flash forward (in red)

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Wow. What a whirlwind lately, readers! I’m sorry that I’ve gotten behind in my blogging during the holiday madness! But, by 2014, I’m going to be back on track! I’m slowly whittling down my to-do list…though it continues to look a bit endless at the moment- anyone else feeling that way!?

However, as I always like to say, at least I’ve got my accessories done for the day, so everything is more or less in order. We’ve had an amazing breath of fresh (warm) air here in Chicago, so I took to the streets to enjoy (and photograph)! We happened to catch the subway (the “El”) passing by overhead, which perfectly captured the mood and speed of the past week.

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I call this my flash forward in red ensemble. Next stop? 2014.

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Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)

Top: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $50)

Pants: Banana Republic ($20 marked down from approx $90)

Shoes: Cole Haan ($70 marked down from $400)

Scarf: (gift)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) While I think the umbrella print top is more of a spring/summer print, I think it worked layered up while worn on a ‘warm’ winter day. I don’t think too many prints are ‘seasonal,’ but some do seem to lend themselves better to a particular season than others. Most patterns can be transitioned with layers and scarves, so consider pulling out your camisole/silk tops  and seeing if they can be transitioned into a ‘winter’ top!

2) I’m a big fan of ‘indoor’ scarves. I think scarves serve as a great substitute for necklaces in winter. Bigger ‘winter’ scarves (i.e. wool) add texture, color, and, visual interest to outfits. Personally, I wear them to cover my entire neck (see the scarf detail photo above), though you can definitely wear them with more draping. I find scarves just about anywhere, but love the scarves at H&M and Gap. Gap has a big sale right now; I saw many of the scarves for about $10. (http://www.gap.com)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! Anyone else pulling out their “summer” work tops right now? Falling behind in their blogging?! Thank you so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!

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21 thoughts on “flash forward (in red)

  1. Yes, lately it has been crazy, but things is starting to slow down now. I love the way you captured the train. It was exactly the way I felt the past few weeks. I love scarves too. I have to check that H&M and Gap sale. Happy New Year!

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