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”
Wow, LOVE both the poncho and the vest with the cap sleeves! Your breezy blues are always welcome… 💙
Thanks, Melissa. I could see you in both!
Looking good – as always! Thanks for posting ways to make shivering look appealing 😊
Thanks, Annette. Here’s hoping Spring really comes to stay…soon.
Fingers crossed we’re over the shivers and Spring is here to stay!
Great looks, MP! Love all the pieces. And you can’t go wrong with chunky socks and fuzzy Birks, either!
You know we love our Birks & socks, Kathy. Hope you’re not to chilly down in VA!
Thanks so much for the shoutout MP!!
Always a fan of breezy blues! And they look so good on you.
You’re very welcome, T. I love my “nice day” necklace and look forward to wearing it a lot this spring and summer.
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!
You can’t go wrong with classic BB!
You look fab in both these looks. Love the poncho and your bag is cute!
Thanks so much, Lovely. Nights are still chilly here, so the poncho is still coming in handy! xoxo