Thursday, January 20, 2011

Summer in January

Julie Brown dress, Urban Outfitters top, Banana Republic flats, Vintage clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses





The weather in L.A. has been gorgeous lately-sunny, clear, and 80 degrees.  While I'm tempted to throw on all my sun dresses and sandals, something feels awkward about wearing summer clothes in January.  Last weekend I decided to remix one of my favorite maxi dresses by layering it with this plaid shirt (last seen here) and loved the look and versatility of the combination.  It worked well for easing me into the warm temperatures and hopefully by this weekend I'll be ready for complete summer attire (weather permitting).

21 comments:

Katie said...

Love how you layered the dress with the plaid shirt!

Krystal said...

I adore the long skirt...and I'm jealous of your weather :)

Erica said...

Love the way you layered this! You are so lucky to be having such great weather!

style'n said...

Great look Valerie-I think those long hemlines are here to stay :) and I hear it is warm out there. So jealous!

Gabriel said...

Its about time we had some nice weather in LA. You look absolutely beautiful with your wonderful smile.
Is is just me or do maxi dresses look like a ball gowns?

Cara said...

What I would give for 80 degrees today-instead it is going to snow..again!
but in exactly one month I will be in Costa RIca!! YAY!

Big Dadddy said...

Love how you tied this shirt up, so cute!

Torrie said...

Hasn't the weather been absolutely perfect?? Such a wonderful thing about living in CA! January is our "spring" :). But I know what you mean about not feeling right about jumping into full summer gear. (My totally pale skin knows what you mean as well;).

Lindsay said...

Your so posh! LOVE it!

Danielle said...

love this! and i love our weather! I dont think we're getting a winter this year! and im not complaining!

Joanna said...

I love everything about this look! I'm very jealous of your warm temps.. it has snowed like 5 times in Maine in the last 2 weeks:(

This is a really cute outfit idea! Have a good weekend Val!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Love this look! I might just try a similar one myself. You always have the most gorgeous clutches/purses darling.

Josie said...

I love the color of your dress! And it's so chic layered with that plaid shirt... What a fun way to pull it together.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Marcie said...

The weather is crazy, right?! And we haven't even had it as warm as So Cal. Today I felt silly putting on tights, but couldn't bring myself to go bare legged in January.

I really love that top. It is so cute and versatile.

xo Marcie

Taj Acosta said...

Ya can you believe this weather we've been having! It's unreal! I was like what about all the sweaters I busted out!!

this free bird said...

Val I love that you remixed your maxi dress and wore it with the plaid. It looks great and is right in line with the long skirt craze! Love it on you!!

xo,
C

Lisa Griffin said...

you look great!! way to work in the summer dress
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Daisy said...

you look so cute. love the outfit.

Anna Jane said...

val, you look awesome!! one day, i will attempt a maxi skirt (though perhaps i'll layer over a dress like you).

dotty said...

what a great look! the plaid shirt and maxi skirt combination is something i'll have to try now!

Lexi said...

Such a cute outfit!

xo
Lexi @ http://glitterandpearls.com