Spring cleaning has me within its grasp. I have a project list a mile long. Some tasks are as simple as organizing my food storage containers (oh the excitement!) and others are more in-depth, like transforming our playroom full of baby toys into a wondrous preschool and enriching kindergarten environment. Or at least I want to put new carpet in.
My closet hasn’t escaped my frenzy. I went through it the other day and organized my clothes into seasons, then pulled out everything I no longer wear. I have a pile to donate and a pile I was going to send to ThredUp, but upon a recommendation from a friend, I signed up to try Poshmark. Poshmark is a site/app in which you can buy and sell your used clothes. I’m new so I won’t give any opinion on it yet, but if you sign up with my referral code UZTXI, you and I will both be given $5 to spend.
Long story short, my closet is getting a spring makeover and I have turned my home into a private dressing room (hooray for online shopping!). Last weekend when a new shipment arrived, David was in the midst of playing with the camera and suggested a photo shoot. Being that I’m such a natural on film, how could I say no?
However, like Cher Horowitz so accurately pointed out, pictures tend to tell the truth about how something looks far better than mirrors, so I decided to play along. Imitating some of the most coveted poses from the big fashion bloggers, I did my best to hide my awkwardness and we ended up having a really fun time playing photo shoot.
So after that lengthy introduction, here are some contenders hoping to be added to my spring 2017 closet.
Halogen Cold Shoulder Tee in Orange Spice (Regular & Petite)
I’m not sure I have the partial tuck thing down yet. Mine looks like it is just coming untucked a bit, no? And we’re still working on that manual focus, so sorry for the fuzzy face!
I really liked the spicy orange color of the top. However, it pulled a little around my arms (I guess my guns are getting bigger than I think), so I think I need to try it in a size up.
Pleione Drop Waist Print Tunic (Regular & Petite)
I love the colors in this top and how good it looks with white jeans. I’m also a fan of the longer-in-back style.
It hung a little looser than I typically like for my frame, but think it would make the cutest top for a cookout with friends before the temperatures get too hot.
Maggy London Cold Shoulder Dress (Regular & Petite)
Cold Shoulder Dress (2P) / Shoes (about 6 years old)
Again, blurry faces. Babe, are you seeing this?
I’m clearly digging the cold shoulder trend. Maybe it’s because my shoulders are a part of my body I like, or I just dig cutouts, but it they certainly make this dress a fun and flirty date night option.
Next up, let’s take a quick trip back to the strawberry patch.
Bobeau Off the Shoulder Print Top (Regular & Petite)
Top (Small Petite)
This top is obviously comfortable and the bright colors and off the shoulder design make it perfect for spring. I think it would also look super cute with skinny white jeans and paired with wedges for a casual night out.
Don’t giggle too hard at that last statement and let’s just pretend my social life is booming with casual nights out on the town.
La Blanca ‘Island Fare’ V-Neck Cover-Up Tunic
Alright alright alright, let’s switch gears into swim. I need a decent cover up and splurged a little to try this one out.
I love the deep V and the detail. I am trying to decide between the color ICE (shown) and black. I just bought this hat that I think would go really well with the black cover up so….. jury is still out!
Caslon® Linen Blend Off the Shoulder Tee
At this point the sun was starting to set and we hit “the magic hour.” In photography it means that basically you can do no wrong. Any picture you take is going to come out looking pretty darn good!
I wish I could link the the hat but it’s from Old Navy and it isn’t available online. This one is really similar though.
I am having such a fun time with fashion for what feels like the first time in forever. I finally just stopped taking it so seriously. I always was worried about picking the “right” thing and knowing what was in, but I’m finally starting to just go by how I feel in it and how I think it looks in pictures.
And I’m not the only one enjoying some dress up lately.
These two can’t stay out of my closet but it’s too cute to get upset about it.
Let’s talk spring weather and fashion!
What are your favorite wardrobe pieces right now?
What is something you are looking to add to your closet for spring and summer seasons?