Surf in Paris with Layers.

Surf in Paris with Layers.

Just when I thought winter would never come… It’s frigid!  No, that’s totally an exaggeration.  My fingers are frigid, but it’s almost 60 degrees outside.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining because I know some of the country is ACTUALLY frigid right now, but I’m cold!  The only way to beat the weather in LA when it dips below the average temperature of 71 degrees?  Layers!  Layers are such an awesome way to experiment with shapes and patterns, which is absolutely my favorite thing in the world. Obviously. It’s actually kind of funny how this outfit came to be.  It started with the Surf in Paris t-shirt from Millimétré (see my other killer scores from them in this post), but I was a little cold and I wanted to put something under it to keep me warm, so on went a turtleneck dress. The dress was shorter and I knew I would want more coverage, so I put on the boots.  I was STILL cold, so I put this wool skirt on under the dress, and it kind of peeked out the bottom, which was cute, but I needed more!  So then I decided enough was enough, and I got back in bed. After warming up under a mound of blankets, I decided to give life a try again.  I definitely liked the skirt and the tee together, but this time I reached for a top that buttoned all the way up to cover my neck, plus added a little pattern.  On went the boots again, because of course, how could I not?  BUT I WAS STILL COLD.  Idea!  My...
Layers + Leather Shoppers + Pulpits

Layers + Leather Shoppers + Pulpits

Normally I don’t go for dark backgrounds, but this one seemed to fit the outfit so well.  Maybe it’s because of the neon in the shirt, or maybe it’s just because I’m crazy, but I’m liking it!  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go on an all black backgrounds kick, you’ll still get your usual dosage of all-too-much-color-in-one-picture walls.  It’s always good to change it up a little though right?  Of course I’m right!   Want to know what else I’m right about? Layers.  I’ve been doing layers a lot more this spring, as seen here and here, and it’s adding an entirely new dimension to my wardrobe.  It’s fun to play with not only the colors of layers, but also the shapes.  Larger boxy pieces over more form fitting (an obvious choice), but there are even some glorious layered outfits to be made that are tight over loose!  WHAT? Tight over loose?  That doesn’t make any sense!  You’re imagining the awkwardness of the bunched up bottom layer under a small top layer right?  Well, sometimes it works!  Take the cream colored top above that fits a little more snug along the top half of the piece, but has an open back.  This is the perfect piece to throw something loose under!  Just wait, I’ll show you and prove wrong the little voice in your head that’s huffing and puffing over the mere thought of this combo.   For now though my friends,  you have plenty of springtime shape layering to feast your eyes on in this and the other layerful (awesome new word), posts of late.  The outfit...