My spring shopping list this year really reflects my "less is more attitude", and I have taken much care in not purchasing anything until I know it will be used many times over this season. Here is what I have come up with that fits that criteria:
In both color and weight. I really love jackets with lots of little details like zippers, quilting or a slight moto vibe. Both of these are from Zara. Left / Right
I purchased the camel colored tote on the right yesterday at H&M. I have come to realize that for me to use a purse daily it needs to have a long shoulder strap and basically just be an open tote for me to throw anything and everything in. Only $25 and also comes in black and taupe.
I saw these in store yesterday at Forever 21 and fell in love with the gray floral pair. This pixelated camo print is fun too. Perfect for bopping around town and only $28. I didn't buy them, because it felt a bit impulsive at the moment, but now that I have thought about them I may go back and pick them up.
Incredibly sexy in my opinion without being overtly so. The perfect date night top. I imagine the white top paired with lots of gold jewelry, black cropped pants and high heels like these.
And easy everyday tee to wear with jeans and your fun sneaks. These are only $26 from Zara and come in black, white, navy, gray, and lime green.
What must-haves are you adding to your closet this season?
Usually by this time of year, I would have bought all the spring style magazines in order to keep up on the trends and start making mental notes of what I want to buy, or blog about. This year has been way different. I haven't bought any mags. Not a one. After my big closet clean out, and my realizations of returning to a simpler wardrobe, I have come to realize that the magazines just influence me to buy things that aren't really...me. Sure the trends are fun, and I still have a good idea of what they are this spring (through some kind of osmosis or intuitiveness, who knows!), but I don't feel compelled to buy into them. Literally and figuratively.
So instead of trends this season I have a few ideas on the directions that I would like to take my wardrobe this spring. All while staying simple, stylish and true to myself.
Vibe #1: Sporty
Ok, this is actually a trend this season, but it is a look I have always gravitated towards. I love sweatshirts and hoodies, boyfriend denim, stripes, and sneakers. All those really great sporty things. I'm sticking with it this season.
Vibe #2: White & Tan
I am very, very much drawn to classic pieces in white and tan. Essentially I think this will be my new gray and black of the winter months I just couldn't get enough of. Sorry color, you have pretty much been abandoned at this point. Save for my nails, where color is always welcome.
Vibe #3: Easy Boho
Nothing new here that I tend to veer toward the boho side of things when the weather gets warm. I could browse the Free People website all day long. These gorgeous looks come from Mango and hot damn, I love them so much. A textured open cardigan over a tee and shorts. A gorgeous little crochet shift dress. It doesn't get more simple or chic than that!
What type of vibes are you going for this season? What is your stance on the trend bandwagon? I'd love to hear!
Time for another case of the gimmies...this time with a decidedly spring/summer vibe. We are sunny and 70 here folks, so I can't help it!
I had not perused the H&M home offerings in a looong time, and holy cow, they have the mother lode of fun pillows! This baby is only $12.95, as are many others. A few other close favorites are this one, this one and this one.
Great with a simple tee or maxi dress.
Just get it for the name alone.
Slinky and sexy for summer.
The packaging really is what gets me. Inside is a pretty blend of four colors to give you a "radiant orchid" hued flush.
Cutie clear frames.
Such a pretty little piece with great detail.
A fun peach pair of comfy shorts to lounge in. Sure why not!
I am dyyying over this, I want it so bad, but alas no iPad. There is an iPhone case too, although it doesn't have as many of the cute articles. You have to go peep them out.
So great for bopping around town on errands.
I'm not sure how practical these would wind up being, seeing as how I manage to scuff up my shoes easily (what is up with that?), but I am on the lookout for a pair of white flats this spring. It all started with the floral cut-out pair from Target, I originally posted about here, and now a cute little white flat is all I seem to be thinking about. When I am thinking about shoes, that is. Don't worry, I have a lot more important things also on my mind. Like the loads of laundry I have to do, the TurboTax I need to get started on, and helping my daughter on her book report after school. #momproblems
Love love loving lace right now. These are great because the toe is reinforced, so while the top part is see-through lace, your toes remain hidden. Keepin it classy. Plus, no need to worry if you are between pedicures.
A patent quilted pair have a great modern vibe.
I'm obviously all about the ones with a little character, like this woven pair. If you click through you can see more views that really show the detail.
The pair that started it all. A big hit on Pinterest after Glitter Guide re-pinned them.
A nice simple pair is always a classic.
This pair is a bit different, with the ankle strap. I like it, but usually go more for easy slip-ons.
I really need your help on this one ladies. Which pair would you pick? I can't decide!