Spring Style

Spring Style: Who What Wear

Spring Style: Who What Wear

Move over Mossimo. These days I am loving a new line at Target. Who What Wear stole my heart when I first spotted the bold yellow floral sweater on a recent shopping trip (print seen above in the skirt version). So many people inquired where I got the top when I wore it to work recently that I knew I needed more of this line in my life.

After I purchased the sweater, I regretted not buying the floral bomber jacket—which I ended up going back for (and am glad that I did). I scooped it up in a small and the fit was just right with a light long sleeve layered underneath. Trust me—you will want this little jacket in your spring arsenal. I styled it with jeans and a pair of low heels and it instantly elevated my casual Friday ensemble.

Next up—The white long sleeve blouse with bow collar that is styled under the floral bomber. Can we say “winner”? I had to search three Targets for the blouse in my size (yes, you could say I was determined), but in the end it was worth it. Although you can’t see it pictured above, the blouse has black piping that runs down the sleeves. And the bow collar makes this a fun piece for work or play.

Lastly, the ribbed cold shoulder sweater was just too cute to pass up. I went with the black version and am looking forward to wearing it when the weather warms up.

And for my tall girlfriends out there—I wish I could pull off the pleated skirt, but it would look like a dress on me. Still, I had to include it because it is classic and chic.

I highly doubt that my obsession with the Who What Wear line will end any time soon. This collection makes getting dressed for work so simple. I love that you can mix and match all the pieces, and the pops of color are the perfect way to welcome spring.

Have you perused the Who What Wear line yet?

Nessie’s Picks for Spring

Nessie's Picks for Spring

At the first sign of spring, you can usually find me swapping out my heavy winter layers in favor of lighter looks. So when I saw a crocus pop up this week, I had to remind myself that we are just entering March (and that my transition would be premature).

In putting together a round-up of items for spring that I am currently coveting, I thought it would be fun to share some that I already own (and love), others that I have been dying to try, and ones that will be purchased (just as soon as payday rolls around).

So, let’s jump right in.

A must for spring: Few things get me as excited as a suede moto jacket. And this one from Banana Republic ticks all the boxes. It’s the perfect color and fabric for the upcoming season, so you won’t regret buying this fun transitional piece.

Will be buying ASAP: I have yet to find the perfect pair of lace-up flats. Despite numerous trips to DSW and Nordstrom Rack, I haven’t had much luck with this style. But that all changed when I spotted these Gap beauties. The blue jean color was just what I have been looking for—and obviously, I love that they come in suede. Let’s hope that they are as comfy as they are chic when I go to try them on.

Need to try: Now that I am making a hardcore effort to be healthy and eat better, using cleaner beauty products is a high priority. I have heard and read a lot of good reviews about the RMS products, and now that I am in the market for a new highlighter, it seems like the perfect time to give the brand a try.

Wish list: Fortunately, I don’t have to spend a hefty sum on this wish list item, thanks to Target. Mossimo has an almost identical version of these beauties for a fraction of the price.

Can’t resist: We all have items that we don’t need but would love to have, right? These tassel earrings from Baublebar is just that for me. How cute would they look with a nice sundress or chambray top?

Buy these: If this is the only piece of advice that you ever take from me, then buy these pants…now. The Sloan-fit pants from Banana Republic are a must-have for us petites. I have never found a pair of pants to be so comfortable and flattering that I go back and buy three more pairs…the same day. Oh, and did I mention that they don’t need to be hemmed? If you were to ask anyone in my office, they would probably describe these babies as my office uniform.

What are you swooning over for spring?

Lace-Up Flats for Spring

Lace-Up Flats for Spring

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It’s no secret that I am a big fan of the lace-up trend, especially when it comes to shoes. Flats–you bet! Heels–yes, please! Now that spring has arrived, the days stay lighter longer, and warm weather peeked out of hiding, it’s time to hightail it out of those boots and into something sleeker. Like any one of the lace-up numbers I’ve selected.

How swoon-worthy are the J. Crew floral leather lace-up flats and the pair from Schutz? And while we’re on the subject, I’ll be adding the Aquazzura crystal and denim beauties to my wish list (a girl can dream, can’t she?). Don’t I have a half-year birthday coming up, or something?

Which are your favorite pair of lace-up flats?

Hats Off to Spring

Hats Off to Spring

Let me start off by saying that a hat person, I am not. Don’t get me wrong — I adore them. But finding the right one has been a challenge. However, after getting a nasty sunburn in California, and with new sundresses in my closet, I have decided that the search for the perfect hat is on!

Over-sized floppy hats always seemed elegant to me. With polo season upon us, and the Hampton Classic not too far off now, I decided to curate some of my favorite looks. I have a feeling more than one of these beauties will make the cut!

Living Lighter

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Over the weekend, I decided it was time for a new look. After hemming and hawing about needing an edgier style, I finally worked up the courage to take about 10 inches off of my hair. I have wanted to donate my hair to Locks of Love for a while, and what better time than after the one year anniversary of my thyroid cancer diagnosis to do so.

I have had straight locks that fell well below my shoulders for as long as I can remember. I met my best friend, the flat iron, when I was in 9th grade and it has been a staple in my daily routine ever since. Maybe it’s the fact that my 10 year high school reunion is fast approaching, or perhaps it’s these chic, short bobs that I have been seeing, but this spring I was ready to try a shorter ‘do. I will admit that the sound of the first cut, preceded by 10 inches being dangled in front of my face, was a bit jarring, but I love the end result. My hair is not only more manageable and stylish now, but it went to a great cause!