OOTD: Bright Winter Layers2:01 PM
It's been a seriously long time since I posted an outfit last! For some reason I just didn't grab for the camera much this Summer and all of a sudden it was already Winter.
Honestly, I think Winter looks are more fun to post anyhow since the layers and textures are more interesting to boot! I don't love the chill but I do love me some collared-shirts-under-cardigans and a warm cup of hot cocoa. In rebelling against the Winter gloom, here is how I do bright Winter layers.
Target flannel shirt (similar here / here)
Ann Taylor Factory ruffled top (similar here / here / here)
Ann Taylor LOFT cardigan (similar here / here)
Frankie B Jeans (similar here / 7FAMK here / Paige petites)
Accessories from Hautelook, Ebay, and gifts from friends
(more statement rings I love Pamela Love / Erica Anenberg twosome ring (I own this & love it) / YSL Arty)
One thing I love to do with layers is to wear something in a way that I never have before, like this ruffled top. I wanted to do some sort of additional layer with my flannel shirt but I got bored of wearing my tank under the collared top all the time and thought I'd try switching it up. Layering it like a vest allows the ruffles to be really vibrant and adds a contrast of texture.
I love to really layer accessories as well, especially delicate necklaces which I've been doing since junior high. Since I'm petite, big chunky jewelry can overwhelm me at times so I like to add 2 or 3 thin-chained necklaces that are different lengths to add interest to the neckline.
As for the big silver artichoke ring here, it is a newly acquired purchase from eBay which I was so, so excited about! I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but I actually collect sterling silver and vintage gemstone rings and this is one of my most prized acquisitions. The ring is signed Napier and is a size 3.5 which fits my ring finger perfectly! I often pile on tons of rings all at once like a magpie (oooh, shiny distractions on my hands) but this baby deserves to have more of a spotlight. :)
This close-up photo is one I took on Instagram and posted on my Twitter. The nail polish is my mother-in-law's in Sally Hansen Slick Slate which is super classy and perfect for Fall/Winter.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post!
I will be doing another post/video on Revlon's Lip Butters lipstick very soon (maybe layer today?) which will go more in-depth with the lipstick I'm wearing in this post so check back again later! Just a little hint: I absolutely love this lipstick. ;)