Who else is over having to bundle themselves up with countless thermal layers, a coat, a big scarf that could easily double up as a blanket, a hat and gloves every time you leave the house? * Raising my hand* I'm so over the frostbite and runny nose every morning and lately, I have been getting up, opening my curtains and smiling at the late sunrise. Bring it on, spring season!
As the weather warms up and spring break approaches, I needed to do a quick 'transitional' haul, pick up a few bits for my adventure and get a new pair of flats because I'd worn a hole into the soles of my old pair. Oh yes, it's a bit of an odd mix, but I filmed the whole thing to show you what pieces I look at for investing and also did a try-on haul when it all arrived. Want to see it? Well have a scroll to the bottom. Please watch the video below and comment below if you have any other suggestions for any videos you want to see from my Youtube channel. Last but not least, SUBSCRIBE to my channel for three videos a week. My upload schedule is Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Start your weekend mornings with new videos!
SHIRTS WITH A TWIST
You know I love a shirt. Knitwear is amazing too, but for the spring and summer seasons, tops are where it is. I feel like I've got my all season cashmere down thanks to purchases from APC - the striped top and Chinti & Parker- the navy sweater so instead, I'm focusing my attentions on shirts that have a little something different about them. I love this pink bell sleeve top, it's a gorgeous shirt with a v-shaped cutout that's flattering and since I bought it, I can't stop wearing it. The flared sleeves are practical, so no need to worry about it brushing over your dinner plate each time you take a bite. Totally works in the real world. I also had a search on Nordstrom and am pretty happy with the next top. This Vince Camuto turtleneck tunic is perfect for light layering and the stretchy pattern ensures that it can be easily tucked into a maxi skirt on cool nights. All in all, I think I found great items to transition to spring.
Pink Bell Sleeve Top: http://bit.ly/2mjXXuh
APC Sweater: SOLD OUT
(similar: http://bit.ly/2log7qA )
Vince Camuto Top: http://bit.ly/2m8tH5z
Chinti & Parker Sweater: http://bit.ly/2l1dVbd
I only own black and nude bags and If I'm leaving the house, you can pretty much bet that I'm wearing my classic Chanel Wallet on a Chain (WOC). I love taking it with me because it's simple, with gold hardware and it helps to keep me organized as there isn't a lot of space in the bag. I end up being creative, taking only one lipstick, a card holder, my phone, some mints and the car keys. I've devised this 'essentials' bag and honestly, it's been a life saver. Before, if I was heading to the nearest corner shop, I would take my huge tote bag, and that resulted bad shoulder pain. However, I have been meaning to find a cross-body bag printed bag and found this H&M leopard clutch. It's roomy, has a bit of a 70's vide which makes me feel like a chic grandma! Totally love it.
Leopard bag: http://bit.ly/2iM8RU5
THE FUN COAT
Coats with a fun texture such as faux fur are particularly a good find in your wardrobe, if you are like me and your closet sits on the mostly monochrome end of the spectrum *raising my hand.* A fun outerwear piece adds a point of interest, has the ability to jazz up outfits and because pale pink seemed to be the colour of the spring season, I picked up this Via Spiga Coat in faux fur a couple of weeks ago and I lived in it since. You can see me rocking it in these posts here. Bonus, this coat is super warm, there are plenty of layers underneath to keep the chill out.
Via Spiga Coat: http://bit.ly/2lm8zrO
I'm a flats kinda gal. I wear them religiously in the spring and summer seasons even when they make my feet hurt. I don't know what it is about them, but I just don't feel like wearing sandals; I prefer my veiny feet to be covered at all times. I think I found a comprise in a ballet flat that should be able to see through to the summer months without my feet hurting. I have bought many ballet flats in my life and I think, investing in a perfect pair of ballet flats is a necessity. Last year, I invested in the Chloe Scalloped Flats in suede nude after I couldn't quite seem to get it out of my hand and have spent many hours online browsing reviews. When I finally received it, I was amazed and wore it all summer long. So this spring, I decided to add the black leather edition to my shoe collection for work. I am excited to start wearing the ballet flats as soon as the snow starts to melt. For now, my work shoe is the Gucci Horsebit-Detailed Leather Loafers and I am still fawning over it, it is my greatest winter purchase of all time, period.
Chloe Ballet Flats: http://bit.ly/2lUvn1J
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