I cannot get enough of spring. Blooming foliage, warm rays of sunshine, extended daylight, and of course leg-bearing shorts are all things that I live for. They're also tried-and-true signs of spring. Another springtime affiliate? Shorts! This sweater & shorts combo is energetic and colorful with a splash of
elegance - curating the best of the season all in one look.
Coral, robin's egg blue, and magenta make for a sunny, vibrant combination. Isn't it cool how my shorts match the flowers I'm standing in front of? So springy! And side note: is it just me who always thought of magenta as being more of a pinky shade? Well I looked it up and apparently magenta is a purple, who knew! I blame Blue's Clues for my misguidance ;)
Flowers may be my absolute favorite part of the season. They seem more vivid during springtime than during any other time of year. The added color makes me feel like I'm strolling through a painting every day.
I switched up my nail routine this week and added polka dots into the mix. I got this effect by dipping a bobby pin head in polish and just dabbing away. It's super simple - if I can do it, anyone can!
These mules make me happy! I tried them on with caution, assuming they'd be impossible to walk in, but I was very pleasantly surprised. They are both comfortable and stable and they clearly get an A+ in the looks department.
My accessories breathe some new life into this ensemble. Without them I'm simply wearing a sweater paired with shorts. It's accessories that turn an outfit into a look.
Photos by Brooke Faison
[sweater: Loft, shorts: Loft, mules: Sam Edelman, necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: fine jewelry, gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot, gold knot bangle: Kate Spade, gold & turquoise bracelet: Banana Republic]
I'm so thankful I don't have allergies. With the resurrection of beautiful flowers, comes the inevitable pollen storm. Unfortunately sniffles and red noses are yet another sign of spring, definitely an uglier sign. In fact, our area in North Carolina has one of the worst pollen ratings currently; it literally coats everything. Cars are yellow, porches, sidewalks. You can't avoid it.
I feel lucky that I can enjoy spring's beauty without discomfort. For those of you suffering this season, it will get better soon. Summer is just around the corner!