The Spring Mix: What a season, right? One day there is snow on your sidewalk pansies, and the next it is in the mid eighties! Today I wear a mixed outfit with pieces that span many seasons.
My Spring mix !
_______ Floral silk dress, sim here, here, (swoon Fendi) and here as mine was bought at LVIS for $6.00. This dress is cut on the bias so it is flattering, and I love the simple style of it. My denim trench is an old eBay find, and there are similar ones here and here. Beaded Bee brooch here . _______
Layer a silk dress with a long sleeve tee and wear it into winter with leggings and camo boots. If, I mean when- of course- Spring comes, add a hoodie or cardi, and you are good to go. GO, GO, GO !
Below a couture version with similar colors just for show. A spring mix of florals on chocolate-brown, yes please! Thanks Fendi for showing us the way.
By the way, it is fun to make nice with a school bus. Below I am sporting my eclectic #OOTD on the street!
You remember this look on Instagram I bet. I am always there first. Sorry for the delay, life is happening!
These color blocked maryjanes are fun to wear. When in doubt, go for a school girl vibe! As a girl, ahem, who is approaching sixty- I say why not! See a closer photo below.
So I know universally we are at odds with the ever-changing weather. What to wear? We get 30 degree temperature swings in one day ! The key of course, is a strict cocktail hour regimen ( which I can not partake of– wha ! ) for coping, and layers as a style strategy. Trench coats can save the day. AND they are trending. Now for a true Spring look check here.
Ah- the Spring mix of flowers, snow, ice, rain, sleet, and finally, FINALLY sunshine !
I HOPE YOU ARE WARM AND WELL MY FRIENDS. TELL ME , HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH THIS WEATHER MANIA?
WHAT IS MAKING YOU SMILE TODAY?
I still love that trench you are wearing! We get a very sunny and warm week here in the Netherlands. Very strange, as it is pretty cold today! Have a great start of the week!
Thanks l always love my trench coats, yes, weird weather seems universal!
Wow – you look incredible!! LOVE your style! x
Thanks so very much !
I love your layered look! So chic and glam and perfect for this transitional time! Kisses
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Transitional times are challenging! Thanks Vale !
It’s so fun to get creative with our clothes this way, Elle!! And since we have no control over the weather—it’s smart!!
So true on both counts!
To suggest our weather sucks is a massive understatement. All weekend we’ve had freezing rain mixed with snow. It’s a big skating rink outside! Much more of this and the whole of Toronto will need antidepressants. We were “teased” with one brilliant day last week and the rest has felt like winter. So. damn. tired. of. this. I love your eclectic mix of textures and colours. I really like those shoes. They are cute and look comfy. Where did you get them at? I’m a fan of the jean trench and have done quite well selling them in my shop… Read more »
Indeed a massive overstatement! It got so hot one day, I had to leave my co-op for an air conditioned hotel, then it dived back into the forties!
Yes, denim trench love!
Happy week friend.
This is a great look! I love your dress.
Thanks so much Gemma !
Such a fun springy look, Elle! I would never have put all these lovely pieces together, particularly your creative neckwear and the socks/shoes combo (which I’m slightly afraid of, myself). You’re a breath of fresh air in the gloom!
Yes, you might have, just not the shoes and socks..
Your outfit is incredible – so fun and creative! I love your denim trench, and these shoes with socks are fantastic! Love your improvised tie with a floral dress – so unique! I hope Spring will stop messing about, what a hooligan, and soon will come to stay. Warmest hugs!
Leave it to you to find the perfect word for this weather! I am so glad you like what I am wearing. I can see you in a similar outfit!
You look amazing! Love this look so much!
Happy Monday, babe!
I hope all is well!
This silk dress looks fanatstic on you, Elle. Love denim trench too. Wish you a great week ahead.
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It is SOOooo comfy !
Great styling dear. I love your boots and the bag. The color combination of the outfit is just superb and you looking gorgeous in them. Amazing the pictures are really…:)
Thanks sincerely Mansi !
Happy new week!
Love the outfit looking fabulous this weather been whack out time for warmth.
Thanks my first! Yes, this weather is so challenging!
I really like your layered look. You dressed the dress in a very original way. I loved it.
Thanks so much Marisa!
I do march to my own drummer it seems..
Have a great week and sad, thanks for finding me here!
I love the outfit. Nice coat especially.
I appreciate it, but I wish I did not have to wear coats anymore!
Hello, tell me about your clutch please
Hi sweetie, I bought this in Portugal. But Fox’s.com had similar bags, check them out.
I just love it that you go for a school girl look and easily tell us you’re approaching 60 in kind of the same sentence. That is what I call self-confidence girl! Good job. Same goes for the outfit. It looks very good on you. Love, Lieske
Thanks so much Lieske!
I am chock full of contradictions!
I ADORE this entire outfit…and the name that springs to mind – and I hope this doesn’t sound derogatory because it is meant in the most complimentary way – is “depression era chic.” Do you know what I mean? The bias-cut brown floral dress, the slouchy socks with the the platform Mary Janes…even the denim overcoat. I hope you get what I mean by that because I think it is so so charming!
I do get what you mean. You are correct, I think and I appreciate how well tuned into trends you are and also how articulate you are. I do think this has a retro vibe and perhaps a more toned down version of Gucci’s expensive mash ups , modeled by twiggy models made up to look like homely librarians…
Love your look!
You absolutely look so stylish babe
I love the scarf and dress
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
Oh yes layering for the crazy weather is a must. This dress is so fun and I LOVE the double scarf look, so wonderful. And the yellow pop of color in the shoes reminds that it is indeed spring even though it may not feel like it.
Allie of ALLIENYC