Thursday, April 15, 2010
Love is in Bloom--April Showers Bring May... Weddings
As I typed this post, I realized that... for the first time in a few years... I do not have a wedding to attend this spring. I do remember vividly, however, the frenzy to get that perfect ensemble together... to make sure all the friends you haven't seen in several years realize how awesome you are doing (even though you might not be) merely based on your outfit!! "Damn!! Look at her!! She looks GREAT in that dress and heels. Her life must be going swimmingly!!" (Yeah. Right.) While chaos almost always ensues when I try to put together an outfit for a wedding in ANY season (or any event for that matter), it's SPRING!! Tulips bloom in pretty colors, lush lawns shine in rich greens, all the concrete buildings in DC gleam in the sunlight (rather than emanate a dull grey), and... well... my itchy eyes take on a lovely pink-ish red, bloodshot hue. Agh.
Well, all debilitating allergies aside, the spring season invokes an immediate reflex to grab all clothing items in lovely shades of... well... ANY bright color in retaliation to the long, harsh winter.
**I usually add a "Kudos" section containing links to each product, but the item list for this post is so extensive that I skipped that task. I enjoy giving props to the retailers that carry such lovely things, but I will mainly give a shout-out here: Nordstrom, Endless, Ann Taylor, Amazon (shoes), the "adorable yet affordable" retailers mentioned above, and various online sources for the earrings. If you see something you like, leave a comment or send me a message through the site!! I can send you the info in a jiffy.