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Springing Up Spring

Springing Up Spring

 

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m sure ready for Spring to get here. Inevitably, the weather warm-up means challenging wardrobe decisions. It sometimes takes a lot of effort to resist the urge to dress in anything that says “It’s warm outside!” I am a natural freeze baby, so I am one of those people that carries a sweater in my purse at all times…even when it’s an 85 degree July day (air conditioning, people!) My cool blood temp is probably also what reminds me to still wear long sleeves, closed toed shoes, or layers when the weather starts to break in the Spring because I know that if I get too warm-weather excited, I’ll regret it within the next couple days when I wake up with an “I told you so” cold.
 Above, I put together what I would consider to be a pre-Spring appropriate outfit. It brings out those expected petal shades, but the long sleeves, jeans, and booties still keep in the heat for when the sun goes down and the air turns cool again.
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A Crocus flower that is about to bloom means Spring is on its way! :)

May Flowers

Well, today is a beautiful Spring day in May! Almost 80 here in CLE, which is an awesome change compared to the 50 degree days we’ve been consistently experiencing. I love that most of the trees are finally turning green or budding, and when you’re driving you get whiffs of flowers or freshly cut grass. So I guess all those April showers did bring us some May flowers!

To say I’m ready for the warm weather is an understatement…I am BEYOND ready for the warm weather, after the brutal winter we had this year, it is about stinkin’ time. Bring on the heat. I’m ready to wear lots of skirts and dresses, annnd sandals…as evidenced in this post. ;)

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I made this skirt last week. I had it cut out for a while and just kind of forgot about it. The great thing about it is that since it’s neutral, being black and white, it will go nicely with many things. Today, I chose a classic chambray shirt and statement necklace. Chambrays are a definite closet must for men and women.

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Chambray shirt from Target, made the skirt, sandals from Target $12!, straw fedora from H&M, necklace from Dillard’s.

Brighten Up

Now that it is May, I am definitely ready to see some more consistent Spring weather on this side of the country. We’ve had some pretty warm days here and there, but for the most part, we’ve seen a lot of rain…and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels kind of blah when it rains. Rainy days are my indoor days…the days I can spend all day sewing and not feel guilty about not going outside. Well, if the rain’s not going to go away (at least for the time being) then I will brighten up my days by brightening up my wardrobe! And I think YOU should do the same ;)

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These bright pink pants are a pair I made last year. (Also seen in this post). They’re like a red (but pink) flag-They cannot be missed. That is for certain. The camisole is a more recent (like, a couple days ago) sewing project of mine. I didn’t have much of this beautiful silk to work with, but I had just enough to make a silk cami. The colors are gorgeous. Belt is from Anthropologie last summer–yes, yes I have many-a- Anthro sparkle belt. They really are the best though. Coach wristlet. Cobalt blue heels from Gianni Bini at Dillards.

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How will you brighten up your wardrobe for Spring?? :)