Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Wardrobe Additions... part 1

Come Fall I love shopping for a handful of new sweaters and maybe a pair of boots. But once I have those few items I typically avoid the mall or any clothing stores until February. I tend to be pretty repetitive in the Winter, it is so cold that you wear your jacket everywhere and nobody sees what you are wearing under the jacket anyways so why put forth the effort.
When I sense the first hints of Spring or enjoy a sunny day I get excited to toss the sweaters in the basement and bring up my blouses and dresses. The urge to get out the sandals hit me first back in December while we were on holiday and I brought home a pretty decent collection to add my Spring/Summer wardrobe. Then I went dormant until this past week.

Here are a few of the items I am looking forward to breaking out in the near future.
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Whippy cake headband, Theory pink silk and chain tank, black Hanes tank, Hollister jeans.
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I am an obsessive sale shopper. A good deal is all I need to feel good about bringing home new clothes. It honestly doesn't matter what the price is, as long as it was a good sale on something that I really wanted. This particular tank was a sale find at Saks, marked down to $30 I thought it was a steal but my excitement level went through the roof when the cashier took an additional 50% off!
Billow-y tanks and jeans are my go-to outfit most of the Summer.
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This was a pretty recent addition from just this week, thanks to a huge sale at Forever21. My favorite outfits as a young girl were always baby doll dresses, and the resurgence of them in the last few years has been really fun for me. This one is a soft fleece and feels like wearing an oversized sweatshirt.
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Forever21 dress (on sale for $4.99), Gap socks, Juicy Couture boots.

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I am on the hunt for a new pair of Hunter wellies this spring and I am looking forward wearing it with those.
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And another Forever21 clearance find!

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Long maxi dresses are another favorite (basically anything romantic and girly make me giddy as you can tell) and this navy one was a staggering $6.
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Forever21 dress, Jimmy Choo jewelled sandals.
With a long necklace I think this will be one of my favorite outfits this summer.
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And because I didn't have time to snap more photos today, part 2 and 3 will have to wait for another day~
Have you started your spring shopping? What is on your wishlist?

36 comments:

Heidi said...

Loving #1 and #3! Especially #3 - I love the girliness of it! I don't consider myself particularly conservative, but #2 is a smidge short for my taste unless it included leggings. But the socks are super fun.

Miss Rubio said...

SIX DOLLARS!!!!!!! for the dress???? Holy Moly!!! It's awesome!! Yes, I would live in it too for the summer. Doing my Spring shopping tomorrow...excited :-)

NYCLQ said...

LOVE the navy maxi dress find!!
Must stop by F21 and check it out =)

Lynda

Allison61 said...

Holly I'm loving your short hair! I too have just cut mine, since I see you posting about your new Spring attire - which I love by the way! - you should do a short blog on your different hair styles! I know it's not your typical blog post - but I'm very interested in seeing the ways you style your new shorter doo! :) just a thought!

Hello My Pretties said...

You look really nice, your hair looks really cute like that.

Suzy

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

The baby doll dress is so adorable and the navy dress for $6.....wow!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

I love that you pair a $6 dress with jimmy Choos.

Jen said...

i can't believe you snagged the navy dress for just $6!!! what a steal-- it looks so regal and comfortable at the same time.

ninniemuggins said...

Wow - you look STUNNING in that last photo - gorgeous! And you really got some great finds!!!

stephanie joy said...

oh my word... i love your juicy boots! they are to die for! so awesome! i have similar, not even close to as awesome though, boots from aldo.
that maxi dress from f21 is pretty wicked awesome too. alas, we don't have a forever 21 where i am... have to hit it up hard when i visit my rents down in texas. i love buying a ton of accessories from there. so incredibly cheap. like $4 for necklaces!
i am ALL about the deals too. i swear, it's like if i see a clearance price, i go crazy. clearance racks are the places i frequent. i so rarely buy things on full price. but then my husband thinks i buy things just b/c they're on sale and not b/c i need them. and well, yup, he's probably right! ;)

Douglas said...

Love the clothes....nothing makes me more ready for the upcoming season than some new clothes to wear! I love the feminine clothes without being sickeningly sweet or looking like you're 14. Thanks for showing us!!! Marissa

{ L } said...

Oops, watch out for the Glamour photographers, lol... that is a tunic, not a dress. You have great legs, but it is def a tunic and should be worn with leggings. The short hair is a 'do' though. I just love it!

gfuller said...

OK, I like #1 minus the headband, #3 is very pretty, and I agree that #2 should only be worn as a tunic (unless you are in high school--sorry!)

Amanda said...

how in the heck did Sean manage to decide to go work for a big company with your hot self at home??? :)

i am in.love. with every single outfit you chose and have decided since i can't make some of the changes i want around the house just yet (still too cold to paint in my garage) then i may just hit up Forever 21 for some wardrobe changes.

p.s. i'm loving your new hair more and more and MORE.

p.s.s. i LOVE the babydoll dress and think you ROCK it.

Rachel Noelle said...

You look adorable!!;) Great choices and great prices~Thanks for sharing~Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Lee said...

I'm going to go with "L" on the tunic and leggings. It is either that or got mixed up and should have been in the kiddy section. very cute spring collection.

Carli said...

Guess I'm off to Forever 21 tomorrow! GREAT finds!

Stacey said...

I love that maxi dress, what an amzing find!

xoxo
Stacey

http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

Mrs. DeVore said...

I can't believe you found that dress for $6! It is stunning!

Ashley Eiban said...

Wow- I am loving that Maxi dress! It looks amazing on you too! And your jeans and tank outfit! lovely! that's my summer staples too! :)

Lindsey Tollefson said...

Holly, thanks for sharing this. You look amazing in that maxi dress, especially with your new hair color! I'm a Northerner, too, so I always wear the same few outfits all winter and have a huge garage sale every Spring because I can't stand to see them anymore!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks guys! I agree, #2 is short, but I think it looks shorter in the back because the mirror is angled (will definitely remember that in the future LOL), but I love mini dresses and probably only have a couple years left to wear them. With that said, I will probably chicken out and throw on some tights or leggings when it comes time to actually leave the house. Who knows~


But definitely check out your Forever21!

Kate said...

I love that maxi! I am going to have to add one with sleves to my list!

I posted a smidgen of my spring wardrobe plan on my blog yesterday: http://fascinating-kate.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-i-am-wearing-spring-2011.html

Mostly pretty preppy and girly, but I it is missing the boho edge that is slipping in too...

K said...

I'm with Liz - I love that you have F21 clearance clothes paired with designer shoes. It's all about balance, right?!

K said...

I'm with Liz - I love that you pair clearance F21 clothes with designer shoes. It's all about balance, right?!

Rachael said...

Hey Holly...
Check out this clothing website, I think you'll really like it!

http://www.laposhstyle.com/index2.php#/home/

I LOVE all the clothes LaPosh has!! Great prices too!!

I LOVE your outfits as well! I wish I could wear things like you do but Im short, (5' 2"), so I cant get away with the beautiful long outfits you wear :( I Love the idea of a blousy tank with a tight one underneath... I might have to try that!!

erin said...

Very cute! Especially love the babydoll and maxi dress. I love dressing fun. Anytime I can get in some striped socks is a good day. :)

Amber said...

Stunning holly!! I love the maxi dress on you!!
Amber's Notebook

decorater4life said...

Wow!!!!!! You look so Beautiful!!!! Your hair looks amazing, and yes I must make a visit to F21 like NOW!!!!!!''


Michelle Torres
decorater4life@aol.com

Lizzy said...

Holly I think you look adorable!!! The grey dress is a little short but hey...you can totally pull it off!!! Flaunt it while you've got it girlfriend!!! You have totally inspired me to get my shiz together for my own spring "look"!! You look HOT!!!!

;) LIZZY

Amanda said...

i'm telling you, ROCK the mini dresses while you can, love. i'm a fan of them too!

now on to the "too much information" portion of this comment: i just make sure to wear "boyshort" underpants (yes, i'm 26 and say underpants, don't judge) that way if a slight breeze gets a little extra friendly under my mini dress, no one sees any more than they would if i was at the beach, or pool. ha! :)

Kel said...

That maxi dress is AWESOME!! you look GREAT in it!!!! I can't WAIT until summer too......we still have another month of snow in Colorado. :( I'll live vicariously through you. :)

Miss Money said...

The first outfit is my favorite. I love Hollister jeans & I have a secret crush on your boots.

Lindsey said...

So cute! If I were you I'd wear the short dress. You look awesome and can definitely pull it off! Love your style!

tinkerbelle86 said...

wow you have a really cool dress sense :)

Alvano Richie said...

love #1,2,3 and you look adorable, i used to wear Floral silk long maxi dress and it`s so comfy and beautiful.The dress is made of an easy fabric plus it's ideal for hot weather. and yeah i love sweatshirts from hanes

 
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