black and white and spring all over?
|Lady in chartreuse. Nightsnow tunic.|
|Anthropologie Prins tunic|
It seems like retailers are trying to slip this marsala tone in for spring, but it feels wrong, especially when everything else is in fresh pastels or crisp black and white. This spring, I'm excited once again for soft pinks and still feeling some unusual (for me) love for pale blues (J Crew seems to be channeling these, though I haven't fallen in love with any of their offerings yet). However I suppose marsala and pink might look rather swell together...
The laid-back glamour of the 70s is still a factor in the shapes and mood, and I love it (though I would never have thought it possible while growing up in the 80s) Itself hearkening back to the 30s and 40s, the look inspires streamlined flowing tops, occasionally boxy tops with long silky skirts and overall playful combinations (thank-you Annie Hall!)
Anthropologie just released their February catalogue and there is a lot to love in the styling. What seems to be attracting to me most are black and white print combinations and dramatic cuts. Although I'm also trying to see myself suddenly whisked away to a chic tropical location and I really don't see that happening!
This striped blouse is amazing- I wish it was cotton, but maybe it will be a well-chosen polyester. I hope so! It's on my wishlist, and I'd love to try and evoke this look with other items in my closet.
I love all of this! I may not be ready for the birkenstock revival yet, but silver seems like the way to go!
I don't love these hems, but I love everything else about it so I'm willing to think of them as part of the cut of the dress and go with it. I also admire, as usual, the soft boho swirly vibe below. I did just find a stunning floaty green silk maxi skirt at Vaue Village that perfectly embodies this image, if winter ever ends! I think it may be time for another trip to the biodome though, to surround myself in leafy green!
Over at J Crew, again it's the soft fresh pinks that have caught my eye. Pink and gold? Yes! These are classic J Crew.
And because love isn't sensible and follows no fashion rules or guidelines (thank goodness we've gotten away from those, you know, like no minis after 35...) I am madly in love with this Marimekko vibrant printed shift. Très 60s. Which is good, 'cause I'm just about très 40s. But it's also très over my budget...
|Marimekko Petula shift, at Anthropologie|
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