Winter Remix: Part 2

February 15, 2012

First of all, I just wanted to say thank you for your comments on my post yesterday.  It felt good to put a little bit of my personal thoughts and insecurities out in the open so that I can have you all hold me accountable in the future.  So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Now, onto the lighter stuff!  As I mentioned on Monday, I submitted two different looks to Jessica Quirk’s Winter Remix Challenge, based around the styling of the orange blouse I bought at H&M last weekend.  Today, I wanted to share the second of the two looks, which is more of a subdued office-appropriate look.  And just to put this out there BEFORE the thought enters your brain, if you’re adverse to wearing white or cream in winter, get over it! White/cream can ABSOLUTELY be worn in winter, as long as you style it appropriately.  For me, that means covering up my equally white legs.  The tights also serve as a bold contrast to the skirt, so the whole look is a bit color-blocked, and I like it that way because it feels more interesting to me.  I paired the skirt and top with an easy fish-tail braid (that is one thing that I can do to my own hair) and a vintage necklace I found on Etsy.  On my feet, I wore my most favorite shoes ever (yes, ever).  They’re about 3 years old, t-strap, and tortoise shell, and I’ve really not seen anything like them since I purchased them, so I will continue to take care of these babies because the world might crash down around me when they are no longer wearable!

Blouse: H&M (recent) / Skirt: stolen from my sister’s closet / Tights: Old Navy / Shoes: Nine West / Necklace : vintage via Etsy

  • Neris

    LOVE it! white and orange look amazing together :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • Alison H

    Hey! I was wondering where that skirt was 😉 LOVE this look. So fun yet office appropriate.

    P.S. It’s a shame I don’t get to visit YOUR closet very often or you might have tons of stuff missing!

  • Liz (26 and Counting

    Loved both your looks for the winter remix – although the office gal in me is itchy to copy this one :)

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Copy away! It is a perfect corporate friendly look 😉

  • Kelley

    I loved the first half of this remix with your cute and casual jeans and vest, and I love this one too! I think white in the winter is wonderful! And this skirt looks lovely on you!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks! Its a fun and easy to style top!

  • nagehan

    I’m really liking this look. It seems so effortlessly chic.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you – it was so effortless! Except making sure not to stain the skirt :)

  • Mae

    ok, I am OBSESSED, I mean OBSESSED with this orange blouse!
    You look fabulous!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      go to h&m and get it! and pick up a anti-static bottle at target on the way home too 😉

  • Annie

    Love these colors together – you look gorgeous!

    The Other Side of Gray

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Annie!!

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