Monday, April 1, 2013

Inspiration Monday - Spring's April Fools Joke

Well my friends, I'm back to the daily grind and back to a normal routine.  It's April - how did that happen so fast?  It's anything but April-like outside today here in good ole Minnesota, kind of an April Fools Joke from Spring I guess!  I did my best to make this springy Inspiration Monday outfit from Allessandra Ambrosio (your guess is as good as mine) work even in the chilly weather.

I couldn't go bare legs today, it's barely going to hit freezing today, so I had to do tights. I'm so ready for bare legs though!  Never ending winter.  Sigh.  Anyway, I did pull out a summery dress and just added a sweater and I like the result.

Dress - two birds garage sale (I think it's vintage)
Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Tights and Boots - Target
Necklace - Charming Charlie

Color makes me so happy.  I especially love these colors - oranges, peaches, purples and teal.  They are all just fun.  I think I'm just going to have to really cheer spring along this year.  Come on spring.  You can do it.

In reality this is how spring in Minnesota is though.  Two steps forward and one step back.  And people wonder why we talk about the weather so much - it's because it is ever changing!  Hopefully spring is coming faster to the rest of you!

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  1. It's like that in Ohio too. It snowed on Monday of last week then by Friday it was sunny and beautiful.

    You did a fine job making this springy outfit work for your weather. I really like the mint green sweater paired with the colors in your dress. Heather

  2. i love the pinks and blues together. it's a fun spring look, even if it doesn't feel warm (yet)!!

  3. Oh what lovely bright colours (and you match your blog background!) you look very pretty! I also added the tights, no way was I having bare legs!x

  4. So cute! I love that you found a cardigan in the same color as the inspiration photo. This is perfect!

  5. haha! Yes, midwest weather is oh so fickle, isn't it? I love this combination of colors! That blue with the other colors in the dress works so beautifully. And you added such a pretty necklace too! Hope you have a happy day! :)

  6. I just lurv that tiffany blue color! Great way to update the look to work for a Minnesota spring!

  7. So cute how you wore the dress as a skirt...the print is very pretty! Sounds like the weather in Jersey, it'll be 60 today and only 45 by tomorrow.

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  8. Oh, this looks lovely, Bethie. Soft and Spring-y! x

  9. I'm with ya on wishing Winter would end. Love the pretty colors.

  10. Lovely bright colors!! And a great way of making a springy look work for colder weather. It's still bouncing around here too. More rain which makes things cold again, but also a little sun to make the colder days less sucky.

  11. Spring is finally on its way! Love this look!

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  12. I love the bright colors!! :-) I hope you get some warmer weather soon!

  13. We're having the same spring reality: 70 degrees yesterday and high 40s expected later this week. It makes it hard to plan what to wear :)

    I love your interpretation of this look better than the original. The floral dress and bright cardi look great together.


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