i was pleasantly surprised by the weather Chicago had for us upon returning from Florida! after dressing for spring for a few days, i was dreading having to get back into my winter boots and heavy jacket, but we've been hangin' out in the 40's and it has been wonderful. it's also a good reason to start pulling out some of my Spring accessories. i'm starting to get to that point where i'm actually looking forward to integrating some more color into my wardrobe. i go into serious hibernation in the winter and wear almost exclusively neutrals, but the warmer temps usually make me reach for my softer hues and even a little pattern (!). 

while it's still very much winter, i'll be mixing my favorite black and dark grey clothes with some lighter colors to (hopefully) usher in warmer weather. i love an easy outfit like this that's comfortable, but still makes me feel put together. 

by the way, HOW IS IT FEBRUARY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

seriously. what is happening. 
top: Target | cardigan: Banana Republic Factory Store | leggings: Zella via Nordstrom | sneakers: Cole Haan via Bloomingdale's Outlet Store | bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Saks Off 5th | necklace: Elisabeth Ashlie | earrings: Elisabeth Ashlie

photos by Christina Shelley