So it would appear that winter is back, and despite the physical evidence that mother nature is imposing her rigid wrath here on the east coast, I can't seem to shake warm weather trends from my mind. As such, I decided to make a style compromise which would fulfill my spring sartorial desires while remaining functional for the harsh climates. Here we go... My pre-spring warm up essentials: A printed dress courtesy of emerging brand Leota, my J.Crew panama hat and light weight denim jacket courtesy of Quiksilver. And to make this outfit seasonal: My vintage fur trim and Silvia booties from Coye Nokes - Two dark pieces that fit the winter palette seamlessly. I'd say this is taking mixing and matching to an entirely new level.