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?