Spring Fashion

Spring Stripes

H&M Striped Dress

The one item that I overlooked when packing for Washington, D.C. was a simple t-shirt dress for the warm (read: hot) weather that was forecast. I thought I could rough it, but my white jeans, tank top, and Sperry’s were no match for a humid D.C. day.

H&M Striped Dress 3

So, what’s a girl to do when on the go and in need of an outfit? Buy it in Georgetown, of course.

While mentally scanning my wardrobe and going from store-to-store, I realized that I am light in the stripe department. Sure, I may have one or two pieces for spring and summer, but nothing that resembled an effortless t-shirt dress.

H&M Striped Dress 4

With those criteria in mind—and not wanting to break the bank—I knew I was in the right place when I walked through the door at H&M. Soon I spotted a rack full of casual t-shirt dresses—for $12.95, no less! With a price tag like that, it was a no-brainer.

H&M Striped Dress 2

As I strolled out of the store, I couldn’t wait to ditch the pants and throw the dress on—which is just what I did the next time I ventured out on another hot D.C. day.

What I’m Loving at Banana Republic

What I'm Loving at Banana Republic

Um, how fast can you say Banana Republic? Well, what are you waiting for? Go on, run there…right now. Fine, after you read this post!

Can you tell that I am having a hard time containing my excitement? There are just so many pieces to love at Banana Republic right now for spring. And I am crushing—hard—on just about all of them. In trying to decide what to write about for today’s post, I thought I would share what I will be bringing along with me to Washington, D.C. for a work trip next week (stay tuned, that post will be coming soon). And then as I was putting the post together, I stumbled upon not one, but two (and then three, four, and five) amazing pieces from Banana Republic, and well, here we are.

It doesn’t take much for me to swoon over BR. After all, I have been shopping there ever since I found that everything in their petites section fits me perfectly. So, please, by all means, keep me restrained in a BR store with these pieces hanging around, because I would buy every one of them (and in so doing, probably blow my budget straight through the summer).

If you are in the market for some transitional pieces, you will like the three jackets I have selected above (actually, I think I’ve pulled that yellow suede moto jacket before, so that clearly means it should be mine, right?). If you’re not in the market for light spring jackets, BR still has you covered with cute off-the-shoulder tops, bold dresses, and oh yes, fun flats and heels.

So, if you just skimmed the post (don’t worry, my feelings aren’t hurt), here’s a quick summation—head to Banana Republic…like, now.

April Buys

April Buys

After a beautiful Sunday that hit nearly 60 degrees, my spring game is feeling strong. I’m sure we will have a few more cold spells this month that will delay my off-the-shoulder dreams (I’m ready to scoop up that blue striped Mossimo number any day now), so in the meantime I’ve rounded up a few other pieces that will work for the unsteady April days ahead.

Over the weekend, I scored the floral workout leggings (seen above) from Old Navy after seeing a girl in my kickboxing class wearing them. I loved the print, and when she said that they were only $16, I knew where my next stop later that day would be. While at Old Navy, I spotted the field jacket (also seen above) and will definitely be returning for that piece. It will be ideal for the chilly mornings—or impending rain this week.

What is on your must-have list this month?

My Favorite Bags for Spring

My Favorite Bags for Spring

Ah, spring!

While the weather may not be quite there yet, I am counting down the days until the season of extra light and warmer weather arrives. So in honor of spring, I’m hooking you up with some of my favorite handbag styles in very spring-like shades.

What are some of your favorite styles for spring?