It’s been forever. Literally. Like, a year or more. I’m so, so happy to be back here on this little blog. Even if I’m the only one reading. 🙂 I’m not going to bore you with the details of my absence, but let’s just say, it’s been a long season or two or three of busyness for me. Thankfully, life is slowing down a bit, so I am back to it… and I’m not leaving again, I promise! Let’s get to it, then… top 5 must have’s for spring, 2014, because, I have never been so happy to have 50, 60 and 70+ degree weather than after this bitter-cold winter. Hurrah for spring! 1) Wedges! Beautiful, detailed and brightly colored… these Orange Moroccan Cutout Desert Wedges by TOMS are the perfect wedge to skip or run into this season with. I can’t wait to get a pair. I may just go order them now. 🙂
Looking for classic, elegant and spring time shoes? These J. Crew Seville Espadrille wedges fit the bill! They come in vintage sandstone (off-white), vintage surplus (olive-ish), citrus lime, navy and black.
I absolutely adore these Danna Suede Mini Wedges by Sole Society. The wedges that I am featuring are Aquatic Blue Coral, but they also are available in Frappe Off White as well as Silver Sconce Mustard. I love all three color combinations.
How great are Lucky Brand’s cute, polka-dot wedges?! These polka-dotted Kyndra Wedges by Lucky Brand also come in pearl, mint and navy.
Oh. My. Goodness. I am loving these navy and white striped wedges by UGG Australia. These super fun and playful Lucianna Sandal Wedges are also offered in black and white as striped as well as orange and white striped… both are very cute! I love the extra fabric at the end that allows you to tie a bow in the back of the wedge or in the front. It just adds that extra detail that makes the wedge all the cuter. Right?!
2) Short Sleeved Denim Shirts
There’s nothing better to pair with a fancy skirt than “less fancy” – be it a flannel shirt or in spring’s case, denim short sleeved shirts!
I am loving this cute, rounded collar shirt by J. Crew. Even better than its cuteness? It’s on sale. 🙂
You need to strongly consider adding this denim shirt to your wardrobe. Look at the detailing! The flutter sleeves! So, so great… Hinge’s embroidered denim top is worth the investment.
3) Statement Necklaces!
This spring, let’s make a statement!
This is such a classy statement necklace. It would look perfect paired with a denim / chambray shirt. Simply. Perfect. J. Crew Crystal Pendant Necklace.
31 Bits Woven Delight statement necklace is simply a gem. I love that this company gives back, just like TOMS.
Firefly Statement Necklace by Banana Republic. Could this necklace get any cuter?! I can see it paired with some great skinny jeans and a simple black tee or with a pretty green dress, tank top or… the possibilities are endless!
Fancy Faux Stone Dangle Necklace by Forever 21. Isn’t the teal such a fun pop of color?! Such a pretty, budget friendly statement necklace option.
Fun and fancy, right?! I love the tear drops that dangle down from this stylish, Kourtney Necklace from LaRue Chic Boutique .
4) Mint Jeans!
Think mint is only something that freshens your mouth? Think again, dear friends. Mint colored jeans need to be in your dresser this spring. One great thing about mint is that it can be dressed up or down. If you need more assurance of wearing mint, continue to savor all the mint goodness that follows.
On the lighter side of minty, but it is still pretty! This great Fossil Pencil Denim mint jean option will have you floating into the warm temperatures in no time.
Light mint is perfect for you if you’re not ready to go full on mint. It’s a perfect way to dip a toe or two into the mint paint. I love these J. Crew Skinny Jeans in mint and I think you will, too.
Mint perfection, no? Vince Skinny Ankle Jeans are available at Saks Fifth Avenue: Off Fifth. Perfect and perfect.
Skinny Jeans by Boden in a darker shade of mint!
5) Colorful Striped Skirts
Cute ta boot, no?! Introducing LOFT’s Caramel Stripe Shift Skirt. Pair it with a short or long sleeved denim / chambray shirt and you’re set.
J. Crew’s Multi-stripe Mini Skirt is so adorable, no? Sigh. It’s no longer available. I’m sorry for posting it because it causes me great distress seeing it and not being able to purchase, but I’m hoping that if we “rally” together and email J. Crew, they’ll restock it. Hopeful thinking, yes?! 🙂
This pencil striped skirt looks great as pictures with a form fitting jacket for a day at work. The great thing is that you can add a casual top underneath to dress it down, too. It’s so great how versatile this Ann Taylor Horizon Stripe Skirt is!
I think this red and blue striped skirt is adorable! What else is adorable? Pairing it with a fitted top. When looking for something to wear with a bottom (be it a skirt or pants) that are more flowy, it is best to go with a more structured / fitted top. Want it the skirt, but in another color? Stripe it Lucky by Mod Cloth also comes in navy and white.
The Mini Stripe Skirt by Tommy Hilfiger is perfect to wear from morning until evening. It is simple and basic enough that you can easily create a casual look or an office-ready look simply by switching out your shoes and top. Need help? I’m here! Ask away!
Can’t wait to hear from you!!!