It may still be snowing here at times, but I am feeling very floral and pastel these days (see my last three posts, ha!). I found this dress over the winter and wanted to save it for spring, which is unusual for me. I normally tear the tags right off and style away! But, there’s something about the wait for spring that always feels so refreshing and rewarding to me. After a long winter, spring is nearly upon us, as is the sense of renewal. This is my lilac and lace look, greeting and patiently awaiting the season of renewal in a soft palette.
Sorry for the delay in posting this week, readers. I’ve unfortunately caught whatever virus is going around, despite my best efforts to avoid it. I’m on the mend, though, drinking lots of fluids, and making my comeback! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start…though seeing how it’s actually mid-week, I guess I should be saying, I hope the week is going well thus far!
Top: Gap via thrift ($2, retails for $60)
Scarf: Diane von Furstenberg via consignment ($15, retails for approx $170)
Scarf ring: Hermes (gift)
Pants: J Crew via Savers ($4, retail for $90)
Shoes: All Black ($50 marked down from $150) similar can be found here
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’ve been working on taking some more “fashion risks” lately but styling monochromatic looks, while also styling seeming “random colors” together. It’s funny how being a blogger pushes you out of your comfort zone, but I personally think it really does! If you’re in the market for taking some fashion risks of your own, monochromatic looks are very easy to use as a starting point. If want to try putting random colors together, you can try working within color families. In this look, I stuck with jewel toned colors to create harmony within different colors and patterns worn together.
2) I’m still working on incorporating silk scarves into my fashion repertoire. It’s actually a lot easier than I thought it would be! Though, I’ve found that silk scarves from standard retail shops are quite pricey ($50+), whereas they seem to be much more affordable via consignment and thrift shops ($3+). For more scarf inspiration, check out Pinterest, where you will find a ton of silk scarf ideas! One of my favorite boards can be found here.
Anyone else pairing different colors together? Any color pairing recommendations? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!
Seriously, you cannot get me out of pastels lately, especially pink (see my last post re: my previous aversion to pastels). Maybe blush pink is the marsala of spring? Either way, I’m loving the lightness that you feel when in light colors. Now I’m just waiting for mother nature to show us the first blooms of spring…
Well, readers, it is official…and I don’t think there’s any turning back now: spring is upon us. I’m like a kid in a candy shop. I found myself just driving around in circles and walking around the block to take the fresh air in. The smell of spring always reminds me of my younger years, when the smell of spring meant that summer vacation was just a blink away. While there’s no three month long vacations anymore (sigh), there’s still plenty of time to just…be.
Dress: Issa for Banana Repbulic ($10 marked down from $140)
Necklace: Anthropologie ($10 marked down from approx $90)
Bracelet: Lulu Dharma, thrifted ($1, retails for $190)
Leggings: TJ Maxx ($5 marked down from $10)
Shoes: Not Rated via DSW ($50 marked down from $75) (seriously, I wear these ALL the time)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I always feel like it’s important to re-visit the idea of leggings as pants. Personally, I don’t feel confident in wearing leggings as pants and it’s also not allowed where I work. Thus, I always err on the side of caution and ensure my back side is always fully covered when wearing leggings. This dress would actually be a little on the short side for work, but totally works with leggings! But as always, wear what you love readers! That’s just my two cents on leggings!
2) You might think a zebra kimono is not very versatile, but, readers, I find that it sure is! Below you can see how I’ve styled it for winter (with long sleeves underneath) and summer (leggings and heels), and now (above) for spring! I change up the tights, necklace, and shoes, but the kimono never changes. You know how I feel about wearing clothes year round; a wrap dress/kimono is a great piece to style year round. Try it out!
Anyone else have their favorite “year round” piece? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much! Happy Monday!