Thursday, April 24, 2014

lost in {transition}

Jacket: Alexander McQueen (similar style here); Top: White House Black Market; Pants: White House Black Market; Shoes: Schutz; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Chloe (on sale!); Lips: Stila "Beso"; Umbrella: Pasotti

I've always been notorious for jumping the gun, especially when it comes to transitional dressing. Just ask my mom. I was that kid, eagerly waiting to sport all my new tank tops and shorts the minute winter weather seemed to be waning. And I usually regretted it by mid-day, wishing I had a few of my warmer layers with me to wrap up in.

Granted, I like to think I'm much wiser now (or just got tired of freezing) and have, in my humble opinion, mastered a few layering tricks that come in handy for the awkward in between seasons. Especially in San Francisco, where it's pretty common to wake up to blue, sunny skies and return after work to fog, harsh winds and surprise showers. Go figure.

This time around, I've partnered with White House Black Market to show just how you can blend your new spring pieces with the trusty autumn/winter staples you already have in rotation and still look put together. It's all about balance really. While these slouchy printed pants will be my go-tos for beach walks later this season, the leather jacket toughens it up, making it instantly street ready (and warm). Silk tops (like the one here) are always MVPs in my closet, but during these months, I'll usually make a point to add a layering tank underneath, just to ensure a little extra insulation (for when they crank up the AC at work!). 

I'm curious -- how do you guys dress for this in between season we're in? Any closet staples you rely on? Would love to hear -- let me know in the comments below! 

This post is sponsored by White House Black Market. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep This Time Tomorrow's doors open.


  1. Love those pants and shoes together! Gorgeous combination!!
    xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

  2. Loving this whole look...the shoes and umbrella really make the look!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  3. Love the print of those pants! Good tips for transitional dressing too :)

    Away From Blue

  4. great style!! ; ]


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  5. Loving your shoes and pants! Great outfit!

  6. these die for!

  7. LOVE those pants and those heels! Gorgeous!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  8. What a great look! Those pants look so darn comfy and breezy! You've got such a great eye for pattern! :)

  9. you and me both. esp jumping the gun when it comes to spring/summer. all i want to do is run around outside without tights on. anyway LOVE the whole look, esp love the pants.


  10. LOVE the pants and shoes!!

    Daisy x

  11. Love these pants! They look so comfy yet stylish. I'm loving some similar looks now too :)


  12. Love these pants and the print! It really makes this look!


  13. Cute pants and love the simple white tee! x

    1. I love your look. I wish I could email or get emails of your posts and beautiful pictures.

  14. These pants are so unique and cool. The pattern reminds me of a fine china vase!

  15. Loving your stylish combination! I still would love to live in SF, even with theses after work showers! ;)
    I am studying in London, I know the rain quite well!

    Alena | meet me stylish

  16. Your pants are gorgeous and I love your shoes!

  17. Great outfit love the shoes!

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  18. I got all trippy just looking at the prints on those pants, they're absolutely an eyeful! Love those pants!


  19. Lovely look
    Adorable pants

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  20. You definitely must have learned some layering tricks during your visit to New Zealand last November in our Spring. Not the best time weather-wise to visit these shores!


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