What are your thoughts on a bright floral print blouse in the winter? Should I work it honey-badger style, or just stop kidding myself that we're even close to seeing flowers any time soon?
robert frost once wrote, “two roads diverged in a wood, and i, i took the one the honey badger recommended.” or something like that.
you can totally rock floral print in the winter. winter florals tend to have a darker background than spring florals (think black, navy), and also are usually a larger print, rather than an itty bitty flower design. if your blouse is questionable, the key is to make it clear that you understand what season it is with the rest of your outfit—no bare legs or super-short hemlines. adding layers like opaque tights, knit cardigans, blazers, vests, scarves, and sticking to winter-friendly fabrics like wool and velvet will help winterize your look.
one of the best/worst things about colder weather is that no matter how frumpy or dressed up you are underneath, you spend most of your time outside looking exactly the same: coat, scarf, hat, gloves. after a few months, it gets a little boring. and i start to get a little lazy. (no one noticed that i’ve worn this shirt 4 times this week, right?)
lately, at least in pittsburgh, we’ve had a lot of “in-between” weather—it’s not cold enough for a heavy winter coat, but it’s also not warm enough to forgo outerwear altogether. translation: vest weather!
this faux fur bb dakota vest from jupe is perfect for the mildly cool temperatures and makes a great cozy addition on those days that you don’t want to completely cover up your outfit. it’s like the perfect wingman—it’s there for you, but it lets you shine.
i love that the collar is sturdy enough to stand up if you want a little extra shield from the wind. annnd (*drumroll*) it has POCKETS! warm hands for the win!
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nail art doesn’t usually interest me, probably because i can barely paint my nails a solid color without somehow screwing it up. the dripping blood nails at prabal gurung, however, were not only mindblowingly awesome, they look like something i might actually be capable of pulling off!
the nails were created by sally hansen manicurist tracylee, who used an artist’s “stringer” brush to create a dripping effect with sally hansen polish in “angel bite” on models’ bare nails, finishing with a layer of clear top coat.
angel bite, along with two other shades created for the prabal gurung for sally hansen spring collection, arrives in stores in march 2013.
so, how many side eyes do you think i’ll get when i show up to my economics class with bloody nails?