Winter. Not the time of year you think of flowers, but at least there are dark floral print fashions to cheer you up from the winter blues! Floral prints are always a closet staple of mine no matter what time of year. I especially love dark floral prints for fall and winter (“Dark Florals” usually consist of flowers printed on fabric with a black or dark background). This lovely blouse was purchased on asos.com on sale. I adore the capelet styling and feminine details. I paired the blouse with black paper bag waist pants, also from asos.com, and these gorgeous Tory Burch flower heels given to me by my boyfriend for Christmas. I can’t wait to wear this out with my stylish friends for drinks and dinner. Cheers!

 

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I really love beige! I know it can seem a bit boring, but this neutral goes with so many colors; from brights, to pastels, to other neutrals. This is why it works so well for year round style! For this outfit I paired this adorable beige coat with another favorite color of mine (white). Different tones of beige also work well together so it is always ok to pair a dark beige with a light beige, just as long and you don’t mix in too many colors. Stick with one color such as white, light blue or pink, or even a neon color works beautifully with beige. Just avoid jewel tones…best to stick with black and metallics when playing with jewel tones as they can wash out beige and make it look dull.

With this look I paired a white ruffled blouse with the long beige coat. I added on some adorable white and gold enamel floral brooches I found on etsy (I’m obsessed with etsy because I love unique and handmade) that I strategically pinned onto the wide lapel. The jeans I wore are high waisted, cropped, light wash from Citizen’s of Humanity that I recently purchased at Nordstrom. I love how cropped jeans can go with boots OR sandals. My beige Gucci belt helped to balance the frilly white blouse with the denim. I’m really happy I invested in this belt because, well…it’s beige and goes with SO MANY outfits, including jumpers and dresses. You will be seeing this belt on heavy rotation in my outfit posts going forward. Finally I dusted off my Loeffler Randall tassel strappy heels from last summer and grabbed my Gucci Dionysus to complete this look. XO Kelsey

 

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Strolling through Nordstrom one rainy Seattle day, I came across the most gorgeous Marc Jacobs coat from his Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The coat was a varsity bomber jacket complete with adorable little charms sewn on the front. I knew the jacket would be waaaaaaay out of my price range, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and do it myself! I estimated I paid just under $100 for the jacket and all the brooches. Well worth the fun and compliments I’ve gotten from this DIY bomber jacket.You can do it too!…

1.) Purchase a low-cost bomber jacket from your favorite retailer. I found this burgundy satin bomber jacket for sale on necessaryclothing.com.

2.) Go on etsy.com and do a search for “vintage brooch lot.” A bunch of fantastic choices of vintage brooches in various styles will come up in your search. I searched specifically for “gold brooch lot,” but you can choose any type of brooches you like. I ordered two brooch lots along with some brooches that I purchased separately on etsy.com.

3.) Once the all brooches and jacket arrived, I laid the bomber jacket flat and placed the brooches on the jacket in a style to my liking, and then pinned away (as in pinning a brooch to my jacket, not pinning on Pinterest ;). Voila! An adorable Marc Jacobs knock-off bomber jacket, complete with vintage brooches that won’t break the bank.

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For most of us that could use a little touch of spring in our lives, pink is a refreshing color to perk up those winter blues. I like to pair it with classic black for winter. I’m normally not much of a pink girl, although I love feminine style of all kinds and pink is the ultimate color of femininity. After a few seasons of not seeing a color for awhile it usually feels fresh and new. Not like pink is an uncommon color, but I’ll be adding it back into my wardrobe for spring and summer. xo Kelsey

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I put together a festive outfit for this day and finally got to include my adorable red Saint Laurent heart bag! I got the bag on sale as I like to wait until “trend” products are marked down. The blouse I found on etsy, the sweater from necessaryclothing.com, and the pants are Missguided from Nordstrom. Have a fabulous day full of love, laughter, and fun! xo

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