I’m not usually someone who wears a lot of bright colors, but lately I’ve been drawn to really bold, bright hues. I’m not sure what it is – maybe I’m just excited that the blah dull grey skies of winter are coming to an end? Whatever the reason, I feel like I’ve been fully in the spring spirit lately and dressing to match.
I’ve also been really loving stripes, especially if they’re combined with something bright. I’m not really a floral person – I feel like it always makes me look really young – so stripes are the perfect amount of pattern for me. It gives my outfit a little bit of a pop, and makes it more interesting than the solid-colored skirt that I usually gravitate towards.
I picked up this skirt during J. Crew’s 40% off sale (which is happening again through the end of today!!), and I love it – it’s so good that my sister wanted to buy it after she saw me wearing it, and we’re almost never into the same things! I love the length and the colors. It’s actually made of wool, but it’s super soft and comfy (elastic waistband!), which is something I always pay really close attention to, especially because I’m sitting all day. It’s long enough that the wind doesn’t completely blow it up while the weather is still a little bit all over the place, but light enough that it doesn’t feel like a heavy, winter skirt. Everything about it is just perfect for spring!
I wore this skirt to Easter brunch/my sister’s birthday brunch at Spirits and Tales at The Oaklander Hotel. I’m so bummed I didn’t take any pictures of the restaurant or the food – everything was so good! I feel like sometimes hotel restaurants can be just okay, but this one felt like a standalone restaurant – the menu was inventive, but not so far out that there you can’t find something you like. Plus, the restaurant is up on the 10th floor, and has floor-to-ceiling windows – the views are really stunning! They also have a cute little terrace that I’m definitely excited to check out this summer.