What Gretchen Wore

I am attempting to channel spring weather in this cute patterned shift dress.  I added a jacket (not pictured) this morning, since it is still cold down here in South Carolina.  I found this dress at Steinmart for $39.99.  I love dresses like this, because you can dress them up or dress them down.  You could add a belt, and change the whole look.

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Choker Top Trend ~

There is a new shirt in town ~ meet the choker top.  This top is part-turtleneck, part-halter, and the shirt is everything you never knew you wanted. You can dress it up or dress it down, depending on what you wear with it.  Here are some of my favorite looks:

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Inspiration from Pinterest.

Layers, Layers, Layers….Yes, it is Cold.

You do not have to look like the Michelin Man to stay warm this winter.  There is a misconception that layering your clothes can make you look bulky.  That is simply not true if you wear the layers in the right way.  A perfectly layered look can compliment your figure and highlight your curves.  It’s a pretty simple concept.  Layering properly will actually keep you more insulated then one large bulky coat.  First, start with a long sleeve lightweight shirt, then add sweater or cardigan.  Now it’s time to add your favorite coat or jacket.  Complete the outfit with a knit scarf.  The key is to keep the under layers fitted, so they keep you looking slim.  Experiment with mixing textures to make the look more stylish.  Try adding a leather jacket over a cotton plaid shirt for example.

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My suggestion, like in these Pinterest pictures, would be to keep the jacket or coat in a neutral tone to create the slimmest look.