Gosh that looks so odd to see it in writing – I’m 41 3/4. I have to say I don’t feel what I thought almost 42 would feel like. I certainly don’t see myself as old, or middle aged for that matter. I still buy clothes that I like rather than what I, or others, think I should be wearing. I just have a few extra greys that need covering each month.
So am I wearing a skirt that is too short for my age? What do you think? I didn’t consider it too short till just now. I bought it based on the Michael Kors skirt I’d seen and I love the color. I think it is the only yellow item I have in my closet though – it’s definitely not normally a color I gravitate towards.
“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald color of the year 2013
Now I’m not typically a fan of ‘green’ though I have noticed that I am more and more drawn to it, in fact all bright colors in general. I am in love with the color blocking trend for spring. J.Crew and J.Crew Factory have some great, wearable options that follow the trend, for great prices too. I’m currently lusting over this beautiful yellow mini skirt – a much cheaper option to the one seen in the Michael Kors Spring collection at $695! I’ve promised myself it when I return from the UK, assuming I haven’t squandered all my earnings in Primark.
My new found obsession with J.Crew led me to these lovely café capris, again sale bargains at $30. They were a risky buy as I purchased my ‘wannabe size’ and they’ve been hanging in my closet for a few weeks. With some trepidation I tried them today and they fit!! Hooray!! Given it’s going to bounce up to the 70s again today, and that we are now in the last throws of January, I decided to celebrate and bring Spring forward on the calendar.
The blouse is Ann Taylor. I NEVER shop there these days as I don’t have a ‘proper office job’ anymore. As I wandered past the other day this blouse caught my eye. It’s actually really similar to a J.Crew collection printed top that was crazy expensive (the photo floral print that is no longer available). This Ann Taylor version was just $78, and currently they have a buy one get one 50% off on their new collection. I was really impressed with what I saw – lots of great black and white prints and bright colors.
J.Crew Collection version:
So here’s me today wearing the pantone of the year accessorized with the Zara black court shoes and my fabulous Boden folded leather clutch.