Tuesday, February 1, 2011

(Pre)Spring Fling

[via saks.com]

I was in Saks making a return yesterday when mini dresses, flowy chiffons and bright florals began throwing themselves at me quite shamelessly. Elizabeth & James was especially persistent, but I was prepared to resist the flirtation. Listen, spring collections, I'm just not that kind of girl! Not when the snowbanks outside are waist high and we're expecting another foot and a half by tomorrow night. (How depressing!)

I usually stick to all things warm and cozy on days like today, but I NEED some spring! I think I would even settle for a few hours under a SAD lamp right now. Yeah, it's that bad.

Here's what's fueling my springtime cravings...

1.) South-of-the-equator fashion bloggers: Nothing inspires my jealousy like my blogger buddies on the other side of the world who are prancing around in sundresses while I'm all bundled up. Lee Olivera snapped this photo in Sydney for his inspiring street style blog. (Thanks, Lee!) Others reminding me that sunny days are ahead: Desiree of Pull Your Socks Up in Brisbane, accessoryofcrime. and Kavery of Style Nuggets in New Zealand, and Masoom of Style-Fiesta in Mumbai.

2.) The vibrant colors in the premier issue of High Gloss: This stunning new online magazine came out today and is already my new favorite!

3.) Valentino Couture: It wasn't necessarily my favorite couture collection of the season, but Valentino's Spring 2011 showing was impossibly light and airy. [photo by Umberto Fratini/GoRunway.com via Style.com]

4.) Peachy nails and lips: Nobody does it better than Chanel with Rouge Coco in Peregrina and Le Vernis in PĂȘche NacrĂ©e, but Givenchy comes pretty close with its Naivement Couture collection for Spring 2011.


  1. you should have come to saks on sunday and visited me at lv !!

  2. this post perked me up! i love that pic from Lee's blog...so spring-y. I need to "flip" through High Gloss tomorrow when I am working at home due to the blizzard! lol

  3. looks great:)



  4. See, this just makes me jealous of their warm weather locales :)
    I love that first block of photos with the lightweight whites... ahhh, summer...

  5. i need some spring too, your style is so good!

  6. Gah! This is so cruel! We are in the middle of a huge cold snap. It's so bad that I almost wore a snuggie to work ha! I'm craving Spring and all the beautiful easy, breezy looks that come with it. x

  7. I also cant wait for spring and I adore your style, sweetie
    Have a fantastic day
    Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I am hosting Paloma’s Nest GIVEAWAY today:).Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  8. Have a great day with Spring on your mind :)

    Cant wait for the Spring soooooooo much :)

  9. I want that Chanel polish in a bad way. Can't WAIT for Spring...Although it has been pretty warm here, so I guess we're getting a preview!

  10. OMG Valentino!! Lust!
    I've already sent you an email about this but not sure if it sent or got to you, so apologies if you are receiving duplicates! Just wanted to let you know that I am hosting a giveaway at my blog Obsessive Coolness, including Chanel, MAC & jewellery prizes, to celebrate 100 followers. In case you're interested, here's the link: http://theblogofobsessivecoolness.blogspot.com/2011/01/reader-giveaway-chanel-anyone.html.
    All the best!

  11. I was jealous of the south-of-the-borderers until I realised that whilst we're looking forward to summer all they've got coming is winter....plus they must feel so out of synch to the rest of the fashion world!


  12. that first dress is just too cute!

  13. This is like a breath of fresh air, i so need sun and spring! We've had torrential rain in Athens! Ugh!

    Thanks for your comment doll, this year is supposed to be a good one for Rabbits!

  14. That happens here too; it'll be freezing outside while inside, the shops are stocked full of flirty pieces.

  15. I love the top right and left outfits on the models... those are definitely outfits i would wear in spring!

    Nesha xx

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