Fashion Friday – Making Winter Sunny

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Fashion Friday – Making Winter Sunny

Happy Fashion Friday!

As this is publishing the Hubs and I are getting ready to leave for a last minute mini-vacation to Key West!  Last week’s snow made us realize how badly we needed a little tropical get-away before his schedule gets crazy busy with tax season and we made it happen.  I’m hoping to share some happenings on Instagram and Instagram Stories while we are away.  I see sail boats, seafood, sunsets and rum in our future!  I’ve also got some great stuff ready to publish early next week blog-wise so you will not miss out on your daily Running in a Skirt fun.  And of course I’ll share all the highlights on the blog when I get back.

In honor of my Florida trip I thought I’d style my favorite Florida brand of clothes, Lilly Pulitzer, for the weather we are actually dealing with in the mountains.  I know the look is generally pretty summery, but I love finding ways to make the brand work for the cooler weather.  I like to call it making winter sunny.

Styling Lilly Pulitzer for winter / Running in a Skirt
I actually got this dress in the fall and have been able to transition it to winter by adding navy leggings and a matching Lilly cardigan.  And yes, I wore it on a “snow day” just to cheer myself up.  I get a little crabby on day 3 or 4 with snow on the ground!

Styling Lilly Pulitzer for winter / Running in a Skirt

The color in this sweater is so luxurious.  I got the sweater for Christmas and couldn’t stop gushing about the color.  It’s pink perfection.

Styling Lilly Pulitzer for winter / Running in a Skirt

I just love this fun festive pattern.  It really adds some beautiful color to a cold winter day.  Now in the sake of full disclosure I picked up these items when my local store was having a sale, but unfortunately Lilly does not keep things marked down online.  They just have once a season markdowns that only last for a short window.  These same items are still available online if you want them though!

Regardless, I swear it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when wearing this stuff and the iconic patterns are worth the splurge in my opinion!

Styling Lilly Pulitzer for winter / Running in a Skirt

I hope y’all like the outfit and have an amazing weekend.  I’ll be sending warm vibes your way.

Shop the look:

Lilly Pulitzer Amberly Swing Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Amalie Cardigan

Nordstrom Navy Leggings

Ralph Lauren Boots, similar HERE, HERE or HERE


So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for a weekend recap!

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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:52-04:00 January 13th, 2017|Fashion, Spring, Winter|32 Comments


  1. jess jannenga January 23, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

    How pretty Julie! Love the bright pink color and print. Oh, can I tag along! ha. Enjoy your time in Key West , we loved it there too.
    thanks for linking
    jess xx

  2. Mary Murnane January 17, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Talk about putting the happy back into winter! How can you not smile when wearing that gorgeous pink sweater! Love it and the way you’ve winterized your whole look! Have fun in Key West!


    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Mary!! Hope you had a good weekend.

  3. Annmarie January 16, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

    I absolutely love this look! Definitely makes winter feel less dreary!

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    You sure know how to brighten up a winter day! I love that pink cardigan!

  5. heather @Lunging Through Life January 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Woo for a vacation! Have so much fun. Loveeee this outfit. The pink sweater is amazing.

  6. Melissa January 13, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Love your outfit.. I would definitely wear that! I am the same way with snow, after a while it kinda gets annoying.
    Hope you have a great getaway!


  7. Abby January 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I’m always a fan of color! This outfit is everything!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  8. Farrah January 13, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I hope you two have a ton of fun! Looking forward to living vicariously through you on instagram! 😛 I love your dress–so many fun colors! <3 Definitely an awesome way to ward away those winter blues!

  9. Edye January 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    What a great outfit to rid the winter blues! Safe travels to Key West <3

  10. Jo-Lynne Shane January 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    You look stunning! I hope you have a blast in Key West!

  11. Kimberly Hatting January 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Love the bright colors! I seldom wear “traditional”winter colors in the winter (cough cough #boring) and stay in “summer” colors almost year-round.

  12. Blane Sherer January 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Nice outfit.
    Enjoy your mini-vacation.

  13. Emily January 13, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    This is GORGEOUS Julie; I love how you paired the cozy sweater with the summery dress. It works perfectly for winter time.

  14. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 13, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I love wearing bright colors in the winter. Have a great mini vaca!

  15. [email protected] January 13, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Cute outfit! Have a fantastic time in Key West! I am so jealous!

  16. I love the idea of adding a little Lilly into winter dressing. A little burst of sunshine

  17. Adorable! Gosh that Lilly makes me want to head to the tropics. Have fun!

  18. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 13, 2017 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Have an amazing escape. And send me those boots!

  19. Mary Beth Jackson January 13, 2017 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Beautiful as always! Enjoy Key West- looks like a great weekend for a visit!

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