Freezy, Breezy Spring Blues

The calendar may say April 18th, but the weather gods say we have to wait a little longer for the warm, sunny days we’re all craving. In the meantime, in Jersey City and environs, we’re facing a Nor’easter, plunging temperatures, and possible flooding. Up at our Adirondack cabin, the skiers are celebrating the 6-8 inches of snow that are expected. So until balmier days settle in FOR REAL, I’ll be layering on as many versatile options as I can find in my closet.

This sky blue sweater poncho and navy down puffer vest have become two of my fave outerwear go-tos. In fact, I wore my puffer at every stop of our recent road trip (coming next post!) except for the days we spent in Florida. And boy, was I glad I brought it. It’s super lightweight yet truly keeps you from being chilled. I think the cap sleeves are a fun fashion touch, too. And this poncho? I love the cable knit detailing and snuggly mock neck. This vacay, I really missed having it along. Next time!

According to Parisian stylistas, everyone needs a blue-and-white striped shirt. And I’d have to agree. And also fess up to owning 3 versions of said wardrobe option. For me, this shirt has it all: crisp striping, a classic fitted cut and a ruffled collar and cuffs.

When I add to my denim collection, I make sure to look for a new wash, a flattering cut, or unexpected details. And these cropped, stitched-hem jeans are like nothing else I own. For that reason, they are seeing a lot of action these days.

Last but not least, I tried to have some fun with my accessories. It’s still too cold for bare feet, so I paired these buckled clog sandals with chunky socks. A spontaneous decision that felt cozy and looked cute. My multi-toned knit tote and “have a nice day” necklace add whimsical pops of color and style.

So while I love my freezy, breezy Spring blues, I’m looking forward to a lighter, brighter way of dressing. Soon, please.

Sweater Cape: (Target, on sale for under $24!)

Puffer Vest: (Cotes of London, get 20% off your first order, nine colors to choose from and you know what that means…)

Shirt: (old, J. Crew) Similar here, here (love the feminine crocheted overlay) and here.

Jeans: (old, Frame) Loving this, this and this pair.

Clog Sandals: (old, J Crew) Fab new options here, here and here (under $50!).

Bag: (DusenDusen, currently out of stock but sign up for updates). Really like this and this alternative.

Necklace: (House of Terrance, only 1 left but lots of other beauts to choose from.) This monogrammable version is pretty covetable, too.

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz @artdirectthis. Mural by Cecilia Lueza.

13 thoughts on “Freezy, Breezy Spring Blues

  1. Looking good – as always! Thanks for posting ways to make shivering look appealing ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Great looks, MP! Love all the pieces. And you can’t go wrong with chunky socks and fuzzy Birks, either!

    1. You’re very welcome, T. I love my “nice day” necklace and look forward to wearing it a lot this spring and summer.

  3. I so agree with your blue-and-white striped shirt! My go-to is an absolute classic no-iron cotton from Brooks Brothers. A little pricey but worth every penny!

    1. Thanks so much, Lovely. Nights are still chilly here, so the poncho is still coming in handy! xoxo

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