Spring Layers

While I love that we have all of the season here in North Carolina, I have a love/hate relationship with our weather. The past few days it has been absolutely beautiful here. I mean 70 degrees, warm wind, and sunny. While I have loved the warmth, it is just going to be that much harder when it inevitably gets cold again. However, I am trying to enjoy this glimpse of spring while I can!

Spring Layers - Lefty Living Life

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Cozy Knit and Bright White

Cozy Knit and Bright White- Lefty Living Life

Hello all! You might have noticed that I’ve been wearing a lot of white lately and I have definitely been wearing it more lately, but that is because it is so easy to wear with winter colors! The white, I think, really brightens up those jewel tones, which is always nice when it is dark outside.

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My Keys to Layering

As you have probably been doing as well, all I have been wearing lately is layers and layers as I try to keep warm. I always get questions about layering and I think the key is having a couple basic pieces or styles that you can always turn to so you start your outfit off right. So here are my 4 keys that help me layer with every outfit

My Keys to Layering- Lefty Living Life

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Layered Texture

Layering with different color combinations and textures is one of my favorite things, but I also love layering with textures. This outfit was basically my layered textured dream. First, my shoes are suede…one word about these shoes. I got them for Christmas and they are weather proof! I am so obsessed with them because I can wear them for any occasion and they are so comfortable.

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Flannel and Sparkles

One of the hardest things about having a fashion blog is dealing with winter. First of all your time to take photos is seriously affected by light. During the summer, I normally take pictures after work and it is not a problem at all. In the winter though, I have to set out specific time early in the morning or on the weekend so there is enough light.

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Wool and Pearls

As much as I love layering, there are some pitfalls that I like to avoid. The first one is that I don’t want to look like the Michelin man and not be able to move my arms. The other one is that I still want to feel cute and feminine, while also staying warm. With a wool mini-skirt and a thick but girly sweater are the perfect way to avoid these issues.

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Layered Jewel Tones

We are definitely getting winter over here on the east coast, which has meant lots of layering for me. Now I love layering with patterns, but I also love layering with colors. Layering is such a great way to experiment with different color combinations or add a little something extra to an otherwise quiet outfit.

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Making Summery Pink Work for Winter

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and if you had any snow, like us, you were able to enjoy it. With my current jobs, I have to be working professional everyday, although I can be pretty creative with colors and accessories. With that said though, I don’t have the space or the money to have a completely separate wardrobe for each season. So I have to make pieces work for multiple seasons. I really don’t mind this though because I get to wear my favorite pieces year round and it encourages me to be very creative with my wardrobe.

This skirt for example, is one of my favorite summer skirts. It is my favorite color and the cut is so cute! I definitely didn’t want to give it up for winter and thankfully I haven’t had to. Throw on a button-down and tights and it looks just as cute as it does with a blouse in the summer. Everyone always asks me with outfits like this how I came up with it. And the honest answer is a lot of it is chance. With this outfit, I had the skirt, shoes, and top all set. But I was still freezing so I just started trying on different sweaters and this one turned out to be perfect. Sometimes you really don’t know how things will look together until you try it! Until next time,

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Brighten Up Blue with Hot Pink

Blue and winter white are a fabulous combination. It just feels like snow and winter. However, whenever I wear it, I feel a little dull. Of course, whenever I want to add a little fun to an outfit, pink is my go-to. I just picked up this coat from J.Crew Factory (and it is on sale plus there are some other fabulous coats on their website) and it has been the perfect addition to my winter wardrobe. I’m not going to lie, I was a little worried when I first got it that I had gone too far. A hot pink coat? Maybe it was a little much even for me. But now that I have had the chance to wear it a little, I must say, my new go-to piece is a statement coat. It takes any outfit to the next level and keeps you feeling cute and fabulous even when you are bundled up. Stay tuned later this week for some of my favorite statement coats of the season! Until next time…

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