I came across a fun blogger contest recently and just for kicks, decided to put together some style boards featuring the bags they’re showcasing. I’m definitely excited about spring because after months of the long gloomy winter, it’s a joy to start seeing less grey, longer days and green leaves starting to unfurl. I’d say that spring is my favorite season but I always think it is way too short. I can tell you that for me, spring time in New York isn’t all warm and sunny all the time (I emphasize again: FOR ME) – but the weather is generally comfortable enough to be outdoors, enjoying a picnic lunch on a park bench somewhere or sipping a hot cup of tea at a sidewalk cafe. For me, spring is still cardigan and/or light jacket weather, because the temperature feels like a giant air-conditioned room. This is the season when we see less black and more bright cheery colors, inspired by nature. Let’s also not forget the spring showers, during which I often end up wet and cold (not a good combination). All those pretty flowers and shrubs need lots of water in order to burst in bloom after all. Speaking of flowers, the style boards which I put together below are inspired by spring blooms. I may not be well-versed when it comes to bags, but I sure do know my blooms. ^^
1. Cherry Blossom :✿: Tod’s D-Styling Small Satchel
The Row Kevington Silk Blazer, Paul & Joe Silk Jumpsuit, Nude Chiffon Bow Sandals, Round Diamond Flower Pendant in 18k Gold, Avanessi Rose Gold Love Ring – Max and Chloe, Mink Metal Link Skinny Belt, OPI Just Tea-sing! Nail Polish, Tod’s Eyewear Model TO0001
2. Daffodil :✿: Tod’s D-Styling Small Satchel
Jil Sander White Leather Wedge Heels, Kate Spade New York Crystal Corsage Short Necklace, Black Onyx Large Sugarloaf Gemstone Ring, Vintage Chanel 1990’s Faux Pearl Interlocking ‘CC’ Logo Drop Clip On Earrings, Proenza Schouler Sunglasses, Philosophy Hope In A Jar Moisturizer, Yellow and Glitter Nail Set from Hot Topic, H&M Lanvin Dress, Daffodil
3. Peony :✿: Tod’s D-Styling Small Satchel
Dress by Forever Unique, Christian Louboutin Open Lips Snakeskin Pumps, Tarina Tarantino “I LOVE/HATE/BLEEDING HEARTS” Supercharm Bracelet, Crystal Owl Ring, OPI Tropical Punch, Limited-Edition Very Sexy Now™ Shimmer Body Powder, White iPhone 4, Peony
4. Tulip :✿: Kate Spade London Coal Tote
Factory Cotton Cascade Ruffle Cardigan – J.Crew, American Vintage Tanktop Flame Nude, Notify Bamboo Mid-rise Skinny Jeans, Joie McCartney Braided Thong Sandal, Rebecca Minkoff Twiggy Bracelets, Junya Watanabe Hat, Glass Shades by Piloten Zonnebril, Abercrombie and Fitch Preppy Spring Belt, ArtDeco Mystery Collection Ceramic Nail Lacquer, Tulip
5. Grape Muscari :✿: Marc by Marc Jacobs Ellsworth Blue Classic Q Groovee
Roberto Cavalli Printed Stretch-Crepe Dress, MiH Jeans Denim Jacket, Calvin Klein Women’s Cara Platform Pump, House of Harlow 4K Gold Plated And Black Aztec Bracelet, Hermes Enamel Bangle, Ariel Gordon Feather Pendant Necklace, Gold clip earring, Pure Ice Nail Polish, Grape Muscari
6. Dogwood :✿: Marc Jacobs The XL Single
ModCloth Seafoam of Affection Dress, Barney’s Studded Ballet Flat, Moon Rising Bracelet, Green Onyx Dangling Earrings – Max and Chloe, Panama Straw Hat, Vintage ‘Gianfranco Ferre 359/S’ Gold Sunglasses, Dior Vernis Nail Color Gold Collection Limited Edition, LOMOGRAPHY Fisheye N°2 Black Edition, Mint Green Nail Polish, Dogwood
7. Hyacinth :✿: Balenciaga Giant Chic Box Bag
Gypsy Silk Blouse Cream, Rollover Waist Chiffon Skirt, Penny Loves Kenny Tetra Lavender Heels, Swarovski Glamour Mint Necklace, Pave Ruby Ring in 18ct White Gold | AstleyClarke.com, Elise Violet Flower Headband, Ron Herman Super Sunglasses, OPI Urban Ballerina Mini Collection, Hyacinth
8. Magnolia :✿: Marc Jacobs The XL Single
ModCloth Cara-Melting in Your Arms Dress, Steve Madden Genevvaa Ankle Cuff Gladiator Sandals, House of Harlow 1960 Coin Drop Earrings in Gold, Dangling Heart Pin with Rhinestones, Smashbox Cosmetics, Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, Stila Lip Enamel, Magnolia
Which spring bloom-inspired look above is your favorite?
Which of the featured bags do you like? Tell me, tell me.
And most importantly, are you ready for spring?
I know I am. :) :) :)
Peace out. *xoxo*