I saw this print in Aritzia last weekend in the cutest little skirt. And I do mean little. Once I would have worn such a skirt happily, and it's going to look so gorgeous on some lithe young women this spring. As for me, I quickly turned my attention to this sundress, which I anticipate wearing with capri leggings and sandals, or over slim white capris, or even over jeans. Two layers of very light airy cotton -- on the hottest days of summer, I suspect I'll even wear it on its own over a tank, at home where my husband still thinks these legs are okay in mini lengths!
I will probably wear it often with this cobalt-blue (not quite, really, is it, but what colour is it -- Alison?) t-shirt from Banana Republic. Funny, I got a dress in a very similar blue last summer in Paris (at Biscote), and got many comments here about what a great colour, how much people had loved something that colour years ago but hadn't seen for ages, etc., etc., and then this spring it's popping up regularly in the shops. And did I mention it's got pockets -- I know I'm not supposed to like them so much -- they wreck the shape of the garment, create an unflattering line, and so forth, but I love the attitude I assume/feel/inhabit when I slip my hands into the kind of pockets sewn into a side seam (patch just won't do).
Of course, it's still a bit early to wear something so blatantly, joyfully summer, BUT this weekend the clock springs forward an hour (my least favourite day of the year -- I can barely cope with 24 hours a day, and they're stealing one?), and we have those longer evenings that mean we've once again lived through the winter and will be basking in sunshine (I can dream!). What are you itching to haul out of the winter wardrobe? Or what have you bought recently in anticipation of a beautifully sunny day?