Spring Fashion is all about the florals, pretty and proper looks, and urban safari adventures this year. Mix looks up with some prints, stripes, and pops of color for a well-rounded wardrobe. Updating your look doesn’t have to cost a lot. Spend a little extra on a few key pieces and enjoy the hunt for the rest.
Spring Fashion Travel Achievement
It was 49 degrees Fahrenheit when we arrived at the Minneapolis airport before 6 a.m. last Friday. Expected temperature when we landed in Dallas? Nearing 70 with an afternoon high of 79.
The achievement? Apart from being a little chilly in the Park N’ Go lot on our way to the Minneapolis airport, I was comfortable all day. I felt fashionista the whole time.
I’d just like to add that I LOVE my Betsey Johnson carry-on suitcase! It’s received smiles and compliments from TSA agents, shuttle bus drivers, and fellow travelers. When I do check it, I spot it right away in baggage claim. Bonus! I found Stitch Fix pants that match both the bag and the top I was wearing when I was at Clothes Mentor looking for capris.
Downeast Vintage Denim Jacket: $42.50 (Member Price), $50 (Regular Price) Thrive at the Rochester Athletic Club
Pink Liverpool Capris for Stitch Fix: $11.20 Clothes Mentor
Betsey Johnson Lips Expandable Hardside Luggage: $87.89 (Sale), $250 (Regular Price) at Macy’s.
This is the top beneath the denim jacket:
It’s Vineyard Vines from their Derby line (2018’s I think). I bought it with the tags still on from ThredUP. I paid $28.80. The original price was $119. Have I mentioned before how much I love shopping consignment? Click here to save $10 off your first ThredUP purchase.
My airport outfit sans denim jacket was perfect for two rounds of golf games at TopGolf. Fun fact: an older gentleman watching with his grandson said I must’ve played college golf. Some of my swings were pretty darn good…for a driving range type of situation. I didn’t start playing the game until my mid-20s and it’s often not been pretty. Tears have been shed. Clubs have been thrown. On a real course. Not at TopGolf.
Dressed for a Day of Adventure
This is one of my new favorite outfits! I wore it to Hutchins BBQ and Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. I accessorized it with the shoes and purse below:
Hutchins BBQ opened in 1978 — the same year I was born. Their lean brisket and broccoli salad are MMM-mazing! Both times that I’ve been there, there’s been a line out the door and about a 45-minute wait that’s worth it! I love their sauces too.
I switched to my white Nike Airs before we went to Heard. While there, my fiance (Chris) and I took our grandson on a trail to get to the Wetland Boardwalk. Once there, we watched turtles and encountered a 3-foot long snake. Adorable sandals would have been a total faux-pas.
Other Spring Fashion Wins
Before we left for Dallas, Chris and I went to see Love, Loss, & What I Wore performed by Absolute Theatre Company on Thursday night.
I stopped by Images Salon to get a blowcomb done by Michelle before the show and before our weekend away. My hair is a mess without Michelle. I see her about once a week, maybe more. Need hair help? Check out these Spring 2019 Hairstyle Do’s and Don’ts.
Sometimes shopping one’s own closet does wonders. The skirt is a LuLaRoe that I bought at a friend’s party two years ago, the scarf was given to me a few months back by another friend, and the top I bought on sale this winter from Express. This combination is about as Boho-chic as I ever get.
Dresses for Spring
The C and the M are not for Clothes Mentor, even though the two dresses below are totally from Clothes Mentor. The maxi print dress is by Banana Republic Factory ($16) and is the dress my friend Mariah totally encouraged me to try on while we were shopping together. The LBD is by Calvin Klein ($14). It’s the Chris hook and the Melissa hook. I bought them from Anthropologie.
I wore the maxi dress to our wedding wine and dinner tasting at Four Daughter’s Winery & Vineyard and felt fabulous! We have so many decisions to make, yet I’m not stressed. Why would I stress? It’ll all be great.
Some days are less glamorous than others. I still want to feel pretty and wear pops of fun color. Life’s too short for leggings and sweatshirts imho. Again, on these looks, I get by with a little help from sales, consignment, and friends. Fashion can be fun and frugal.
- Lia Sophia Turquoise Necklace, $10 Clothes Mentor
- J. Crew Top
- Cardigan from Scheels – shopping my closet from previous seasons.
- Striped Talbots Sweater, $11.20 Clothes Mentor
- Turquoise Capris by Style & Co. , $14 Clothes Mentor
- Heart necklace from a friend.