Let’s be clear, winter isn’t over yet.
You know I’m a lover of cold weather. But as I walked through JCP the other day, pulling things to take pictures of, I looked down and realized what I had was the beginning of a good spring wardrobe.
As usual, I sold myself on just about everything I put on – how do these people DO IT? I’ve been reading dressing room posts for a while, and I’ve never fully thought about how tempting it would be to buy everything every time. Maybe they do. Who knows.
PS: Everything I try on came from the Liz Claiborne section!
I truly almost sold myself on the polka dot rain jacket… The only thing that held me back was the pile of jackets that are currently on our coat rack. But this number is pretty cute! It’s on sale for $42 and I’m wearing a medium.
I’m in the middle of reading a book about building your wardrobe, and the one thing I keep reading (and have heard before) is that a trench coat is a good basic to have on hand.
I don’t really have a good trench coat.
But it is so versatile and can work in almost all the seasons. This is a great option. Makes me feel like a chic spy! It’s 30% off right now and will ring in at $56. I’m wearing a medium but it runs a little big so I could’ve done a small.
Speaking of outerwear every woman needs in her closet – cue the denim jacket!
I’m partial to a darker denim because it goes with all my black and this is a great dark wash.
My piece of advice when shopping for a denim jacket? Style it how you would actually wear it when trying it on. I will always wear it with the sleeves rolled up, so I rolled them up. That way you can truly decide if it will work with your ascetic or not.
Love the lines working down vertically – makes it feel more taylored to my body. This is a great deal too! Most run way more than $42.99
Speaking of versatile denim pieces – this shirt! Love the lightweight look of a chambray shirt. Also love that the buttons don’t go all the way down. That will make it work under other shirts sooo well because you won’t have the bulk of the buttons all the way down.
This is a great purchase and honestly I’ve talked myself into going back and getting it. It’s only $29.99 and I promise once you break down the cost-per-wear you’ll be paying about ten cents every time you wear it (aka: it will be often!)
Striped Sailor Jacket
I spied a jacket like this in the sale section of a website and it peaked my interest. Then when I tried it on I realized what a great addition this would be to a spring wardrobe.
Pair it with ripped jeans and a simple white tee, OR throw it over a lightly floral patterned maxi dress. The navy and white stripes are basically requirements for spring dressing and the lightweight feel will be perfect for the cooler days/nights (THAT I PRAY TO GOD WE HAVE ALL THROUGH SPRING BECAUSE I LOVE COLD WEATHER AND JACKETS).
PSS: notice how my bold lip goes with everything I’m wearing?! Goes to show how versatile a fuchsia lip can be. Check out my instagram profile to see what matte lipstick is my fav (see: Spiffy Lips)
PSSS: I can’t, CAN’T get enough of these products. I’ve been slathering myself with all things lavender since Tuesday. And what’s even better? They’re located right outside of JCP so you can go grab your spring wardrobe then head on over to Fresh Kale Bath Company to smell good. WIN WIN. :) You’re welcome.