Winter Blooms :: floral skirt + white blouse

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Forget winter's dark hues and monochromatic pieces - inject some flower power into your wardrobe for a fresh take on cold-weather fashion. Trust me, it's never too early to bust out your favorite florals! 
This look-at-me skirt gives "winter flowers" a whole new meaning. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it on gap.com this fall, but I resisted purchasing because I'm trying to be good and save. However, after months of holding off, I finally visited the website again a few weeks ago and saw that it was 50% off. But this skirt has been so popular that there was only one size left - and it just so happened to be my perfect fit. Some things are just meant to be! 
Invest in a classic white button-down. They go with everything and can be worn for any occasion. From work to weekend, I know that this blouse has got me covered. And of course I love it best when paired with a red lip and my favorite Kate Spade earrings! 
Chokers are back! Inspired by everything from 90s minimalism to tribal jewelry, this need-to-know classic will take any outfit from simple to standout in an instant. The design works perfectly under blouses or over sweaters. 
Update anything in your closet with Ann Taylor's calf hair and leather booties. Black shoes are a fashion staple for me but I recently realized there was a gap in my collection. I own black pumps, black sandals, black strappy heels, black OTK boots, black wedges, and casual black booties, but until now I didn't possess any fancy black booties. So you may be thinking, "Really Kathleen? Do you really need another pair of black shoes?" - that's what my mom said. But honestly, my collection was not complete without these babies. A black bootie that you can wear to formal events is a must-have! 
A touch of gold to brighten the mood even further. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[blouse: Ann Taylor, skirt: Gap, booties: Ann Taylor, necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: Kate Spade, gold bracelet: Stella & Dot, silver bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

My white blouse gets a contemporary update with a choker, of-the-moment heels, and a dramatic skirt. I just adore everything about this classically fierce look - I think it captures the essence of modern femininity to a "T," what do you think? 
SHOP ::


62 comments:

  1. Very beautiful! Like you skirt)

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  2. pretty you, i'm in love with your skirt!
    happy day!

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  3. I looovveee the skirt! And the overall outfit is such an applicable inspiration, I will look up to this for my college-go-to outfit ;))

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  4. gorgeous outfit and you look gorgeous...I love florals in winter and that skirt is just perfect :)

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  5. Lovely skirt
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  6. This skirt is just stunning! I love the crisp white blouse with it, and the gold accessories.

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  7. You look so stylish and glamorous.. so in love with the boots too! Super classy <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  8. This outfit is so pretty, love this skirt, you look stunning. *__*
    Lovely greets Ness <333

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  9. Gorgeous goregous skirt!!

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  10. Oh I love this look, one of my faves! And those boots ARE nice! Wowzie. Oh we will have to get together when you move here! Maybe you could put an ad up on Craigslist for someone to do some probono work. There is a photographer there that works with bloggers and charges $100 a session which is not too bad.

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  11. So so pretty!!! I love your skirt Kat!!!!
    Keep smiling!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  12. I love the idea of florals in the winter, you hair is amazing btw!

    Vievelle

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  13. beautiful skirt…Such an inspiration!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  14. That skirt is such a fun piece to throw into an otherwise pretty neutral season as far as colour is concerned. I love that you went with the bold lip, too.

    Jackie
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  15. your skirt is really pretty! Beautiful snow photos!

    XOXO,

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  16. Stunning!! *.* This skirt is simply amazing and the outfit you've created is perfect!

    Kisses,

    Babi
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  17. I just love a good crisp white shirt and that skirt is stunning!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

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  18. The skirt is so pretty! Love it!
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  19. This skirt is beautiful, so loving the print!

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  20. Are so beauty!! skirt is amazing ;) Great look.
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  21. Wow the skirt is amazing and the colours work so well with your complexion and hair colour. You look like a doll!

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  22. So nice blog dear !! Your style is awsome !!
    Love your skirt !!
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  23. oo I love your skirt!
    This is such a cut outfit and I adore your hair <3

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  24. Kat you look gorgeous here!!! The skirt fits you so well and paired with the pointy heeled booties makes for a little edge. I love it!!

    Amy Ann
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  25. You look marvelous Kat! That floral skirt is to die for. I always love the floral prints but even more when it's winter :D

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  26. Love the look, as per usual. :) Your hair looks absolutely fabulous in these photos!

    xoLiz
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  27. You are gorgeous! I just love your skirt :)

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  28. Gorgeous skirt huney! Love floral patters :) kisses x

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  29. Very cute outfit, Kat! I love the classic style of your skirt paired with the preppy-chic collared shirt! Gorgeous as always ;)
    Best,
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  30. Looks super cute :)

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  31. Aw, you look so cute! Loved your skirt!
    xoxo,
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  32. So beautiful.
    You look stunning
    Love those bracelet

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  33. This looks is so chic!

    xo
    miranda

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  34. The print on that skirt is gorgeous! i love it paired with a simple white blouse...

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  35. Lovely look! And the choice of booties was perfect!!

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  36. such a beautiful look :) I'm loving your floral skirt!

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  37. Ahh this just proves to me that patience pays off! You scored on this gorgeous floral skirt! I love the color and style on you Kat! And the black booties go perfectly! 2 thumbs up from me! :)

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  38. love the outfit!!
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  39. You look gorgeous! Love the skirt and the boots :)

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  40. Nice outfit. I really love the skirt.

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  41. I´m impressed honey!! <33
    You´re beautiful! And you´re outfit is PERFECT! Totally my style, love it!
    Kisses Missy

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  42. Lovely skirt!) http://www.elationofcreation.com

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  43. Love that colour combination Kat!

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award, follow the link below if you're not sure what it's about :)

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  44. I love your super cute skirt, Kat! The color looks radiant on you and I love how it just makes everything pop <3

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  45. Totally agree - classic button down should be a staple in every wardrobe! You look classically pretty

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  46. Yes! I do the same :) florals in winter is my obsession! you look amazing girl as always, that skirt is beautiful!
    XOXO

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  47. sooooo adorable girlysh look, hunny)))) like ur blogg)))) im ur new follower)))) xoxo

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  48. So pretty and lovely! Great look! ♥

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  49. I'm DYING for that skirt, it is such a pretty pattern! What a great find!

    XO Courtney
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  50. You look amazing!
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