One of my favorite things about Sunday is the fact that just about every week my mum and I spend the day together starting with brunch, which is generally the kick off to our "Sunday Funday" activities. This past Sunday was no different, however instead of going to one of our regular spots downtown, we decided to change it up a bit, and went to the Sewickley Hotel, considering we love their dinner menu we figured why not try brunch! I also took this opportunity to wear my new floral dress from my sponsor Make Me Chic, which definitely added a much needed touch of color to the currently grey (and cold) landscape of South Western, Pennsylvania.
Flowers & Fur
Since my mum and I decided to take a step out of our comfort zone and try somewhere different for our weekly Sunday brunch, I decided this was a great opportunity to step out in style and show off some of my favorite old and new pieces. The new being this floral dress from Make Me Chic, and the old being one of my grandmother's gorgeous silver fur coats that she had left me after she passed away. I also can't forget to mention that to complete this look I styled some of my favorite Rocksbox pieces along with my trusty Louboutin pumps that I purchased from Tradesy.
I have to start off by saying that this adorable floral dress has become an awesome addition to my wardrobe. Though I have a handful of dresses for work, I don't have many that are appropriate for going out on the weekends, however with this dress, that problem was solved! The reason I love this dress isn't only because it is well made, but also because of how well it fits me. This dress is cut perfectly at the bust, giving it a fun and flirty feel, without showing too much skin. The length of this dress is also is a key factor to why it has become a fast favorite of mine too. The reason that is, is because it isn't too short, which just makes me feel much more comfortable while wearing it, because due to my long legs I always am a bit self-conscious when wearing mini dresses.
The one thing I have to admit about this dress is, it isn't something I would normally style in the winter due to its fresh summer feel and floral pattern. However since Sunday was all about trying new things, that is why I decided to style this summer dress for winter. The first reason why this dress works great as a winter piece, is as I mentioned earlier it simply adds the perfect pop of color that us Pittsburghers will be missing until at least late March. However, it also works perfectly as a winter piece due to the fact it is versatile and could be styled with many different pieces. Though I chose to simply style it with a coat and accessories, this piece would look great styled with a sweater over top of it, much like how I styled this dress from SheIn back in October.
Lastly, I would like to talk about the gorgeous jewelry pieces I chose to style with this dress, because quite frankly I think these pieces really make the outfit. For this look I really wanted to go for a warmer vibe (especially due to the dreadfully cold weather we've been having here in the Ice'Burgh lately) so I chose to style these gorgeous Carla Rose Gold Earrings by Kendra Scott with my Crystal Points Necklace and Moonlight Daydream Cuff by SLATE. The reason these three work so well with this outfit is because each of them have an earthy but sophisticated vibe, which plays off the floral pattern of the dress perfectly.
One Last Look
What are some of your favorite ways to style a summer garment for winter weather? Let's chat about it in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic! Have an outfit you're just dying to show off? I'd love to see it! So feel free to snap a picture and tag me in your post or story on Instagram at @StarkRavingChic. Stay warm, babes! (And to those of you who are down south or on the west coast, I'm looking at you with envy!)
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