Three wonderful things to bring back for spring!

Seeing as the past few days have been so sunny, I have decided it’s time to really bring out the spring wardrobe favourites. Today I brought back the following, and it felt so good!

1. Despite my inability to give up my favourite black pants (which ripped the other night while on a dancing spree with Justine, but were quickly replaced), I am happy to bring out the floral prints! A floral print skirt is always a good option.

Of course, I am a picky girl, and a print has to be JUST right. Otherwise I will have no guilt when I say “that’s tacky.” Truth. Floral is tricky, and I’ve seen it done wonderfully…and terribly.

Urban Outfitters

2. Denim jackets. This also goes well with a floral skirt! One of my favourite things is a solid denim jacket, you really have to have one. I don’t see any other way to live.

Levi's

3. I love a classic sneaker. Keds and Converse are an ultimate favourite, and I have been overjoyed by wearing them both this week! Keds can also work well with a cute dress/skirt when you’re not feeling flats or heels. They come in a ton of colours, but lets be honest, I can only deal with red, white or blue.

Keds

What are you bringing back from the depths of your closet? It’s been a long winter!

-M

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Floral dresses in the winter

This might not seem practical, especially living in Ottawa! But I have found a way to make it work and actually stay warm. It is the wonderful thing that is called layering. Mastering the art of layering is tricky, and sometimes leaves you looking like a hobo. But fear not…there are way around this.

This is my favourite look this winter!

Start with tights and socks.

H&M tights are pretty thick!

H&M

But if you want to pair them with knee highs, I strongly suggest a skin toned tight, makes for a better look.

Calvin Klein

Time to put on the dress! Oh floral print, how I love you.

But if there is one rule, avoid floral tank dresses. Much too summery for right now, despite all the layering ahead! I prefer short sleeved and flowy!

H&M

H&M

Not exactly floral, but this is the style I usually go for..

Urban Outfitters

Now we’ve got the dress, time to add some denim. What did you expect, especially from myself!?

Baggy is better. My favourite oversized denim shirt is by Ralph Lauren. So delicious. Also, light wash is preferable in my case. Oh, and always leave the denim undone, so as to show off the dress!

Ralph Lauren

Top Shop

Up next, a cardigan on a chilly day. The chunkier the better.

Urban Outfitters

love all of these styles! via Refinery29

Now for the finishing touches before heading out the door!

1. A good boot

Aldo

My feet cannot lie…these boots are to die for. I love love love them! Best of my purchases this winter, and pretty impressive for Aldo.

Nine West

2. A sweet scarf

Urban Outfitters

Cable knit rules. No questions.

3. A long jacket

Nothing like a killer wool jacket to keep you warm and fuzzy.

Timberland

Your look is complete. Hope you like it!

Resurrection

Smell that? It’s the scent of winter being washed away. Handed in my final paper, and time to do a little spring cleaning. Also, it’s the season for spring dresses and denim jackets. And scarves that look pretty but were not warm enough to rock during the winter months! Why yes, I am excited!

Image via urbanoutfitters.com

Obsession with denim will never end. I don’t even want to count the number of denim items in my closet because it would be kind of ridiculous. But I will never part with the denim lovin’. True story.

I’m bringing everything I missed back into the light! Animal Collective is fueling my longing for summer.

Brings me back to Summer ’09. Such goooooodness.

Also pretty stoked to whip out the floral print shorts, and the denim cutoffs. It’s been too long.