I’m over it. It was fun for the first few days…but now? Totally over it. No longer happy. Closure complete. I’m done with the cold temperatures, ice, and that funny tasting yellow snow. Duh-uun. Finn-ish. Let’s move on to the fresh, happy, vibrant time of year shall we? I’m talkin to you Mother Nature. Let’s get to spring…and I know just what to wear 🙂
You guys just got my winter wishlist…but you know that as I was combobulating my winter-ware, I couldn’t help but sneak peeks at all the non-wooly items. I was overcome with love at the pastels. I was throttled at the light fabrics, the short sleeves, and the fun patterns. And I was like a deer in the headlights at the thought of bathing suits. I think the technical term would be half-comatose.
Some of you may not understand why bathing suits would be on my spring wishlist. It’s because I live near Hotlanta…and our wonderfully diverse city didn’t get it’s nickname for having mild springs. No. Our springs here are like the summers in other parts of the country…as in warm enough to get you cravin’ pool time. And this year I realized that my itty-bitty-polka-dot-bikini just isn’t gonna cut it with my post-pregnancy body. This tankini from Land’s End Canvas is preppy enough to make me feel young but covers up my ‘looser’ bits.
This sweater from Target is like someone took a party, melted it down, infused it into cotton and wove it up into a cardigan. I seriously think it is perfect for a little kid’s birthday party…now just to find someone who is having a birthday celebration this spring…hmmm….wonder if I can find one of those 🙂
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…the Canvas line by Land’s End is cookin’ my bacon. This striped polo is no exception…love how versatile it is, love the almost-30-appropriateness, love the fact that it looks a little long (perfect for my muffin-top that ate a spare tire). And $13? yes please.
I struggle with finding cute dresses for church. Granted, the average age at our church is like 75 but that only says to me that these classy ladies have had over twice the amount of time to accumulate clothing that works for them. This JCrack dress looks like it could participate in my wardrobe for years to come while still putting a little spring in my step.
I know my legs and my legs say that 5″ inseams are the thing that works for them. They hit just low enough to cover that flappy flab that resides on my inner thigh…and just short enough to be, well, shorts. Love (like a blogger loves wi-fi) the bright apple green of these Canvas chino shorts.
This shell is perfect for throwing over a pair of jeans so that you can head out the door. No skinny straps means that you don’t even have to change your bra. And the color? fahgetaboutit.
I eyed Hunter boots for a long time. Then I saw these Target versions. They are almost identical except for one little thing…the pricetag. I might be gifting myself these if the snow ever melts and we get those famous April showers.
I have one of these scoopneck babydoll tees from VS and I adore it. It is just like a regular teeshirt in the comfort factor, but it is so much better looking and more flattering than my intermural champion gray version that I got ten years ago. You know the one…it has paint blobs and bacon drippings on it…not so hot.
Walmart never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes in a bad way. Sometimes in a very very good way. Like this ruched one-piece…holy-vintage-inspired-glam-hottie-batman! Don’t hold me to it…but this literally could make Slyvester Stallone look like a pinup doll.
Excuse me while I run to Target to buy these ballet flats. The ruffle has me at hello and the teal has me saying goodbye to fuddy-duddy. And that price is so cheap, I’ll probably burn more than that in gas just to get to the store.
Long enough to cover my belly and the whack-attack-in-the-back? check. Affordable? oh yeah. Cute enough to wear with comfy leggings and not get in the way of breastfeeding or require me to break out the spanx? Yup, yup and yup. Consider me sold.
It’s one of my monthly resolutions to wear a party dress. This Madeleine dress from JCrew would be perfect for a tea party or baby shower or anything requiring more class than my sweatpants.
So Mother Nature…let’s get going…spring forward would ya? And I’ll be there with pastel on….
What are you gonna wear this spring?