Let’s Pretend It’s Springtime

Spring Forward: Biker Meets Blooms #floral #fashion

As I write this, yet more snow is falling outside my window, adding to the 100+ inches we’ve already gotten here in New England. The snow piles are beginning to resemble small mountains. We’re ready for spring more than ever before, excited to retire our down jackets and snow boots and mittens and hats and Yak Tracks.

The one thing keeping me sane: in less than two weeks we spring forward! That doesn’t mean spring is here just yet, but it does put hope in my nearly frozen heart. I’ve actually enjoyed wearing a lot of black and–my favorite–grey this winter, but as the flower stalls begin to fill with tulips and ranunculus, my eye is turning toward color and florals (my other favorite).

And while I usually tend to go for classic pieces, lately I’ve been feeling a little more adventurous. My timeless trench will still see plenty of wear this year, but I think I’m finally ready to take the dive for a moto of my own. This one from Forever 21 is low-risk anyway, with a price point under $30.

What’s warming up your wardrobe as you look to spring?

Jacket: Forever 21 // Earrings: J. Crew // Top: Modcloth // Pants: Old Navy // Boots: Nordstrom

Splurge, Invest, Save: Floral Dresses

Frock Files | Floral Dresses Splurge, Invest, Save

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Since getting a preview of spring weather last week, I’ve been keenly aware of all the pretty floral print dresses popping up everywhere. After a winter of huge snow storms, I can’t wait until the flowers are bursting out of the ground, the trees, and my closet! If you, too, are searching for some floral frocks, here are a few options. Whether your wallet is feeling fat or thin, there’s a way to work some new spring fashion in.

Which one is your favorite?

P.S. I’m over at inspirationCOOPERATIVE today, where I’m sharing my favorite things.

Eating Al Fresco

Frock Files | Outdoor Party

We had a couple of warm days this week — I even went without a coat on Wednesday! So, of course, now I’m dreaming of summertime. (Yep, I forgot about that whole season in between.) I’ve always dreamed of spending the summer in a cottage on a lake; one with a lawn that slopes gently down toward the water, perfect for Adirondack chairs and a hammock or two. I’d love to have lots of friends over for simple dinners that stretch into the late, still lit evenings. And I want s’mores. Lots and lots of s’mores.

This weekend we’ll begin making some summer plans, which will involve dreaming up the ways we want to fill the warm months. What are your plans?

If you have kids, you should definitely check out MJ’s post on the way she and her kids are preparing for summer vacation.

Outdoor Light Fixture: Amazon / Outdoor Curtains: Pottery Barn / Contemporary Picnic Table: Crate & Barrel / Break Resistent Goblet: Target / Floral Plate: Anthropologie / Hammock: Home Depot / Whale Pillow: Thomas Paul / Patterned Pillow: Meijer

Are you participating in Project Postal? Don’t forget to visit inspirationCOOPERATIVE to see who’s involved, with links to their blogs! Thanks to Theresa for putting together this comprehensive list.

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