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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring in Winter - The Sequined Spaniel

Happy Friday ladies!  Thank yall so much for stopping by; it means a lot to me.  = )  Today a fellow Memphis Blogger, Amanda from the Sequined Spaniel, is doing a guest post for me.  I haven't met her IRL yet, but I hope to really soon at our next Memphis Blogger Meetup.  I love Amanda's style, and she is definitely on my list of people whose closets I would want to raid (and how convenient that we live near each other!)  Make sure you stop by and say hello to her, and don't forget to enter the giveaways here, here, here and here.  See yall later!


Hello Walking In Memphis In High Heels readers! I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to guest post for Laura! My name is Amanda and I write a style blog called The Sequined Spaniel.  It is my creative space where I share my love for fashion and food, document life with my new husband and furry children, and share tips for shopping on a budget.  I'd love for you to stop by and say hello!

 Blazer: J. Crew (in navy here) / Blouse: J. Crew (factory version here) / Top: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) / Jeans: Express (old; this season's options here) / Boots: Vince Camuto (or similar) / Necklace: Sandy Hyun





Winter is my least favorite season, so it's never a surprise that I try to dress all spring-like in February year after year.  What can I say, I'm impatient! While it's still too chilly for skirts and sandals here in Tennessee, I believe it's entirely acceptable to begin mixing spring items with heavier layers to create an appropriate balance for this in-between time of year.  The key to effortlessly transition from winter to spring is to layer and play with mixing textures!  If you're wearing a silk chiffon blouse, throw a chunky sweater or leather jacket over it. In this case, I paired my mint sequin top with a neutral wool blazer.

If you're not quite up for a mint sequin top, start small!  Try incorporating a sorbet-inspired necklace or a pastel manicure.  For more spring ideas, hop on over to my post from Wednesday, Pretty Pastels.

It's great to meet y'all!  Thanks for reading!



30 comments:

  1. Love the mint top and the way you paired it with the black and white underneath. Great look!

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  2. those boots are so fun! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Can't go wrong with glitter! So glad you like it :)

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  3. Absolutely love the outfit and would probably kill for the booties! :)Heading over to follow you :) Check out my giveaway! HERE

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! There are tons of other versions out there or you could try DIY-ing them! Pretty Shiny Sparkly did a great tutorial on her blog :) Hope you enjoy my blog!

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  4. I absolutely love that mint top! Perfect for bringing a little spring to this cold cold weather!

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    1. Thanks! I'm obsessed with mint. My new favorite! I personally thing it's great year-round :)

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  5. Amanda's looking flawless as always!

    Amanda--last night Will and I were talking about you and the fact that we don't think you even own any "bum" clothes! Haha ;)

    Great post!

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    1. Aw you're sweet! And yes, I DO own bum clothes. Come to my house on any given night and you'll see my holey sweats and 10-year old t-shirts!

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  6. Love seeing bloggers collaborate! This is a great outfit and the sparkly booties are such a great touch! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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    1. It's such a great way to meet new friends! Thanks for the kind words :) Hope you stop by my blog!

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  7. I need those boots in my closet like yesterday! Love them!!!

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    1. Ha! There are so many other versions out there! Or you could even DIY them like Pretty Shiny Sparkly did :)

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  8. Adorable outfit - I especially LOOOVE the boots! So glad I stumbled across your blog - I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Kati! I knew I had to have the boots the moment I saw them... I couldn't resist the glitter, and as a bonus- they're wearable in several seasons! So glad you enjoy my blog :)

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  9. You're boots are great!!!! :-)
    I have a blog too, if you want to have a look at it, it would be great :)
    http://mystylerecipe.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm a sucker for glitter :) Heading over to check out your blog now!

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  10. I love every bit of this outfit!

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    1. Thank you, Caroline! Hope you stop by my blog!

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    1. Thanks, Sheree! I just started putting things on, throwing things off, and this is what I came up with. My husband was not pleased with the mess I made, to say the least :)

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  12. Thanks for the guest post!! love the transitional winter headin' for spring look!

    Sharon

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    1. Thanks a bunch! It's always hard to transition, in my opinion!

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  13. Love the sequined tank over the polka dot blouse! Might have to try that :)

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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    1. At first I wasn't sure about the combo, but I made it work with the blazer on top. My husband was like... "that doesn't look right." But I did it anyway :)

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  14. These boots are amazing - checking her out now :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    1. Thank you! They're surprisingly comfortable, too :) Hope you enjoy my blog!

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  15. Love her outfit! I'm going to check out her blog now :)

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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