if you aint doing nothing lets fly away...

Although snow is still sporadically falling and the temperatures keep threatening to stick below freezing the new collections are starting to hit stores and it is impossible to resist their lure. While talk of holidays and the dream of white sand beaches is starting to creep into conversation the reality is that are all still grounded in our cold climates, for now at least.
Emerald perfectly shows how to mix new pieces with your winter favourites in order to create a totally chic and modern look that will let you show off your great finds without freezing your tush off.

I really like the soft neutrals in her skirt, snood, and bag paired against the black in all her other items. It toughens up the otherwise grown up and dressy skirt and makes it look perfect for a chilly Sunday.

The little picture. The details on the skirt make it so special. The fabric is divine and has a lovely little sheen to it. Little slit pockets with fringe and ribbon are so sweet. It totally reminds me of the Chanel Spring 2010 RTW looks where neutrals and gold were shown.

Climbing back in through the window.
I totally love Emerald's whole look. She demonstrates perfectly how to mix and match new items with ones you've already got. This way you make a transitional outfit that nods to the spring trends without looking like you are trying too hard. There is nothing worse than being too cold and looking like a muppet because you are adamant that you will wear that new item regardless of how inappropriate it is for the weather. So if you aren't able to fly away to a sunny location on holiday, and instead you are stuck in the cold, just follow Emerald's lead and you'll look ahead of the trends and totally chic.
Emerald wears:
Comptoir des Contonniers leather jacket
Jigsaw Tweed Mushroom Skirt
Jack Wills snood
Marks & Spencer shoes

now for a little dizzee rascal in emerald's honour.