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Blue Skies

2011 February 9

Old Man Winter relented a bit and gave us a small reprieve this past weekend before blowing back with a vengeance yesterday. On Monday, I was inspired by the slight temperature increase and the rare appearance of sunshine to break out one of my favorite dresses. I bought it at the Gap Outlet last summer for $10 and I love the way it fits, I love the colors, and I love how comfortable and easy it is. I’ve never thought to wear it in the winter before, but with tights, boots, and a cardigan, I was good to go. 

Dress: Gap Outlet

Cardigan & Belt: J. Crew Factory

Necklace: Vintage, from Grandma

Tights: We Love Colors

Boots: Born

My grandmother cleaned out her jewelry box a couple of years ago and my sister and I benefited from the spoils. The yellow beads on this necklace remind me of the sun, and I love how it matches my new sunshiney belt as well!

Last weekend when I had a friend in town, we took her to the Brooklyn Flea, a favorite weekend trip of mine. Though I was looking for a vintage trench coat or brown boots, I ended up finding a ring I fell in love with. (Please excuse the poor photo quality, courtesy of my little MacBook):

It’s by Elma Blint, and the stone is Tsavorite, a stone that actually has more sparkle and color than an emerald per carot. I have a soft spot for emeralds because they’re my birthstone, but I love the green in this, and how it looks like a little planet in the solar system of the silver disc.

As soon as I tried it on and it fit perfectly, I knew I had to have it. The price tag was more than I would normally pay, though, so I took it off and wandered through the rest of the stalls, trying to get it out of my mind. Luckily, Joe went back and purchased it for me, for Valentine’s Day. I’ve worn it every day since, and I love it! Check out Elma’s site for more beautiful pieces.

How do you celebrate warmer weather in the dead of winter?

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