Saturday, March 23, 2019

Spring Preview

Happy Spring! According to the calendar anyway. The weather is doing its usual - one day nice then two days crummy. I am so ready to put the winter sweaters away. I actually decided to stop wearing the real wintry ones. Oh, and I am officially done with the boots!

Yes, I have been thinking about my spring wardrobe. I enjoy looking at fashion blogs and the fashion bloggers have been featuring spring items for a while. I have about 6 or 7 fashion blogs that I follow regularly. Two of them are doing Spring Previews. That means they are styling a new outfit every day in March except Sunday (26 days). These two bloggers must be internet friends because they remind you to check out the other one’s blog.

Each day there is a top and bottom or a dress, plus sweater / jacket, shoes, handbag, earrings / necklace / hat / sunnies (that is what fashionistas call their sunglasses). On Monday one blogger had links to 10 items. Let’s say the average is 5 items per day x 26 days. That comes to 130 items. If you check out both ladies’ sites, that is about 260 items! You never see the same thing twice. Holy Floral Maxi Dress Batman!

You know what? They’re nice to look at but . . . they encourage overconsumption and overspending. I’m sure you realize that when you click the links to the stores, the blogger makes money. Plus there are pop up ads galore. Occasionally, I will get ideas from these blogs but I don’t want to end up with a closet full of stuff that is someone else’s style. True style is not about having tons of stuff nor is it about wearing a brand new outfit every day.

Here is my spring preview so far. I ordered a black eyelet top and a running skort* from LLBean. (These are not meant to be worn together!) Both items are top rated, on half price sale, and I chose free shipping because I can wait a few days. Both items arrived yesterday and they are perfect. Had I needed to return them, there is an LLBean store nearby.
*Men, that is not a typo for skirt!🏃‍♀️

Right now I cannot think of another thing I need.

Bye friends!

I don’t want to be like Phoebe - tons of clothes but nothing to wear

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