Wearing Ann Taylor Loft block skirt, theory blouse and
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”
— Mark Twain
Spring is so finicky with its weather, and it’s hard to get dressed in the morning because by the afternoon it will be 20 degrees colder or warmer. On this day, it was 32F in the morning but warmed up to 65F by the afternoon. My afternoon self was happy with my bright color choices, but my morning self was freezing!
To help me and you stay prepared for any weather this season, head to Shopbop‘s sale. I’m planning to pick up a few pieces that can be layered with other items, including long sleeve blouses and light sweaters! What are you looking for to help you transition into Spring?
Use promo code “EVENT19” for 20% off order under $500 and 25% off order more than $500.
While the temperatures are still swinging back and forth, a few warm days have helped to kick start Spring solstice with a beautiful Cherry Blossom season in Washington, DC. Today is peak bloom! Be sure to head down to the Tidal Basin this week to see the flowers in full glory! Like everything in Mother Nature, their beauty if only fleeting – lasting only until the next strong wind or rain.
I’m so ready for the weather to turn warm! Celebrating the official start of Spring with all the berry and cherry blossom hues I own.
These Vince Camuto boots are always on repeat – mostly because they help to make any outfit stand out. Even though I am petite, I still rock OTK boots. I recommend pairing them within the same color scheme as the rest of our outfit to elongate your frame.
I’m apparently having a moment with high-waisted everything. Just ordered another pair of high-waisted jeggings, but, until they arrive, I’ll keep wearing these from STS Blue.
Over the past year and a half, I’ve amassed an impressive collection of pleated skirts, and I’m not mad about it. I prefer to wear skirts over pants, in part, because it is a lot easier for me to find skirts that fit my frame than trousers/jeans.
I was actually looking for a navy blue skirt, and ordered this one from Modcloth. While I was disappointed that it wasn’t navy blue, I decided to keep it rather than return it since it pushed me outside of my normal color scheme.
For the office, I’ve paired it with a black turtleneck and my go-to cap-toe heels. These two pieces are probably the most worn items in my closet.
I buy and wear a lot of solids because of my have always thought they are more versatile. However, as I learn to mix patterns in more sophisticated ways, I’ve learned to relax my need to have things match exactly. Tweed fabric and plaid clothing are two easy patterns that mix well.
Because I’m so petite, I still fear mix and matching too much in case it overwhelms my frame. My approach is finding patterns in the same color palette so it gives the illusion of monochrome.
This vest was part of my last splurge at Modcloth, and I’ve paired it with old H&M trousers, and this yellow blouse that has been so many times (see here and here).
I hope that the temperatures start warming up in D.C. since daylight savings time has now happened and my body and mind has officially switched gears to Spring.
I’ve started by bringing more warm tones into my makeup, starting with Jill Stuart Beauty‘s cherry blossom line of blush, lip blossom and jelly eye color.
I love how light the makeup appears and feels when applying on. Since the trees are not be blooming yet, I’ve brought my own splash of color and cheer with this red J. Crew blazer that has quickly become a staple of my office work looks.
It’s one of their classic blazers and is still in stock – so grab it now and thank me later!
I’ve paired it with my vegan leather trousers and a fun peplum belt to add interest. I’ve been finding myself belting almost everything these days. The “boyfriend fit” trend is still popular, but if you are petite, definitely belt the looks so they don’t overwhelm your frame.