“Clothes is just something you put on to cover yourself… fashion is a way to communicate.” ~ Dries van Noten
Its beginning to feel a lot warmer… okay, okay it might be a touch of wishful thinking. But after four nor’easters in two weeks, I am grasping and not letting go of every degree and sun ray. The struggle for sunshine is real and I am running after it full throttle.
With Mother Nature’s temperamental ‘tude, the up and down temps make it difficult to plot a fashionista worthy wardrobe. I feel like I have to plan out three outfits a day with the chilly mornings, warm afternoons, and in between evenings. Layers really are a girls best friend.
The All Seasons LBD
I love dresses. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, dresses are my jam. They make an easy layering piece, pairing with leggings or patterned tights if it is chilly, or rocking the bare leg if it is hot out. Sounding like a broken record, I love my clothes to be versatile which is WHY this dress is such a gem in my wardrobe.
If there was any doubt I am a New Yorker this dress erases it. I admit to a love affair with black, and I love nothing more then the stapled Little Black Dress. It is a must have, not just for nights out, or for the work place, but travel, coffee shops, errand running, and anything and everything in-between.
It is rare for me to shop at any other store then Anthropologie, but it does happen. And when it does, I am usually shopping at White House Black Market, which is were I found this the holy grail of LBDs.
I am a strong believer that clothes can be versatile, and still have that wow factor that makes them stand out and this dress has both. While I usually shy away from the nineties trends, one I can happily bandwagon is the choker neckline which is what makes this dress stand out.
Made of jersey material, it form fitting as well as flattering. With a v-neck line to balance the choker at the neck, the dress is ridiculously comfortable while still being fashionable. The only con, was the length is a little shorter then what I am usually comfortable with. Despite that it really is the perfect all season’s dress with the added benefit of taking it from day into night.
I have mentioned before my love hate relationship with booties. As a short curvy woman, they do NOTHING for me. Yet they are the perfect transitional shoe for when it is to hot to wear knee high boots, but still to cold to grab the flip-flops. Thus I have searched high and low for the perfect ones.
When I saw these booties, I was immediately drawn not only by the color, (hello army green!) but I do much better if they have an embellishment or are peep toed, something to add some dimension to the boot, which these have. I felt like Cinderella finding her Prince Sho-rming. Not only did they fit well, they didn’t look half bad either. They are crazily comfortable, with a square heel which is important with heels.
When I buy clothes, I usually have a vision in my head, but the dress is so versatile, that I was almost overwhelmed with the options, which is why I decided to play it simple and add varying shades of army green to make the outfit pop.
The mornings are always frigid on the East Coast in the Spring, so a jacket is a must. My lightweight anorak jacket not only added a boho edge, but also did the trick with keeping me warm. I paired a long army green pashmina that added some fashion as well as added warmth if it was an abnormally cold morning.
Because of the choker styled neckline, I kept my jewelry to my staples of hoops, a SeaMilligan bracelet, and my LightHouse Studio Design cuff, letting the dress do the talking.
What started out as a a mod podge of clothes, came together to create the perfect transition to a warmer days look. It molds trendy items, while still channeling the bohemian mermaid and gives me home that Spring IS coming!
What do you think of the look? What is your go to Spring color?
24 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! More Spring Transitions”
always layering in the spring & those booties are so cute!! love that your heel is showing. great outfit 🙂
It is a must! Especially in the Northeast! Thanks beauty! They won me over! I love that too! Thank you so much! <3
Ahh these pictures!!! Love all of them and especially the ones at the sea xx 💕
Can’t go wrong with a LBD! I own several LBD but rarely wear them because I feel weird wearing dresses! Did you wear stockings or just bare legs?
You really can’t! I typically go bare legged, or will do leggings if it is really cold. I hate tights. <3
You look lovely! Layering is perfect for the transitional months 🙂
Awe thank you so much! It really is!
I love all the outfits and the pictures with the beach and sunset in the background look so pretty 😀 xx
Awe thanks beauty! <3
It’s alright xx
Oooooh la laa I love the dress! I definitely agree that black is an essential colour, but at the moment I’m being really drawn to green and red xx
I love this outfit, girl you look amazing. Also those beach pictures are incredible!!!! You’re so right, you can’t go wrong with a LBD, it’s a staple for every girls wardrobe and I love this one you’re wearing. I also love the boots, they are gorgeous and I definitely think the peep toe / cut out back make them look a little extra special, rather than just a standard boot. I love them! My go to Spring colour is really anything in a pastel shade, like baby pinks / lilacs etc or anything with a floral design x
Awe thank you so much love! This comment made my day! You really can’t! I LOVE baby pink! Pastels absolutely scream spring I love it! <3
I love the way you layer clothes, you are always so stylish😘 x
Awe thank you so much sweets! That means a lot to me! <3
What a perfect outfit! The booties look awesome on you!
Thank you so much sweets! I am so glad you like it! <3
Yay for layers in this crazy season/weather pattern! Also, I love Anthro and White House Black Market, too. Such great quality clothing! Plus, I could just walk around Anthro for hours looking at all the housewares and such! Love that scarf. My favorite spring color is probably yellow!
Oh my lanta has it been crazy! I want to know who angered Mother nature! Lol. They are the best! My two favorite stores, and I agree the quality is amazing! WHBM pants especially have lasted me five years. I love them! I LOVE how Anthro decorates they need to come to my apartment! lol. I love yellow! Such a bright sunshine-y Spring color! 🙂 <3
This might be weird, but your posts always calm me down. You have such a beautiful, calming presence filled with such JOY! I just adore these outfits- just STUNNING literally head to toe (Need those shoes!!). xoxo
Aweeee legit tearing up right now. Girl your posts and comments always calm me and make my day. Seriously I can not tel you how much it means to me to read your comments right now, THANK YOU! You are the absolute sweetest! And thank you for your sweet words.
I am glad you like this! And they are from Aldo! So comfy too! <3
<3 <3 You do the exact exact same for me, girlfriend! XOXO ooooo aldo is the best! I always find my favorite shoes there I feel like!
Huge hugs beauty! Thank you for being you! Seriously it means the world to me! And yass! Aldo is amazing! <3