Remember when in The Devil Wears Prada, Miranda Priestley deadpans, “Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.”? As much as I love real flowers, regular readers will know that I’m not sartorially floral. When I’m in floral prints I feel like I am wearing someone else’s clothes. So, besides florals, what is quintessentially spring to me? The sky. The welcome sunshine along with that particular shade of cerulean blue that we haven’t seen since the end of last summer. Here is a photo snapped with my phone a few days ago. These tones of blue whisper to me ‘Winter is over.’ And also, ‘Get ready for sweat, sandals, and bad hair days.’
Inspired by the sky, I pulled this several-years-old Michael Kors dress out of my closet. I love it because of its exact shade of blue. Sticking with my sky theme, I wore it with a cloud-white leather trench coat and nearly every other blue accessory that I own!
Since glitter is a neutral in my world, I wore multicoloured glitter heels (which I also wore in my last post). They get so much use that I really wish I had bought two pairs of them.
London is heaving with blossom at the moment. The first time I visited London I was in my twenties. It was April, and I remember being so taken with the flowering trees, the cheerful window boxes overflowing with flowers, and the parks full of colourful blooms. It certainly made a change from concrete New York! I mean, just look at this dappled pastel section of the street and my neighbour’s gorgeous blue house.
This bag is a recent (£12) ebay score. I love an oversized clutch, and I can’t find ANY in stores. I
wasted spent a few hours going from store to store to look for one, and all I could find were smallish evening clutches in silver or gold, presumably for the upcoming wedding season. I’m was thrilled with this one that I bought it in a few other colours as well.
Last but certainly not least is THE NECKLACE. I’ve been wearing it on repeat since I got it, as my local friends know well! It goes beautifully with jeans and a blouse (what I’m wearing it with right this minute), with a cocktail dress, with a sweater, or with a simple shift dress like the one in this post. It is a magnet for compliments; I get stopped and asked about it everywhere I go. I call it the blue waterfall necklace, and I’m quite liking how nicely it goes with my spring sky themed outfit! If you need one too, I have just a few available in my Sequinist Shop.