Alaska spring look looks like a great southern winter look

Fashion over 50 woman in winter outfit

Spring has sprung, at least the spring trends

Do you know that old country song “Springtime in Alaska is forty below?” Browsing fashion and style blogs in spring reminds me of that song. You can see how spring makes it up North, or to be more precise, how the Sun makes it up North. The fashionistas from the South present already their new spring wardrobe additions in a real spring styling. The farther north a fashion and/or style blogger lives, the more winterized versions of the new trends you can see at this time a year.

Here the statement belt is one of my spring wardrobe updates. Actually, I bought also another one with the long belt trend for spring. You saw it already in the gray dress with pink belt outfit post. Another one of my spring updates is a pair of statement shoes and an embroidered shirt that was on my spring wish list. I haven’t worn them yet due to the snow on the ground. Comes April … Let’s cross fingers for an early breakup season. 🙂

For the record, it wasn’t -40F (-40oC) when the outfit photos were taken, but -27.4 F (-33oC). Anyhow, it was cold enough for me that day. 😉
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over 50 years old fashion blogger in outfit with black vest and skirt
Back view of outfit with GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties,statement belt, and Be By Black Noir down vest with hood (all own)

What I love about spring in Alaska

The time of daylight plus civil twilight now is more than 12 hours. Thus, it is longer bright outside in Alaska than anywhere in the mid latitudes at this time a year. Fairbanks has still about 5 hours of light in winter. Up here the length of days (and in fall nights) increases faster in Fairbanks than in mid latitudes. Did you know that?

fashion blogger over 50 donning a casual winter office look with a puffer vest outfit
GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties,statement belt, Be By Black Noir down vest with hood (all own) and multi-color baroque pearl necklace c/o Pearl Claps

Typical Alaska spring outfit

Today’s outfit is a typical spring outfit in Alaskaspring outfit in Alaska, but it would work as a great winter look in the South. Well, may be down South the zipper would be more zipped up in winter. 😉

accessories belt buckle and pearls
GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, statement belt, Be By Black Noir down vest with hood (all own) and multi-color baroque pearl necklace c/o Pearl Claps

How is spring progressing where you live? Can you already wear the new spring trends alone or do you have to “winterize” them? I am curious.

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… and the winner of the styling contest spring transition is …

Jennie Hopkins. Thanks to all of you who submitted an outfit photo to the styling challenge. You all had lovely outfits deserving to win the contest!

mature woman in spring outfit
Jennie Hopkins won the HLS Styling Contest with her take on spring transition. Photo courtesy to her
Styling Contest Winner

Congrats Jennie. Grab your trophy. 🙂

Welcome to the 101th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation to the party

As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement so I can add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then, is to click accept and start pinning your outfits.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav, Top of the World Style Winner or Top of the World My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you.

Co-hosts wanted

When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.

Top of the World OOTDs

To support other fashion and style bloggers, I added a new feature to the Top of the World Style linkup party last week. A random generator picks one post. The blogger who submitted the post becomes the Top of the World Style Winner. S/he is featured at the next party in addition to the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Of course, the winner also gets a cool logo for their sidebar, featured or awards page (see below). 🙂

Top of the World Style Winner of the Week

Top of the world style winner of the week

Since the party runs a week minus 5 minutes, this feature will have temporal delay of two weeks for technical reasons. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style winner Jacqui
Jacqui at Mummabstylish became the winner of Top of the World Style. Photo from her post

The winner of this week’s feature is Jacqui, the blogger at Mummabstylish who submitted her winning post at the 99th linkup party. One of her favorite things to do is shopping. She loves wandering round the shops, seeing the new season’s clothes, checking out the new color choices and trying things on. I so hear her! I miss the trying out when browsing the online malls. 🙁 What about you?

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Charlotte
Charlotte, the 70s model at Jodie’s Touch of Style became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from Jodie’s post

Charlotte, the 70s model at Jodie’s Touch of Style, became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav was on the thumbnail of the post and you clicked this post the most. She presented the spring trend velvet in a very modern way: Casually. Isn’t it funny that it took so long for velvet to have a moment again? Interestingly, back then in the early 70s and 80s, it was Sunday’s Best and Bohemian/Romantic Style, respectively. Today velvet conquered the casual world! The graphic Tee with the three models of the blog sketched by Anne Bray of Spy Girl is a cool take. I got a Tee of the sketch of me for my hubby. <3 Full disclosure: I also bought two mugs with her sketch of me too. So, it’s not only Charlotte!

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Gail Hanlon
Gail Hanlon at Is this Mutton became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Gail Hanlon, the blogger at Is this Mutton?, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I first thought her dress is a skirt! I like the idea to look at a dress to be also a skirt and a shirt. It provides so many additional outfit possibilities to your wardrobe! Try it out! It’s fun!

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.

Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
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  1. Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
  2. Please follow your hostess via email
  3. Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
  4. Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they will still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi. We all like traffic, don’t we?
  5. Please help that you and everyone of us gets more traffic by spreading the word about the party and tweet See the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thanks.

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