Supposedly Winter // OOTD

There's nothing like a bright & sunny day. It's even better when it's supposed to be winter. The key is to find balance. It may be perfectly nice when you're in the heat of the sun but once you step in the shade you're in for a chilly surprise. That's why it's always ideal to layer up, which is something I covered in what to wear on a California winter's day.

winter ootd

winter ootd

winter ootd

I found that lately I'm not as comfortable wearing jeans & pants. Maybe I need to find the perfect pair? Maybe I need to lay off the carbs? My current trend of choice is tights &/or leggings with shorts. It's warm. It's cozy. It's perfect to keep goosebumps at bay. Who needs those anyway?

winter ootd

winter ootd

winter ootd

I'd been avoiding most jewelry as of late due to some sort of weird allergic reaction I had to wearing cheap costume jewelry. I'm excited to be back in the accessorizing game. My rings read: Carmen & Fred. I am Carmen & my boyfriend is Fred. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned his name, but now there's no going back. :p

winter ootd

winter ootd

winter ootd

Shirt: Charlotte Russe // Shorts: Forever 21 // Leggings: Forever 21 // Boots: from my grandma's closet // Cat ear ring: Claire's (similar) // Infinity ring: Dog Eared Jewelry // Name rings: Fiverr // Bracelet: Buddhist temple

There's something so thrilling about switching up your routine. I rarely do anything with my hair, so even a small clip makes me feel like a new person. Wearing old jewelry that's been lying around for years feels like I bought something fresh. It's basically a good reminder to try something different. Do you feel the same way? What little changes do you make to your daily routine? What do you think of this outfit? :]


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55 comments

  1. Love the look! It makes me envious for warm weather. I woke up to a chilling 4 degrees here in Maryland.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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    1. Yikes! Wishing you some warmness in Maryland. :]

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  2. Love the contrast with your tights and shorts!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  3. I just love your accessories with this outfit. Nice post

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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    1. Thanks Kay. Finally wearing some of my jewelry. :p

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  4. Cute outfit! I hate wearing pants and jeans too haha leggings are my best friend!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Thank goodness I'm not the only one! Legging lovers unite!! :D

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  5. You look gorgeous doll !! & you outfit is beyond perfection...

    vickys-style.com

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  6. What pretty flowers! I can't wait until it is warm where I live. I am sick of the snow and need sunshine like this! This is a cute outfit. I love your rings. Especially the little gold one withe ears!
    Enclothed Cognition
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    1. I love my kitty ring as well. It's so cute. Snow?! What is snow?!!? Haha. :p

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  7. So jealous of the weather in Cali! It's freezing here! Love your rings :)

    xoxo Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  8. You look gorgeous and your rings are super cute! Lovely style :) x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Amazing photos. Loving this casual and chic look. Looking amazing. Kiss, Mel
    www.livingoncloude9.com

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  10. Such a casual and chic look hun

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

    PS. Let me know if you would like to follow each other on bloglovin/instagram x

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  11. I love the outfit and all of the flowers!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  12. Beautiful!! Wanna follow each other?

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  13. wow!! so edgy! love it!

    xx

    isa

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  14. I love switching up my routine from time to time. I just love finding old gems an wearing it :D
    This outfit is so cute! I just love your pink shorts.
    The weather here is still freezing actually today we are getting a lovely -23 windchill! haha :P

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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    1. Old gems are often the greatest gems. -23 windchill sounds like 100% torture!! :O!

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  15. It's currently -30 in Toronto so I'm incredibly jealous of the "winter" you're having there! They issued a warning saying after 10 minutes outside, any exposed skin will freeze. Love the pink shorts, it screams summer even though it isn't :)

    Nabihah | http://thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I think it should be called "winter" because it's definitely not winter here. Stay warm, don't want that lovely skin to freeze. :]

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  16. We've been having some bright sunny "winter" days here too! Love your style girlie! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. "Winter" is great, right!? Basically beach season. :]

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  17. These pictures are so cute! I love all of your rings :)

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

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  18. You are so cute and I agree - that is the thing about sunny chilly days. The sun can really trick you into thinking it is warm, but the minute you step into the shade it is freezing!

    Rae | love from berlin

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    1. Oh yes, it's definitely a trickster. You think it's warm but it's actually not. :]

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  19. Oh, the color of your hair is really pretty (:

    Nati xx
    artdicted2.blogspot.com/

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  20. You're wearing that in winter? I hate you right now! I miss the warmth! You look great though, you're so bloomin pretty!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  21. This look is so cute...I love the pink shorts!

    http://ourruins.com

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  22. Honestly, you are just the CUTEST! I love everything about this look!!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  23. i really love your blog, and that's why i nominated you for a versatile blogger award here http://theworldisfullofbeautyxo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    have a nice day xo

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  24. Aw those rings with your names are adorable! I love little details like that :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Yeah, just a little token to remember the bf by hehe. :]

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  25. You look so beautiful! This outfit is perfect :)
    Come and visit my blog if you want!

    Big kiss from Mexico city.
    xx
    www.modacapital-blog.com

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  26. Loving the contrast between the tights, shorts, and top! All the colors work so well together.

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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    1. Many thanks, Denise. I love bright colors. :]

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  27. I'm also not a fan of jeans!! I try to wear anything but!! Love the shorts with the tights under it. Very awesome look and looks beautiful there too!!!
    Also love the way you've done your hair in this post xxxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay for jean-haters! Thank you; I normally just leave my hair down & it wasn't looking good, so the clip totally saved me. :]

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  28. Sigh. Short sleeves in February could only happen in such a fabled place as California!! It's wet and windy here, so I'm wrapped up in boots and layers. I dream of wearing shorts again (but probably with tights here!).

    Thanks for popping by my blog x

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    1. I'd love to bust out my layers! I have so many scarves, hats, & jackets that didn't get any use this season!!! :p

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  29. Great look! I wish we could get some of that warmer weather over here in TN!!!

    XO,
    KayElle

    www.MissKayElle.com

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  30. You’re absolutely gorgeous! Completely swooned by this look!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're making me jealous with your Californian winter. I need to move there. Love those boots and your hair! :)

    classicallycarissa.com

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  32. Love this Carmen!! i'm so jealous you live in Cali, I really want to go back, it's been 10 years since I've been! Loving your blog!

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  33. You’re stunning! Loving this look from head to toe!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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