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Winterize Your Cottagecore Aesthetic

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The Cottagecore aesthetic made waves earlier this year. Instagram feeds were full of flower-filled fields, wicker baskets, fresh baked pies, antique China and, of course, Lirika Matoshi’s Strawberry Dress.

Gaining popularity at the beginning of the pandemic, cottagecore gave us cozy vibes that helped ease the stress of navigating these unprecedented times. It’s a gentle reminder of simpler times plus its a natural progression from the last few seasons’ prairie craze.

The flower fields may now be covered in snow now, wicker baskets swapped out for leather bags and fresh baked pies exchanged for artscape breads but, it can be a pretty smooth transition to winterize your cottagecore aesthetic.

Don’t count cottagecore out just because the weather has turned cool.  With the right pieces in your wardrobe, you can take the TikTok-approved trend straight into winter without missing a beat.

To winterize your cozy cottage look think of incorporating knits, darker tones, and full-length styles for a winter-appropriate interpretation. Add tights or knit stockings under those flowy dresses for warmth. Search out heavier fabrics like corduroy. Add chunky boots, scarves or knit mufflers. Layer dresses with turtlenecks or collared tops.

If you just dabble in the trend like me, to winterize your cottagecore aesthetic, try layering different dark prairie prints together. And if you really want to go all-in on the latest cottagecore must-have’s get yourself a tea cup holster! Yep, you read that correctly, a tea cup holster.

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What I’m Wearing: Batsheva Jacket | ETRO Dress | Saint Laurent Downtown Bag| AllSaints Lace/Silk Camisole| Vintage Belt| Hue Tights| INC Boots| Urban Outfitters Bandana Scarf|

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Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Fall and Winter are all about incorporating those richer, deeper, earthier hues.

It’s a time to “get back to nature” at least as far as your color palette goes and give your usual color wheel a little tweak. Think opulent red’s, bold burgundy’s, charismatic browns and of course fresh winter green’s.

When you take a peek at Pantone’s seasonal array of new hues to it’s plain to see that it’s going to be so easy to “be green” this season.

For F/W 19-20 Pantone announced 29 inspiring new shades including two green standout’s- Eden and Guacamole.

Eden is a stately forest green that plays on tradition. Rich like a luxe Christmas tree this is the ideal green when you want a deep shade of green that compliments just about anything you pair it with.  Think of this shade as the ultimate winter neutral.

Guacamole is a tasteful, nutrient-enriched green, which gives any look an energetic fashion forward pop. It’s exciting, fresh and totally extra in the best way.

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

To break out of your usual winter go-to’s shake things up this season by paring these two surprisingly versatile hues into one mixed greens look.

Just like the Grinch standing next to a Christmas tree- this dual green duet combines one classic hue with one edgy shade to create an unconventional and totally unexpected look that is sure to spice up the season.

A perfect way to lighten up dull outfits, especially during the winter – a time when the fashion temptation is to stay in the warm cocoon of black and grey.

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

Winter Trend Alert Mixed Greens

What I’m Wearing: Bomshe Leopard Sweater | Zara Maxi Skirt | INC Bootie | Johnny Was Fringe Bag | Scotch & Soda Western Belt | Scotch & Soda Silk Scarf |

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Red, Green and Holiday All Over

Holiday Dressing

I love the Holiday Season and holiday dressing is one of my favorite things.

The holidays are the PERFECT time of year to combine new, old, vintage and designer into a fa la la tastic look.

Holiday dressing doesn’t have to be ALL over-the-top kitsch (aka ugly Christmas Sweaters and Tinsel Crowns) it can also be chic and subtle.

Try taking a current trend and incorporating it into your holiday look.

Folkloric details such as embroidery, ruffles and high necklines are truly having a moment right now.  Fashion inspired by the artisans of yesteryear has been spotted everywhere from Paris to Milan with luxury brands such as Gucci reviving folksy fashion elements.

Folksy details create a rich color story with fabrics that look as if they’ve been woven by hand and embroidered with care.

I personally am totally digging this vintage revival and something about it makes it PERFECT for holiday dressing.

It was love at first sight for me and this Unique Vintage dress.

When I first saw it I thought “Hello, Patsy Cline”.

…but once it arrived I realized that this dress is even more amazing and so much more versatile than I originally thought.  When paired with my favorite Christmasy-red vintage Pendleton cape it takes on an oh-so on-trend Austrian folksy Christmas vibe.  The green sleeves contrasting with the red cape framing the floral embroidery creates a chic vintage holiday mood.

Now all I need is a little snow and a one horse open sleigh to make the season complete!

How will you incorporate a current fashion trend into your holiday dressing?

What to wear for the holidays

Dressing for the Holiday Season

Unique Vintage Dress

Holday Dressing

Donald J Pliner Booties

Unique Vintage Dress

Red Green and Holiday all Over

Holiday Outfit Inspo

What I’m Wearing: Unique Vintage Black & Floral Embroidery Long Sleeve Flare Dress | Donald J Pliner Jorie Velvet Bootie | Kendra Scott Color Bar Ring | 1960s Vintage Pendleton Wool Cape (similar found here)| Nude Fishnet Tights |

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How to Elevate a Sweatshirt

How to elevate a Sweatshirt

Sometimes a sweatshirt is just what the fashion doctor ordered.  Warm, cozy and basically perfect they are like the comfort food of fashion.

Even though it feels like you are taking a fashion break, this off duty staple can be so much more than just a lazy day ensemble.

For the past couple seasons we have seen a whole new side of the off-duty go-to: sweatshirts looking chic and elegant, and not anything like you’re on the way to the gym.

This season the love affair with sweatshirts continues with The Elevated Sweatshirt.

How do you elevate a Sweatshirt?

Well, sweatshirts can be elevated by stylish shapes or fancy decorations, with split seams, trendy sleeve emphasis, graphics or tweaked proportions.

They can also be elevated by how you style them!

Layered:  This is a more tailored, feminine take on the trend, and an easy way to try out wearing the look. Perfectly preppy, reach for a slimmer fit, crew neck sweatshirt and layer it over a collared shirt.  I love layering with collars that have fun details or embellishments.

Vintage Look: A vintage sweatshirt (or vintage looking sweatshirt) is always a good idea. Pair with flouncy skirts, jeans, pajama pants, trousers, leather skirts, layer them over a dress or under a denim jacket.

Lampshading: Lampshading is the pairing of boots with a large or oversized sweatshirt —it has been blowing up on Instagram. The oversized top is meant to make the silhouette of a lampshade in comparison to the wearer’s legs.

With a Skirt: Opposites attract. This look is a great mix of feminine and masculine, edgy and sporty.

How will you style your sweatshirts this season?

Deal Alert:  These blue velvet booties are another one of my killer TJ Maxx scores!  I snagged them for $22. Seriously TJ Maxx has the best shoe deals right now!

elevated sweatshirt

elevated sweatshirt

How to elevate a sweatshirt

how to elevate a sweatshirt

velvet booties

How to elevate a sweatshirt

What I’m Wearing: “The WHO- Kids are Alright” Vintage Sweatshirt | TOPSHOP Baker Boy Hat | MODCLOTH Plaid Swing Skirt | Nine West Velvet Bootie (These aren’t available online but I found them last week at TJ Maxx for $22) | TOPSHOP Chainmail Shoulder Bag | Sweater Tights | X The Band Bandana |

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