Signs Of Spring :: flowey shorts + mules

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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!
 SHOP :: 


56 comments:

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  2. nice Look amazing pictures

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  3. amazing colors.. I love the necklace so so much...
    stay pretty.

    XOXO,

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  4. i love this ensemble! xx lovejoystyles.com

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  5. The pictures look like a painting! Beautiful combination of colors and those shoes rock!
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  6. Oh I love this outfit! The colours are so amazing together, and I love those flowy shorts!

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  7. Hi dear,

    I really love your color combo !
    Your shorts are great *-*

    xx from heelsandroses ! (:

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  8. Nice look :)
    xxx
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  9. lovelyyyyy<3
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  10. very pretty colour combination!
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  11. You look so pretty !
    Love the combo between those two colors.
    xoxo,

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  12. I love the shorts! great summer colors.

    kisses
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  13. To my mind it's a perfect match of colours, dear Kathleen! You look beautiful as always! Those photographs turned out great;)
    Take care!

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  14. wow,you look so great.
    Love this 2 colours combined
    the shoes speaks volume

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  15. Great outfit!!

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  16. Love this bright and cheerful outfit and how you weren't afraid to mix two such bright colors together!

    Happy Medley

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  17. love the shorts and sweater combo! such a beautiful, colorful spring look :)

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  18. Ahhh, I'm loving all the colours! You look so cute! <3

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  19. Hi sweetie
    you look wonderful.
    I really love this colors combo
    Kisses
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  20. Totally love this color block!!!! Your shoes are TDF!!!
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  21. OMG love your shorts, they look amazing on your legs. Love your style a lot with an amazing color scheme, a perfect balance seriously. Plus your smile is very pretty, keep on smiling.

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  22. Such a beautiful look, love this color combo. *__*
    Lovely greets Ness

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  23. Lovely vibrant colors. I love that the sweater is so versatile and with the way the weather has been around here I need something like that. Rachel xo

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  24. Great look, so stylish :)

    Camille xo

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  25. Love the colorful outfit.. you look adorable Kathleen! Those shoes are so glamorous :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  26. Amazing pictures!
    I absolutely love your outfit! Colors are perfect!

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  27. You look super-duper Kat! This is one of my favorite spring looks so far. Love the color block and the mules are to die for!

    xx

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  28. So pretty Kat!

    Kisses

    Emily from PTT

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  29. pretty colors! <3

    Have a great day!!
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  30. I love so much that color combo, is one of my favourites :) you look absolutely perfect as always! ^^

    xx
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  31. Wow those colours together are absolutely stunning and perfect.

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  32. It's a colorful outfit and I love the details in the necklace and rings.
    Kiss kiss ♥ have a great day!
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  33. adorable look, sweety!!)) xoxo

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  34. You look like spring perfection! Love these colors together! These colors look great on you!

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  35. Such a pretty color combination!! I love how you styled this.

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  36. You are a doll! I am loving the outfit and the pics x Mary

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  37. This is such a perfect outfit for spring Kat! You look truly radiant! :)
    I have forgot how amazing color blocking looks! The colors you coordinated together look amazing & remind me of a tasty summer sorbet! :)
    And I love the background of your pictures so vibrant and so, so spring!!

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  38. Amazing photos and I love you photos
    and thank you so much for your support!! I deeply appreciate it ;)
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  39. Beautiful color mix and love the mules!!!

    Xo,
    Miranda
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  40. Awesome photos <3

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  41. Great blog♥

    How about follow each other?
    I follow your blog. Waiting for you♥
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  42. Those mules are absolutely gorgeous and I love that they add an unexpected edge to your look!

    Jacy
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  43. Cute outfit! In love with your sandals!!!

    xx
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  44. The colorblocking in this outfit works so well and I have always adored your choice of shoes! Beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kat. Have a good weekend!

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  45. The pieces look good together.


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  46. Wow, you look stunning dear :)

    Great blog, would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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  47. Amazing! What a brave color combo, I don't know if I'd ever think of putting these two together, way to go! :D

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  48. What a bold colour combo! And quite the statement necklace there -- love it!!

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  49. Wow! I don't think I could pull off this look cause I don't look that great in bright colors, but look at you! You look adorable! I love how you matched those shades! Great job, beautiful :*

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