Winter Pastels

winter pastels 6 (1)Woot woot, Friday!! Anyone else have a bit of a hectic week? I think normal weeks would almost be a bit too boring for me now! The weather has really been so all over the place lately, so I try to capitalize on the sunny/warmer days. How has the weather been where you are? Has it been warming up at all?
When I saw this coat (or long sweater) I was in love with the print and the color. It’s no shock that I love plaid, so this was a fab find for me. I really don’t own much in blue, especially in paler blue hues, so I thought that a light blue plaid would be fun. Like so many bloggers and Chicagoans, I am dreaming of spring lately. I decided to mix up my normal black, gray, and white palette, and swap it for some pastels. I added a white denim and a lighter gray top to keep the outfit underneath pretty uniform. I originally had tried on a white top, but I thought it looked a bit too washed out for me!
Also, as a side note, I am slowly going lighter with my hair. I just started dying my hair (first time) a little over a year ago, and for a while I was just getting slight color. Ever since summer, we started lightening it a bit. It is harder to keep it lighter in winter, but I am trying my best. To go the safer alternative, we are just lightening it instead of bleaching it, so bear with me! If you have any tips for keeping it lighter, please let me know!!

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Coat c/o Chicwish | | Denim Express | | Top Nordstrom | | Shoes Louboutin
Bag Gigi New York | | Watch Michael Kors | | Bracelets David Yurman, Tiffany & Co, Alex & Ani
Lips MAC (Fresh Brew), Gloss NYX (Tiramisu)

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  1. 2.5.16
    Candice said:

    That coat is really stunning I love the soft blue colour

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. 2.5.16
    Pam said:

    I love these soft colours, perfect for spring! I want the sun to make an appearance asap and bring summer with it, I miss being able to wear light colours and less clothing :p

  3. 2.5.16
    Alecz said:

    I have such a soft spot for pastels, even in winter! It really helps to brighten the mood. LOVE this coat. The pattern is so pretty!

  4. 2.5.16
    Erin said:

    Oh, I love pastels for winter! I don’t tend to do it, for whatever reason, but I love seeing it! It kind of makes an outfit seem or seem more down to earth, more similar to the environment. And plaid – you can’t go wrong with plaid 🙂

    I’m glad your weather is getting warmer and staying warmer! We’ve been getting quite a bit of snow lately, so no signs of spring yet. But I like the snow 😉


  5. 2.5.16
    Mary Kate said:

    I’m such a fan of pastels, especially in winter! They’re such a great way to add a little color without going crazy!

    Mary Kate

  6. 2.5.16
    Shauna said:

    I love how light your hair has gotten, it looks SO good on you! Pretty much in love with that winter coat, too. You’ve inspired me to try my hand at winter pastels next year on the blog! Have a great weekend!


  7. 2.5.16
    Jennifer said:

    I absolutely love this outfit, Denise! The softer shades of blue are so pretty! I also love your hair lighter! Look into Olaplex– a newer product that is added to your solution to allow for healthier hair. Ask your stylist about it. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Jennifer

  8. 2.6.16
    Tina said:

    Can’t get over your coat! And I’m liking the gradual hair change!


  9. 2.6.16

    This outfit is beautiful, and it looks so good on you! I can’t wait for spring, this outfit definitely gives me some inspiration!
    I hope you have a great weekend beautiful!

    Becky, xx //

  10. 2.6.16
    Mica said:

    Love the pastel pink bag with the blue coat – a lovely combination of colours. Your white jeans look great with this also 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. 2.7.16
    Anaivilo said:

    What a gorgeous coat! I love the pattern and the colors are stunning 😀

  12. 2.7.16

    Great look girl! Love the coat and the nude accents!