Hello sweet friends! The 4-1-1 today is Spring is coming…March 20th will make it official. I know we are barely into February and winter has a stronghold all over the place but for some reason I am excited about Spring style. Normally, my lines between Spring and Summer get totally blurred but this year the color palette and the patterns have me super inspired. So, I’m planning to embrace Spring in all of its beauty.
To help me pull together that Spring wardrobe, I spent some time at our local Tanger Outlet Mall doing some “research”. I love all types of research and this trip was especially fun for me. It helped to look at my own pieces and make some choices that would be great additions to compliment what I have already and make my wardrobe fresh again.
I stopped by Old Navy first and these are the pieces that I thought would be fun to share.
I loved this top. The print was so pretty with subtle blues and a little pinky blush. Normally, I’m a tucker because everything is long on me but I felt as though this top could be left out. I tried some blue pixie pants with this top. Like button on this look.
I loved this striped sweater as a completer piece. Honestly, in the mirror it did not look this big but then the photo revealed the truth. Way too BIG for me but a fun little sweater I just adore.
This top is versatile let me say. Blush, blue or red buttoms all work well with it. Now that is the kind of top that I’m looking for in my closet. Yep, this blouse is a untucker and tucker. It works both ways. I have to say, I really want red pants in my closet and this blouse works get with red too.
I loved the fabric and sleeves of this top. Here’s where the pinks and blues of the season just work together beautifully. This top could be tucked and untucked as well.
Next up, The Loft where I found a few more pieces that fit into the color palette I’m focusing on right now for Spring.
I loved this little top. It has a subtle stripe which can’t really be seen in this photo. I adore the sleeves and the fact that top fits. It could be tucked or not. I also have wanted some green buttons and these were the color I was looking at for my wardrobe.
I found another pair of red bottoms. This top totally looks great with red but honestly, I didn’t see an other tops that really caught my eye.
Then I spied this red pencil skirt. Oh, my! I so want a red skirt and it fit! Dang it…I just felt this was going to push me over the top of dressy for work. If I worked in another department, then yes this could work but I would be overdressed. Even though our dress code is Business Casual we are one step down from what that really means.
Last stop was Banana Republic which has become my new love. Their petites fit me well and their style is me. Having said that, I didn’t find all I was looking for in my color palette.
I love trousers. I just do. They are not body hugging and are very forgiving. Banana’s trousers are cut for a rectangle/straight shape like me. These are the Ryan and they are my favorite. I so want some pink/blush pants but these were tad too pink for me. I loved the white blouse though. No iron and cute little birds on it.
I saw lots of things at Banana that I totally loved but again the color palette…stay focused Carrie! I stayed focused.
Here’s the question of the day? What did I buy? Did I buy anything? Was this a reasearch trip or did something end up in my closet? Let me know what you think and what pieces you like (if any).
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Be blessed! ~ Carrie
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