Spring is here, Winter is a recent memory and the seasonally depressed rejoice! I’m celebrating with a 3 part Spring Dress Edit. There is lots of color, fun prints, and easy ways to layer them during transitional temps!
Color me Back
Im just going to go ahead and say it: color and I have been on a break for a while now. We weren’t fighting, we just went separate ways about 4 years ago when I first moved to Florida. Back then, I was desperate to cling to anything that qualified me as a New Yorker still, and my adopted NYC uniform of black and the ocasional pop of white seemed like the thing to keep. I had always favored it and at that point, it became my strategy to stand out sartorially in what I *affectionally* call Eternal Summer land (So Fla).
Then I find myself back in NYC, mid March, craving vitamin D and some color. Yep. Color. The girl who built a blog around colorful photos of her black and white wardrobe… purchased a pink dress on a dreary grey day, where Spring seemed more like a hope than a guarantee. I fell in absolute love with this perfect shade of coral and it’s girly yet structured silhouette.
It was about 45 degrees when I shot this look, which felt warm in comparison to the lingering winter temps that week.
I refused to wear pants or thermal tights. My legs needed to breathe,and that they did through tiny little holes in my fishnets. I decided against my standard black boots and went for a warm leopard print boot to compliment the pink.
The trees were still bare in Madison Square Park and I still had to sport my camel coat, but I was the embodiment of Spring and the new cheerleader for color! Speaking of which- my sunglasses are from Brooklyn based, eyewear designer Carla Colour, and are my latest obsession. Their mod, bright style complimented the dress and secured my place as Spring’s unofficial ambassador.
Keeping things bright, because I’m a Flamingo after all!