Spring Fling-Worthy Finds
April showers may bring May flowers, but too many of those showers can get your summertime hopes down. With sunshine and warmer temperatures literally just around the corner, spring is the ultimate teaser season. Almost summer, but not so fast, there are still plenty of breezy days and chilly nights to get through.
Let’s ride out the anticipation with a few new finds that will keep you happy until you can finally put that swimsuit on. We’ve chosen wardrobe pieces that you can layer for added warmth and that will easily transition into summer, along with some novel items that will inspire fresh thinking and add a smile to your face.
03 Apr, 2012
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Just like Grandma would have made- old school embroidery with a preppy, cheerleader feel. Pass out these pendants to your posse of girlfriends, AKA The Pink Ladies.
JP Beads | Buy
Who says lunch boxes are for kids? This retro gingham box is a totally fun way for adults to tote their snacks to work. Pencil Shavings Studio can customize any print or mongram you like- way too cool for school.
Pencil Shavings Studio | Buy
Add shine and texture in one cinch with this tweed belt from The Limited. Not too flashy, but plenty stylish, this neutral belt will instantly pull together work or weekend wear.
The Limited | Buy
There is a lot more to Shakespeare besides, “How do I love thee?” and this whimsically illustrated volume is a great place to start. Settle in for deep sighs and swoons as you explore the great bairds many romantic sonnets.
Barnes and Noble | Buy
Who is ready to party? Looking for a fabulous housewarming, shower, or wedding gift this spring? We love personalized and functional gifts, and this tray from The Macbeth Collection fits the bill. Pick a print and add a monogram or personalize the tray any way you like. Your recipient will delight over a gift made especially for them, that they will actually use.
Orange And Pear | Buy
Don your beaded armor for some serious nighttime shine. An easy, drapy cut with a rounded necklince is a balancing compliment to the bold, gunmetal beading. Pair with a pencil skirt or skinnies for a shiny night on the town.
Vince Camuto | Buy
Although Quicksilver claims this is a dress, we’re more likely to wear it as a top or a swimsuit cover-up. Whichever way you choose, the simple square print and cute drawstring waist will draw all the right attention.
Swell | Buy
Breath a sigh of relief- you’ve found the most comfortable and attractive skirt imaginable. Made from jersey, J.Crew’s maxi features a fold-over waistband and casual-chic ankle length, perfect for swanning about and looking good while doing it. The only downside is resisting the urge to wear it everyday.
J. Crew | Buy
Be prepared for when the perfect picnic opportunity arises. Keep this classic kit in your trunk for impromptu park dining, and rest easy you’ve got everything you need in one charming basket. From salt and pepper to a trash bag to a cutting board, Picnic And Beyond thought of everything to make your picnic picture-perfect.
Aldea | Buy
Hello, sailor. Channel your inner pin-up girl in a throwback pair of high-waisted shorts. Flatter those curves in summer-ready white with nautical-inspired buttons that showcase your gams like no other.
Gojane | Buy
This embroidered sandal with likely go with everything in your summer wardrobe, making it a stylishly smart purchase. The goldy/bronze color is begging you to get a suntan, in case you needed an excuse.
Mango | Buy
Face the upcoming shower/luncheon season head on with this versatile and oh-so pretty dress from Jones New York. Lightweight with great detailing, this floral frock can easily be disguised as you jump from function to function.
Jones New York | Buy
In charge of the cheese plate for the upcoming holidays? Make it a one-two gift combination and give the host this adorable set of cheese markers as well. The earthenware set can be used again and again, long after that cheese log runs out.
Bambeco | Buy