It’s a little soon for long sleeves, but I just love this floral top and couldn’t wait to wear it, so I decided I would manage the heat by just pushing the sleeves up. The 3/4 length purple pants complemented the look quite nicely, and some neutral/gold accessories were all I needed to complete the outfit! Camille helped me with the “Elsa braid,” which is one of her favorite looks now. I quite like it myself!
I originally made this sheer blouse to wear for the holiday season, but I’ve decided to repurpose it as a spring piece because it is really handy for layering over tanks! As much as I’d love to prance around in just a tank-top, we have not quite reached an acceptable temperature for such attire, so I have to keep telling myself to appreciate the layering possibilities now before it’s too hot for anything more than a single layer. I did change out my warm sweaters and corduroys for all my summer dresses and shorts in my closet, which is not helping my patience in getting to wear them. Soon Clarisse, soon.
I wouldn’t have thought mixing caramel colored leathers with pastels would look that great, but it was working for me today! We are closing in on Easter, so all the pastel colored pieces in my wardrobe are jumping out at me, but it’s good to break it up a bit with more saturated colors to avoid looking like an actual Easter egg. There is a time and place for tacky Christmas attire, but I have a really hard time justifying tacky Easter clothes. I’m all for frilly dresses and hats, but things like THIS just make me sad.
A spring outfit is hardly complete without at least a trace of a flower somewhere. I inherited a fun bag full of hand-me-down fabric and sewing “do-dads” this weekend, and picked out this lovely purple pansy that I found in there for my hair today, to complement the purple embroidery on this skirt. Doesn’t it just add the finishing touch?
Fashion inspiration can come from many different sources. As we learned yesterday, celebrities are great for inspiration. Today, my outfit was inspired by my curtains. I know that sounds lame (it’s rarely a compliment to say someone looks like they are wearing a curtain), but when your curtains have purple and pink flowers and birds on them, the outfit equivalent is actually quite sweet. If you are ever lacking inspiration, just remember to look around; it can often be found in unexpected places!
It’s absurd how much I think it’s Friday today. Even though I had an extra day off on Monday, I still feel like this week must be over by now. I’m mentally checking out a day early and wearing my usual weekend attire: comfy comfy comfy. I dug this sweater out the other day when I decided I love purple again, and it is perfect for a loungy day around the house along with my fleecy purple boots. Now excuse me while I go make some tea and try to convince myself that it’s still only Thursday.
This scarf is a great example of an accessory that you can build an outfit around. I used sort of muted versions of the colors in the scarf for the rest of the outfit, but the scarf is what ties it all together. Also, I’m pretty sure this scarf has single-handedly made me love purple again. I used to love purple, then went through a phase of being “over” it, but we’ve settled our differences thanks to this scarf. I also forgot how much fun random braids are. Another thing to love again: braids.