Thursday, March 5, 2009

Prepping my closet for spring!

Today was a great day in Chicago with almost spring-like temperatures. So if the weather is turning around, that means it's time to get my closet ready for spring.

I wear a lot of black, gray and white, but now that I'm seeing spring clothing and colors out on Michigan Avenue, my wallet is crying to go stimulate the economy. So far, I've resisted shopping for spring because I don't like buying spring clothes when it's still cold out, but that might be changing :)

A college friend used to get a complete, brand-new wardrobe every year. Literally every year. Goodwill loved her. But I usually try not to go too crazy with new clothes every season, because I tend to hold on to clothing until they wear out, or fade. I will pick up a few things every year though to keep the closet fresh.

So after some quality time online, here are a few things I have my eye on for spring, from my favorite stores: Gap, JCrew and Banana Republic.
Oh and I am a total liar about spending because while I was writing this, I went and spent some change at Gap.com and JCrew.com on spring clothes. I am so weak. But I'm excited to wear all of my new stuff!

Has anyone else started shopping for spring clothes? What spring clothes are your favorites to pull out or what's on your "must buy" list?

Well the weekend is almost here and I am super excited about my trip to New York on Saturday. It will be a brief trip full of cupcakes, New York bloggers and food. I'm planning to drag people to Top Chef-owned restaurants too so if I see you, be ready!

That means I'll also be blogging from NYC this weekend and the key learnings should be entertaining!

Snuggie note: Thank you for all the funny comments on the Snuggie both here and on Facebook. Yes, it was a lot of fun to wear it but sadly I do not own the Snuggie myself, but I can see the appeal. Maybe next year for Christmas! And if a man would date me after seeing that picture, he's definitely date-worthy.

Online dating turnoff note: Several people also mentioned the whole "bait and switch" with photos in online profiles. I do 100 percent agree with you on this. That should have definitely been on the list. Thank you for reminding me!

17 comments:

jlc said...

Super cute!! Love the navy blue dress!

Rachel said...

I have been eying some new clothes too. Now that I know I won't be getting pregnant I can start stocking up on some new clothes. Once we get our new "wardrobes" we should go out on the town ;)

Hi! I'm Erin said...

You have the best fashion sense. Wanna take me shopping for spring clothes? You can be my Stacey :-)

Mandy said...

I am in love with brightly colored scarves lately. I've added a few new spring pieces to the wardrobe over the past few weekends. I just cant help it (and it was on sale)! Have a wonderful trip to NYC!

Ray said...

If those grey pants are from the gap, I have them and they're fabulous.

Don't you love spring shopping season??? AHHH!

Susan said...

You've got the right idea.

chickbug said...

Enjoy the city!!! Wish I was going to here...we could have meet up!

wontletlifedefineme said...

I love that dress!

I haven't gone shopping for spring clothes, although I did order one dress from H&M. I haven't got the money and last year my mum bought me some really neat items that I can just wear my older tops with and make it look new.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I love those! I just bought some juicy dressses that I can't wait to wear - yay!

lifeintheleftlane said...

I love the dress and the pants. So cute! I'm still not sure how I feel about gladiator sandals - I think they would look weird on me.

Have an awesome NYC trip!

Katelin said...

oh i love that necklace and that dress! so cute!

cavy said...

i am a huge advocate for fun scarves - i probably own 20 or so - the one you have up there is way cute!!! and i love love love that dress :)

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I realized that in the winter I totally wear all shades of grey, black, and brown...where are the colors?! So excited for spring so I can break out my new blue sundresses!

Christy said...

Chicago is definitely the place to shop! Michigan Avenue is my favorite area of the city bc of the spectacular shops! I was wondering if you could visit my blog too. I live about 30 minutes away from Chicago.

emmaelizabeth said...

i love love love the J Crew dress. It's on my spring wishlist as well :)

Blaez said...

i am definatly feeling spring fever and wanting to buy new clothes but the economy stimulation from my wallet will have to wait until we start buying things for the wedding! lol

The Modern Gal said...

I'm not a huge fan of gladiator sandals, but I love, love, love the rest! Especially the dress.