Can It Be Spring?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Technically I bought this dress for spring, but with the weather luck we've been having lately I don't think I'll be getting the chance to wear it as intended any time soon. So, I got creative and turned this dress into a chilly-weather garment while I "patiently" hold out for spring's arrival. 
I couldn't resist adding one of my favorite statement necklaces. Its vintage appeal adds a touch of instant romance! 
I can always count on my spiky bracelets from Stella & Dot to provide a splash of edge. 
I am so drawn to the colors and vibrancy of this dress. But I what I really love about it is that the colors are set against a black background so that the brightness isn't too overwhelming. I can definitely see me reaching for this dress no matter what the season is. All I need to do is add tights, a jacket, and some booties and I've got a look that works even on cold days. 
I'm starting to become more aware of the silhouettes that look better on my body type, and this fit-and-flare style dress is definitely a winning fit for me! Being an hourglass shape, I'm always looking for a flattering dress that's tight up top and flares at the bottom to show off my curves in a modest way. 
Photos by Sarah Harper 
[dress: Urban Outfitters, vegan leather jacket: Urban Outfitters, boots: Steve Madden, tights: Express, necklace: Madewell, earrings: Kate Spade, watch: Kate Spade, spike bracelets: Stella & Dot, other bracelet: Ann Taylor]

Spring needs to hurry up and get here because I am getting so anxious to throw on some new sundresses without having to worry about freezing to death. As much as I love my black tights and rely on them all throughout the winter, I sure hope I don't have to keep pulling them out in March.

Here's to warmer weather (everybody cross your fingers)!   


Rock muted brights & warm accessories

71 comments:

  1. Seriously, Can it be Spring yet? That dress looks lovely on you. I can't wait to see how you will style it for Spring.

    Have a great day.

    ~ Seepz
    Savoir Style

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  2. Beautiful dress.
    xx
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  3. Love this look :) really suits you

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  4. No I know it seems spring is a distant memory. It is supposed to snow AGAIN this weekend and we had flurries today. But that dress will be perfect for when spring finally does roll around. And loving the arm candy too!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  5. Nice! love it the jacket and bracelets too :)

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  6. cutie pie! missed you.
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  7. Love the outfit! It looks great-- the leather jacket over the dress looks really cute. We've had total crap for weather here lately (in Chicago) and I've had to "winterize" quite a few of my new buys. I couldn't wait until spring to wear my new clothes so I had to throw a jacket/cardigan/whatever I have over them to make them more wearable right now.

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

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  8. that dress is just so lovely! the colors and print are beautiful! and agreed, spring needs to come fasterrrr haha! :)

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  9. The dress and jacket are gorgeous! although you couldn't wear this in Canada right now I think it'd be such a cute fall outfit! The earring were also a classy touch! you look gorgeous! xx

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  10. Love this dress. Love the print
    Waiting for spring time!i hate winter

    Ciao

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  11. You look marvelous Kat. Love the dress so much and the way you styled it weather proof!! Yeah the spring really needs to hurry. I'm so tired of the cold already :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  12. beauty you!
    you look wonderful with that lovely dress!
    happy weekend!

    <3
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  13. I am definitely with you on this one- I cannot wait for warmer weather to start either! I have already bought a lot of items that can only be worn in more than couple degrees above zero (the current situation) & I can't wait to wear them!
    Therefore, I think you did a great job in styling this dress which you initially bought for spring! You look very chic and stylish! :) And I am totally loving your necklace! :)

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  14. beautiful look! That dress is so eye catching!

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  16. you look beautiful :) xx
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  17. I like your jacket a lot, looks so comfy and chic! Those photographs are adorable as well, you look absolutely charming) Your hairdo is just perfect!
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  18. I hope spring comes fast too :) That dress looks flattering on you :) xx

    Maja
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  19. You are sooo beautiful! Gorgeous Girl! Love, Kyra♡

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    Your style is so perfect :)
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  22. The dress pretty. I hope spring comes faster for you so we can see some fabulous outfits. Great job for a fabulous winter proof outfit. Love it.

    xo
    Sam
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  23. you're look pretty! maybe follow? Let me know! ;*

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  24. Very cute!!

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  25. My sweet Kat, you look amazing!!!
    I love this outfit
    Have a great Sunday
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage diary

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  26. love your outfit!
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  27. I adore that dress and I can see why you didn't want to wait until spring to wear it! Love the way you made it perfect to wear in this cold weather with some tights, booties and a gorgeous jacket! Your accessories are perfect as always!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  28. Ah I totally wish that it was spring. I love that dress though. The print is lovely! And I love how you updated it for the winter :)

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  29. This outfit is so cute!! :) Love the new graphic of your blog!!!

    A big kiss and have a great sunday!

    Babi
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  30. Have an amazing Sunday Kat!! Looking forward to see you new post :)

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  31. your style is perfect, just love it, hope to see you on my blog with my last post, thank you very much, kiss
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  32. love the print of ur dress!! great jacket!! :)
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  33. So stylish! Just perfect!
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  34. Such an amazing dress - nice find! Your hair is wonderful too.


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  35. I love how you styled such a bold dress! The colors are gorgeous. You definitely found a lovely way to bring it into colder weather. I can't wait until spring!!

    Best,
    Christina

    looksbylau.blogspot.com

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  36. This outfit is just perfect :) the shape of your dress does suit you a lot, as well as the colours, and your hair is gorgeous! Stay beautiful dear,
    Isotta
    Red Velvet

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  37. That dress is so pretty, love how you turned it into a great cold-weather outfit :)

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  38. you look great in these photos and the colors and the print of the dress are fabulous :)

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  39. Such a great outfit !!! I love your Dress !!

    NovembreBeaute

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  40. This is lovely! I adore the dress
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  41. That is such a pretty dress, you look absolutely stunning! And I love your cute curls. Great blog, feel free to check out mine ;-) xoxo
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  42. What a gorgeous rhinestone necklace! I'm glad you were able to wear the pretty printed dress now with the addition of the leather jacket.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  43. very very nice my dear!!!! www.borsadimarypoppins.com

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    xx

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  45. I really love this outfit! You look great :)

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  46. I am loving your evil eye ring!

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  47. Really cute dress! I love your eye ring!

    xx,
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  48. I love your dress :)
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  49. What an inspiring look! I'm happy I found your blog! :)

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  50. Cute dress, and I love your little spikey bracelets!!

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  51. You look beyond beautiful!! Love your hair, your makeup, outfit..everything is superb!! Adorable <3 <3

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  52. So lovely, I adore your hair!

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  53. That is a cute dress. Love the print and love how you styled it for the colder weather. Hopefully you'll get to use it some more before spring officially hits!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  54. I do love the color of the dress, and the accessories you paired it with. Great look! :)

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    mimiandchichi.com
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