a chunky sweater, a pair of tights, my trusty dusty anorak…and my new favorite gloves, of course! (I also put on a long sleeve tee under my sweater for extra warmth!).  Not only did I love the bright, unexpected colors….but I was also nice and warm all day! I even had to take my jacket off in doors because I was a little too hot!

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Do you wear your “seasonal clothes” across the seasons?

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17 Responses to “B R I G H T”

  1. Jessica says:

    I've been eyeing this skirt, looks FAB on you!

    xo Jessica http://www.mystylevita.com
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  2. You look really cute! I love all the layers!

    Alicia.
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  3. Hes says:

    That skirt is fantastic!

  4. thebhivebuzz says:

    This is super cute and bright! Love it!

    Bria
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  5. racheltr says:

    LOVE this bright, fun patterned skirt! Makes me SO ready for spring!

  6. A splash of color is always welcome no matter the season! Totally refreshing!

    Cee. ♥

  7. tasha says:

    This looks great on you. I am not good at cold weather I want to wear my spring/summer clothes year round. You should totally do a make up post. Loving this look. plus those curls are popping.
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  8. Stacey says:

    Lol @ you calling it real winter in Atlanta. Don't ever go above the Mason Dixon line before April!

    I'd have never thought to put this together but its a really fun, cute look.

  9. Jamie says:

    Very cute! And love the curly puff!
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  10. jeimy says:

    gorgeous pieces love it all wow you look awesome loving those brights on you!

  11. Simply Jyune says:

    Just Fab!!!

  12. Danielle says:

    Such a cute outfit! I'd do this in NYC if I had a driver take me from door to door everywhere…lol
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  13. Channing says:

    Are you doing something different with your hair? It looks so pretty! Like bouncy or something, I don't know. I really like it, though! And this outfit, such a fun look.
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  14. Lo says:

    I absolutely love summer wear in the winter. The colors make me happy!

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