Cold Weather Essentials: Slip Dresses & Turtlenecks + Link-Up

Ah winter, don’t you just love it? The cold weather definitely makes it harder getting dressed stylishly with all those layers. Today I teamed up with amazing bloggers Larissa from Living in Color and Jacqueline of Stylin in St. Louis to let you in on our cold- weather essentials that you definitely need in your closet. Go check out their blogs for what they suggest and check out some of the other bloggers looks from our link-up at the bottom

Obviously, these picks are not the end all, be all. Also, everyone is different, so these are just a few items that are super versatile and perfect fora 2017-2018. Let’s start with my favorite, the slip dress. One of the best trends to make it out of the boudoir and into the streets IMO. For cold weather the best way to go is at the knees or longer, take for instance the Zara slip dress I am wearing here. I think it’s meant to be midi but being petite it’s more maxi on me. That’s actually what I love about it. Believe or not slip dresses are actually perfect for cooler weather because the thinness of the material gives you hundreds of ways to style it and layers upon layers are possible with my beloved slip dress. What do you think about slip dresses, love em’ or hate em’? Here are a few of my favorite’s:

Next, we have a classic, the simple black, slim-fit turtleneck. Not a sweater but more of a stretchy, cotton piece that hugs your curves and can go under anything. This piece is something I like to purchase on the cheap because it gets so much wear you may need a new one each season. I hope you like these options:

If you don’t already have a black crossbody handbag, why? I am making this one a winter essential because it is absolutely something you will grab again and again. The cooler temps mean we tend to wear darker colors, as we get into the later part of the season you will have event after event and I don’t know about you but I much prefer a nice, small, leather handbag that also leaves my hands free over some fancy minaudiere. Unless of course you’re headed to a black tie affair or the equivalent. Here are some small, black, crossbody bags. I included the super affordable to some that are a couple hundred:

Fall essentials

Wearing a basic turtleneck from Target with this gorgeous Zara slip dress (similar). As for my accessories I am wearing my beloved Balmain pumps, a Vera Bradley (currently 30% off all styles!) handbag (similar) with added pom keychain, YHF sunglasses and a Case Cavern Honey Bee phone case.

Shop the look:


1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: Larissa from Living in Color on Bloglovin’, Jacqueline from Stylin’ In St. Louis via Bloglovin’ as well as myself on Bloglovin’.

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Tell us what you think!


  1. I never would have come up with that combo on my own. You look amazing!

    Posted 10.22.17
  2. What a super-stylish combo! I absolutely love a black turtle neck. Would never of thought to pair the two, and now I’m feeling inspired!

    Posted 10.21.17
  3. Kierra wrote:

    I love this look!!

    Posted 10.21.17
  4. I love this pairing! I have so many slip dresses that I never had the chance to wear this summer. I am going to try this layering with a turtleneck and see if I can transition of my summer pieces into fall. Great look! Thanks for the inspiration!


    Posted 10.19.17
  5. This just inspired me to try a slip dress over a turtleneck! Ive never thought of that! So cute!!

    Posted 10.16.17
  6. I love the look of slip dresses! That one is so pretty 🙂

    Posted 10.15.17
  7. Mattie wrote:

    Loving this look! So elegant!

    Posted 10.15.17
  8. Sam wrote:

    Interesting outfit! I’d never think to pair those two things. Looks pretty

    Posted 10.15.17
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