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.
I call this my flash forward in red ensemble. Next stop? 2014.
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)
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!
21 replies to “flash forward (in red)”
i love how the bright red stands out against the neutrals of the background!
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I love this entire post. I too, am falling behind on my posts being so busy around the holidays. I absoutely love this look. All off your outfits are very well put together.
You look so pretty in red! I bet you get that a lot ❤
I didn´t liked scarves but as you said they are a great substitute for a necklace. I like your blouse.
You are the queen of “the look for less”! One more reason we probably were separated at birth scarves are EVERYTHING during the winter;)
I love red colour!
Enjoy your holiday!, and all the best for this new year 🙂
Happy New Year !! 😀
Love the whole outfit!
That’s such a lovely scarf. 🙂 Great outfit.
Love the colors… and these red shoes WOW
Beautiful outfit! I love the pants and the shoes and all the colors are lovely! Hope you have a great holiday! Enjoy! 🙂
love this outfit
Ah the shoes just complete the whole outfit!
I have definitely blogged less. But I tell myself sometimes less is more lol and I immediately feel better. Great look! xd
I love the indoor scarf tip! I always feel odd wearing them indoors, but it seems like a great idea (especially in a cold office).
Great deal on those shoes. WOW!!!
Love the outfit. It looks so great. And wonderful shoes.
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!
love the red on you and love those amazing shoes!! looks like you’re starting 2014 on the right foot 😉
have a wonderful new year! xoxo
Thanks, everyone!! A very happy new year to all!! XO
Thanks, everyone, for understanding the ‘holiday delay’ when it comes to blogging!! Happy New Year to everyone!! XO
Still lovin’ those shoes!