Theoretical Spring


Sometimes, like many of you, I find myself having to go to these work meetings where the talk seems to be all theory and no actual ideas. You've all heard this type of jargon; action items (doing stuff), PDSA cycles (plan, do, study, act cycles...thinking about doing stuff), interfacing (talking to another human being). These jargon buzzwords tend to send me into fits of giggles, after which I immediately start scanning the room for the nearest exit. It's a miracle anyone will employ me at all, really.

This year, I would like to take it upon myself to add another theoretical construct to the list, the construct being spring.  Spring, or perhaps I should say "spring", is seemingly only happening in theory this year, in magazines and on the runways. And while I know that these photos look like Scotland is awakening with the promise of sprouting tulips and short-sleevedness, I can assure you that it is bloomin' freezing out here.  1 degree Celsius to be exact. One. You missed the horizontal sleet and snow. That was yesterday.  So while I am actually dying to show you the many warmer-weather looks that I have acquired recently, I have no desire to photographically document my own death on this blog, so I'm afraid it will just have to wait.

I can, however, give you a pragmatist's approach to "spring" dressing. Pattern mixing. Accessories, and lots of them. When it's still too cold to take it off... pile it on!








The Stuff

Jeans: SO (Kohl's) Skinny Jeans (old). Similar here.
Top: H&M (past season).This O'Neill tank has very similar colours.
Bead trim merino cardigan: J. Crew (old). Similar one here.
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (old). Similar awesome ones here.
Necklaces (my own); Turquoise bead strand, Carnelian strand and pendant, Murano glass and bead.
Watch: Judith Ripka for QVC
Scarf (last photo): H&M
Bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane "Ravishing Ram". Similar "Monkey Head" bracelet here.
Rings: Wedding and Anniversary bands (mine), Red Jasper Ring from art fair. Similar here.
Bag: Betsey Johnson. Similar here by Hobo Bags.

For more variations on the "spring" uniform, click here to visit IFB's blogger Project No. 88. 

If you still haven't had enough Spring style, head on over to Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday by clicking here.

Comments

  1. Love your colorful outfit! I couldn't find a place WITHOUT snow to snap a pic of my Spring outfit.

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  2. You have to see my Chinese Laundry leopard-print shoes!

    http://class-factotum.blogspot.com/2010/10/marriage-301-lecture-375-in-which-i-get.html

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  3. Hi Kristin

    I enjoy colours so I love this post. We are moving into winter here so the colours are slowly fading...

    Hope to see you around

    Amy

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  4. Oh gosh, this top and sweater are so gorgeous and full of life! Even your toes look ready for spring. Please make it come to the northern kingdom soon! And thanks for sharing your fab look with Visible Monday.

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  5. I adore your entire outfit! It is fabulous! I hope you will stop by and enter my contest to win a garment from Soft Surroundings!! Have a great week.

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  6. Yet again we are the copycat sisters this week. Apparently you and I will need to interface about our psda action items because we keep riffing on the same thing! ;-P
    I love this look, especially the cardigan and the top. That wicked smirk you're wearing doesn't hurt, either!
    Now if you'll excuse me I need to prepare for our first serious snowstorm all winter - in late March! Spring has definitely been downsized.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  7. Yet again we are the copycat sisters this week. Apparently you and I will need to interface about our psda action items because we keep riffing on the same thing! ;-P
    I love this look, especially the cardigan and the top. That wicked smirk you're wearing doesn't hurt, either!
    Now if you'll excuse me I need to prepare for our first serious snowstorm all winter - in late March! Spring has definitely been downsized.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  8. Kudos on your stylistic best practices. According to my Venn diagram, your colour, attitude, and writing are role models for our target audience. Bleh. Yay for Big Heads! Your writing is as engaging as your style. Thanks. I'm so glad you giggle.

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  9. Where do I begin??? Just love the print on that tee, love the yellow nails and that last pic is just fantastic!

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  10. What a beautiful combination, love the colors and layers!

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  11. Kristin, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am glad you did and introduced me to your great blog!
    Non-existing spring... exactly same here in Southern Germany with some snow again over night :-(( Despite the cold I decided to wear a floral printed dress today!

    You have great style and I love your silver-grey hair which gives you such a classy yet stylish and modern appearance.
    I will definitely be back here.

    Your comments on business meetings... so true ;-)

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  12. Florals are fabulous with leopard! I love your bright manicure and pretty accessories.

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  13. Love the title on your post! And the outfit looks great, too. I almost (almost...) feel bad being able to wear spring and summer outfits while so many people are still dealing with winter weather. Your pictures make it look a lot warmer than it is, though :) Hang in there...maybe you'll skip right over spring and go directly to summer this year.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  14. The whole outfit is lovely, but I especially love your stacked chunky necklaces--something I would never have thought to try!

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  15. Great colors you put together and I love the color of your hair!

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  16. So proud of you for your optimism and your dressing to show winter that it needs to give way, much more gracefully than it is currently, to spring and all the glories you so richly deserve to experience! Seriously ... love the incredibly pretty shirt and your styling choices. That's the way to magic away the cold!

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  17. great combo of colours! and yes....when is Spring arriving?????

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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