You know the old saying, “spring showers bring april flowers”? Might as well look chic in the rain…
Pick No. 1: The Blue Rain Boot
I pretty much died when I saw the oh-so-chic Jenny Walton (I’m obsessed with her ladylike, vintage style) wearing these blue Hunter boots on her Instagram account, as seen above. I suddenly wanted a brand new pair in an unexpected color that would coordinate with a rainjacket of mine…the bucket bag and Prada coat ain’t bad either.
Pick No. 2: The Star-Print Dress
This star-print midi dress has been on my radar for a few weeks, and it’s just gone on sale. I love the ladylike, Victorian feel of it — the micro-print, the high-neck, the elegant length — but it looks so fresh, too: the star print is whimsical, the detailing at the cuff and the slight flare of the sleeve feel relevant. Check out the whole RT sale section — lots of pretty finds! (You can also occasionally find amazing scores at Nordstrom Rack — check this one out!)
Pick No. 3: The Bow Slingbacks
Remember those suede Carven bow slingbacks (seen below) everyone had for a minute?! These pretty pairs from J. Crew ($148) fill the void left by the absence of Carven in my closet. I think they’d look excellent paired with of-the-moment mom jeans and a white tee.
Pick No. 5: The Parenting Book.
My sister-in-law is not big into parenting books, but she said she’s been thoroughly enjoying this one, and I majorly respect her as a parent, so I’m on board. It’ll have to come after I finish this (just started over the weekend), this, and this.
Pick No. 6: The Wide Leg Crop.
What do we think about wide leg cropped pants/denim? I’m scurrrrred. But also, I look at the snaps of the beauties below and think they’re CRUSHING IT. I’d love to get the look with a pair of these pastel beauties from Tibi, in the coolest colors — I’d pair the lavender ones with a coordinating-colored top or something white and frilly, and the mustard ones with a denim button down. I also like this $35 pair of wide leg crops, and it’s probably a safer route when testing a new trend.
Pick No. 7: The Belt Bag.
I’m still on the hunt for a backpack that suits my needs (now thinking I might splurge on a Gucci), but ever since Deb mentioned her penchant for belt bags, I can’t stop thinking about it. I mentioned this when I first moved to NYC, but I think it’d be the perfect solution while walking Tilly. I’m very into this two-tone python one from a designer I’d never heard of before, Ximena Kavalekas — I think it’d look so surprising and chic with jeans and a denim button-down in particular. I also really like this because I’m super into the return of the retro Gucci print, especially since I happened to have one of my grandmother’s Guccis from way back when in my closet! My friend Hitha also has a cute new belt bag she’s been wearing.
Pick No. 8: The Rollneck Sweater.
I bought this classic J. Crew sweater last fall in a millennial pink, and wore it constantly — love the fit and the color — but now I’m intrigued by these new colorways…
Pick No. 9: The Summer Mule
These raffia-accented sandals are super chic, only $25, and bound to sell out FAST. (Would look insane with this sexy linen dress.) Also available in a cheery gingham, because — ya know — I only wrote a whole post on how much I love gingham recently.
Pick No. 10: The Invisible Lightswitch.
P.S. Thank you for all of your reactions to this difficult-to-write post.
P.P.S. My top picks for spring.