Lusting After: Spring Edition

We’re experiencing the fifth month of winter here in Rhode Island, and I, for one, am sick of this weather.
Don’t get me wrong- I love cold nights, cuddling on the couch in front of my (pretend) fireplace, wearing cozy socks, and snuggling with my honey, but it’s too much, snow, at least for this time of year.
I’m prone to SAD (seasonal affective disorder), so these early, dark nights, and winter-y mix mornings make it harder and harder for me to see the light at the end of this cold, cold tunnel.
Thank goodness, this weekend was Daylight Savings Time. Spring ahead, and fall back, Old Man Winter, we’ve had enough of you- now git!
So, for my first post, I thought I’d show you some of what I am dreaming about for this spring, which are mainly sustainable pieces that can be incorporated into your wardrobe even as the light changes.
Soft fabrics, luxe materials, and SPRING colors- finally.

1. Pink Cashmere Sweater

I’m obsessed with this gorgeous cashmere sweater from my favorite brand, Everlane. Bonus points: they’re a sustainable and eco-friendly company, so you can feel good about where your dollars are going.

2. High Rise Skinny Jean

Everlane makes it onto my list more than once, and here’s why. I hate trying on jeans; I am sure many women can relate. I am so ‘high rise happy’ these days, so I knew I had to have a great pair of high rise skinny jeans, but didn’t know where to turn. I first tried on the infamous and cult-favorite, Levi’s Wedgie Jean, but they were just not for me. I felt like they dug into my sides, and squeezed my thighs, but were loose around my calves.
Maybe that’s just me.
Anyway- enter Everlane’s high rise ankle jean. First of all, can I commend them on offering a few models in different sizes, so we normal American gals can see what jeans look like on a not size 26 body?!
I also loved how specific the reviews were. After delving into the reviews, I hesitantly ordered a medium wash, ankle jean in a size 29, a size up from my normal 28. I chose the ankle length over the regular because for girls 5’6 and under, like me, it’s a perfect choice.
I absolutely LOVED the jean when it came- I returned it to order the 28. I have larger thighs, butt and hips, but a smaller waist, and I felt like I was yanking the waist up while I was trying them on. So, if you’re like me, and boast a similar body shape- just order your regular size.

3. Madewell Finch Mules

Mules are everywhere this spring.
Example: the open-toed, black leather, high-heeled mule of my dreams. (Sold out online, but similar here.)
Ok, this one could be because I have been reading a lot of Cup of Jo lately, and she is the expert on simplistic style, but I am totally diggin’ these plain black leather open-toed mules from one of my favorite brands, Madewell.
IMO, they’re a long-term investment that you can incorporate into your year-round wardrobe.
 Side note- this outfit from Jennifer Lawrence on the way to Jimmy Kimmel Live is just spring goals for me, all around- and she’s wearing my new jeans!
Happy Spring!

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