Spring Investments

Spring hasn’t exactly sprung yet, but I’m already adorning myself in light fabrics and pops of color to melt my winter blues away. Sure, my personal wardrobe may contain loads of mall goth black apparel, but honestly, I do appreciate an introduction of color every now and then. I’ve never been a gal to splurge on pastels for spring, partly because neutral tones are my favorite (but also because the fear of resembling an Easter egg often lingers in my mind). So no, you won’t catch me decked out in the expected pastel and floral get-up this spring, but I do predict these 5 runway looks in my future.

Wide Leg Trousers

I can’t wait to channel vintage vibes with this ultra flattering trend. I love the lean look that a pair of wide leg trousers can create. This trend is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns at stores like Express, Urban Outfitters, and ASOS



I received the complete Gossip Girl series on DVD for Valentine’s Day, so please excuse this dated analogy…but I have to say, metallics make me feel like a Van der Woodsen. This trend tends to fade in and out over the years, but when it’s executed properly, it can be oh so glamorous.

Sheer Apparel 


I’ve been really into textures lately, so this is a trend I’m dying to invest in. Is anything more chic than a great sheer fabric?



I’ve been crazy about jumpsuits since I purchased a slinky black one this fall. Don’t get me wrong- I love dresses, but there’s something so cool and empowering about this alternative one-piece ensemble.

Micro Bags

I’ve always opted for large satchels, but micro bags were all the rage on the spring runways. A dainty doll-like bag is surely worth sticking to the absolute essentials. 
Will you be reinventing your wardrobe this spring? If so, what trends are you dying to try? Leave your own spring wish list in the comments below!




Sugarcane in the Easy Morning

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“Through playful lips made of yarn that fragile
Capricorn unraveled words like moths upon old scarves”

Bedhead. Bare face. I unexpectedly dug this pale pink sweater out of my dresser last night and felt compelled to style it sweetly. While it feels odd to present myself in any color that isn’t a shade of black, brown, or grey, it seems like a nice way to welcome the strange and slow transition into spring. I’m longing for the blossoming of flowers and fashion trends. In the meantime, I’m clinging to my bottle of Jasmine by Demeter to keep springtime memories alive. Especially with this windchill. I have a few little numbers stashed away in the back of my closet just waiting to be worn in warmer weather. I adore layering, but sometimes a piece just has to shine on its own, sans jacket. And so I’m counting down the days until I can throw on a mini dress and rock it without hassle. I have a few particular pieces in mind, and most of them are still attached to their price tags.


What will you be wearing this spring?

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