March 25, 2012

Spring in Winterland


I'm so envious of seemingly everyone else in the world who isn't living in the midst of Winter this March 25th. I woke up this morning with an enthusiastic plan to take a nice Spring outfit photo. That's when I noticed it was a complete blizzard outside. Fortunately it cleared up this afternoon so I braved the below freezing temperature & attempted to create a Spring-esque look that was still somewhat weather appropriate (don't let the silly smile fool you; I was beyond freezing). 

Bright colours were an obvious choice, pairing red with fluorescent orange (layered over a cream lace bodysuit). My House of Holland suspender tights were a clear necessity, so I chose black lace up boots & a black vintage cross-body bag to tie things together. Otherwise I accessorized fairly plainly, with a cream + gold bangle from H&M & my Chantilly Lace earrings by Stella & Dot. 

I have two exams coming up this Tuesday & Wednesday so you can expect something new the second those are out of the way. Until then I'll be attaching myself wholly to my text books & language CDs... oh the excitement ;)

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend - thank you so much for reading! 



I was wearing:
Red belted shorts - Dolce Vita
Orange fluoro oversized tee - H&M (old)
Cream lace bodysuit - American Apparel (here)
Suspender tights - House of Holland
Chantilly Lace earrings - c/o Stella & Dot (here)
Lace-up boots - F21 (old)
Cream & Gold bangle - H&M
Cross-body bag - Vintage

50 comments:

  1. Glad you survived the cold!!
    I love this outfit and am always a fan of mixing sorbet orange with red. It's a powerful duo!

    xx
    Katelyn
    www.theskinnyblondegirl.com

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  2. This outfit is so mazing :) you really pop out with these colors, I likeee :)

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  3. Girl I dont know how you do it!!!! Standing there posing with ICICLES behind you! haha the colors definitely pop, good choice! and love the purse, so cute! cant wait for your next posts :)

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  4. The NEONS are back and u had the perfect fluro top for this trend ;)
    Its very interesting how u match and layered ur clothes together in a very STYLISH way.
    *THUMBS UP!

    Thanks for participating in my marni giveaway. Results will be out soon! :)
    xoxo
    Much love,
    issatchieu

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  5. Hattitude Style Blog

    you. are. nuts.
    i cannot believe you braved the cold like that! although it makes for a wicked photo shoot. it looks windy though and COLD.
    florescent orange with red. i'm diggin it!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  6. great outfit shawna!!

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Good luck on your exams! Bright colors are always so cheerful. Stay warm!

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  8. I want those boots! i cant believe they are F21!! that place is so hit or miss!!

    http://www.andrea-clare.blogspot.ca/

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  9. I'm way more envious of your cold weather! Blaahh so hot where I live! I love all the bright colours in your outfit :)

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  10. Absolutely loving the colors in this outfit - SO fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. great photos! i love the color
    xo
    MosaMuse

    Mosamuse.blogspot.com

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  12. Aw sweetie your weather situation sucks but you are still rocking Spring inspired looks better then anyone i've ever seen!!! You look so great,love your outfit! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  13. I love how bright your outfit is! Especially against the snow.
    The bright coral pink paired with red is perfect colorblocking <3

    Trendy Teal

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  14. thank you!!!!!!!!!

    great outfit, you look very good:) btw follow:)
    xo

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  15. ohh so wonderful shorts and blouse! love these color combo - so chic! thank you for visit me:)

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  16. Great outfit! You look lovely!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  17. Great outfit! Love the combination of the top and the shorts, and your tights are so great too

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  18. you have gorgeous hair :)
    I'm not surprised you were freezing!! but it is a nice outfit
    <3 :D

    http://thefashionpalace.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. You are so brave for going out after a blizzard in a short sleeved shirt! I absolutely love the neon colors!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  20. you are so cute! I would be freeezing lol but your tights are so adorable <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  21. I love the color combination <3

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  22. awesome pictures! great outfit! I'm so glad the snow has melted here :)
    you're blog is great, i'm following you now!
    -Bea



    http://fantasy-meets-reality.blogspot.de/

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  23. Lovely photos darling! Check my blog and follow me if you want! I`ll follow back :X

    Fashionspot.ro

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  24. Thanks so much! <3
    You are so brave for going out after a blizzard in this outfit! I'm in love with your tights!
    x

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  25. omg you must be freezing!! it recently got very cold here too, and i don't like it one bit! love your shirt though, it's such a great color!

    now following you!
    x

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  26. Love that neon top, it's such an amazing colour! Also, those tights are so cute, I need a pair ASAP!

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  27. Can I say well done for braving the cold cause I love your outfit, good luck on your exams!

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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  28. Wow! That neon is like "slap you in the face" bright. lol (It's an expression my niece & I use.) It stood out so much against the lovely winter backdrop. I love neon colors. I like the idea of mixing shades of the same color, including neon. Very cute!

    -j.

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  29. Those stockings are AMAZING, Shawna! And the coral and the red are just dreamy together. J'adore. Hopefully you're not too cold, though! xx Tess

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  30. You poor frozen girl! Go inside and warm up!
    --TS

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  31. I love the color combination! And against the all black accessories, it really pops! So gorgeous, great look :)

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  32. wowww great pictures and surrounding :D
    I don't usually like this combination of color but you are making me change my mind!!
    Looking FAB! ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  33. These pictures are gorgeous!!! I love the ice in the first picture. So neat! I never thought about how cool of a backdrop all that ice would make.
    And the outfit you chose to wear amidst this blizzard aftermath is so contradicting and beautiful! If that makes sense. :)

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  34. This feels freezing when I see you in the photos, but the bright colors really look stunning in the ice!

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  35. really awesome suspender tights, and contrast of tones~ chic job hun!

    love from the Nana girls xoxo

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  36. Such a lovely outfit! I love the color combo =)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow, it looks like Narnia. I love the brights and the bag is so gorgeous.

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  38. Cool colours ! ^^ You look absolutely stunning girl. Those shorts are really adorable. And you look so happy in these photos, I admire people /bloggers who can easily smile before camera :) My boyfriend just looked over my shoulder "isn't it cold there?!" ^^ hehe.


    Satu
    - Indie by Heart

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  39. I absolutely love this outfit, the colors, the tights, your hair blowing in the wind! (:

    Check out my blog & follow? (:
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  40. I love these tights, they look so good on you! And I think you combined this look very well, amazing choice of colours!

    Xo, Imke

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  41. Thanks for your lovely comment. I had a wonderful time in Mexico, especially since spring hasn't really found its way to Vancouver yet. Now looking at your pictures, I won't complain about the cold any more! The photos are beautiful, though, love the contrast of the neo with the blue!

    Style Lounge

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  42. Hee hee! What a nice contrast, the bright, cheery outfit, in front of the white blizzard. And those suspender tights are AWESOME!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  43. omg you must be freezing!!! this makes the best picture!!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  44. i love how you paired these bold brights together! you are stunning! great style!

    http://airilim.blogspot.com

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  45. I might be happy to be in spring but that place looks absolutely amazing, like from Narnia haha. You look amazing, love your tights and the colours you wear, wow you have so much style!! :D

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  46. It's quite warm here but I love the snow and cold weather. I find it easier to dress for the cold than what I do dressing for warm weather. You look so pretty, I love the oversize tee! xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  47. you look so pretty shawna! hope all is well :)

    http://daretodreamfashion.blogspot.ca/

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