Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Fashion!

Since writing yesterday's bucket list for Spring, it made me really think about what I hope to accomplish these next few months.   I chose appropriate activities that can and hopefully will get done by my family!  I kind of felt the need to make the same thing happen with today's topic: Fashion.

I could pin a bunch of unrealistic outfits, and dream away {which is a lot of fun, don't get me wrong!} but I since I'm still struggling with dressing cute with a post-partum pooch, I am keeping it real.  And keeping myself accountable! I'm breastfeeding, eating healthy, working out...I just know it will be some time before I can rock some cute colored denim.

None of these items are crazy expensive, and if you look closely, you may have something similar in your closet to use!  I figured I'd share some of my newest Spring purchases and some oldies but goodies I hope to pair them up with. I'm hoping some of my closet shares will inspire you to take a closer look in your closet too. Of course, there's still a few items on my 'wish list' but I thought this was a good place to start.

My newest purchase was from Express; I went shopping last week with my step-mom.  I needed a cute/trendy going out top that I felt good in.  I don't want to spend a ton of money on items I won't wear long, so I really tried to choose items that can get me through different seasons at a little bigger of a size.

Dressy tank & moto jacket:

Here's a look at just the tank:
The back (left) is white and black with an opening for an extra bit of detail and the front (right) is an off-white.  I am hoping to pair this with the moto jacket, skinny jeans, and a pair of booties for a night out on the town!

Now the tank can easily go under a black blazer, cream blazer w/ a statement scarf or necklace, a purple blazer, with a colorful skirt, a black skirt, jeans...what else?!  I think it can also be an all season tank, pending on what I pair it with.

The same goes for the jacket--it's my first "moto jacket" purchase.

Here are some of my ideas:
Flowy coral top from Express & a beaded necklace from an antique store.
*Pardon my wrinkles and odd photos...sick hubby and a 2 month old--hasn't been an easy day. :/
Fuchsia dress & a pop of yellow scarf
Little black dress--casual:
W/ leopard infinity scarf
I'm thinking with boots--great transition since it's still chilly in "Spring"
or get a little flower action; adds more femininity
Basic Old Navy Tank & another flower scarf:
A few more items to 'spruce up' my wardrobe:

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion by jennifer-delle-fave featuring essie nail polish
Similar items in my closet:
Mint shirt--ON
Yellow Scarf--Express
Coral Tank--ON
Just ordered those earrings from Silpada!
Nail polish from Target
Love the brown flats from Target
A big flashy coral statement necklace

So, I'm definitely ready to get out of my maternity pants and leggings...and wear some cute dresses and skirts.  I believe that warmer weather will most definitely put a pep in my step!!

Since my clothes aren't too exciting, here's a sneak peak of what my little fashionista will be donning in the weeks ahead!

Carter's brand
Carter's brand
From Target
Left: Carter's Right: Baby Gap
Old Navy

Stay tuned for some fun OOTDs for both me and baby Brooke, once this weather begins to break.  For now we're still bundling up in fuzzy fleeces, boots, and sweatshirts!  Come on Spring, we are ready!

What spring fashions will you be sporting?
Link up!

Tomorrow: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

 Life and Times of Alison and Justin


  1. I LOVE that Jacket! Where is it from?

  2. Such cute outfits! :) I love that you made them with your actual clothes! Creative! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I love that you did your own looks!!! You are gonna be one hot mama!! And Brooke is going to be even cuter in all her spring outfits!! :)

  4. I almost bought Avery that yellow Old Navy dress. So cute! I scored tons of stuff from Gymboree last week on sale, its supposed to arrive today and I can't wait!

  5. Ahhhh! Too cute! Thanks so much for linking up!

  6. LOOOOOOOOVe the animal print scarf, RAWR!

    And I totally love love the fact you did your own looks, so great!

  7. That moto jacket is awesome. I love it paired with the floral scarves, the mix of edgy and sweet. I think it's cute that Brooke has such a pretty wardrobe already. That yellow and white stripe blazer is adorable! I want one in my size. :)

  8. I'm totally in love with polka dots!! And I love bright colors like coral and teal...definitely awesome for spring time :)


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