Strides towards spring

Little by little, spring is creeping in. An exposed wrist here, a cotton sweater there, and these over the knee boots are proving to be the perfect transitional footwear.

Evenings are still quite chilly, so my leopard fur was the topper to my Monday Date Night look. (I swapped out black pants and flats to transition from work.) I love white and grey for spring, and the mixture of subtle textures and patterns offered plenty of visual interest to the otherwise neutral color pallet.

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The Rundown
White Sweater Ralph Lauren thrifted similar
Skirt c/o Vera Wang for Kohl's similar
Leopard Fur Coat JCP similar
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump via DSW
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
White Pashmina Taken for Granite similar
Hexagon Earrings c/o Metrix Jewelry
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "My Very First Knockwurst" OPI



  1. Everything about this is perfect! I am wearing a similar sweater and skirt combo today - but I'm totally jealous of these boots! Also - still need a leopard coat in my life :)

  2. I love that skirt! And yep....those boots are serving you pretty darn well so far!! :D WOO

  3. Love the white on white layers on top. When you find Spring, send her butt over here also. Thanks.

    Have a great weekend. Lydia!

  4. Looking good Lydia! The boots and coat really set off the whole outfit!

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  5. That bit of leopard is the perfect topper! And I course love the background to these shots.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. We need to talk about your ponytail. Seriously. I have dreams of ponytail perfection and you have achieved it here (while I'm still trying to sort out how not to get half of my hair caught in the elastic...!) Seriously. These are fabulous hair photos. And the outfit is just gorgeous, too. I am biased because it's white, grey and leopard which are all of my favourite things, but I think based on the fact that I'm currently wracking my brain trying to figure out how I can recreate this look TODAY, it still counts ;)

  7. OMGoodness we are both wearing OTK boots in our posts today! They really are great for transitional weather, aren't they? Love the classic black and white here Lydia!

  8. Yaay for spring and you look ready and chic!

  9. LOVE this look! You are making me want to take out my sweaters and boots again!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  10. What a gorgeous look. Sometimes transition looks are the hardest, but you definitely have nailed it. Your ponytail is fabulous.

  11. I'm digging your textured white sweater--hurry up Spring!

  12. Loving your skirt and OTK boots together! Such the perfect combination!


  13. Gorgeous date night look! I love those boots, glad to see you could go tights free, yay! Also, love your hair pulled back too.

  14. Love the skirt and your boots!

  15. This look is so, so chic! I love the skirt with your boots!

    Fizz and Frosting

  16. Lovely date night outfit, you look so pretty.


  17. Yes to OTK being a great transition! We are sort of on the same page this week. I love this look on you. I have been wishing I had a flat pair too (not that I need one). Your gold bracelet is so unique and pretty too.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  18. I love your boots, they nostalgicly remind me of mine <3


  19. I love to see your hair up in a pony tail! Gorgeous look! I love the preppy chic and the touch of girly here.
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  20. That is such a cute skirt on you! It's a lovely neutral outfit, I like the white on white with the top and scarf. The leopard print coat is the perfect topper to your outfit too :)

    Hope you had a lovely evening!

    Away From The Blue

  21. That sweater is so pretty! Such a fresh look for spring :)

  22. I love that sweater!
    Melanie @

  23. Beautiful outfit hun, I'm in love with your skirt!!!!

  24. Oh I am going to steal this outfit, down to the OTK boots :P The leopard jacket is also a fantastic touch. Thanks for the inspiration ;) ;)

    Another Beautiful Thing

  25. LOVE that coat, I have one similar and it was such a staple throughout Winter. X

  26. Love this skirt, pretty combo and so nice this boots.
    See you soon on my blog

  27. Great date look! Where'd you go ?