Spring is definitely in my dreams, if not quite in the air. Here in Jersey City we’re still waiting for all of Storm Stella’s now dirty snow to melt. But I love how much warmer the sun feels, how much longer it stays light outside. Don’t you?
In this post I’m sharing some of my favorite finds for Spring. I would love to have styled some head-to-toe looks with them, but it’s still just too darn cold. Because they are so special, at least to me, I’m pretty sure they will sell out fast. If they’re not exactly right for you, I do hope you’ll find some fun, pretty inspiration for your wardrobe.
But before I share, I have to thank Casa Mona for allowing me to shoot this post inside their jewel box of a flower and home decor shop. Designers Carlos Riva and Antonio Vieira are the co-owners of this new and not-to-be-missed JC spot. Not only do they have a rainbow selection of classic and unusual cut flowers and orchids, they also have the coolest cacti. Take your pick too of beautiful baskets, sleek vases, even treats and treatments for your pooch (we love their Harry Barker Oatmeal Shampoo for Bowie). They also stock coffee, jams and other delectables from Kerber’s Farm — a historic and recently restored farm in Suffolk County, New York. (Think great gifts.) And they’ll be heating up their state-of-the-art coffee service any day now. Go!
Now this my kind of baseball hat! So, so pretty and it comes in S, M or L, which if you have a peanut head like I do is good news.
Ballet slipper inspired flats are a big trend for Spring. And these are pirouette-worthy as far as I’m concerned.
Don’t these earrings look like something a fairy would leave behind? And they’re light as a feather too. Good news for over 50 ear lobes!
Embroidered flowers, leafy tendrils and hummingbirds…I can’t wait to wear this top. With a cami or tank underneath, of course.
As you can see, this gold-and-diamond bangle and matching ring (gifts from Chris) look beautiful anywhere…and everywhere. They are from one of my favorite jewelers. Details below.
My new favorite nail color, courtesy of the latest Rachel Zoe Box of Style. Mani Pedi, please!
And here’s Mona, Carlos and Antonio’s rescue chihuahua from the Dominican Republic and namesake of their new store. She’s snuggling with her big brother Diego. Precious!
And the picture-perfect roses I could not leave Casa Mona without. Love!
Nail Polish: Piece of Cake by Butter but LOTS of delicious shades to choose from!
All photos by MP Allegaert