Winter Style to Try: Sweaters + Skirts

As we settle into the thick of winter, finding style inspiration can be a bit tough. How many puffy coats and scarves can one wear, really? And while I love me my jeans, even they can start to feel a little tired {not to mention, they’re no longer loving my 30 week bump!}. But lately I’ve been spotting a new style idea that feels fresh, but still weather suitable…jumbo sweaters paired with skirts!

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The combination is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. I particularly love the combo when a gorgeous textured sweater and a midi skirt are involved. The look feels modern, powerful and totally wearable.

My other favorite idea – mix in some fashion sneakers! From Nike, to Chucks or Adidas, a clean crisp lace-up feels super cool – and bonus – they are very bump friendly footwear!

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Obviously, layering could easily come into play here. If you’re plagued by a polar vortex you can just add tights, boots, big coats and chic scarves to get you through the daily commute. But as we tip-toe toward spring {or if you enjoy mild winters like we do here in San Francisco!}, you can use this outfit to show off a pretty pump, ankle boot and highlight a killer bag!

Ok, it’s official. I’m going to break out of my denim rut and give a skirt and oversized sweater a try! How about you? Are you into this mix?? All you need is a classic skirt and any of these pretty pieces!

 

 

For more of our favorite style trends to try CLICK HERE!

images via 1 lee oliveria // 2, 5 stockholm street style // 3 gastrochic // 4 figtny // 6 lucitisima // 7 pretty stuff tumblr 

We’ve Got A Crush On…

While writing this post we realized January is, in some ways, a very obvious transition month and in other ways a not-so-noticeable, stuck-in-between type of month. Yes, it’s exciting, it’s new, goals are set and the playfulness of spring, with it’s inherent energy of “new life,” is just around the corner. Yet, it’s still pretty dull outdoors, skies are gray, the air bitter and we still have this urge to hunker down and cuddle in. Weird, right?! But instead of trying to define it, we’re embracing this push and pull phase! Hints of color and metallics excite us for what’s ahead, while moody vibes and textural layers are keeping us grounded in the moment! Here’s what we’ve got a crush on lately…

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We’ve got a crush on exposed beams and painted stump seating in bold black and white…

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On the upcoming flurry of fashion during New York’s Fall 2015 fashion week…

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On Bethany Gosvener and her graphite drawings so tall that they practically reach the ceiling in her moody studio…

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On pops of color, whimsy, drama, metallics, and light fixtures that have more strings than a French quartet…

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This pretty food styling. Who knew grilling spices could look so dainty and beautiful…

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On this pivotal Joan Didion for Celine campaign that shakes up what style really means…

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And on wise words that remind to dabble in everything that excites us, to try new things, surprise ourselves and to never be so easily defined! Happy Monday, all!

For our previous crush-worthy inspiration CLICK HERE.

image 1 via Urban Couture // 2 via // 3 via Bethany Gosvener // 4 via Architectural Digest // 5 via Eva Kolenko // 6 via Celine // 7 via

Our Favorite Links of the Week

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So we’re mid-way through January {whaa??} – how are those resolutions coming? Have you avoided sugar? {I have not}. Have you worked out everyday? {I have not}. Have you abstained from all alcohol and caffeine? {I have, but only because I’ve been required to for the last 7 months!}. But no matter! It’s not about whether you make it through self-deprivation for 30 days – it’s about where you’re investing your energy for this entire year! I’ve been loving all the very interesting and eerily similar perspectives on all the potential that 2015 holds – so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite articles along with a few fun challenges that are very realistic to take on. Oh and I’ve included some additional home accessories I’d love to sneak into the loft, as well as a totally frivilous recap of my favorite Golden Globe fashion because I am already dreaming of the outfit I will wear when my feet reveal themselves once more. Hope you have a marvelous weekend my dears!! xo

> I’m planning to start this 30 Day Minimalism Challenge. Small assignments everyday such as, “evaluate your last 5 purchases” or “no complaint day” are meant to teach you about yourself and help you reevaluate your lifestyle. You can start any day you’d like which makes it easy and so fun!

> On that same track, I’m excited to think a little differently this year. The online bubble, while fun, easy and addicting helpful, is definitely feeling more and more insular and predictable these days. That’s why I’m loving the perspective Cassandra is taking on 2015. Just this post alone is refreshing. I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve.

> Did you know that some of the most creative ideas are born from boredom? Neither did I, but if you think about it, it makes sense. Your brain needs the downtime to come up with something truly original. That’s why I’m going to try NPR’s Bored and Brilliant challenge. It invovles actually measuring your smart phone use. I’m ready for the scary truth. Are you?

> What does your year ahead look like? For fun, take a look at these 2015 Horoscopes! It seems that the stars are always eerily accurate. Travel, love, career change…we’re kind of dying to know what’s in your future. So come back and tell us what you’re most excited about!

> Perhaps it’s no surprise, but the Nate Berkus Spring 2015 collection for Target is our latest obsession. Have you seen it yet? It’s so good. We’re loving the colors and textures and we’re totally snagging this wall hanging, this coral and gold accent table and this metallic, slightly boho pillow before they sell out!

> We’re dedicating the entire month of January to organizing our lives. This article on How To Purge Everything You Don’t Need in Your Home is full of great tips like, label every cord on your desk and in your “overflowing tech drawer” with a bread tag. We bet half of the cords you’re holding onto you no longer have the gadgets for!

> And finally, let’s talk red carpet at the Golden Globes! While the comedy was a little lackluster this year, the fashion was pretty on point. Who was your best dressed? There were a lot of style don’ts for us {*cough* J.Lo!} but Sienna Miller in Miu Miu? Yes! Common in Prada? Hell yes. And Katherine Heigl looked gorge in a navy Zac Posen dress. But if I was picking what I would wear it’d be this…See the entire recap of the star studded carpet here!

PS: More thoughts on the new year HERE and inspirations for things to try in 2015 HERE

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