Happy weekend my lovely friends! It is officially Spring and I hope your mood and the forecast is in line for this green, exuberant, and floral loving season. NO? Hmm... me either. The weather has been too blustery, too mercurial for me to settle into spring bliss. My solution: the painterly print for spring, instead of the more typical, happy- to-be- alive, floral.
The forecast has us expecting a "Nor'easter Bomb" this Tuesday, just as by daughter flies back from Colorado on business. Now I am not a grumpess, I swear, and I love and appreciate each sign of spring that I have witnessed to date. ( Have there been any, I wonder?) A Nor'easter Bomb, though, is just not what I had planned for as I am finally transitioning my closet to spring corals and blues.
Therefore, I am settling on neutrals today, putting my spring-fling mood on the fence. I am wearing an interesting print to take its place, and I am pictured coincidentally (?) on a fence... This brustroke, painterly print, worn as a lively accent over my skinnies, is my choice du jour, and it works well with the cocoon shaped duster in fine cotton sateen by Bamford, England. You can see that it is a blustery day.
A close up of this outfit reveals a bit of color and hope for spring. My vintage bracelet is full of enameled flowers and my gloves are from my mom, who had a keener sense of otptimisim than anyone I ever knew. I am also wearing on of my favorite bags, and one my most impressive finds as well, my three dollar box bag! This, in addition to my painterly print, should lighten my mood!
Here is a better look at the painterly print in a woven tee design by Marni: the other outfit details are: ~ Gap 1968, always skinny jean ~ Sateen duster, Bamford, England ~ Necklace, Temple St. Clair ~ signed, costume bracelet, STA on the UWS in manhattan , on Broadway ~ bi-color brogues, two years old, Robert Clergerie ~ Sapphire and diamond bangle, an older gift ~ painterly print tee , MARNI
You will see me in many vibrant florals soon. You have seen me in one already! But today I am feeling skeptical and winter-exhasuted, more like the fictional Miranda, here commenting on the floral trend for spring:
Like this this painterly print trend for 2014? I will post a Shop-It feature tomorrow! I hope you are finishing your weekend on a happy note!