Happy Easter weekend to you! To get motivated for spring and warmer weather in general, I’ve put together my annual list of items I’d like to wear this season. Which also begs the question, what’s on your wish list this spring?
Blush colored tops and bottoms are popping up everywhere. Well, why not? The color is flattering on practically every skin tone and looks so classic and feminine. I just picked up a pair of Harper cropped pants from Old Navy in blush, black and cobalt. Right now they’re 40% off and, no I do not get any credit or freebies for sharing this information. I just like to share the good deals when I hear them.
Here are some more examples of the “it” color for spring.
“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Miranda from the Devil Wears Prada said it so well I couldn’t resist inserting that line. I finally did it though, I took the plunge and bought a pair of floral pants. Again, from Old Navy. The price was too good to pass up and I loved the pattern. It wasn’t too hippie girl standing in a field of wheat while flinging her arms out and twirling around as the camera pans to an aerial view type of print. You know what I’m talking about, right? The carefree, light florals that you see on cute sundresses looks great in the store or with a denim jacket. Until I try it on and realize that I’m just never gonna be that carefree girl standing in the field.
These pants are much more, ‘me.’ Tailored, black background with bold floral colors. Love it. In fact, this was on my wish list last year.
This not so much.
With warm weather, I love wearing lots of shoes that are easy to slip on and feel comfortable. I love my Toms, but I found a pair of tan quilted slip ons at Payless that mix it up every now and then. The quilting on the shoes is another trend I noticed while I was subbing at our local middle school. Not that I want to dress like an 8th grader, but some of those girls know their fashion and it’s good to break out of the mom rut that I tend to wallow in at times.
For $19.99, you can’t beat the price. Just wear them with no-show socks until they are fully broken in to avoid blisters.
I’d also love a pair of black Nike Trainers. I usually go bright with my runners, but these would be versatile enough to wear with jeans on an errand-filled Saturday.
Moving on to (gulp!) swimwear. There are so many two pieces out there and although a lot of people can rock this look, including some who have a great body image, but don’t spend every waking minute at the gym (more power to ya!), I’m just not comfortable in one. Here are a couple of flattering one-pieces I’ve had my eye on for splashing around the pool with the kids.
Love the preppy stripes on this one from JCREW.
I like the high neckline on this Michael Kors one piece. It protects the delicate skin on your decolletage.
Lastly, a girl needs a new handbag every now and then. I could use a break from my regular mom purse and my shoulders would agree! So something lighter and with a pop of color seems the best choice.
JCREW makes a beautiful Italian leather purse in this gorgeous green hue for under $100.
That’s it! Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!