My Sight on Spring: Edition 1

With D.C. weather being such a tease lately – teetering between 60 and 16 degree weather – I’ve got my sights on spring. While I love when the temperature begins to climb, it definitely requires a wardrobe adjustment. Layering takes on a new meaning in the spring. In the winter you pop on layers to keep warm, but in the spring you invest in light layers you can add or edit to deal with the temperature fluctuation. Thankfully my standby Anthropologie has abundant options to help me get through the season. And let me say, these staples are barely basic.

Spring does not have to be the end of long sleeves. A comfortable white blouse, like this Cloth + Stone Lilith Buttondown, pairs well with any skirt of pant. I’m thinking it would go particularly well with dark wash skinny jeans and my leopard print Sperry loafers.

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This Holding Horses dip-dye chambray is what I like to call a “Statement Chambray.” This comfortable trend has definitely transitioned to a denim mainstay. I appreciate this dip-dye pattern for offering both comfort and a punch of style. Tuck it into a red skirt or pop it over some white jeans and you’re ready to go. Let’s not forget about this Cozy Cableknit which is just cropped enough to let your buttondown have a style moment.

Check back next week for more spring essentials!

Wishful Wednesday

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Every Wednesday I hope to reflect on my aspirations and hopes for the upcoming future. These “wishes” might be minor, such as housekeeping resolutions, or more expansive, flooding into the long term. I do envision some “bucket-list” type reminders to pop up on this list, including activities I have yet to do or places I have yet to see.

1. Decrease excess and embracing minimalism.

2. Find simple ways to exercise creativity.

3. Try new recipes (rather than making more plain pasta).

4. Clean the Keurig. Finally.

5. Get a table at Tryst and have a nice coffee-filled outing with friends.

6. Master the art of entertaining – on the cheap. Every bit older I get, the more I realize how expensive “being social” is for us young professionals. However, there’s nothing better than a simple, soiree hosted by a friend at her apartment.