Winter Uniform

Happy Wednesday friends!  It is officially Winter and here in Florida that means I’m looking to wear multiple lightweight layers on a daily basis. I love lightweight layers because they can easily be shed as the sun warms us up.  Usually I end up reaching for denim, a camisole (similar)or tank, and a long cardigan or duster. My duster is from Shein ,this one is similar and very affordable too.  Always in search of comfort, booties (under $60) are generally my shoe of choice.

I wore this outfit on Friday and added a scarf at night when it got just a few degrees cooler.  Later this week it is supposed to FREEZE and of course when that happens I’ll adjust accordingly but most days this Winter uniform works just fine!
This duster is very lightweight and I love how flowy it is. I know I’ve mentioned it before but it seems every single time we take pictures the wind kicks in. I am not complaining because it’s working for me as I showcase this duster. I’m wearing the newest addition to my Old Navy denim collection. I’ve owned distressed denim in the past but got rid of them, mostly because the rise was too low and the distressing got to be a little too well, distressing – pun intended! This pair has just the right amount and the rise is higher #thankheaven. This pair has an even higher rise if that’s your pleasure. I love my new Tom’s booties (under $60) too. In fact I have declared Tom’s to be the most comfortable brand of booties I’ve owned. I’ve ordered several pair from other brands but back they always go!
There aren’t too many places that you can get away with wearing a camisole in Winter but if you live here you understand. Easy peasy layering!
Just because I love talking about the weather, I’ll share with you that we shot these pictures over the weekend. On Monday it was rainy and dreary and a cold front arrived. The sun is not really shining so we’re staying pretty cool (read freezing if you are a Floridian). The funny thing is we don’t know how to handle it. Very few of us own coats and there are plenty of people still walking around in shorts because they keep thinking the sun is going to come out and we’ll sweating in a matter of minutes. We have the heat on, a fire burning and I am trying to cram all my cold weather clothes into the next few days because it will warm up again over the weekend. Isn’t that crazy?
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Make today amazing my friends!

XO,
Kellyann

34 Comments

  1. Andrea
    January 3, 2018 / 7:27 am

    Oooh I love the longer drape of that pretty cardi! Such a fabulous color on you! So our oldest just got back from Florida and said it was 85 when he arrive and 49 the morning leaving and I heard the white stuff may come your way??? I know you love squeezing in your cute winter clothes!! Enjoy my friend and stay cozy!!

    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thanks friend! Sounds like your son was here just as our cold front arrived. It has been crazy! We literally went from upper 80’s to practically freezing. Today it is super cold and raining,wind whipping around – I am staying inside in my cozy clothes today and I am lovin’ it!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Jaymie Ashcraft
    January 3, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Love the long duster!! Great color for you!! It is so cold out!!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Thanks Jaymie – it is cold and raining here today and the wind is whipping around. I’m imagining this must be what it’s like up north when it snows? Not sure but I don’t plan on leaving the house!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. jodie
    January 3, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I love this duster sweater. In fact, I just bought one last week that is reversible…..however you can be sure I’ll be layering a ton more under mine…LOL!!!
    Happy 2018!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Jodie! For the next few days it’s practically freezing here so you can bet I’ll be bundled up. Next week when we’re back in the 70’s I can whip this bad boy out again. Now a reversible duster sounds interesting! Can’t wait to see you style it!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. January 3, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Hi Kelly! I just found you via you commenting on my blog! I am so happy to have found you! I will connect with you on social media and be following your blog. Love your style and your blog!
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks Cheryl! Glad I commented on your post, I loved it btw! Nice to connect with you!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. January 3, 2018 / 11:49 am

    The burgundy is such a fab color on you! This is one thing i dont have in my closet, a duster! I just got a long kimono for Christmas so we will see how i style that…i love this as a winter uniform as you have mild climate as we do in NC this time of year, except for this unseasonably cold weather! You look great in jeans and I love the booties., a pretty neutral.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com
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    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks Jess! We are actually having a few days of super cold weather here which has me all kinds of excited! By next week we’ll be back in the 70’s but for right now I’m enjoying being all bundled up!I love long kimonos, dusters, cardis – they are all so fun to style.
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. January 3, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    We are living in parallel universes on opposite coasts. The warmth and the wind. It looked so cold yesterday here with gray skies and it was really 60 degrees. LOL I love this duster. The color is gorgeous and the weight looks perfect for your climate. I’m still coveting that necklace on your gorgeous neck. Hope your week is going well!!! XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Yes, we always seem to be living in parallel universes, lol. It’s actually super cold today and it was gray and rainy but all of a sudden the sun has come out – thank goodness because now I can get some pictures taken. My boys are going to be soooooo happy! Not! Oh well, things they do for their mama!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. January 3, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    This color is amazing on you! Beautiful!

    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks Johanna!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. January 3, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Love the hemline of your cardigan! It’s winter up here in Gainesville today. 30’s and a chance of snow… can you believe that? Wow 😯

    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Crazy weather, right, Rosemary? We are bringing our son back to UF this weekend – hopefully it warms up. We don’t really own the proper outerwear for this kind of thing. I do love the cold, as long as I can bundle up and be cozy, it’s a nice change from the heat! Happy Wednesday!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. January 3, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    This is such a great look for winter, and you really can’t beat Old Navy denim. The price for their denim is stellar!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod
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    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      I know, Old Navy denim is so good, I hope they keep it up!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. January 3, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    Looking pretty darn perfect sweetie. You do windswept beautifully. Enjoy your few days of winter. Shorts outside, log fires inside – so funny. You’re wearing pretty much what I would wear mid-summer!
    Hugs, x.
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    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks Mary! That’s exactly what I was thinking – my Winter uniform is what some wear in the Spring Summer! It’s actually super cold (by our standards) here today but Collin wore shorts to take my pictures outside today. It’s supposed to FREEZE tonight and I am soooooooo excited, crazy right?!
      Hugs to you my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. January 3, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I have a very similar duster and I’ve only tried wearing it with a dress, I really need to wear it with jeans and a tee! What a great idea and I am not sure why I didn’t think of this… I like the little bit of the wind in your photos, really makes the duster look pretty!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      January 3, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Yes, Carrie, I love your duster and I tried wearing mine with my gingham dress like you did. Unfortunately the sleeves on my duster are too tight to layer with the bell sleeves on my dress so it’s tees and jeans for me, lol! I do love the color of this duster so much though and it looks good with a lot of my scarves too.
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. January 3, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I love this duster and the color is gorgeous on you. The jeans are the perfect amount of distressed. Happy New Year, pretty lady!
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    • Kellyann
      January 4, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Carrie, I appreciate it! Happy New Year to you my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  13. Windy Ellard
    January 3, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Duster looks great on you! I have had a head cold which is better but trying to not get out in the cold and rain. Stay warm!

    • Kellyann
      January 4, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Oh, sorry you have a head cold. Thank goodness the sun is shining today! I’d love for you to come by when you’re feeling well. Love ya!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  14. January 4, 2018 / 2:18 am

    Loving your “winter uniform,” but having to chuckle as we New Yorkers prepare for tomorrow’s blizzard! Tomorrow’s “winter uniform” here will be more like long silk underwear, thick socks, snow boots, and a turtleneck sweater under a cardigan under a coat and scarf!

    I’m happy for the SNOW DAY from work but am hoping we don’t lose power! Then I’ll REALLY be bundled up!!!

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

    • Kellyann
      January 4, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Oh bless your heart Bettye – it’s crazy the difference in perception, right? You’d think we’re having a blizzard here with all the weather advisories – ha! Sounds like your blizzards are akin to what happens here in a hurricane, we lose power and get time off work – oh the extremes!
      Stay warm and safe and I am praying the blizzard doesn’t do too much damage and everyone stays safe and warm!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  15. January 4, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    I know what you mean about low rise jeans! No thank you! I am a midrise girl now! Those distressed jeans are perfect! Not too much and a great rinse too!
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    • Kellyann
      January 4, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      Yes, mid rise for the win! I am so pleased with these jeans, just what I was searching for. Now I just have to make sure I don’t accidentally stick my foot through the distressed part and make it bigger, lol, I’ve been known to do that!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      January 8, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Don’t I know it! Apparently it’s gonna cool off again for the weekend – more boot weather!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  16. January 19, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Love this outfit! So chic

    michellespaige.com

    • Kellyann
      January 19, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      Thanks Michelle!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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