Violets are Blue…Gingham & Floral Prints

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With the Polar Vortex upon us, I decided to dress in layers today. I usually determine my outfits by picking one piece that I definitely want to wear and coordinating around it. This tactic was used in picking out today’s ensemble.

I brought out this blue and violet cardigan which really doesn’t get enough credit for being so pretty. I realized last night how versatile it was when I found at least 5 different outfits that I could build from this one piece!

In order to stay warm and give my poor legs and feet a break from the Arctic wind, I decided on pants instead of a skirt. I also was pleasantly surprised that the cardigan paired so well with a blue and white gingham shirt from Old Navy. Add a grey and blue crystal bib necklace and I was ready for a chilly Monday.

Of course, as I was working in my closet, I neglected to watch the weather and its 50 degrees here today. Egads! Snow is predicted for tomorrow though….and I’ll probably wear a skirt. Take THAT Mother Nature! Xoxo.. Cortneybre..

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Gingham and Roses – A Mixing of Patterns

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Today’s post features one of my favorite skirts.  I happened upon this beautiful print at a JCREW outlet and thought it was so unique.  The skirt is saturated with a beautiful collage of pinks, browns, and yellows.  I’ve been wearing the skirt with a brown shirt – similar to the cardigan I have on today – but I decided to think out of the box and find something more exciting.

As the “pattern-on-pattern” trend is so hot right now, I thought I’d give it a try and wear a pink and white striped gingham button up shirt.  I’ve gotten several compliments and “I’d never think to pair that with that” comments which are a sign of true success!    Xoxo…Cortneybre…

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