Spring Transition

abercrombie black dress ruffle sleeve ladylike outfit

During the spring I always look for transitional pieces.  Which is essentially just due to the fact that crazy weather here in Ohio gives me a few tastes of warm weather but then throws us all back into the cold and despair…usually all in the same week. So, I want to start wearing spring clothes but the 65 today, 35 tomorrow weather is not always permitting.

What that means is I start buying great spring pieces, like this sleeveless, ruffle midi dress, and then layer with a bulky sweater or a jean jacket and booties (with nice warm socks).

Or pair the jean jacket with a simple white T, a red bandana, white jeans and a good pair of loafers:

abercrombie jean jacket red bandana outfit

 

 

It’s such a tease to wear shorts and a tank one day and then wake up to an actual ice storm the next.  In the meantime, I just jack the heat up at our house and just pretend it’s nice out. Intentional ignorance is bliss.

givenchy antigen tote abercrombie jean jacket spring outfit

 

 

flowers and bread clintonville ohio

Also – we tried out the more darling new cafe/shop yesterday.  Emma and I stopped for lunch at Flowers and Bread and were floored by the decor and our lattes and the flower and the BREAD. A match made in Instagram heaven for sure.

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photos and glorious company c/o: Emma Parker Photography

The Abercrombie Comeback

The new Abercrombie and Fitch is not the same brand you remember from high school.

abercrombie and fitch jeans blush satin bomber jacket outfit

| blush satin bomber c/o Abercrombie | boyfriend jeans c/o Abercrombie | black tank c/o Abercrombie | Louboutin heels via Neiman Marcus | Givency sunglasses via Nordstrom |

The name Abercrombie still elicits visions of pastel polos with popped collars. I paired these with jean skirts and leather belts nearly as wide as the skirt was.  I loved that store.  I lived in the store for some time while I worked there after high school.

But at some point I fell out of love. For a number of reasons I suppose.  I’d pass by an AF store with its doors open and catch a whiff of that notoriously dreamy Abercrombie scent and smile, but I wouldn’t stop.  I’d felt it had grown to be so exclusive, that I no longer wanted to be included.

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A Valentine’s Day [Day] Date Outfit

The perfect Valentine’s Day day date outfit with the pink satin bomber of my dreams and the matte lipgloss I’ve been searching for for ages.

valentines day date outfit jean skirt champagne in the rain

Now that we have Cora, Nick and I are those boring parents that I always said I wouldn’t be. My idea of a fun evening is homemade pasta, a bottle of wine and getting to bed no later than 10. For Valentine’s Day this year we thought it would be nice to do a day date rather than our typical dinner out – plus it’s a lot easier to get a sitter during the day than the evening (thank you Grandma and Grandpa!!)

Mama got to do a little shopping first to pick out an outfit for our day date, and while I was there I had time to think of some ideas of what we could do on our date. I stopped at Polaris Fashion Place to get an outfit and to hunt for a matte lipgloss. (and I found the gloss of my dreams – and no it’s not Kylie’s).

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