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I’m done talking about winter.
Ok, maybe I can’t promise I’ll be done forever, but I’m done for right now. The storm is still going on in Bend, OR and my friends and family are stuck. But, I made it out to Puyallup, WA a couple of days ago in anticipation of the Sewing and Stitching Expo and I’ve seen the light.
Literally. I saw the sun again. The sun!
I had forgotten about the sun, my old friend. It had been too long and my memories had faded. But I remember now. The warmth, the brightness, the beautiful glow.
So I’m dreaming of the sun and channeling spring by looking at clothes. Clothes that are appropriate to wear without two layers of down jackets on top of them.
Come with me and dream together of spring! Maybe if we all really believe in it (like Tinkerbell) we can make spring arrive a little quicker!
Fringe has been popular for a few seasons now – it’s not just for biker jackets anymore! You can find it on formals, swimsuits, shoes, purses and about everything else. These are some of my favorite to incorporate the style without trying to look like you’re still in high school (because we know we aren’t!)
I know what you’re thinking: didn’t my kids and their friends tie-dye ugly tshirts in the 90s? Well, I can’t exactly answer that questions for you, but they probably did. However, the options out there today are infinitely classier than what your daughter was making with her friends in your backyard.
MARIGOLD (THE COLOR, NOT THE FLOWER)
It’s this spring’s ‘it color’. Do you ever wonder who decides what’s going to be an ‘it color’? The idea always seems so silly to me when I run across it in a magazine, but then lo and behold in every single store and on every single shelf you can find whatever that color is.
Well, regardless of who decides these things, marigold is everywhere. Don’t believe me? Wait one month and walk into every store in your local mall.
To be fair, it is a lovely color that flatters about every skin tone out there – which is saying something for a shade of yellow. Even if you’re loving where your closet is right now, an accessory is a fun way to add a pop of fresh color to your wardrobe for a season!
EVEN THE RUFFLES HAVE RUFFLES
Ruffles are another trend that seem like they’ve been around for a while, and they have. But they aren’t going away yet. Some items seem to have more subdued ruffles – think the sleeves of a shirt, or the bottom hem of a jacket. Some items are practically covered in ruffles! I’m not sure that is my style; they are beautiful to look at but I think I’ll be sticking to more subtle uses of the trend. I really like some of these!
Is there anything that makes you think of spring more than delicate, colorful butterflies? You can find them on everything these days! I particularly love them on jewelry, or accessories like shoes or handbags.