In the middle of winter we need layers to keep warm, but that can make it difficult to keep a sleek silhouette.  I’ve been wearing fitted turtlenecks under the majority of my dresses to solve that problem.  I love the stark color contrast of black against Mata’s teal ‘Japonaise Dress‘.  (I love the block print on the inside collar)


The colors in the ‘Rendezvous Skirt‘ are easy peezy to create an outfit around;  it’s a good basic to have.  Here, to tone down the sweetness of the skirt,  I paired it with a chunky fair isle sweater, a tougher boot, and the ‘Nefertiti Necklace‘.


My camera doesn’t do this dress justice!  It is soft, but has a lot of energy.  The ‘Merci Dress‘ looks great with whiskey or cognac colored accessories.  I think it has a western feel, so I went for a flat boot, and a hard-to-see-in-this-picture braided belt with tassels.  (Side note:  The color reminds me of my old Crayola favorite, Bittersweet.)  So.  Great.


Wishing a great 2012 to Mata’s readers!  It’s going to be a good year.