I know I have been talking spring and spring fashion to death lately. And if you are sick and tired, or just tired, of hearing about it, I apologize. But, you know, I gotta be me. And when spring arrives I am all about unpacking my spring clothes, rearranging my closet. And getting excited about wearing clothes that are NOT for winter.
I have been intending to do a spring closet video for a while. But the temperatures were so cool I could not muster sufficient enthusiasm for trying on outfits and talking about them. Plus I need the house to myself for a few hours to do a vlog. And have fun doing it. Which, to be honest, is the point. If Hubby is home, he wanders in from the garden, yells for me from the back door to fetch him something so he doesn’t have to take his muddy shoes off, stumbles into my outdoor shots, or slumps down onto the sofa grumbling because it’s too windy to go biking. So you see my problem.
But yesterday was the first week of his Friday golfing group. He headed off at 7:00 A.M. wrapped in his woollies because it was only 3°C. I knew he would be gone until at least mid-afternoon. So I stretched luxuriously, finally arose, made tea, read my book uninterrupted for an hour, then washed my hair and did my makeup to be ready to chat with you guys. Bliss.
The secret to happy togetherness is sufficient alone time. With enough time apart so you actually have something to talk about when you are together again. Am I right?
Yesterday I wanted to talk about some of the things I am excited to wear this spring. Which, frankly, is mostly everything in my closet Ha. But I was judicious. This was not meant to be a “turning my closet” video. I swapped my winter wardrobe for my spring one ages ago. Nor was it to be a closet edit. I just wanted to look at a few things that are making me happy these days.
But let’s get to the video, shall we?
I hope you enjoyed that. I had fun making it. Except for the shaky start. I will post below some links to pieces I mention in the video that are still available. And if they’re not available, I’ll post other similar options that I like.
I do have one other fashion news flash. I have now officially retired my skinny jeans. Yep. Months ago they moved out of my closet into a drawer. And now I have packed them away. My storage is too minimal to be giving space to something I know I won’t wear this season.
I had thought I might wear them with specific combinations, or with certain jackets. But the other night we had company for dinner, and I popped on my old comfortable AG skinny jeans. And thought they looked dreadful. So, well, wrong. How the eye changes in a year or two, eh?
That’s it for me this week, my friends. Hope you are having a good spring. Hope you have lots of pieces in your closet that you are excited to pull on and sashay around your garden in… or maybe if you’re lucky, out to lunch or dinner.
Why not tell us what jacket, or suit, or sweater is making your sartorial heart go pitty pat this week?
P.S.Here are some links to the pieces I mention in the video, or as close as I can get:
The Ines de la Fressange jacket is mostly sold out except in very small sizes. If that works for you here’s the link. Here’s a very similar one from Madewell. You can find a navy and cream striped COS sweater similar to mine here and my navy and white striped top here. Nordstrom Signature striped shirt here. The Everlane trench coat here. Aritzia faux leather Melina pants here. And the rest of the links: Vince crew-neck tee, Levis 511 jeans, Frame straight-leg jeans, Veronica Beard Scuba “dickey” jacket, Stan Smith sneakers.
P.P.S. The links above are affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking my link, I will earn a commission which helps to pay for the blog. The links to Uniqlo and Aritzia products are not affiliate links. These retailers are not affiliated with Shop Style which is the collective to which I belong, and which allows me to link to various retailers.