Dangitall, I’m in a spring state of mind. I’ve spent the morning under a down throw with a warm little doggy in my lap and a big girl stompin’ around looking for spring for me. Gretchen and I were finding happy spring outfits to inspire us.
**This blogging thing works. I just deleted an outfit I was admiring because I realized I wouldn’t really wear it. Go figure!**
Coldwater Creek Spring Look
First up, a go-anywhere get-up. I could even take Sissy to the vet in this, because the jacket is machine washable. Hmmm…. This is definitely a look I see in my wardrobe. I’d wear it with my favorite metallic brown wedges from last year. Until it warms up enough for bare toes, I’d want flats. Oh – and click on the photo to visit Coldwater Creek for the look.
I’m really liking this outfit, which brings me to the real reason I sat down to write this post. Are you familiar with the “shop from my closet” type blogs? I have a LOT of very gently worn (or not at all) clothes that I am thinking maybe I’ll try to sell at bargain basement prices, rather than just sending them to GoodWill. I’ve never recovered from learning that a competitor of theirs just bundles up their clothes donations without even looking at the contents when their shop is full, and the clothes are shredded so the fabric can then be recycled. I have some clothes that deserve that fate, but many that don’t.
I don’t even have my own PayPal account, so this would be a big adventure for me. I don’t know if I really want to put in the time for photos and shipping, so any input will be appreciated. It would give me a little more incentive to buy a few transitional outfits between now and wherever I end up with my weight loss journey.
Yes, there are local consignment shops, one even near the League office, so weigh in there too. I do have to tell you… the only dress I’ve consigned was my first wedding dress, and that shop had quite the fire and the inventory was lost. Yes, I was still a paid firefighter at the time, but I wasn’t in town that day. Irony, eh?
Gap Spring Outfit
Why yes, I do love browns and pinks together. Why do you ask? That’s a cashmere cardi too. I don’t know that I sport that dusty pink so well, but the model and I have similar coloring… Still, I think especially with the jacket above, I’d rather add that 3/4 sleeve cotton cardi I consider a warm-weater staple.
Interesting that my fave summer wedges would work with this outfit too, and are in fact, similar enough to what the model’s wearing. The Gap also calls the skirt color gold, so I imagine my gold flats would work with it too?
Huh. Seems there is some logic to doing a little wardrobe planning. I already have two pairs of shoes that would work with this outfit. The skirt might be coming to live in the Woods, but I’ll snag a cardi and top elsewhere. Do you have a go-to place for the basics? I’m talking shells, tees, capris… the stuff most of us wear most of the year? Or do you just grab what you need when you catch it on sale, or … ?
This mindful shopping thing could take on a life of its own, but it beats moaning about the snow that’s coming.
Old Navy Get Ruffled Look
I actually found three different outfits at Old Navy that inspired me, which is entertaining, because other than buying dog toys and such there, I’ve never had much luck. This is my favorite of the three, which also makes me giggle, because guess who doesn’t wear yellow – ever?! But I want this look. The scarf is sold out online, so I’m going to have to hit the store, and I’m more likely to wear denim capris or a mini skirt, but maybe in August, when the humidity and the “in the shade” temperature are both pushing 100, I’d appreciate cute little shorts and a sweater for the AC indoors?
I don’t know about their shoe selection. I’m thinking my Target espadrilles that aren’t here yet might work, or cute little Ked sneaks that seem to favor the scarf?
Please tell me. Can I wear that cheery, soft yellow if I have something very much like that scarf – with darker pinks with in – near my face? Be honest!
Now quick-like, before the temperature drops, the girls and I are going for a good, long walk. What are you doing on the first Saturday of spring?