How to style your summer clothes for cold weather

Ever wanted to bring that wonderful summer style you love into fall or winter, but it’s too cold to wear it when the weather changes? Here are a few tips to on how to style your summer favs for fall and winter instead of pushing them to the back of the closet until the spring thaw begins. Hint, it’s all about the layers…


Black and white and silver all over


Layer up. Add scarves, coats, boots, hats, tights – whatever keeps you warm! I chose to wear a sleeveless maxi dress and didn’t remember to put on a pair of tights. But baby, it’s getting cold out there, so I could have used those tights as the weather is cooling down now in Oregon. Not quite winter weather yet, but upper 40’s are still a bit cold.

Wear a sweater over top of a dress so it looks more like a skirt – adds extra warmth and creates a new fall/winter look.

Depending on the dress, you can wear your dress as a tunic with leggings underneath + boots for added warmth. Or skinny jeans. Any pants that aren’t too bulky will work just fine.

Wear a long sleeved shirt underneath a sleeveless dress. I have one I was looking at thinking it would look good with the new ‘in’ trend of wearing shirts under sleeveless dresses or tops.

Wear a cardigan over the dress with a vest layered over top + tights and boots.

Maxi dresses are great for fall and winter – the longer length equals more warmth.

Wear shorts with thick tights and boots + layers on top for a fun fall look.

Mostly, it’s all about layering – over or under to get the warmth & style you need and want for the colder weather.


Black and white chevron dress


Black, white and silver


Black and white fall to winter style



Black leather jacket, black and white zig zag dress + rose gold purse


Black and white zig zag chevron pattern maxi dress


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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

Best of Etsy Gifts

I got a little carried away with Etsy today. So much cool stuff. So many talented craftsmen and women on there. Gotta love Etsy! I like that you can find unique and interesting gifts you may not be able to find in the bigger department stores on Etsy, and there is so much to choose from!

I fell in love with the the wire light up angel wings door hanger. Plus all of the fun throw pillows. There were also so many fun mugs to choose from. And wall hangings! Don’t even get me started on the jewelry… A unicorn charm necklace? Yes, please! How fun and whimsical is that? Light up mason jars with hydrangeas on top ~ love it! All these crafty creative people out there making cool stuff so I don’t have to. Works for me. I always think I’m going to be crafty and make my own stuff, but let’s get real here. I’m not going to get around to it. Like ever. So don’t count on handmade gifts from me.

If you’d like to follow me down the rabbit hole to Etsy-land, check out my favorites, below, all under $50!




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