Thursday, January 17, 2013

on the floor (& a giveaway)

The "Winter Maxi Skirt" is a rare bird that I have been planning to catch ever since seeing its fierceness on Sydney (of The Daybook fame, le duh)... & I have finally made it mine
{ What I Wore: J.Crew turtleneck, leopard belt, snood & maxi skirt // Seams to Be (Etsy Shop) hat {won in a giveaway} // Charlotte Russe booties // Michael Kors Watch }
{ Get the Look }
knit beanie {$28.00, exact one!} + handmade snood {$48, from Etsy} + turtleneck sweater {$29.99, exact one} + leopard belt  {$49.50, exact one, now 30% off} + maxi skirt {$29.99} + booties {buy one, get one for $15.50 from Charlotte Russe}
 
Can we talk about the thick tights I am hiding under this swath of fabric... heavenly warmth!
While this outfit proves to me that maxi skirts do indeed work for Winter (yay extra layers!), it also reminds me that given my crazy shed-a-licious tan dog, I should never leave the house wearing un-lint rolled black tops ever again. (sorrrrry guys!)

Because I had so much fun the first time (& to apologize for my Doug-fur covered sweater) I am over on Because Shanna Said So giving away another $50 J.Crew giftcard! Woot!

You can enter here or there, just enter!

Haven't gotten your fill of giveaway goodies yet!? 
Check out the SUPER FAB group giveaway I am participating in here {with a PRIZE package of $200+!!!}

P.S. Today I am linking up with Long Distance Loving's Friday Fancies. See more outfit crushes { here }

94 comments:

  1. adore this outfit! so cute and stylish
    kw http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  2. I love how you winterized that skirt! You look so dang cute in that hat :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the skirt in the winter time. Looks fabulous! I was just at Target yesterday lusting over the summer skirts :)

    http://www.inspirationsbykaylarae.blogspot.com

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  4. You mean Target? Oh I'm crazy for gadgets nowaday :D
    Noor @ Noor's Place 

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  5. I loooove maxi skirts in the winter! Their bag/purse/clutch selection has been great lately.

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  6. Visiting (& now following) from Shanna's blog! You are gorgeous and I'm super excited to follow along. Great giveaway!

    xo Angela
    www.selfless-ambition.com

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  7. They have a really cute ivory and red chevron (love all of the prints) skirt that I loooove, especially because it's the perfect length for work!

    -Danielle
    teamwebchick at gmail dot com
    http://littlebitofwowe.blogspot.com

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  8. Comfortable, cozy & stylish! and I still LOVE that belt!

    Kali
    Kali Now Living

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  9. I just picked up a lovely fur snood and snake-print metallic nail polish from Essie at Target last week.  Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  10. just discovered your blog love! you have great style and can;t wait to see more. Hope you can check mine out too! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  11. You are totally rocking this, Jessica! I love how you made it "winter appropriate"...the scarf and hat are the perfect touch!

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  12. Oh girl you did master it! I'm so jealous! The winter maxi is just a phenomenon to me that I can NOT ever get to work! 

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  13. Target always has such cute and comfortable dresses and cardigans!  I love your winterized maxi skirt.

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  14. I just bought some printed pants at Target  that are on my blog today. I am also loving some of the sorbet and neon dresses they are just bringing out for Spring!

    Lindsey
    thrift and shout

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  15. I want everything at Target...anytime I go there I drop $100 haha

    I LOVE the winter maxi...you have totally inspired me to try this!

    Jessica
    citysequins.blogspot.com

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  16. Just found your blog via Shanna! This is such a cute look, can't wait to try a winter maxi! And don't worry, I always have cat fur on my clothes, haha.

    Jamie
    Maybooks Giveaway!

    Forever 81 

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  17. great hat and scarf!! love the color of your chic maxi skirt!!

    Romwe leggings giveaway on my blog!
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  18. So cute Jess! Love your hat and purple maxi :)

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  19. I have a love/hate relationship with my black shirts in the winter. It doesn't matter how much I use a lint roller-If i have a nice, knit scarf on it's shedding.
    JennWith Luck

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  20. Thanks for doing the giveaway on Because Shanna Said so! I have yet to ever buy anything from JCrew! I know! Crazy right?! I hope I win so I can buy my first piece! Loving all your outfits on here! Can't wait to explore your blog and read more! Thank you! 
    www.themosbysinchina.blogspot.com

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  21. Great purple maxi skirt - so cute paired with the leopard belt. :)

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  22. Must invest in a maxi skirt! Love !

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  23. becauseshannasaidsoJanuary 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    You sure are popular today!!!! So excited for you!! And loving this maxi!!

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  24. I'm wanting the black floral printed jeans from Target!

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  25. LOVE this on you!!!
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  26. oooohhh.... I love winter long skirts as well, and I adore the way you styled this with that belt!  Lookin good, girl!

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  27. I love a good Maxi skirt in the winter! I have been dying over the Nate Berkus collection at Target 

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  28. I been loving target knee high. This is another great skirt for all year around

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  29. Such a cute look! Love colorful maxis for winter! Great scarf!

    xx
    Giovanna



    www.HeyLoveBlog.com
    MayBooks
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  30. I definitely cannot wait for the new Prabal Gurung collection at Target! It looks amaze!

    xx
    G

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  31. Hello hotness! Love how you wore this maxi for winter. You look so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  32. love this look - i'm such a fan of long skirts. and as the owner of 2 pugs, i knew i was spotting some pug hair haha. thanks for having a giveaway!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  33. Love this especially that skirt - it looks so luxurious (and the sweater is even better w/ Doug the Pug fur because NO OUTFIT IS COMPLETE W/O DOG HAIR :)  )

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  34. Tights and skirts

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  35. Hi there. I am your newest follower! and I hope to see you follow back if you get the chance. I love, love, love this look. It is so comfy and chic looking, love the belt and the purple skirt. So cute!
    Heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  36. You look great! I can't wait for the new collection to come to Target...I'm definitely getting a pair of shoes :)

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  37. There's a dress from their Neiman Marcus  collection that was really cute, I would have loved to own it for myself!

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  38. I love this outfit! I never thought about a maxi skirt in winter, I may try it out :)
    I found your blog from Shanna Said So
    Myranda
    www.prettylivingpdx.com

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  39. Hmmmm....What haven't I been lusting over at Target. I walk into that  store and I want EVERYTHING! Recently I have been loving the Harajuku Mini line by Gwen Stefani for my girls, the clothes are super cute!

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  40. I need a maxi skit now!! Love the outfit!! Here from Shanna's blog and pleased to meet another JCrew fanatic...I felt one of the very few JCrew bloggers out there...you know cuz it is pricey hahaha... 

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  41. 1. I LOVE this outfit! Please share the details of the super warm tights!! I want to rock a winter maxi!
    2. I am SO excited that you and Shanna linked up together! And I cannot wait to win that gift card ;-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  42. I got me some sweater tights at TJ Maxx a few years back... not the prettiest things, but super warm! xx

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  43. I did want a new winter coat, and had my eye on one on the Clearance rack, but waited too long. Oh well, now I have time to lose weight before I purchase a new coat next year!

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  44. I absolutely love the winter maxi skirt look, but I have yet to find one that looks flattering on me and fits right. I absolutely love yours! Such a cute look :)

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  45. Great outfit!  Love that skirt with the belt!

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

     

    Shia

    World According to
    Shia

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  46. Oh my gosh, what is there not to lust over at target? I have been currently been lusting over the neiman marcus collection at 75% off, I'm ok with a good deal! :)
    -Bridgette
    http://bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  47. Great giveaway! Hmmm, Target? Well, haven't been there in awhile...but there's always something neat there! :)

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  48. I think I lust over everything in Target! But usually their shoes!
    ~Jessica

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  49.  They have some really pretty dresses and skirts out now that I'm loving!

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  50. well right now i am ready for sun so i am patiently waiting for there cute swimsuits!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com 

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  51. I love the Merona, beige Mary Jane Heels at Target! So cute!

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  52. Yay! So happy to have you over here Angela!
    xx

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  53. Oooh so jealous you scooped up that fur snood - my store sold out of it before I could make up my mind!
    xx

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  54. Yay, so happy to have you over here Stephanie! Headed to check out yours now :)
    xx

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  55. Thank you dear! I had been trying to make what I was going for in my head work in real life and this is the first combination that finally looked "right"... it takes some trial & error for sure!
    xx

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  56. Sounds awesome - headed over to see those cute pants in action!
    xx

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  57. Jamie, So happy you found your way over here! Good thing those fur babies are cute, because their hair is outta control! ha
    xx

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  58. haha I should really just buy all Doug fur colored clothing, because my lint rolling efforts seem to be pretty futile! 
    xx

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  59. What!? How is that possible! You should definitely check out J.Crew Factory, I am in love with that place!
    xx

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  60. haha - takes a pug owner to understand the crazy amount of shedding! CA-RAZY!
    xx

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  61. haha, I'm glad you think that way, and you should like all my outfits, because they are covered in fur! He is so cute it is worth it though!
    xx

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  62. Thank you for following along, headed over to check your site out now!
    xx

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  63. I love me some J.Crew and have become expert at stalking their sales for pieces I want, but not for that expensive J.Crew price!
    xx

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  64. um, seriously! Who doesn't NEED sparkly loafers in their life!?
    xx

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  65. I am always lusting over shoes at Target. ;) haha! 

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  66. I love this look! I haven't been brave enough to attempt a maxi in the winter - I think I'm afraid of being cold. :) Looks like you found a solution to that!!

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  67. I'm lusting about lot's of things :)
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  68. I love Target and their fashion has come along way.  I was lusting after a Mossimo faux fur coat they had at Christmas but it's sold out now.

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  69. At Target I want games, bake ware and nail polish.

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  70. a pair of amazing ankle boots i've spotted are my latest lust!

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  71. lovely giveaway...I love Jcrew, I have being lusting over shoes....

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  72. I have been wearing non-stop wedge boots from Target. Love their shoes and accessories lately.

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  73. I love all the accessories at Target. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  74. Hi Jessica! LOVE the purple maxi, I think I love it everytime you wear it! I'm yet to do a maxi in winter, actually I don't own a maxi skirt because they are always too long for me! I'm loving everything at Target, as usual, but I was their the other day and saw some reaaallly cute tweed/herringbone pencil skirts!
















    perfectly priya

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  75. at target i've been gazing at the jewelry collection for quite some time now lol

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  76. I'm always lusting over the new handbags at Target... and of course they have to put them at the very front of the store so I see them right when I walk in! 

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  77. I've been looking at some cute printed cardigans!

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  78. Lusting for at Target or at J Crew? At Target, any and ALL home stuff to complete my TV room reno. 

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  79. everything in the neiman marcus collection!

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  80. Target's newer designer collections are awesome! Right now they are on sale and they have an amazing lace dress that is such a steal!

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  81. I have had my eye on this bedset.. so cute!  http://www.target.com/p/boho-boutique-utopia-reversible-comforter-set/-/A-13951394#prodSlot=large_1_5

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  82. I luv the Vikki pointed toe ballet flat, a peplum skirt,  some adorable Gilligan & O'Malley undies!! & the Exhiliation lace peplum dress! 

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  83. Been obsessing over some of their pants!

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  84. At Target?  I've been drooling over preview pics of the new Prabal Gurung Collection that is on its way!

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