Spring Wardrobe Additions… part 1

fashion, my closet March 9, 2011
Come Fall I love shopping for a handful of new sweaters and maybe a pair of boots. But once I have those few items I typically avoid the mall or any clothing stores until February. I tend to be pretty repetitive in the Winter, it is so cold that you wear your jacket everywhere and nobody sees what you are wearing under the jacket anyways so why put forth the effort.
When I sense the first hints of Spring or enjoy a sunny day I get excited to toss the sweaters in the basement and bring up my blouses and dresses. The urge to get out the sandals hit me first back in December while we were on holiday and I brought home a pretty decent collection to add my Spring/Summer wardrobe. Then I went dormant until this past week.
Here are a few of the items I am looking forward to breaking out in the near future.
Whippy cake headband, Theory pink silk and chain tank, black Hanes tank, Hollister jeans.
I am an obsessive sale shopper. A good deal is all I need to feel good about bringing home new clothes. It honestly doesn’t matter what the price is, as long as it was a good sale on something that I really wanted. This particular tank was a sale find at Saks, marked down to $30 I thought it was a steal but my excitement level went through the roof when the cashier took an additional 50% off!
Billow-y tanks and jeans are my go-to outfit most of the Summer.
This was a pretty recent addition from just this week, thanks to a huge sale at Forever21. My favorite outfits as a young girl were always baby doll dresses, and the resurgence of them in the last few years has been really fun for me. This one is a soft fleece and feels like wearing an oversized sweatshirt.
Forever21 dress (on sale for $4.99), Gap socks, Juicy Couture boots.
I am on the hunt for a new pair of Hunter wellies this spring and I am looking forward wearing it with those.
And another Forever21 clearance find!
Long maxi dresses are another favorite (basically anything romantic and girly make me giddy as you can tell) and this navy one was a staggering $6.
Forever21 dress, Jimmy Choo jewelled sandals.
With a long necklace I think this will be one of my favorite outfits this summer.
And because I didn’t have time to snap more photos today, part 2 and 3 will have to wait for another day~
Have you started your spring shopping? What is on your wishlist?

Comments 36

  1. Heidi says on March 10, 2011

    Loving #1 and #3! Especially #3 – I love the girliness of it! I don't consider myself particularly conservative, but #2 is a smidge short for my taste unless it included leggings. But the socks are super fun.


  2. Miss Rubio says on March 10, 2011

    SIX DOLLARS!!!!!!! for the dress???? Holy Moly!!! It's awesome!! Yes, I would live in it too for the summer. Doing my Spring shopping tomorrow…excited :-)


  3. Allison61 says on March 10, 2011

    Holly I'm loving your short hair! I too have just cut mine, since I see you posting about your new Spring attire – which I love by the way! – you should do a short blog on your different hair styles! I know it's not your typical blog post – but I'm very interested in seeing the ways you style your new shorter doo! :) just a thought!


  4. Jen says on March 10, 2011

    i can't believe you snagged the navy dress for just $6!!! what a steal– it looks so regal and comfortable at the same time.


  5. stephanie joy says on March 10, 2011

    oh my word… i love your juicy boots! they are to die for! so awesome! i have similar, not even close to as awesome though, boots from aldo.
    that maxi dress from f21 is pretty wicked awesome too. alas, we don't have a forever 21 where i am… have to hit it up hard when i visit my rents down in texas. i love buying a ton of accessories from there. so incredibly cheap. like $4 for necklaces!
    i am ALL about the deals too. i swear, it's like if i see a clearance price, i go crazy. clearance racks are the places i frequent. i so rarely buy things on full price. but then my husband thinks i buy things just b/c they're on sale and not b/c i need them. and well, yup, he's probably right! ;)


  6. Douglas says on March 10, 2011

    Love the clothes….nothing makes me more ready for the upcoming season than some new clothes to wear! I love the feminine clothes without being sickeningly sweet or looking like you're 14. Thanks for showing us!!! Marissa


  7. { L } says on March 10, 2011

    Oops, watch out for the Glamour photographers, lol… that is a tunic, not a dress. You have great legs, but it is def a tunic and should be worn with leggings. The short hair is a 'do' though. I just love it!


  8. gfuller says on March 10, 2011

    OK, I like #1 minus the headband, #3 is very pretty, and I agree that #2 should only be worn as a tunic (unless you are in high school–sorry!)


  9. Amanda says on March 10, 2011

    how in the heck did Sean manage to decide to go work for a big company with your hot self at home??? :)

    i am in.love. with every single outfit you chose and have decided since i can't make some of the changes i want around the house just yet (still too cold to paint in my garage) then i may just hit up Forever 21 for some wardrobe changes.

    p.s. i'm loving your new hair more and more and MORE.

    p.s.s. i LOVE the babydoll dress and think you ROCK it.


  10. Lee says on March 10, 2011

    I'm going to go with “L” on the tunic and leggings. It is either that or got mixed up and should have been in the kiddy section. very cute spring collection.


  11. Ashley Eiban says on March 10, 2011

    Wow- I am loving that Maxi dress! It looks amazing on you too! And your jeans and tank outfit! lovely! that's my summer staples too! :)


  12. Lindsey Tollefson says on March 10, 2011

    Holly, thanks for sharing this. You look amazing in that maxi dress, especially with your new hair color! I'm a Northerner, too, so I always wear the same few outfits all winter and have a huge garage sale every Spring because I can't stand to see them anymore!


  13. Holly and Sean says on March 10, 2011

    Thanks guys! I agree, #2 is short, but I think it looks shorter in the back because the mirror is angled (will definitely remember that in the future LOL), but I love mini dresses and probably only have a couple years left to wear them. With that said, I will probably chicken out and throw on some tights or leggings when it comes time to actually leave the house. Who knows~

    But definitely check out your Forever21!


  14. K says on March 10, 2011

    I'm with Liz – I love that you have F21 clearance clothes paired with designer shoes. It's all about balance, right?!


  15. K says on March 10, 2011

    I'm with Liz – I love that you pair clearance F21 clothes with designer shoes. It's all about balance, right?!


  16. Rachael says on March 10, 2011

    Hey Holly…
    Check out this clothing website, I think you'll really like it!


    I LOVE all the clothes LaPosh has!! Great prices too!!

    I LOVE your outfits as well! I wish I could wear things like you do but Im short, (5' 2″), so I cant get away with the beautiful long outfits you wear :( I Love the idea of a blousy tank with a tight one underneath… I might have to try that!!


  17. erin says on March 10, 2011

    Very cute! Especially love the babydoll and maxi dress. I love dressing fun. Anytime I can get in some striped socks is a good day. :)


  18. Lizzy says on March 11, 2011

    Holly I think you look adorable!!! The grey dress is a little short but hey…you can totally pull it off!!! Flaunt it while you've got it girlfriend!!! You have totally inspired me to get my shiz together for my own spring “look”!! You look HOT!!!!

    ;) LIZZY


  19. Amanda says on March 11, 2011

    i'm telling you, ROCK the mini dresses while you can, love. i'm a fan of them too!

    now on to the “too much information” portion of this comment: i just make sure to wear “boyshort” underpants (yes, i'm 26 and say underpants, don't judge) that way if a slight breeze gets a little extra friendly under my mini dress, no one sees any more than they would if i was at the beach, or pool. ha! :)


  20. Kel says on March 11, 2011

    That maxi dress is AWESOME!! you look GREAT in it!!!! I can't WAIT until summer too……we still have another month of snow in Colorado. :( I'll live vicariously through you. :)


  21. Lindsey says on March 14, 2011

    So cute! If I were you I'd wear the short dress. You look awesome and can definitely pull it off! Love your style!


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