Monday, 15 December 2014

Watermelons in the snow

We are well into December now, and while there is plenty of snow on the ground, we still seem to be experiencing a good amount of mild weather...sweater weather with snow is some of the best weather in my opinion. It was on this mild day I decided to wear my new dress from OASAP which I instantly fell in love with. It's not my first melon dress, I seem to have a bit of an obsession but there is something so happy and bright about it. I know it's much more of a spring/summer dress, but I honestly couldn't resist it. Besides, it presents a bit of a fun challenge to style a summer garment for the winter months. I paired it with a bright red hat and sweater to make the melond stand out a little more...and of course my water-melon purse to match ;) The mild weather has made it much easier to go on nature walks and enjoy the snow, so I'm trying to soak it all up as much as I can before the horrible -40 weather that never fails in the coming months! Happy December all!

     //Hat : Asos // Dress: OASAP

Thursday, 11 December 2014

staying cozy with Minitake

I've  been horrible at keeping up with my blog lately, those of you who follow me on instagram have probably figured out why...well, I got married last weekend! I won't go too much into detail because there is a post coming up on the day, but that's why I've been so inactive on here. Now that it's over though, I can get back to my regular posts and will also be opening my etsy shop this sunday!
Well, winter seems to be officially here, it's been snowing non-stop and the temperature drops lower each day. this cozy cardigan from Minitake.com has been doing an incredible job in keeping me warm during these cold days. It's almost as though I'm wearing a blanket, it's so big and thick and comfortable! I paired it with my favorite grey heathered hat from UO and a dress I don't wear often enough, but am incredibly smitten with none-the-less. It always takes me a while to let go of my summer dresses, I force layers on them to make them last as far into the colder season as possible...this sweater has definitely been helpful on that account. 
I hope your December is lovely so far, the countdown to the holidays has begun, so exciting!

     //Hat : Urban Outfitters // Dress:Forever21// Cardigan: minitake.com

Monday, 1 December 2014

Back to December

I feel as though I need to apologixe for my lack of blogging. Things have been crazier than ever, and I've had an excessive amount of planning/preparing in very little time. Because of all these fast life changes, I haven't been able to keep up with my posts, but I promise that will all change next week. along with some very exciting news! Anyway, I thought it might be a fun idea to share some of my favorite winter looks from last year, in honor of the first day of December. This is one of my favorite months, and I'm trying my best not to get too excited about the holiday season, but it is just too hard. The snowfalls, the food, the lights, family and friends which you haven't seen in ages...there's just so much to apreciate in this month. I hope your December started off as great as mine ^.^

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Winter Treasure

I am newly and completely obsessed with this floral maxi dress from one of my favorite online shops OASAP. The fabric is fairly thick, yet stretchy enough to wear an infinit amount of layers underneath (you can't tell, but I've got long-jhons, leggings, and a couple of under shirts on here...) which is perfect for the time of year. I've always kept my long skirts/dresses for the spring/summer months, but I'm just discovering the huge benifits to hidden layers so I definitely will be crossing them over to winter ^.^  I also love the constrast this dress brings to winter...everything being so lifeless...like the vines behind me...wearing such a vibrant, eye-catching dress brings a little life and warmth to the cold dead months I think. Well, November is on it's way out and before we know it, Christmas will be here. Naturally things are getting busier and busier and I'm wondering if I will ever catch up to everything that needs to be done!
     //Hat : Asos // Dress: OASAP

Monday, 17 November 2014

winter wonderland

I woke up this morning with the very best suprise...Our first snow fall! It's literally been snowing all day, and it's still going. The first snow falls are the best...mild weather, fluffy white snow everywhere, everything looks fresh and enchanting. Although I love darker tones in the winter, I tend to gravitate towards pastels when the snow first makes its arrival. This stunning Free People dress from Shopbop arrived this morning as well...I swear the snow was waiting for it, knowing how perfectly matched the two are. The intricate detail on this dress is breath-taking, I've never seen anything like it and it's quite possible the most beautiful dress I own. I paired it with THIS great hat also from Shopbop which was definitely useful in keeping the snowflakes from wetting my hair or falling too heavily on my face. My dream outfit would be to wear some cozy beige gloves, a nice pale furry coat and some smart and chunky oxfords...all of these beauties are available at ShopBop so go check them out...and have fun in the snow (if you have any)
     //Hat & Dress: ShopBoop /