Fashion Friday: Neutral Layers for (Not Quite) Spring!

Getting dressed during the time between winter and spring can really suck. One day it can be sunny and you don’t even need a jacket and the next you walk out your door and slip and fall on your ass on a patch of ice before you realize how cold it is.  They key for dressing in early spring is layers.  And right now I’m loving the look of pale, neutral tones in various shades- it keeps you toasty while the light colors signify spring!

I was totally inspired by this shot. The bare legs you need to save for when it’s a BIT warmer, but the silhouette and overall concept are fabulous.  The key to this look is to always pair a slim, fitted pencil skirt with something looser and ideally, boxy and slightly cropped (but no tummy showing, please).  It shows of your curves without having everything be tight. The mix of textures is key too- smooth wool, chunky knit and suede (which is gonna be so huge for spring and next fall so stock up!)

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Tiny, Cozy Cottages.

I have always been delighted to death by miniature things. Really, anything super tiny from animals (i.e. pygmy goats, mini horses, micro pigs, specifically).  I loved my dollhouse and tiny furniture and always preferred a smaller room to a big one.  I still prefer a smaller home to a huge one personally.  There’s something so safe and cozy about a smaller home.  That said, the trend of micro homes is a bit TOO snug for my taste, but small cottages? Yes please!

This one would be amazing for a weekend retreat– and LOOK at that interior!

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Resource Water Eco Remodel Sweepstakes! (P.S. it’s HUGE!)

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I’m so excited to share with you guys this AMAZING, HUGE sweepstakes I am a part of with resource® Natural Spring Water.   Finding ways to make the home more green is something I have been focusing on in my own life and work.  From eco-friendly fabrics and low- VOC paints to energy efficient windows and insulation, there are big and small ways in which you can live more consciously of the environment.   resource® Natural Spring Water also has the same focus, introducing it’s next-generation 100% recycled plastic bottle (*excluding cap and label) which contains sustainably sourced water from carefully selected springs with naturally occurring electrolytes for a crisp, clean taste.  Put those two things together and what do you get? One heck of an awesome eco-remodel sweepstakes, that’s what!

So what can you win??? Glad you asked, because it’s awesome. :)

PRIZES:

One Grand Prize Winner will win:

An e-design consultation with me to discuss an eco-friendly remodel of a living space in the winner’s home!

A $16,568 check payable to the Grand Prize Winner that can be used for making eco-friendly updates to his/her living space.

Winner will also get a years’ supply of resource® Natural Spring Water in its new 100% rPET* bottle awarded as twelve (12) cases of 24 700mL bottles delivered to Grand Prize Winner’s home. *excludes label and cap

Secondary Prize

Ten First Prize Winners will each win:

  • A $1,000 Visa gift card for winner’s own green refresh project.
  • A copy of my new book “Elements of Style”.
  • A 1-month supply of resource® Natural Spring Water awarded as one (1) case of 24 700mL bottles delivered to First Prize Winner’s home,

How can I enter to win the Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes**?

Consumers can enter at the mobile optimized microsite, www.resourcewatersweeps.com.

How long with the Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes** run?

The Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes will run from March 3, 2015 – May 12, 2015.

Who can enter the Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes**?

The Eco-Remodel Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are at least 18 years of age. Visit www.resourcewatersweeps.com for more details.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 5/12/15. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit www.resourcewatersweeps.com. Sponsor: Nestlé Waters North America Inc., 900 Long Ridge Road, Building 2 Stamford, CT 06902.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!! 

* This post is sponsored by resource Natural Spring Water.