I’m curious… What Spring Fashion tips do you have for someone who’s sick of the floral everything trend? Asking for a friend.
You know how it is when you hear a new song on the radio and love it and then the radio station plays it every.five.minutes until you’re sick of it? That’s basically how I feel, but about floral prints. They’re pretty and whimsical, but I need some variety in my life, man. Also, sometimes I just wanna dress like Huckleberry Finn on a muddy, spring adventure. Flowers kind of kill that vibe for me.
With about a month of spring left, I’m desperate for spring fashion tips to pass on to my friend aka my (idea exhausted) stylist hubby. Usually, Josh sifts through what’s trending and then throws in his own flair, but he hasn’t had the time lately. So I’m asking you, lovelies: What are your favorite go-to looks for spring? Bonus: We’d love it if you sent us a picture of your completed look to share on next week’s blog post!
This week Josh styled me in a variety of looks, ranging from bohemian chic to urban sleek. The assortment was welcome and as usual, a few of the outfits received compliments. I still get weird looks when I respond, “Thanks! My husband dressed me.” Not that I blame them. Josh and I were jokingly blaming each other yesterday for agreeing to do this project. It is weird. But so are we 🙂
I didn’t loooove this outfit (or wearing it) but it’s hard to complain when Josh is giving 100% to just prepare an outfit, period, let alone make it noteworthy. Most men dress themselves and that’s it (and they usually don’t give much thought to that, either). Sometimes I don’t like the outfit at all and I worry about being photographed in it, because it won’t be photogenic. But seriously, who cares? No one. So I try not to care, either.
Josh and I had a lovely walk around our town this day, and found a patch of purple wildflowers. Not sure what they’re called, but they cheered my spirit. It’s the little things.
He also took this, per my request. Five shots in, he lowered the camera and said, “Wait… These aren’t for the blog. You want these for Instagram!” Caught red handed. (In my defense, my Instagram is basically my resume; I’m always in need of new content.)
Back to fashion.
A FAQ we get is, “Don’t you run out of clothing options?” Our answer: Yep. Trying to create 365 unique outfits requires a massive amount of material. Our bedroom floor is almost always littered with clothing because my closets don’t even come close to holding all of my clothes anymore. It totally stresses me out!
That said, I’ve decided to organize one or two “The Year my Husband Dressed Me” yard sales/auctions this year to raise money for a non-profit organization. After this year, I might just consider doing a year of minimalist dressing! (As in quantity of clothing owned… Not wearing.)
I interrupt this photo stream to show you my husband’s latest creative venture…
He picked up this pelt at an antique store a month ago, telling me he wanted to sew it onto his vest. I couldn’t envision what he was planning… And when I saw the results, I loved it.
I made him promise me he would make one for me, next.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been posting later and later in the week. We’re going on a month of not having internet in our apartment- not that I’m complaining! I’m getting used to my routine cafe trips to check my email, edit pictures and people watch. And I must say… Without the ability to scroll through social media, Josh and I spent more time present with each other and our surroundings. Even my cat has benefited from more chin tickles.
In a minute, I’m hitting the road for a girl’s weekend in North Carolina, complete with a suitcase of charmingoutfits. My husband is the bomb.com. And so are you. Have a productive, joyful, sunshine-infused weekend, friends!
p.s. I’m itching to post more reader submissions- I know I have super creative, stylish readers! If you care to share, we’d love to see your favorite spring outfits this week! (If you would prefer us not to post them, just let us know and we’ll totally honor that.)