26 In Style

Spring has gone to my head.

louis mariette headband swarovski floral

So, spring is officially OFFICIALLY here.  The hydrangeas in my garden are just coming into leaf, I hear birds singing at shut-the-hell-up o’clock every morning, and my neighbour’s pink jasmine (below) is in full flower already.  Sometimes the lively freshness of spring seeping into the world makes me want to have a whole new wardrobe to go with it, but since that isn’t going to happen, I just have to stare a little longer into my closet and try to put things together in a fresh way.  That is what I did today.  Nothing here is new, but it feels new since I’ve never worn any of these things together in quite this way before.  I started off with this sparkly Swarovski crystal headband from Louis Mariette and then worked my way down from there.  Louis used to be a neighbour of mine, and I bought this from him when I bought the headpiece that I wore for my wedding.  I saw this one at the same time and given my love of anything bright and sparkly, I couldn’t resist it.

sequinist crystal headband

You’ve seen my favourite coat and my much-loved fox clutch on the blog before.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve also seen these kooky MiuMiu shoes (a Christmas present from my husband) a couple of times.

miu miu shoes kate spade clutch

sequinist spring outfit

Today I wore them all together with some sky blue socks (because, why not, it IS spring after all), a sequin (of course) striped dress under the coat, and the crystal headband.  There is blue and orange in all of my accessories, so that  is what ties it all together for me… one single thread of logic linking all of the crazy together!  Not much else is needed with the headband perched upon my head and the bonkers happening on my feet,  so I tried to keep the in-between relatively simple.  If you can’t be ‘More is More’ when winter’s greyness gets pushed back and melts away and spring uncurls her leaves and flowers, then when can you?

sequinist black miumiu coat

orange door and orange fox

orange door orange clutch

orange door orange shoes orange clutch

I’m  making an effort to dig into the exiled section of my wardrobe, to find some unloved things that perhaps I can breathe some new life into for spring, and if not, then I’m going to donate them and let someone else have a shot.  I did this last year, around the same time, remember?

I hope you’re having a relaxing and restorative long Easter weekend.  Is spring making you do any irrational shopping or outlandish wardrobe pairings, as it has for me today?!

I’ll be keeping my eye some other bloggers’ spring looks like Catherine’s NotDressedAsLamb linkup here, or  in Patti’s NotDeadYetStyle link up here.  Check them out for some Spring inspiration!

pink magnolia

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle
    March 27, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Oh my heart adores this outfit from sparkly princess tiara to funky powder blue & toffee toes! With a foxy lady in between – woman you have got it going on 😉
    Clearly gazing deep into your wardrobe does wonders for your creativity. Can’t wait to have an actual wardrobe of my own very soon hahaha.
    xxx

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      Lisa
      March 27, 2016 at 7:55 PM

      Hahahaha, thank you, Michelle. After navy blue last week, I think I went a bit mad… or ‘creative!’ I’m hoping you have a glorious wardrobe to peer into asap! xxx

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    Toyas Tales
    March 27, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Happy Easter. Fabulous eclectic style. Pretty headband which is perfect for this windy time of year.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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      Lisa
      March 27, 2016 at 9:49 PM

      Thanks, Toya! xx

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    Patti
    March 27, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Gorgeous look from sparkly headwear to toes! thanks for linking,

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 27, 2016 at 10:31 PM

      Thank you Patti! xx

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes
    March 28, 2016 at 4:00 AM

    Great outfit! I love the headband! Wonderful piece!

    And I love how combining pieces already in your closet in a new way can really make them feel different and fresh.

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      Lisa
      March 28, 2016 at 8:04 AM

      Thanks so much, Andrea! xx

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    Suzy Turner
    March 28, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    I think you look incredible! I’m so envious of bloggers like you (and Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb for example) and your ability to create such fabulous outfits like this. I love the idea of socks with pretty shoes but I’d feel so weird doing it! I really need to get over my fear, don’t I?!
    Suzy x
    http://www.suzyturner.com

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      Lisa
      March 28, 2016 at 3:29 PM

      Thank you so much, Suzy! I think you feel weird the first time you wear socks with heels, and then after that it is no big deal; wear it at home first to get used to it. Catherine really is the High Priestess of pattern and colour mixing isn’t she? Let us both lead you to the fearless land, 😀 xx

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        Suzy Turner
        March 28, 2016 at 5:51 PM

        I think I will!! And thank you for your encouragement to the fearless land 😀 xx

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    Abby
    March 28, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    What a piece! I loved your wedding tiara and I certainly adore this one. I don’t own any headbands but have tones of brooches etc. so we definitely share the love for sparkly stuff. And I’m happy to see some sequins up there 🙂 Thank heavens spring has arrived … xx Abby

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      Lisa
      March 28, 2016 at 3:31 PM

      Haha, I knew you’d notice the sequins in the logo, Abby! I hope to see you soon, both wearing something sparkly xx

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    Michelle
    March 28, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    I’m girding my loins in readiness for a spot of wardrobe sorting myself. I’m not sure I’ll find anything as wonderfully sparkly as your headpiece though Lisa – more’s the pity!
    Michelle xx

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    Lana
    March 30, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Oh, that headpiece is absolutely stunning! And so pretty on you. I love this whole outfit – so unique and fresh, perfect for spring!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 30, 2016 at 7:23 AM

      Thank you, Lana! I’m glad you like it. xx

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    April 3, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This coat is awesome! A must have. Love the shoes with socks look!

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      Lisa
      April 3, 2016 at 8:37 PM

      Thank you, Nicole! xx

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    Sheela Goh
    April 14, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Lisa, I am madly enamoured of your kooky shoes (socks et al), and the magpie in me rejoices at the sight of that sparkly trinket adorning your head like a crown 🙂 indeed, Spring has sprung and it’s put the pep back in many a (stylish) step. And isn’t that positively glorious? xoxo

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      Lisa
      April 14, 2016 at 4:45 PM

      Sheela, Thank you, I am ALWAYS enamoured of your kooky shoes!! I can’t wait to see what you get into this Spring… xx

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    Liz
    April 15, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    You are like a beautiful, sparkly rainbow fairy Lisa!!! You look divine. Love love love this sooo much xxxxx

    • Reply
      Lisa
      April 15, 2016 at 6:32 PM

      Hahahahaha, I will definitely take that as a compliment, Liz! Thank you, sweetness. xx

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    Glenda
    April 19, 2016 at 1:00 AM

    Quirky and I love it. I just witnessed the Monique Lhuillier runway show and she paired all her looks with sequin bobby socks. It was love at first sight for me. I’m on the hunt for a few pair. Your look is such a punch of fun.

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      Lisa
      April 19, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I love the idea of sequin bobby socks! I need to get my hands (and feet!) on some, or maybe even embark on some DIY ones. Thank you, Mizz Glenda xx

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    Suzanne
    May 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    What a fun look!

    I’m drooling over that clutch. How adorable!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      May 9, 2016 at 8:13 PM

      Thank you, Suzanne! xx

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