Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Fling!

Spring is here, and I thought I'd do a little post about some clothing that I'm currently coveting for the season. I keep a list in my planner that has two columns: needs and wants. I just updated my list a couple of weeks ago. I keep it to stay organized and so I don't spend money on things that I don't really need. So it's there to remind me of the important things... and so once I've gotten all of the stuff on the need list (or most of it anyway) I can start looking for some of the things on the want list.

So here are few inspirations I've gathered for both lists for this upcoming warm weather season.
I really need a new bathing suit. For the past few summers, I've been relying on one suit that I really loved, but is now broken, and another one that I ordered online and really doesn't fit me (it stretches out when I get in the water... bad news!) So the criteria I'm looking for in a swimsuit are these:

1) No strings! (except for maybe a tie around the neck if it's a halter, but the bottom must be a hook.)
2) Bottoms with coverage
3) A color that flatters my highlighter bright skin (hey, neon is a trend this season... so I've got that going for me:)
J.Crew suits
So I found thisthis, and this from J.Crew, but they are not the perfect one yet. (Also, I'd like to buy them from somewhere I can try it on first.) But here's what I like about them: the lilac tulle suit (tulle doesn't sound very practical... but it's so pretty!) has good coverage on the bottom and I like the shape of the top (it's got a little retro flair), and it comes in a green color that I think would look nice; the striped one is very classic, and again, I like the coverage on the bottom; and the blue one on the end is a very nice color, and I really like the detail on the top. (I would definitely choose different bottoms though!)
I like the design, but not the color
Then, I found this interesting suit on ASOS, which I think would be good for me. I like the criss cross at the bottom because I have what I call "the freak torso"... my mid-section is really long and probably belongs on someone who is closer to 5'9" than little ole 5'6" me. I like that those straps would kind of break things up a bit, but I don't know about wearing black with my pale skin (yikes!).

Also, I could always just go with something like this...

Haha... totally kidding!

Ok, well that was a lot to write about bathing suits, so I'll try to keep things short and sweet for the rest of the list.

Colored Jeans:
Forever 21 Twill Pants for $15.80!
I would really like to try this trend, but I don't want to spend a lot of money on it. I would like to hunt around at Forever 21 a little bit and find some other colors that I like... maybe red, maybe blue, or maybe green?

I am also really looking for some slim-leg dress pants. Both of these pairs of pants seem to fit the bill.

Fun Flats and Sandals
Left: ASOS; Right: Target

Here are a few things I've pinned lately that are inspiring me for spring too:
Pointy-toed flats

Maxi skirts

Simple white blouse

Fun bright blouse


  1. omg! $227 for the creepy cat suit?!?! hahahaha

    1. Haha I know Rita! They also had one with a horse on it!