Monday, March 18, 2013

Changing Seasons . . . Visibly. . .




A few quick and easy looks I've enjoyed wearing lately illustrate the pronounced move we're making from winter to spring around here. Early last week, I was trying to improve the winter's CostPerWear ratio on a few items before packing them away 'til next October. I love brown and black together, here in the chocolate tones of my Bompard v-neck and a black Aritzia pleated skirt all grounded by my Fluevog Truth Britney boots.

But leaves and blooms are unfurling at a furious pace here, and the thermometer is hitting the mid-teens when the sun comes out, so last week, I decided I wanted a more spring-forward look. And with tout le monde, combining marinière-style stripes with leopard flats, I thought I could give it a try, especially since I quite like leopard with red. And as if that weren't enough piling-up of the trends, I've added a favourite red Indian-print cotton scarf, bought in Paris about 8 years ago but still well loved.
These red J-Brand skinnies make it quite clear that running does NOT make one's legs smaller, but I'm going to flaunt them nevertheless. . . .

Once again, I'm joining the Visible Monday crowd. I highly recommend checking out how other bloggers are welcoming the Spring or seeing out the end of Winter.

5 comments:

  1. Mid teens? I had to catch myself and translate that one into Fahrenheit : > Love these classic looks, Frances, and you look fabulous in your red jeans. Running makes for *great* legs, and you have them. Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday.

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  3. I highly approve of the red jeans and striped top, but I am biased as I have worn that combination quite a bit since buying red jeans a couple of years ago.

    I have been a bit behind on blog reading and also wanted to note that I'm thinking of you and your family. Regarding your post below, sequins and sparkle to add a bit of cheer in emotionally hard times can't be wrong.

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  4. You have great legs. The red jeans are killer.

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  5. Catching up, the stripes and red jeans and leopard flats are such a fun and perfect look on you! Now you have me thinking about some red jeans for Spring...

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