August Wrinkle x Trendy Teal: Transitioning to Spring Look 1

Cardigan: (thrifted) Express   Bird Print Kimono: c/o August Wrinkle   Top: Rue 21   Jeans: American Eagle   Litas: c/o Style Recognized   Bag: thrifted   Earrings: c/o Too Sexy Store

Its that time of year where winter's freezing grasp is slowly loosening, and the days are getting longer once again. The sun is reappearing and snow is starting to melt. However, this odd transitional weather can be difficult to dress for - especially if you're a fashionista! How can we start wearing spring items without freezing?

I'm collaborating with August Wrinkle to show you three ways to wear spring items while still compromising with the chill that's in  the air. This first look is the strongest, spring-themed outfit I created, and I wanted to kick start this 3-part series with it! Its all centered around this amazing teal, bird print kimono. Easiest way to make something more spring-like? Adding more color! By layering this kimono over a neutral top and some mint skinnies, this outfit instantly got warmed up. I was lucky enough that Too Sexy Store had also sent me some cute, minty earrings as well. Perfect timing! And instead of going with black boots, I chose my taupe Litas to create an overall lighter effect. Plus, a bright floral bag? Instantly a spring-appropriate theme! I even whipped out a top knot, one of my favorite ways to wear my hair once it starts getting hot out.
How do you transition to spring?

So in Photography class, there are quite a few old timers in there that are just adorable. There's this one cute, elderly couple that are learning together so they can have a hobby to share. I often glance over to see them holding hands or sharing little smiles.
Say it with me: "Awwwwww!"

They always sit right across from CG and I, and one day, the older lady nudged her husband and commented loudly, "Notice how he always sits next to the cute one?"
She was referencing CG of course, who had just plopped down into the seat next to me.
He just smiled and laughed, "That's what I do."
I rolled my eyes in a teasing way and informed them he was also in Psychology with me.
CG: "Yeah, and you sit next to me in that class."
Me: "I do, only because you're the one who moved closer."
CG: "I don't think so, pretty sure it was you who crept over."
Me: "Haha, yeah, I think we're remembering this differently!"

Ah, banter. Gotta love it.

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
Psalm 126:2


Ali Hval said...

Oh my gosh, I love it when you share little dialogues with us, Linda. They're cute little snippets of your precious life. Gosh. Dreamy sigh. I'm happy for you and you guys' subtle flirting!

Hehe, I love your hair here~ I don't think I've seen it in a bun like this before! Or maybe I have, but it's so nice here. It makes you look taller, especially with those rad shoes. Also loving the mint in both your earrings and pants. Girl, you fierce! :D

Inggih Laras Ati said...

I love this mixing somuch crazy..
Everything puts in the perfect style dear.
Cheerfull and chic.


Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that kimono looks so awesome with those mint jeans linda. i love the print of it. that older couple sounds soooo sweet. hahaha definitely an awww moment! oh gosh, you and CG are just too funny! love the snippets.

Color-Block said...

oh wow..cute the shoes and your bag..

Love and Ace said...

Love this look - the pastel green pants are great and perfect for winter to spring transition. How cute is the old couple! x, Kat

Love and Ace

Melanie Liliana said...

super cute look! I love the spring styles ;)

Kamila Z said...

fine pants and bags :)

Kati said...

Aah - that kimono is so darling!!


Katie Aman said...

Haha! How fun, I love that that couple is learning a new hobby together...that is so sweet and just goes to show one should never stop trying new things. I love that they see you two flirting and made a comment ;)
Plus, wow you look gorgeous! The layering here is just spot on and that kimono is such a dreamy piece. The print is wonderful.
Have a blessed day, Beautiful!

FierceandFashionable said...

What a fun spring outfit. Love that arm full of bracelets!! :)

xx Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

febrina utami putri said...

this is just a perfect look for spring! the teal kimono really adds up fun to the whole outfit :)

Renae at simple sequins said...

Linda! My ydd bought some shoes just like those and she almost broke her leg walking into my home. She claimed she slipped on some snow stuck to the bottom of her 'boot'! Be careful in those this whether they are springy-er or not. And ...this elderly couple are like how old? Say sixty? hahahahahaha. You are so cute!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!


nice styling!
Im waiting the next story about you and CG
have a nice day pretty

Allie Gunter said...

Love that kimono- adorable!


Rebecca Harasym said...

What a beautiful inspiring post and I just love your printed kimono!


SaraM said...

Hahahaha! Old people are known for their insightful observance and wisdom. ;) Looks like they're onto you guys!
You're spring look is so cute! Winter here isn't much colder than spring or fall, so I normally don't need to do much transitioning. I can't believe it's already the last day of February, though! Wow!
Btw, I love your hair like that! It's very flattering and chic!


Olivia Noel said...

I'm your newest follower girly and I love your accessories! xx

Rose-et-Violet said...

Aww that little anecdote is so sweet! And omg I'm in love with this outfit. So perfect for transitioning to spring...I think a cardi is a must for that transition period..and not one of those tiny tight cropped ones, but a nice breezy long cardigan that is not too warm but not too chilly either.


judith said...

Muy bonita la blusa!!

Amanda said...

the mint pants look so so good with the litas!

Elizabeth said...

SO cute! Love that bird-printed top. I have a pair of mint jeans I just got that I've been waiting to try until it got a little warmer. Lovely post!

xx Elizabeth
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Jodie said...

Thank you for the comment- I was trying to wear 4 items f denim but that's for the sub zero type of cool ;)
You look great I love the kimono- can't wait to see what the other looks will be like.

Kat said...

KSJFHAK;JDSFH YOU AND CUTE GUY AND SO FREAKING CUTE XP haha i love reading about you too ;) and the old couple sound so adorable :)
i loveeeee this look!! your transition into spring is perfect!! the lightness of the kimono is wonderful with this look :)

At first I was thinking about finding an internship in the city but I dont really want to have to commute into the city. I found this one internship for a small jewelry company last year and theyre located only a town away from where I live so i'm hoping they'll still be taking interns for the summer! :)

Sam said...

Haha, such cute romantic banter indeed! I am a little obsessed with this look, okay a lot!! I Lurv that bird print gilet and the gorgeous floral bag, the green accents are wonderful Thanks for your visit, have a great start to March!

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing outfit! I love it:)

Lily said...

Ahh, that swallow top is absolutely perfect! They are so cute with those mint pants. Your outfits is definitely one of my faves!

Angela Marie said...

You look gorgeous, I love the heels of course. All the colors here are perfect!! Cute bag too :)

Angela @ the Lovely Cup

Elana said...

August Wrinkle has the cutest stuff! I love this kimono so much, the print is adorable. This entire look has me really wishing it was spring!

Halie said...

Love the layering.

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Stella Winata said...

Great outfit and I love the way you stack your bracelets!

Lisa said...

I really love all of the layering in this outfit. It's very cute!

Levi (tlnique) said...

Love this look! That bird sheer vest(?) is so cool! Looking good :)

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ねこちゃん said...

*awwww* that's utterly adorable! both.. the hands holding couple and CG & you ;)
That bird print kimono is so beautiful! I thought I had seen something similar on the web but I can't remember where..
You look so radiant and happy! Beautiful shots~ I am quite incapable when it comes to season changes..

Monica said...

Great outfit! :)

Mili said...

throwing the cardigan on is totally the perfect way to wear this look on the colder days! can't wait to see the other ways you transition your looks :)

Mili from call me, Maeby

Anonymous said...

Great spring transition! I'll never get tired of mint skinnies and kimonos are the best layering pieces! The older couple in your class sound cute. :) Hope you have a great weekend! <3


Softwares to Stilettoes said...

OMG I love the whole outfit.. :)
Especially the sheer kimono..<3


Maiken said...

oh, you and CG.. I can already see a lot of potential there ;) and I just love reading those little stories! so cute.
anyway, the combo of your birdie kimono and mint pants is so nice! so are your new earrings and floral bag. definitely a superb spring look but at the same time cosy and quite warm too.

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Giulia Nori said...

you look amazing! :)

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Fash Boulevard said...

So stunning. Adore this post, love. So fabulous! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo


Cute dialogue between you two. The teal printed kimono is gorgeous on you. :)

czarianonuevo said...

this is very spring forward!!! i'm really excited for this series!! LOVE this transition look!!! that teal printed kimono is so adorable!!! i can totally wear that with everything!! those mint jeans are perfect!!!

wow,, you and CG are really getting close as noticed from this funny and "teasing" moments :))))

czarina :)

Estelle said...

The colour of your jeans is amazing!
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Mica said...

Aww that old couple sound so sweet! What a nice thing to do for them. I hope you and CG have as much fun at the photography class as they do! :)

Really like this outfit - that green kimono is beautiful and I like all of the pieces you've paired it with :)

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The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely look :)

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Danny said...

This look really shouts Spring!!! Loved those earrings, so beautiful

Marsa said...

that kimono poncho thingy ahhhh sooo sooo cute!!!!
i love august wrinkle! im so jealous :)

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Loving the greens! Stunning photos :) x

Megan, said...

hello spring! Xo Megan,

Annie said...

That blouse is so pretty, love the floral bag, and your hair looks so cute in a bun!

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Chloe Polo said...

I love your outfit!
I love your jeans, bag and boots <3
UK High Street Fashion

Anonymous said...

Those shoes !!! Perfection!

Lattes & Lacee

Shubhi said...

That bird print kimono really takes the show...
beautiful outfit!

Love the way you've done your hair..

Shubhi's Revels!

Ann said...

Love your story about the old couple in photography class...I immediately wish me and my hubby would still be like that years from now.

Love your pants and cardigan.
And you hair looks wonderful
since I've cut my hair short
I miss putting it up.

Ann said...

Love your story about the old couple in photography class...I immediately wish me and my hubby would still be like that years from now.

Love your pants and cardigan.
And you hair looks wonderful
since I've cut my hair short
I miss putting it up.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love these mint pants, they remind me that spring really is coming!

Sparkles and Shoes

Anonymous said...

Lovely outfit! I love that cover-up and those pants.


Caitie Schlisserman said...

love the minty color your pants are!

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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What gorgeous colors. Loving the print on your blouse :)

Heidi-likes said...

I love your outit, those shoes are amazing! X

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Ali of Dressing Ken said...

What a fun look, now we just need the spring weather to go along with it!

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zoë said...

I have this joy of reading your stories..haha
was listening to J.Timberlake's "Mirrors" and i was reading the part of the elderly couple holding hands in your heart just melted.

CG's a fun guy to be with huh?

Great job collaborating with August Wrinkle!
that bag's just perfect for the ensemble.

zoë said...
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Sunny & Star said...

You look so pretty. I love the color of your pants and I am crazy for that bird print.

The elderly couple! Just adorable.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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Sam said...

Thanks for your kind comment, you are too sweet! ...have a wonderful weekend!

Issa Tchieu said...

such a sweet couple. hard to come by.
lovely ensemble and love that last shot of those shoes n the bag. Great angle!

Anonymous said...

love this outfit, the pastel colors are just perfect! :)


libys11 said...

this screams spring!! i love it!! the color palette and styling is superb and i just love that kimono as a layering piece!! wow!

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Issa Tchieu said...

Nice conversation u've got there. Little actions that make u smile. Love how u put together this outfit and that last shot is my favorite.

María Rubio said...

beautiful look <3


jamie x marcum said...

i totally cannot wait for it to get warmer :) your smile is really contagious!


Bernadette Czle said...

love the kimono xx

Wynne Prasetyo said...

that green outerwear is flattering and you've got great layering skills!


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Olya Clifton said...

Love the colors, and your accessories. You are so cute!

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Caro * said...

Perfect outfit ! I love this mix of colors :)
Your pants and your blouse are beautiful :)

Sandra Leiva said...

That kimono is so cute, love that print! <333

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Such an elegant lady, such a great outfit!! I love it!!!
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Monja said...

nice ! xo

Khushbu Verma said...

That's absolutely gorgeous. I first thought that its a green scarf, I really loved this piece. Whole look is awesome and that bun really suits you.

Katie Q. said...

Ohhh, I love any other with muted tones in it, so I'm just loving this look. the breezy kimono top with the little birds is so cute and I love how you picked up the color of the birds with your boots and other items, it makes the birds show up a little more.

I'm going to agree with everyone, I always love reading the little snippets between you and CG. It's adorable and always end up with a huge grin on my face for you. :)

Lorena said...

Very cute ! the color scheme here and the accessories totally rock.

Laura said...

I really love that adorable flowy top and how you styled it for winter!

Also, the little conversations between you and CG are just too adorable for words!


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