I don’t know about you, but I am so thrilled that Spring is finally here. Even though the calendar tells me that Spring is here, the weather isn’t always warm. Here is Virginia; the low for the day can be in the 30s, and the high might be in the 70s. That is a huge swing in temperature, so I need to wear layers. The key is to dress in layers without burning up before the day is finished.
For those of you who live in much warmer climates, you will want to tweak this look, and the same goes for those who live in colder climates. My daughter lives in Alaska, and she sent me a video of her going outside to get in her car. Snow was piled up in her yard at least 3 or 4 feet tall. I was watching her video as I was walking to my mailbox wearing a short sleeve t-shirt.
While I was going to the mailbox, I noticed how pretty my forsythia bush was, so I decided to break off a few branches and bring them inside. They brightened up my kitchen, and I found myself smiling every time that I walked past them.
I got distracted by the gorgeous yellow blooms on the forsythia, now back to layering for Spring. Because I am ALWAYS cold, I like to wear a jacket or a blazer. This chambray double-breasted blazer is lightweight, so it would be perfect for layering for Spring. If you live in a colder climate, you might want to choose a heavier blazer or a heavy coat over the blazer.
I love this shade of blue of the blazer, and I think it would look gorgeous with white jeans. The blazer hits me at my hips, and it takes any outfit up a notch or two. You won’t see me wearing my blazers buttoned, but I like the double-breasted style. I think that it looks more professional than a one-button blazer. I am wearing a size 10 in the blazer, and it fits me fine. If my sweater were any thicker, then I would have had to size up.
My next layer in this look is this gorgeous green apple cardigan. The cardigan comes in several colors, and I had a hard time deciding which color to order. The lilac and blue were close contenders. When I saw the floral cardigan, I knew that the apple green would look fabulous with it.
Even though I don’t button a blazer, you will occasionally see me buttoning my cardigans. I like buttoning a cardigan up to the start of your chest, and then I leave it open after that. Sometimes, I leave the last button at the hem unbuttoned, which creates a small upside-down V.
The cardigan is very lightweight, which is great for layering. It has long sleeves, but I scrunch them up to look like 3/4 sleeves which is the most flattering length. I am wearing a medium in the cardigan, and I think that it looks great.
I decided to pick up on the blue in the floral cami and wear gold and turquoise-colored jewelry. I just received these Rylan small hoop earrings and the Tessa multi-chain necklace c/o Kendra Scott. These haven’t hit the website yet, but you will love them once they do, so I’ll be sure to let you know.
The Rebecca stretch bracelets have hit the website, and I am wearing a white howlite and the variegated turquoise one. I was surprised at how large the beads were on these bracelets, but I shouldn’t have been. Kendra Scott seems to go above my expectations when it comes to jewelry. These are stretch bracelets, so no having to finagle with latches. Lol! These also come in several other colors, and they make an outfit look finished and put together.
I didn’t get a great photo of these navy slingback block heels. For some reason, I don’t have any navy shoes in my closet. I ordered this pair thinking that I could wear them with dresses and with jeans that are too long. But, I am not sure that I like the look of these with the jeans. The outfit is dressy, but I would have preferred to have worn a pair of flats. I’ll have to play with the look to see if the jeans were too long for flats, though.
Here is a better look at the shoes. The shoes run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9. I think they are sharp-looking, and I love the embossed crocodile print on the heels. These will be a great neutral heel for dresses this spring and summer, so I might end up keeping them. What are your thoughts on these? Keep or keep looking?
Macy’s is having a huge 30% off sale, so I took the opportunity to order a couple of handbags and shoes. This dome-shaped leather satchel is a great size, and I was looking for a lighter-colored handbag for spring and summer. I like the satchel’s different compartments, and it is a great medium-sized bag, especially for the price. However, this color has already sold out, but you can still get it in black and tobacco.
If you love the lighter ivory color, then here is the same brand, the same print, and the same price, but in a tote version instead of the satchel.
This floral camisole is so much prettier in person than it is on the website. The website doesn’t do a good job showing all of the colors, but I think this is really gorgeous. The print is subtle, but I love the baby blue in the print also, and I think that a blue cardigan would have really brought that color out.
This is a lightweight cami, and it is perfect for layering under a cardigan or blazer. I am wearing a large in the camisole, and that is the size that I will usually order. I don’t like my camisoles to fit tight because I don’t want my rolls showing, so I will normally order a large. This one fits me great.
These sculpting slim bootcut jeans are in a medium wash color. According to the website, these jeans are designed with new pockets that smooth, flatter and hold your shape. I will say that they are very stretchy, and I like how comfortable they feel. They don’t cut into my waist, creating that muffin top that some high-waist jeans do, so that is a huge PRO. The CON is that they are limited in size, but they do come in two different cuts: petite and tall. I am wearing my usual size 10 in the regular cut.
Macy’s Huge Sale
As I mentioned earlier, Macy’s is having a huge sale for an extra 30% off with the code VIP. I took advantage of this sale and ordered 3 pairs of Joe’s Jeans, a brand that I love. Because these jeans are pricey, I am always on the lookout for sales, and I know that I wear a 31 in them. I also saw a lot of NYDJ were in the sale, and I love that brand also. It seems to run true to size. I scanned 4 or 5 of the 239 pages of the sale, and I found a lot of items that I loved. Here are just a few, so be sure to check out this sale.
I don’t think that the sale price is showing in the graphic, so click on anything you like to see the price and be sure to enter VIP at checkout to get the discounted price.
Nordstrom is also having a huge Spring Sale. However, their inventory is very limited, so I didn’t list items. Be sure to check out their handbags and beauty items, since those won’t be as limited. I saw that my mascara primer and the makeup brushes that I use are on sale.
The best thing for you to do is, pick your category, such as jeans. Then, put in your size to make sure that it is available. I am normally a 10 in jeans, or a size 30 – 31, so that is how I would search.
This leopard print Sekse (sexy) top is on sale for $30.00 off, and there is inventory at this time. Don’t doddle, though; it won’t last long. I am wearing a size medium in the top.
This is the last week for me to celebrate Joe’s Birthday. He told me that I couldn’t make a big deal out of his birthday. I don’t think that announcing for the entire world to see is making a big deal. Lol! So, randomly, each week, I am going to pick a winner for a gift. The gifts will vary in size and price, and I will pick the winner from the comments that I receive during the week.
This week’s winner is…..Vicki!!! Keep commenting, and you might be next week’s winner.
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