Spring Dressing part 2

I refuse to believe Spring is not  around the corner.  I know it's not even 40 degrees here in West Michigan but the sun is shining and I know Spring is coming.  We are essentially half-way through March so, again, I know Spring is coming.  As I begin to pack away my winter wardrobe I can sense Spring coming even more.  As I've mentioned before, there are a few fashion rules I follow for my style including - I don't wear wool once March 1st arrives.  I don't wear white before Easter, I don't carry a straw bag until Easter.  Just a few.  Just me. Just my style.  

As I start to transition to a Spring wardrobe I add cardigans and jackets into heavy rotation in my wardrobe.  Living in West Michigan in March the day can often start with 30 degree temps but end up closer to 50 - a girl needs to be prepared.  I think a short-sleeve top or sleeveless top is the perfect "starting layer" when dressing this time of year.  I recently picked up the cutest sleeveless top from Loft during their last 40% off storewide promo and I love it.  The 3 things I love the most:  the pattern, the cut, and the mix of fabrics.  I wore it first for a casual day doing some work volunteering and then some appointments.  The next time I'll wear it for a date night or a girls night out.  I've already tried the two options, here are some quick looks:



paired with a simple cardigan and distressed skinny ankle jeans.  On my feet?  The cute velvet shoes the Mr. bought me for Christmas.  (shop the look below - similar items linked if originals are no longer available)



2nd look


Date Night or Girls Night

Wearing the same sleeveless shirt and jeans.  This time I added a faux leather bomber and a great pair of Jeffrey Campbell block heel shoes that I adore.  (similar items linked below)


Date Night

2nd Look


If  you read my musings and Instagram posts regularly (if you don't ....why?? sign up now- box to the left of this) you already know - I love versatility in my wardrobe.  I want to know pieces can be worn in different ways to get the most from my closet.  This sleeveless top is no exception.  Spring dressing is tricky, here it must be done in layers.  I love the addition of this floral print to my wardrobe and the ability to wear it so many ways, especially with my Spring staple layering pieces of cardis and jackets.  I have to say, it was a stretch for me to add the velvet shoes today and I loved the look!  What are you adding for Spring?  How are you dressing for the beginning of the new season?  I'd love to hear.