Monday, March 25, 2013

the birds might be singing, but I'm still wearing boots

While Spring may officially be here, it is dang cold in WNY. The birds are starting to sing in the mornings while I'm scraping ice from my car windows, still wearing flannel pajamas and turning up the heat in my office each day.  Those of us that live in Northern climates are itching to wear something light and fresh and new and Spring-y. We want to banish our tights and boots!  It's time to say goodbye to Cuddle-duds and put away our fair-isle mittens.

It's always hard to dress this time of year. It's Spring, but it's Winter. How do we put together an outfit that keeps us warm but hints of the season?

If I have to wear boots and a black blazer, I'm also wearing stripes and a polka dot flower pin.


If I have to wear a warm pleated skirt, it's going to be a bright fun color. 

Nothing new here....my black blazer, a thrifted $2 fuschia pleated skirt and a stripey tee. 
 I'm doing a fresh Spring look with black, white and bright. Works for me and it's warm!

So, you girls from up North, how do you transition to Spring?

12 comments:

  1. Another great outfit. Love that pop of bright pink and the polka dots. Fabulous. I hope Spring shows up soon. g

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  2. Great outfit. I love the bright color, and the stripes are so springy. I am still wearing sweaters and dress pants for work- I haven't trasitioned to spring yet. It is still cold here, and there are 4-5 foot snowbanks yet to melt. Maybe if I start wearing springy outfits, it will cause the weather to change? Hmm...might be worth a shot, haha!

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  3. Very cute outfit, Lynne and it does give the hope of spring.

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  4. Great outfit. It's both Springy and Wintery at the same time! TFS

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  5. What a great outfit! It's your signature black and white style with a pop of color-- well done!

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  6. Glad to see you have a Spring state of mind with your clothing style. We're still waiting for cooler weather down here. Amazing.

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  7. You look lovely in that outfit, a winning colour combination and I love stripes and spots! You give it the perfect Spring feel while keeping cosy.

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  8. Your outfit is cute Lynne. I'm putting my boots back on tomorrow too. I live in Georgia and I almost froze today!!!

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  9. Lynne, the look works well, hint of Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2013 about it as well. Looks fantastic, I wish we could send you some of our warmth - we are having an indian summer, 86 F tomorrow. Keep your sewing spirits up, springtime must be coming.

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  10. Hi Lynne....Super outfit! Perfect for our weather here near Buffalo.
    I am dressing for this cold weather in my brighter color fall/autumn long-sleeve tops and my TNT basic pants...since my wardrobe is very "business casual" or downright casual 90% of the time.

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