OOTD Inspo and Mini Haul: Styling Neutrals ft. Dresslily

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Hey everyone!

It’s two weeks into the new year, and I’m already looking forward to summer. End of the school year. Relaxation. I literally just started this quarter at school. Where did my motivation go? Probably gone along with the end of the Obama administration… Too sensitive of a topic? Too soon? Well we still have to deal with the reality. I wonder how the rest of January will play out.

I don’t know if you’ve all noticed or not, but lately I’ve been trying to be more active on Instagram. It’s one of the only social media platforms (besides Snapchat for all its addicting filters) that I use on the daily. I’ve been trying to post more frequently because in all honesty, it’s easier to take good photos and post them than create a blog post. I have a whole stockpile of photos I can post. But blog posts take a while to create, and I want to have a way to still connect with people and still be reachable. To still have an outlet for creativity. Please do follow me on Instagram if you haven’t yet! I really love meeting new people, and I am addicted to scrolling through it like other people maybe addicted to laughing at funny memes. I also have an interest in photography, which obviously still needs a lot of improvement, but I’m hoping Instagram will help motivate me with that as well.

These drearier winter months during the beginning of the year tend to be gloomy, rainy, and overall depressing. At least to me. Probably because the holidays are over, and summer is so far ahead it’s almost lightyears away. Sure, you may try to brighten up your days with a vibrant, colorful outfit. But, chances are you probably reach for the same old dependable clothes, your creativity and inspiration as dismal as your mood.

You don’t need to wear just blacks and grey, and look like you will be attending a funeral. Neutrals are a great option to turn to. And there are easy ways to dress them up that doesn’t involve too much thought or effort. As previously mentioned multiple times, scarves are a great option for dressing up outfits. Pull on a neutral outfit and throw on a scarf, and you’ve got yourself a decent outfit that looks like you are still trying to live up to your resolutions, of which you have really long ditched.

I recently received several items from Dresslily, and I was not disappointed! I’m really impressed with the quality of their clothes. For their affordable prices, they are actually made of quite durable material. The fit is quite nice because it is true to the information they post on the website. If it weren’t for the holidays, I think usually this international shipping wouldn’t have taken as long. With the items I got, I was able to throw together a few different outfit ideas to hopefully provide some inspiration for you all.


Green Dress
One item I received was this lightweight olive green dress. When I first got it, I actually realized that I should have chosen something else. Not because of the dress itself, but because I realized I would have to wear a jacket with it and it might not be the most suitable for the cold weather. I really like how it has a v-neckline, and an oversized fit. I can see this working really well in the spring or summer with bare legs and sandals, or ankle boots. For now, I styled it with a black leather jacket, opaque black tights, and brown ankle boots. I was still quite cold only wearing that. So if I were to wear it out for a long period of time, I might choose a thicker coat or grab a scarf too. But I really liked the effect of a leather jacket with this slightly sheer olive green material.



Green Dress
Almost made me feel like Peter Pan with this combination too. Should I don a green cap with it?


Grey Sweater
I also got this super soft and cozy grey cold-shoulder sweater. I absolutely love this sweater!! Once I pulled it on, I just knew it was the perfect pick. It is really soft, and made of a thick material. It’s a great way to layer up for the winter without sacrificing style too much. If you follow me on Instagram (cough cough) then you would have already seen a photo of me wearing it.


Pink Scarf
Once again, I threw on the black leather jacket. I paired the sweater with black pants patterned with white dots. Brown ankle boots again, this time with no heels. Definitely a more casual look than the others, but works well nevertheless. I also got from Dresslily this light pink patterned scarf. It’s quite lightweight and really soft. It’s a nice way to add some color to the overall very monochromatic outfit. I am really looking forward to styling more outfits with this new bad boy!



I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to show you guys the details of this sweater. It was freezing cold out, and I did NOT want to take off my coat! But I did it for you. Your welcome.


Grey Cold-Shoulder Dress
The last item I received was this taupe knit cold-shoulder dress. Those shoulder slits, boy do I love that trend.  It’s quite long on me, and the overall fit is loose but drapes over the body nicely. I didn’t want to order a size too small incase it didn’t end up right. But this dress worked out really well. I like the long sleeves on it because it’s great for the cold season. It’s super simple and plain, which allows me to choose pretty much any scarf I want to accessorize with.


Grey Dress
This last look is definitely a bit dressier than the previous ones. I figured every so often I would want to dress up for the heck of it. But really we all know it’s the red plaid scarf that did all the work, and not me. I got the red scarf last year. Been wearing it so much like all scarves I have because you know your girl and scarves. I had to add a pair of tights to the outfit because COLD. Some heeled black boots and outfit complete. What do you think?

I seriously admire the people out there who can walk around in just a hoodie, or thin jacket. Like how are you radiating enough body heat son?! Share with me your magical trick!! Don’t be selfish.

Thank you to Dresslily for sending me these items! I really am pleased with the clothes I got because they will definitely work well for future outfits! Stop by Dresslily if you are hunting for some new affordable finds! We are all still a bit broke, and recovering from all that holiday shopping, I know. I am too.

Check out the Dresslily Instagram for some other ideas of what they have to offer as well! I've also got some coupon codes that you can use at Dresslily because let's be real, post-holiday blues are really about your bank account suffering. Just click here on this link and you can choose to your heart's desire.

How are your new year goals going so far for you? Off to a good start so far for 2017? 

What did you think of these outfit creations I shared with you all? Do you lean more towards neutrals or color during the winter months? Comment down below to lemme know!! 

Thank you all for stopping by and reading! I hope you are all having a fabulous week!


Til next time,
~A

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48 comments

  1. Really nice look, that jacket is so nice xo


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  2. Just like you Instagram is also the only social media platform I try to be as active as I can (especially when I travel). And yes, it is by far easier to just post there than create an entire blog post! I also try to be active on Twitter but sometimes I just want to keep my thoughts to myself.

    The cold-shoulder sweater is definitely my fave! I love a nice little detail in sweaters! And yes, I also wonder how people can just wear a denim jacket without lining when it is snowing in the background. Like, how???? I was already wearing 4 layers of clothing when I went to Korea last month and I was still freezing! :)

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  3. Great post! Love the olive green dress, it looks lovely in the way you styled it but will also look great when the warmer weather hits, without tights.
    I am also trying to be more present on Instagram, I usually post 5 ties a week, avoiding Friday and saturday as the tend to be quieter days for me, but this year I am aiming to post much more frequently, especially with the pictures that I like but don't quite make it into blog posts.
    Farah x
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  4. So cute, lady! Loving these looks!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  5. Hi Tiffany! I really like all of the things, which you got and honestly, I think that you made good decision ordering first dress - it looks really nice with black tights and boots, so you shouldn't regret that purchase, really ;) What's more, I love plaid scarf - looks like it's really cozy and warm :)

    Have a lovely evening dear,
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  6. Loving that olive green dress, it's such a perfect winter color! I'm obsessed with Insta too, there's so much inspiration on there!

    Chelsea
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  7. Very beautiful look!

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  8. Dear Andrea, I´veloved the look already on Instagram ♥ Suits you pretty good my dear!
    Best, Melina
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  9. I love those black trousers with the white dots and also the olive dress which is great for layering in winter but will be fab for summer too :) I am always reaching for a scarf when I feel my outfit needs a bit more of something, I feel they can just pull a whole look together plus they keep you so warm and cosy! x

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  10. I love the green dress and cold-shoulder dress. Those are my favorite looks! You look gorgeous!
    X
    Miri

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  11. Hey there, lovely! I hope you're well. :) Those dark winter days can be so gloomy, I agree... I work a 9-5 job, so by the time I leave it's always so dark outside! Feels like I don't get to see any sunshine anymore! I am very much looking forward to spring, which will come soon! :) <3 I too have been trying to up my Instagram game lately, although I find that I much prefer to browse other people's Insta than upload on my own. :P <3 All outfits are absolutely gorgeous! The last one is definitely my fave, it's so classy and comfy! <3 xoxo

    Kay
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  12. Very cool outfits hun! All very stylish!
    My fav is the first, that green dress looks so good on you! :D
    xxx
    S
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  13. I'm loving all your outfits here, girl! That plaid scarf in the first look is so cute and looks great paired with your entire outfit. That olive colored dress looks so good on you and I'm also loving the cold shoulder sweater in the last outfit. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  14. Very beautiful!

    Anyway, wanna follow each other? (GFC and on instagram if you want). Follow me, let me know on my blog and I follow you :)
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  15. Loving the outfits and they look super warm for the colder months x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  16. I love all the outfits and you are so good with scarves! I have tried layering with scarves before but I always ended up looking like a mess because I have no idea how to tie or layer it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  17. I absolutely love the first and third outfit! Those are more my style <3

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  18. I love the plaid scarf!

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  19. This year is going by so FAST but overall loving it! :) I love the olive green dress the best. You are darling! xx

    Kit | THINGS SHE LOVES

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  20. Love this outfits! You have a beautiful style! I also like to wear different colors in winter!
    Love your blog! I'm following!
    Beijos, Gi.
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  21. I love these looks! That olive green dress is gorgeous!

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  22. Hi Andrea... I think you did a great job styling all of these outfits. My fave two are the one with the green dress and the cold shoulder sweater, a trend I love to see on everyone else but me. LoL Thanks for sharing and introducing us to Dress lily and yes, I am following you on Instagram and enjoy your feed.

    Hugs
    KaSonndra
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  23. I love the khaki and black colour combination on you, as well as the unusual dotted jeans! :)

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  24. Great outfits overall! I really like the green dress x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

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  25. I really like the green dress and grey sweater you got!
    I also totally agree on the grey and depressing weather, and I'm also looking forward to Summer :)
    I'm excited to see what this year brings

    Xo
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  26. Wow! Amazing Outfits! :-)
    the grey dress is my favorite!
    Kisses

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  27. I really like that olive green dress but mostly for summer!! I'm such a chilly person and this winter here is soooo cold!! >.< Great items you chose darling, I have to check their site asap!
    xoxo

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  28. I'm loving the green on you girl. Not Peter Pan at all! It's such a beautiful shade on you. I also love the knit dress. I forget how cold it must be right now, even with the snow melting a bit. I was also contemplating the whole blog post vs Instagram post thing today. I'm so bad with Instagram. I took a break from it last year and it's been had getting back into thinto swing of things. It's good because I'm not so glued to my screen but at the same time I keep losing followers and I miss out on cool posts from others. I was hoping to get more active this year because I have a ton of photos I could post hahaha. Also kinda terrified that Obama has left. It's funny, over here in Australia we adore him (and wish he'd run our country) but go the most part there was so much hate towards him while he was in office and now that he's gone, the hate has well and truly died down. At least from my perspective!

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  29. The green dress is so so lovely <3 you look so beautiful! Have a wonderful day xx

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  30. Even if you regretted the olive dress because you'd have to wear a jacket I still think it's a massive win, you look so nice, olive dresses always look chic in my opinion :)

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  31. Is it weird if I liked things that weren't from dresslily? lol. Your polka dots pants are cute! Happy new year!

    <3
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  32. Such gorgeous looks! I love your black boots!

    Bella x
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  33. Yay, happy to hear you are more active on IG. I agree, it's way easier to update IG than to create a whole blog post. But I do love stopping by your blog and seeing all the extra cute pics. :)
    Never shopped at Dresslily before, but I love the pieces you got. I'll have to check them out!
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    p.s Is your Xmas tree still up? :P

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  34. Great post) Have a nice weekend)
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  35. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh I really like that last dress, and that beautiful pink scarf but you got a lot of lovely things and made some ncie outfits with them :) I tend to use accessories for my pops of colour with lots of neutral layers in winter :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

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  37. So awesome! Love everything about this look!
    Much love, Hadasah
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  38. Love the jacket you are wearing!

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  39. I love the greenish dress the most but I must say all the outfits were styled in such a cute way. I'm having a feeling that reflects your personality as well:)

    Cheers to you darling!
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  40. Love all your looks especially the red scarf and the polka dot trousers.

    Gemma x
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  41. Well the jacket matched your looks well!

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  42. I love such modelling pics. Looking really very beautiful

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