Windy River No. 6

02-DSC03415 We finally crawled out of our little wintry hermit shells this weekend, hurrah! It hardly warmed up, but out we went regardless. To Newbury Street with the kiddo, by the river as the sun went down, to a long overdue Sunday brunch and some light shopping in the South End with Sonny from Qwear. It was all very delightful and laid back and lovely, and we still had time Sunday evening to whip up a huge batch of homemade salsa and try our hand at making Piri Piri roasted chicken - have you tried it? It was really excellent and quite easy.

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This is my solution to dealing with a spring day that is nice and sunny but nowhere near warm enough - an ultra long pencil skirt, silk blouse in a pretty floral print, and snuggly cashmere. For a bit of extra protection against the wind chill, a longer field jacket did the trick. My new nude wedges were hiding under the bed, so I threw on this old pair even though they need to go into the bin like yesterday.

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All the layered statement necklaces! This is something new from Jewelmint - clearly a J. Crew dupe, and the quality is nowhere close, but it sure looks good, so it's a keeper. It'll actually be nice to wear such a big, sparkly piece that doesn't weigh a ton, especially if it's layered with pieces that do.

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Ever since I parted ways with a cotton candy pink coat I had from Tulle awhile ago, and then another minty brocade Tulle coat even more recently, I've been looking to fill that confection-colored hole in my closet. When the kid dragged us into Brandy Melville the other day, I saw a wonderful looking nubby jacket for $48 in baby pink, but when I tried it on the lining pulled in all the wrong places, and it just didn't fall right on my frame (damn you, fast fashion!). Alas, the search continues!

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I'd do a baby blue or seafoam green, or even a soft lilac.Β These ones from Asos are cool, but can it be done for under $100? Topshop is no help, sadly. Zara has a few options, all around $150. I've had my eye on this one from H&M, but it's lacking that pastel pop. Are there any specific spring trends you're trying to hunt down? Let's help each other.

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Skirt - J. Crew Factory | Floral Silk Blouse - Free People (similar here) | Cashmere Sweater - Everlane | Nude Heels - Vince Camuto (similar) | Bow Necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs (earrings) | Necklace & Earrings - Jewelmint | Gold Cuff - Madewell | Nail Polish - Zoya Caitlin + Essie As Gold As It Gets