Transitioning to Spring

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SWEATER: Lou & Grey (sold out, similar here) | SKIRT: J.Crew (old, similar here) | BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman Boots | JACKET: LOFT (old, similar here) | BAG: Gigi New York Satchel | SUNGLASSES: Ellison Sunnies

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One thing I love most about my job is that no two days are the same. Some days I wish I had a little bit more of a routine, but most of the time, I love that there’s new stuff happening each week! A few weeks back, there was a luncheon for Ann Taylor at one of my favorite Chicago restaurants, Le Colonial. If you haven’t been here yet, move it to the top of your list! Rob and I go on dates there often. I have a soft spot for Vietnamese food since we went there on our honeymoon, but Le Colonial makes it upscale and even more delicious than normal!

The real reason for the lunch was to celebrate and preview the spring and summer collection for Ann Taylor! Everything was so beautiful! A few of my favorites were this belted pleated skirt, this perforated sleeveless shirt, this hibiscus flounce shell, this stitched pencil skirt, this eyelet back dress and this lace trim shell. You can see the full collection here, isn’t it beautiful?!

It was still a bit chilly that day, but it’s finally warming up here in Chicago so I’ve been pairing wintery pieces with spring pieces to create transitional looks like this one. This military jacket or anorak has been one of my best pieces. It’s perfect for layering and just the right amount of warmth for crisp spring days. The gorgeous flowers and fresh food reminded me that spring is really just around the corner and soon I’ll be able to wear full on spring gear, but until then, I’ll keep mixing and matching!

After the amazing lunch, seriously, I wish I could just go back and eat it again, we did a little shopping. It’s been a while since I took an afternoon off and it was so nice to spend some time shopping with my friends. While we were out I picked up these mules that I shared on Instagram last week, this striped top that I wore in Mexico and this dress that I brought to LA this past weekend. By the time I got home I was pretty exhausted, but it was also so nice to step away from emails and the general quietness of my home office, ha!

Have you done any spring shopping yet? How do you transition your wardrobe from winter to spring?

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