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A Little Edge…


I’ve been doing my best to re-mix my wardrobe and I needed a change from all the neutrals I’ve been wearing so when we headed for a day in the city a few weeks ago I decided to wear this purple dress I wore last in the summer.  I grabbed by my cozy and warm blanket scarf and my moto jacket did the job of adding a little edge to the look.

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Similar AEO blanket scarf / similar moto jacket / similar dress / similar boots / similar sunnies / similar bracelet

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My winter style is not as dainty or ‘fru-fru’ as in the summer when I’m all about frolicking in the sunshine with my maxi dresses, skirts, florals and so on.  In the winter I lean towards looks that are a bit edgier and that doesn’t mean looking less put together.  When I first had my girls I fell into a mom rut of sorts and my winter look consisted of mostly bulky, all black outfits with little effort and no make-up and guess what it didn’t feel comfortable it just felt frumpy.  To avoid that type of rut especially in the winter these are some of the simple things I do:

  1. Add colourful or patterend bag or shoes.
  2. Add a colourful or patterned scarf.  I am a scarf-aholic and they always add fun pops to my outfits.
  3. Although I am not a hat person, they are another accessory that take a look to a whole new level.
  4. You can’t go wrong with bold statement jewelry and you don’t have to break the bank with amazing steals at places like Forever 21, H & M, Aldo Accessories and Winners/T.J.Maxx.
  5. Don’t forget your most important accessory: your face! Make sure you take good care of your skin in the winter with SPF, quality moisturizers, facials and the proper cleanser.
  6.  A little make-up also goes a long way such as a brighter lipstick/gloss, a hint of blush and mascara.

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My summer version of the dress:

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67 Comments

  • Reply Ada

    That purple color is gorgeous on you and I love how you styled a summery dress for Winter with that awesome plaid scarf!

    January 21, 2015 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    love how you winterized (if that’s a word) that dress lol. So cute!

    xo
    PinkSole

    January 21, 2015 at 5:52 am
  • Reply Tara

    Love the color of this dress on you….the scarf is perfect with it!

    January 21, 2015 at 5:55 am
  • Reply Susan Jeffries

    This is so amazing!! I love how you turned this summer dress into something that works for winter! Thanks for the inspiration!! Susan

    January 21, 2015 at 6:11 am
  • Reply Jill

    I love how you styled this dress for winter! The purple and black look amazing together! Such a cute look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    January 21, 2015 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Rafaela

    Love the color of your dress!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

    January 21, 2015 at 7:04 am
  • Reply Blaire Bingham

    Loving that cute purple dress, especially paired with the moto jacket!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    January 21, 2015 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Brooke

    I love when a dress can be worn in both summer and winter, makes your wardrobe really stretch! I love you in purple BTW.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

    January 21, 2015 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Audrey Solheid

    Great look for winter! Love the black and purple combo! It really pops. Wonderful winter inspiration:) Have a great day!

    Audrey
    http://www.audreysalutes.com

    January 21, 2015 at 7:41 am
  • Reply nunu

    i like so much the color of your dress!!! gorgeous 😉
    Check it out my new post: http://honeyandcotton.org/elegant-and-wedding-dresses/

    January 21, 2015 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Dawn Lucy

    Super pretty! You look beautiful in purple! Love how you remixed this summery look for winter fabulousness! I would be so happy if you’d come by on Fridays for my new blog link up FUN FASHION FRIDAY! Come share your chic style with us, Marta!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    January 21, 2015 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Shannon

    In love with this look! Edgy meats girlie is so perfect and purple looks so cute on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    January 21, 2015 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Claire @ Fashion + Feathers

    I love finding ways to rewear clothes from other season. Your summer dress looks great layered!

    January 21, 2015 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Amy Ann

    I’ve been trying to remix my wardrobe too. Loving this pairing. Your dress is such a pretty color.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    January 21, 2015 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Julie

    I love that purple dress. I have really been wearing purple like crazy lately. lol! Your scarf is so cute!

    January 21, 2015 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Sherri S

    Wow! AWESOME look. Great way to stretch your closet too.

    January 21, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Megan

    This is a great post! I love how you turned this summer dress into a winter one! That colored scarf is so pretty too! My favorite way to remix an outfit is to add a scarf or statement necklace or both!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

    January 21, 2015 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Darcy

    Super cute! Love the style and color of that scarf!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    January 21, 2015 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Kellie

    Yay for remixing your closet…I too am doing the same! I love the color here paired with the jacket…perfect for winter!!
    Kellie @ http://www.ie-style.com

    January 21, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I can hardly tell it is the same dress as the one you wore this summer! I am actually doing something similar to this for tomorrows blog post! I just love purple, it looks great on you and I love that purple scarf with the dress, too! The jacket def. adds just the right amount of edge to the outfit.

    January 21, 2015 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Ginny

    I really like how you winterized this dress, such a great combo!

    January 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Joanne Mason

    I love how the purples play off each other. So cute!

    Cheers,
    Joanne
    FabulouslyAverage

    January 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Jane

    Love this outfit! Such a beautiful color on you!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

    January 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Tori McKimm

    Great tips!! I am loving you in color–this goes so amazing with your hair!! Great way to spice up the winter 🙂

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

    January 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Clare

    What a great transition from summer to winter! Isn’t it crazy how just putting on tights, boots and a jacket totally transforms a dress?! I love your tips on how to incorporate color/”pop” into your closet, such easy things make a huge difference!

    Stopping by from the link ups.
    Clare
    Understated Classics

    January 21, 2015 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Jess

    This is so gorgeous! I love the purples on you! Yes, we are edgy girls huh? Love the jacket and boots for this season!
    from the link up, ‘

    please stop by, jess xx

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    January 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ For the Love of Leopard

    Love that purple scarf with that pretty dress! You’ve done such a great job at making a summer dress appropriate for winter! Too cute!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

    January 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Gina

    I remember getting the winter blues often and would end up pulling out my Spring clothes and flip flops long before it was warm enough to wear them hehe. Now I am grateful to live in Cali because I can wear whatever I want~~
    Lovely look, and great tips!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

    January 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Susan

    So pretty! Thanks for stopping by. xox (are you in T.O.?)

    January 21, 2015 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    I adore how you have remixed your summer dress for the winter! Your blanket scarf is a perfect compliment to your brightly colored dress!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

    January 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Tracy

    There’s that gorgeous scarf again! I just love those colors. And great job with the dress. I never would have guessed it was a summer-type dress. Very pretty, Marta!

    January 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Edwige

    Loving this fun look! I love how you style the dress both ways!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

    January 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply C.K. @ 50 Days of No Grey

    Found your blog from the link up. That colour looks great on you and the moto jacket is a great addition to your outfit. Nice one!

    January 22, 2015 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Ashley

    I love that pink + purple plaid! Girly take on a classic print. 🙂 So cute, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    January 22, 2015 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Gina @ On the Daily Express

    That scarf is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors so much. And I love your slightly more edgy winter style! It’s right up my alley with the moto jacket. 🙂
    Gina – On the Daily Express

    January 22, 2015 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Shauna

    Wow, great job styling this dress for winter! It’s perfect 🙂

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    January 22, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Katherine Lou

    I love this outfit. The color of your dress is beautiful and I love how you wore it for the warmer and colder months!

    January 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Sabina B

    Such a pretty look, love the dress and the scarf!

    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com/

    January 23, 2015 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Adriele

    Love how you completely re-styled this dress. So cute.
    -Adriele
    http://www.StyleAssisted.com

    January 23, 2015 at 3:42 am
  • Reply Marianne

    This look is perfection! These layers look so cozy and the colors are to die for! This purple looks so good on you. Your tips are fantastic and I really want that scarf!!!!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

    January 23, 2015 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Jeannette

    Hello Marta! I also hope that everything is going great with you, work and your family. I know (from personal experience) how it can get but with God and lots of love everything is possible. Love your edgy look today. I really enjoyed to see how you transformed a summer dress into a winter staple and it looks amazing. I keep telling myself to get a couple of scarfs but the fact that it is not that cold here in Orlando doesn’t motivate me to look for one however, every time I see them in pictures I get mad at myself for not having one. What a dilemma I have!
    You look beautiful in all the pictures as always. Thanks for sharing such wonderful tips. I also love the jewelry from F21 and H&M. Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

    January 23, 2015 at 11:34 am
  • Reply melisa

    Amazing look Mart. My favorite color purple. Love how style it with this motor jacket, perfect look. Have a great day. Mel
    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

    January 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Elissa (@style_wire)

    I too reach for the same neutrals over and and over! Must break the habit.

    xo
    http://www.style-wire.com

    January 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Because Shanna Said So

    Yay!!! Way to remix your closet…this is such a perfect winter style and the color is gorg on you….gotta love a good blanket scarf!! Have a great weekend!

    January 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    This dress looks great layered up for winter. I love it with the boots & leather jacket.

    michellespaige.blogspot.com

    January 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I love that scarf however you wear it! That jacket is so versatile and adds the perfect amount of edge to your look!

    January 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply RAYA

    Oh wow! I can’t believe that this was planned last minute because the outfit looks so put-together. I believe that it helps to invest in versatile pieces like your purple dress and the jacket which can go a long way when styled by a talented lady. 🙂 Stay gorgeous and keep in touch always. :O)

    with love,
    RAYA
    http://www.raysofraya.com
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    January 24, 2015 at 7:50 am
  • Reply J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all

    The harshness of winter makes me dress a little less fru fru too! Thanks for shring dear! 🙂

    January 24, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life

    I love the winter version of this dress. The colors of the scarf works so well with it.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    January 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Jacqueline

    Love this color on you! So pretty!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    January 24, 2015 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    Great winter version of the dress, you look wonderful! 🙂

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! 🙂
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
    http://www.beneaththecoat.com
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    Kisses from Zurich,
    K

    January 25, 2015 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Patti

    I love how you winterized the dress – and that scarf is a real outfit-maker. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look fab.

    January 25, 2015 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Love how you mixed up that summer dress!!

    January 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Pam@over50feeling40

    Love the colors! Nice look!

    January 25, 2015 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Suzanne

    What a fabulous colour combo on you. The boots look comfy too.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    January 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Lana

    What a great idea to pair the dress with leggings and a scarf. I’ll have to give this a try. Lovely look!

    January 26, 2015 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Mrs C

    I like the dress combination with tall boots, very edgy indeed!

    January 26, 2015 at 4:05 am
  • Reply Carly

    so cute and we are TOTALLY channeling the same vibe this week- that pretty color w LEATHER! Love it. #greatminds.
    C

    January 26, 2015 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Jessica

    This dress looks better with the jacket and the scarf. It looks pretty on its own but the styling did add an edge to it.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    January 26, 2015 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Adriana

    The color of your dress looks great with your hair!
    xx
    http://www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

    January 26, 2015 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I am so in love with your scarf! That color is just gorgeous on you!

    January 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Inge

    I love this bright dress for a pop of fun in the winter, and your scarf matches it perfectly!

    January 26, 2015 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    That scarf is so fun and I really like how you made your summer dress appropriate for winter! The color is so pretty!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

    January 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Love the winter version and your styling tips! The scarf and boots are fab.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    January 27, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Melissa

    Very cute!!! Love how you took the dress from summer to winter!!!

    Also, I started a Personal Style Fashion Link Up and Would love for you to join! Please check it out at http://www.mahogany-closet.com/2015/01/first-link-up-mahogany-closet-mondays.html

    Thanks
    Melissa

    January 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Alena

    I love how you styled this dress for winter!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com/

    January 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Hillary @ Style in a Small Town

    This scarf is gorgeous and I love that you styled this dress for two seasons! Dropping by from the Trend Spin Linkup! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

    January 29, 2015 at 11:29 pm
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