Something happens when we hit spring weather - people start wanting to DO THINGS. Don't get me wrong, my favorite sport is anything that involves a patio and a glass of wine, but I have seriously enjoyed NOT doing things this weekend. I got it all out of the way on Friday, and then I had a full Saturday and Sunday to do nothing but catch up on my DVR (Scandal and Empire, le duh) and play video games (Pokemon X, because I'm 10 years old). I did manage to get out of the house a few times (because food) and I wore clothes when I did; Kids, THAT is how a style blog is made. This behind the scenes peek at the glamorous world of fashion blogging is brought to you by pizza quesadillas and too many episodes of The Simpsons this afternoon.
I found an incredibly useful wardrobe checklist on Who What Wear this afternoon. They've created a printable checklist with trend-driven updates for spring combined with basics for the perfect 70/30 closet. 70% being the meat and potatoes, 30 is icing and fluff. It's similar to a list I posted myself last year, which I've been hacking away at. Since I'm currently working on my wishlist for spring and deciding what I want to look for, I thought I'd work through this list with a few items from Shopbop.
First thing: Jeans. You know I'm pretty smitten with my Hudson skinnies, so my basic denim won't need updating for a bit. I recently purchased the Barbara, which has a deliciously high waist that's really comfortable for work (and they make muffin tops disappear!). But for the trend, I love these flared, high-waisted J Brand jeans. I always think flared jeans and blazers look unbelievably cool for spring.
Another trend that caught my eye was the lace-up gladiator flats. I've been DYING to try out the Stuart Weitzman gladiators for a while now, but I'm worried they will be too small for my calves. A lace up option could be the solution to that! This shorter gladiator from Dolce Vita is a little less intimidating than the SW version, even with the awesome print. For the basic, I'm 1000% against flip flops. Sorry, they're just not a good look anywhere but the beach. If you can put on flip flops, you can put on a nice leather sandal. Of course, Shopbop has a large selection of flat sandals, but I am fully obsessed with this studded pair from Rebecca Minkoff. While the studs are anything but basic, I think they'd go with almost anything (and add a little edge!).
One of the basics I'm still searching for is the perfect Little White Dress this year. I got a good casual jersey dress last year, but I've really been wanting something in a dressier fabric. I'm still not quite sure what I want, but browsing through a few of those dresses gave me a few ideas! What's on your spring wishlist this year?
This post is a collab with Shopbop, who somehow has managed to convince me to spend more money with them than I'm actually making from these posts. Seriously, I just got the cutest dress from there. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my closet possible.
Great news, people. I've been working with The Promenade this month to put together a spring trends video! On the Spring 2014 runways I saw fringe, wide leg pants, black and white prints, pastels...translation, a lot of ultra-wearable fashion. With those trends in mind, I put together some outfits that I think you'll love! Check it out below, and then drop by the Promenade tomorrow to pick up one of everything.
PS - we shot this at the new Indigo store in the Promenade - isn't it just gorgeous?? Having one so close to my house could prove to be really problematic. Actually, it already has. Thanks also to W by Azwell, DSW, Francesca's, and Apricot Lane for the cute stuff.
Check out the Promenade Blog for more style tips and insider information!