Photos by Erin Valentine
[dress: Ann Taylor, blazer: The Limited, tights: The Loft, wedges: Target, necklace: Talbots, earrings: Macy's brand, pearl & crystal bracelet: Ann Taylor]
When spring is just barely in the air yet you're positively aching to pull out your pastel blazers, lace tanks, and floral mini skirts, I come bearing some good and some maybe not-so-good news for you!
Bad news first: although you may be feeling antsy (I know I am), it's not springtime yet so unfortunately it would appear a bit premature to be spotted in full-on May getup (I'm talking your new Steve Madden sandals, those adorable paisley shorts your just bought, a mint cardi, and your trusty white skirt sans tights). However (and this is the good news), those fun springy pieces can be worn (yes, even now), just not all together. Pick one key piece and keep the rest of your ensemble more neutral and seasonal appropriate.
I was dying to wear my pink blazer in order to add some springtime flavor to my look and with that, a little pep in my step (because who doesn't like a bright and cheerful blazer)? But at the same time I didn't want to appear to be jumping the fashion gun and rushing into springtime trends so soon after daylight savings. So, I found my happy medium and was able to compromise with lace tights, a black dress, and my fun blazer. Win win! This is a professional look with a pop of that springtime goodness we're all craving!