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Florals for Winter

Dress: c/o August Wrinkle   Kimono: Rue 21   Cardigan: Target   Heels: Payless   Beanie, Bangles, & Shades: Philippines


I'm having fun playing with my darker palette this winter. This dress from August Wrinkle has turned out to be one of my favorite items. Ever. The deep burgundy (or maroon, oxblood, whatever you want to call it) color is perfect! One of the best ways to wear a dress for colder weather is by layering. Here I've mixed in a floral print underneath my cardigan to create an even more eye-catching look. Its simple but still adds that extra tidbit that makes a look interesting. Topped with a beanie and some aviators, I felt pretty set to face the day. 
College life has been good. I'm just soaking in everything from my different classes, and having a blast in my Pilates and Zumba classes. The only problem I have is with the scheduling of Zumba...I have my Psychology class right after, so I always arrive a hot, sweaty mess. On Tuesday I was out of breath as I collapsed into my desk and the guy I sat down next to looked at me sort of funny before asking if I'd just run over or something. The look of utter confusion and amusement on his face was priceless.  
Oh, and get this, he's a cute guy who's also in my Photography class that has a tendency of smiling real big at me whenever we bump into each other. So I'm sure he really appreciated my dripping brow and stench of deodorant that day. Sigh. I have got to invest in some cuter workout gear...
I've come to the conclusion that our community college is just too small though. Coming from a private school, I'm used to small numbers...but seriously, I feel like I see the same faces every day. What most annoys me though is the same outfit I see on every girl. Everyday. It is a variation of this: leggings/sweats/over-embellished skinny jeans + branded hoodie + uggs or boots. Really ladies? I know its cold outside, but everyday? Come on now. Don't leave me walking around in dresses alone! Fleece-lined tights are just as warm as jeans - in fact, I find them warmer.

PS: Don't forget, the international MsDressy giveaway is still going on here!

Even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
Psalm 139:12

71 comments

Lisa said...

I love how floral adds such character to an outfit. :)

-Lisa
The Lovely Memoir

Jodie said...

A good pair if tights is lot warmer then leggings- if I was in college with you I would be in your gang.
Beautiful dress I love the flash of floral.
X

The Braided Bandit said...

I love fleece lined tights and winter florals! I went to a small Liberal Arts school (Gettysburg College) for my Freshman and part of my sophomore year, and transferred because of that exact way-too-small feeling! And the whole uggs with black legging and pearls thing... haha!

Descontraidas said...

Fabulous outfit, i love your hat, you have a great blog, want to follow each other ? Let me know !
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Caitie Schlisserman said...

I like your sunnies a lot!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Tallia said...

that is such a good bible verse!

slso lovely braceletes!

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Melanie Liliana said...

love this! you look all mysterious! haha and I totally feel you on the lack of fashion inspiration. I live in a super small town and I feel like the odd one out!

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Sam said...

Besides the really beautiful darker toned outfit - I am loving those aviators, they suit you so well! The floral scarf is so pretty...I am certain you are the most stylish girl ever to be seen in the history of your campus.

Michelle Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Oxblood is my favorite colour as of late!
:)

Halie said...

Cool look.
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Avi said...

Wonderful dress and the color is so rich! This is a winter outfit :) you really do it great, Linda.

vintagelillies said...

Love this outfit, that floral cardigan gives it such a nice touch! And I go to a small school too, so I know how you feel!

Liora said...

I like your outfit! And the aviators look nice :)

xxLiora
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C said...

I really like your mirrored aviators!


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Meanz Chan said...

Love your floral scarf and I've been loving darker palettes this winter as well! I'm excited for softer palettes for spring though!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Awh, nice post Linda! Thanks for chewing out those lazy gals in their ugly uggs. Keep being an example to them with your awesome style. I love where these photos are taken. Really cool!

erica marie said...

That dress is such a beautiful color, it really suits you. I love that you still wear dresses and get dressed up for school, at least you stand out.

xo erica

Sarah Mira Park said...

Ohh, I love the touch of floral in this outfit!!

-Sarah
The Weekend Diary

Sara said...

Think of it this way: you stand out in a sea of those mono-styling girls, earning you the attention of all the men! (Including the cute guy in your photography class!) Think you could sneak a picture of him and show us? ;) hahaha!!
I really do love your layering technique! That pop of flowers is so feminine and cheery!

SaraM
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czarianonuevo said...

your floral kimono goes very well with your dress!! that burgundy dress is so versatile and the styling possibilities are endless!!! LOVE how your finished the look with a cozy beanie and your black boots!!

hmmm,, the guy in your photography class :)

i can imagine you looking so fab in your school!!

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The Chic Sheet said...

Cool layering ;)


XX,
Miranda

Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I love the florals, and the beanie :)

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Erin said...

I love your writing! It's so real! Cute guy-big smiles-he's into you! And yes, go to Lululemon! They have some really cute stuff right now!

PS-love your Bible quote!

xx

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Mica said...

Love the darker shades of this outfit!

Plus it's good you bump into the guy after your workout - means you know he wouldn't be turned off if you ended up with a date scheduled after a zumba class....haha! ;)

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Katie Q. said...

You are so ridiculously cute and cool looking in a beanie hat, especially with your new bangs! I love how your style is a mix of sweet items like floral dress with really tough items, it seems very personal and that's really cool! (I get you on the dresses in winter, I think everyone just feels like it's too much work to wear a dress in the cold or that dresses are too fancy. And yeah, fleece-lined tights are so much warmer than skinny jeans made with really thin fabric.)

Maiken said...

that is a true autumn ensemble in my eyes :P it just feels like autumn when I look at it. and of course I like it, especially your dress and those booties. oh and those sunnies are pretty much perfect for you!

Maiken,
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Sam said...

I want to specially thank you for your wonderful birthday wishes, it meant so much to me :)

Kati said...

Love your outfit, it is something special and suits you really well!

Have a lovely day,
-Kati

Little Rus said...

Nice outfit - looks comfortable and sweet. x

ANDREA said...

love this look! may steal it sometime!

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Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

Gorgeous photos!

Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

Danny said...

those glasses look so awesome in you! and I liked the outfit, the scarf and the dress are a perfect match!

Elsha said...

You are stunning:) way to work those Idaho fields!! And I think my favorite thing about this outfit is your hat....maybe bc I'm on the bus freezing right now but whatev;). And if it makes you feel any better we had a whole inch of snowfall last night and people are acting as if its the end of the world

Linh said...

love your outfit <3

Annie said...

Love your layers, and that hat is so cute on you!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Ali Hval said...

Did I comment on this? I can't remember. I'm getting old and now I'm starting to forget things. Maybe I just commented in my head...

But anyway, I love these pictures, Linda! Especially that one of you crouched by the road. Too neat. Those aviators are quite boss on you. Yes, boss. THEY ARE BOSS. You are boss. I am totally using that word to describe your outfit!

&& Haha, I'm sure he likes you in your workout gear. ;) He likes a woman dedicated to his health! ROLL TIDE LINDA. ROLL TIDE.

Pop Champagne said...

love the beanie you added to the outfit, super cute!

Katie Aman said...

Oh goodness, yes-most college students do just wear the same uniform every day. Probably because they stay up all night and just roll out of bed in whatever. That's why I started my blog when I was in college- to keep me from doing that! haha.
Buying new workout clothes totally helped me to stay motivated this winter! I actually want to work out because I feel cute in them, haha-stinks to have to go to class right afterword though!!
Also, the floral scarf here was such a lovely addition-the colors seem to go perfectly well together and that burgundy is a stunning color on you!

melissa said...

i like the hat, I need to do a blog post wearing one of the million winter hats I own x
M

Jodie said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog- I'm obsessing over the roller necklaces at the moment there just so beautiful

Joandy said...

very sweet look, love your blue nails:))

Jessi said...

Ugh that outfit you just described is like Such a pet-peeve of mine! Yuck. Oh well, just gives you a chance to stand out like the beauty you are! ;) I love that dress everytime you wear it! Its so peefect. And the floral with it is genius!
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Love that dark floral scarf and all the layers!

Shop Style Conquer said...

cute outfit! im loving the beanie and glasses!

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Velvet Bloom said...

gorgeous pictures i should say, different vibe :)

Tori said...

I love that beanie! Super cute :)
-Tori
www.fashiontrendsmore.com

XxxLoveIsBeautyxxX said...

beautiful! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

Antonio Topalovic said...

Wonderful blog.
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Fleur said...

nice outfit! I really looooove the dress!! :)
xx

Jessica Mattioli said...

Beautiful dress!!

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Yulia Sidorenko said...

you look cute <3
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aree1997 said...

Your outift is really cute. I love florals in every way. Ah , my school accepts students with uniforms only :( I wish to dress up every morning -_-

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Jeeh Trend said...

Great!!!

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Jess Glam Diary said...

Love how you incorporated the floral print into a winter outfit with darker colors :) adorable outfit!

xo
- J
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Nicole Brown said...

Love the darker colors! I want a kimono.

And i hear you about "the outfit". There is a total mom outfit too that i see everyday when i drop my son off at school and it makes ME looks like the weirdo because i decided to put on "outside pants". XD

http://www.mymymode.com said...

Nice photos, love the beanie and dress !

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Dreamer Anete said...

Wonderful outfit!
Great, new hairstyle! <3
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Adora Mehitabel said...

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Melanie Pangilinan said...

I like the color of your dress and the floral cardigan! =)

xxoo,
Melanie
www.aetherlily.net

Elana said...

Yay for both wearing August Wrinkle! I'll always love this dress, the color is so great. And look at you, that cute guy sounds promising ;) You'll have to keep us updated if you keep talking to him. Also, I LOVE the kimono with this, it's such a fun touch!

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Ileana said...

Love florals on winter...and that kimono is sooo cute and original!
xoxo

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Elizabeth said...

Cute outfit! I always wish I could wear a beanie like that but don't know if I could pull it off!

xx Elizabeth
Champaign Taste

Elly said...

I love the layering in this! The dress looks great with the floral, and I also love the shoes! I have yet to try fleece-lined leggings but they sound super comfy and I have to try a pair sometime!

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Nico Saich said...

I love love your dark floral outfit : ) Glad classes are going well and I dont care for how my class mates dress either but hey... its not about what they are wearing, its about what you are wearing and feel comfortable in!

-Nico

www.SatinAndSalt.com

Izzy said...

florals for winter are great ;) you choose a great dark colour scheme which makes them perfectly suited for the season! <3

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April Cheung said...

loving the burgundy! overall loving the color palette of ur outfit :)

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Ester Durães said...

wow I am loving this outfit, both your dress and your scarf are super pretty!

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Plami said...

I love brightening up my winter with fun prints and pop colors! You look great!

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Plami

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Touch Of Purple said...

Lovely outfit, dear!
I really love your scarf! =D

Big kiss,
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