Optical Illusions

posted on: November 27, 2012


Pleated Maxi Skirt from Club Monaco // Vero Moda Sheer Black and 
Gold Jacket // Pointed Toe Flats with Bow Detail from 
Joe Fresh // Kate Spade Bag // Necklace c/o Cinder and Sage // 
Sunglasses from Barefoot Contessa (old) // Gifted Ring from Melissa




{Photos by Melissa}

Yes, judging by these photos you might think that it's either unusually warm
 or that I have recently moved to California.  Unfortunately, neither is true.
I actually shot these a few weeks back when the winter chill hadn't quite hit
yet and I was still able to wear such seasonally inappropriate attire without
getting sever hypothermia.

I did, however, use one of the oldest tricks in the book in order to
get away with this outfit.  By simply wearing a pair of leggings underneath
the maxi skirt, I was able to keep my legs warm without being too bulky or 
uncomfortable.  Just a little layering magic trick, you're welcome ;)


  1. How's being 26?? Told you it wasn't half bad! :)

  2. I wear leggings or tights under maxis to 'warm' them up too! The only problem I find sometimes though is the skirt then clings a bit. This looks gorgeous on you! :)

    Life etc

  3. so beautiful and chic love the entire look ! the glasses are so fab!

  4. You are so beautiful! I am definitely loving that skirt of yours!

    J.P. Photography

  5. I was planning on doing the exact same thing tomorrow with a skirt since it will be really cold and rainy.

    xo Jennifer


  6. great idea love!!! gorgeous as usual

  7. <33 ur maxi skirt! beautiful outfit!

  8. You look stunning, lady! Love this maxi look and great idea on the layering too, but man, it's gotten so cold this week. It's kind of a shocker, isn't it?! xo

  9. that is a good tip little lady! And listen you ladies can't complain about it being "cold" hahaha! You look so pretty as always & love the sparkle top!
    <3 Kastles

  10. Great tip, that way you can still wear several of your clothes into winter or until weather will permit.

  11. I always have to wear something under a maxi skirt in the winter! Otherwise it's too cold! But i always have an issue with static then. What do you do to make sure the maxi doesn't stick to your leggings?

  12. Fabulous outfit (I don't know why but I've never thought of wearing leggings under a maxi skirt - genius!)

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  13. The skirt and flats are nice combination

  14. You are so gorgeous! I love high waisted skirts, they are always so flattering.
    The hair looks like you just walked out of a salon with a blowout! Teach me the ways!


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