I don’t know about you guys, but I think one of the only bright spots during a gross, endless winter is when spring collections start to pop up in stores (a sign of hope!). On the other hand, it’s a little depressing to see dresses, skirts and wedges that I wouldn’t be able to wear right now unless I had a death wish. Anyways, last weekend I took a break from binge-watching House of Cards Season 2 and picked up a few things from Madewell and Bloomingdales. Because I’m impatient, I wanted to find pieces I could wear now — during this awkward transitional phase between winter and spring. So I got a stretchy striped skirt and a patterned top with a beaded collar (plus some cute graphic tees you’ll see soon). The best new thing in this outfit, however, are the sunglasses — which are from Warby Parker’s spring collection. If you’re anxious to start updating your wardrobe for the new season but still find yourself constrained by frigid temperatures, icy sidewalks and piles of nasty snow, sunglasses are a great place to start. There’s nothing stopping you from donning some new shades (I mean…you probably need them with all that glare from the snow, right?). I fell in love with the Reilly frames when I saw them online because they’re similar in size/shape to the Everetts that I wear ALL the time. And I was very ready for a new pair of sunglasses to SEE me through spring (mwahaha).
So even though this outfit would’ve been MUCH cuter without the tights and wool coat, it shows there’s some hope for spring (clothes, at least) — even in the dead of winter. If the weather cooperates this weekend, I’ll be styling more spring-minded outfits (with my new sunglasses, of course) for upcoming posts. Fingers crossed!
Top: Aqua beaded electric floral blouse // Skirt: Madewell ponte swivel skirt in stripe // Coat: J.Crew duffel coat (from last year) // Shoes: Rag & Bone Harrow booties // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel (medium) // Sunglasses: c/o Warby Parker The Reilly in whiskey tortoise // Jewelry: Alex Mika infinity ring in rose gold, EF Collection Pavé zig zag ring, Love Ring (diamond version here; budget-friendly version here), Kate Spade rose gold bangle