Winter pastels

In a spring inspired winter look, pale pink, cream, and grey are a welcome break from the darker shades I've been gravitating towards. If only wearing pastels could be the fashion equivalent of a rain dance and make the warmer temps arrive sooner.

However, the one lovely constant is the lengthening of the days, and last week I forced myself to 'man-up' and took photos six out of the seven days - four of those days with the tripod, four in extreme cold, one in a snowstorm.

Unfortunately the trend did not continue into the start of this week, Sunday was too frightfully cold and windy to dare venture outside. I spent my day baking cookies. On Valentine's day I had a 'date' with my Mom, I got her flowers, she got me chocolate, we went to Starbucks and then saw Fifty Shades of Grey. Not a bad way to spend the weekend.

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The Rundown
Pink Sweater Banana Republic thrifted similar
White Silk Shirt J.Crew similar
Grey Jeans c/o Max Jeans
White Fur Collar Coat Zara thrifted similar
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx buy on ebay similar
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Serendipity and Grace
Earrings Topshop similar
Necklace Lauren Conrad for Kohls similar
Pave Toggle Bracelet Banana Republic similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


  1. You have the best jewelry collection! Love this.


  2. I absolutely love these colors!! You look gorgeous. And I love that you had a date with your mom, so sweet!


    La Joie de Vivre

  3. Love the pastels and great selection of jewelry pieces. Those earrings are gorgeous. Did you like the movie? I want to go see it.

  4. Such a pretty look!
    Yea, you were definitely brave! I've only taken 4 sets of outfit pictures since getting back from vacation 2 weeks ago, ha ha. Doing another one today and HOPEFULLY one in NYC tomorrow, haha. Unless it's too dark by the time my friend meets me.

  5. I am absolutely head over heels in love with this outfit! That coat + that fur is just so oh lallallalaaaaaa!

  6. What a GORGEOUS coat!! I love it with your pink sweater.


  7. Can't wait to wear light colours again! Currently I am mostly in black trousers and boots. I could start with blush and nude tops though. Why wait for spring?
    I very much doubt my mum (79) would appreciate Fifty Shades of Grey though ;-)
    Have a lovely week,
    Annette | Lady of Style

  8. I've heard mixed reviews on the movie, but I love love love your coat! I'm so sick of the cold too. Can't wait until it starts warming up.

  9. very nice outfit...i like your pink sweater

  10. Way to brave it sista! I love this layered look! Sounds like a great Valentine's date to me!

  11. It's too bad this isn't the fashion equivalent of a weather dance that could end winter for you - that would be pretty spectacular. An it's such a great outfit. I would straight up ruin that white coat in like 15 minutes so I've got nothing but respect that you're carrying it so well.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  12. I applaud you for venturing into the frigid weather all for the blog!! I love the soft colors of this outfit. My girlfriends are I are planning to have a GNO in the next week to watch 50 Shades of Gray. What did you think of it?


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  13. I'm looking at some really cold highs this week and I thought of you. You are awesome for getting out in a snow storm and taking pictures! I can't wait to see them. I bet they're beautiful. I love the layers and textures as well as the colors in this outfit. I agree-- It's very different from what you've been gravitating towards.

  14. If that "rain dance" works for you, let me know and I will be wearing pastels until it works for me too hehe I am over the cold!! You look fabulous tho--such a pretty girly look :)


  15. I love how you "winterized" these soft, pale shades. Your weekend, despite the cold, sounds pretty perfect too, with the cookie baking and Starbucks mom date :)

  16. Oh, that coat. Swoon! You did winter pastels so well. Good for you getting out there and taking pictures in the cold. I always have problems with the lighting being crappy. It's so gray here.

  17. These soft colors are so beautiful together! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

  18. I love that you had a Valentine's Day date with your mom - such a sweet idea! And as for manning up to take photos, well, sometimes the temperature just hits a certain point and it can't be done. Plus, you got cookies out of one missed day of freezing, which I have to say I think there's very little harm in ;) As for this outfit, I actually don't know if I could love it more. While black will always be my favourite colour, there's something about soft shades that works so well in cold wear. And your coat is just gorgeous!

  19. Love that coat! And the pastel pink sweater is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a great weekend!


  20. I love these pastels on you!
    Melanie @

  21. I'm loving winter pastels this season too, love the layering here!
    An Unblurred Lady

  22. Such a pretty color combination...I wouldn't even leave the house on Sunday it was so cold lol

  23. Ah, winter pastels are so sassy! Love the colour combination, darling. You look beautiful. xoxo

  24. Those Winter Pastels are so soft, rich and beautiful. I love the layered tops. That coat is so pretty, Lydia. =)

  25. Im gravitating as well towards pastels. I think it must be wishing Spring is here and maybe it will work, spring will sprung. You look wonderful in these pastels. And how lovely that you had Valentine's Day with you mom.

  26. Love that coat! It makes me think of American Hustle :)

  27. I love pastels for winter; I think they look so fresh. And this is a great combination!

  28. You guys are experiencing such a brutal Winter back there! I keep seeing it on the news and I can't imagine being in that kind of cold. I hope it warms up ASAP.

    But on another note, I love the details here. This soft color palette is just gorgeous.

  29. I am in love with your boots, Lydia! The zipper in front is such a unique touch!

    Feel Great Fashion

  30. This is so gorgeous! I love the soft pink with the fur.


  31. Fabulous coat! I love the fur :) Ps. Sounds like you had a fun Valentine's Day! Dates with mum are always great :P

    xo - Katie

  32. I spent Valentine's day driving to the beach …
    I'm all for that grey+pink combo, its been on my fave combo top 3 since high school.
    And there are those grey jeans again, I swear next time I come across a pair, I´m gonna try them on.

  33. Love this look on you and those boots are to die for. . . Stay Warm!