today i challeged myself to find a bright and vibrant print to incorporate into my outfit. this springy floral skirt felt like the ultimate piece to mix with an otherwise black and wintry outfit. in the summer the skirt is the perfect go-to. its flowly and looks beaufiul blowing in the wind; the ultimate skirt for brunches in the park and a day of shopping along charles street. today i wanted to remind myself of all those glorious days to come, but at the same time, keep the outfit grounded in the actual temperatures outside. i wore one of my favorite long boyfriend cardigans over the skirt and used a vintage ribbon belt to give the slouchy sweater some more shape. i have to admit that i love white in the winter....no white after labor day? oh please. white is the simplest way to make an outfit feel bright and it helps to remind us that spring really is just right around the corner. and white paired with a deeper richer tone can make it appropriate in the coldest days of winter.