“The flowers will bloom, and the days are getting longer. And it is closer to summer” he replies.
I smile and think to myself that I am glad he is learning about the seasons in school. California has never really delivered seasons on time and definitively, but this year feels particularly challenged. As it was unseasonably cold on the West Coast a few weeks ago it was uncharacteristically hot on the East Coast. Now everywhere seems colder than usual, so let’s bring on spring.
I am loving all the pink in the new J. Crew collection and their challenge to wear pink for five days. I decided to be bold and use a color on my hands that I would normally only wear on my toes. I am loving this bright pink and the adorable daisy nail art.
I was first introduced to Liberty Art Print fabrics in High School. My mother traveled internationally for work and brought home a skirt that you finished yourself from the Liberty Store in London on Regent Street. It was a beautiful navy Liberty print and had an elastic waist. You finished it by cutting and sewing it to your size. I loved the print and remember it well. My first trip abroad was to London and I remember visiting the Liberty Store on Regent Street and being in awe of all the fabrics.
For the last few years, J. Crew has had several Liberty Arts fabric prints in the collection. They have been mostly used in shirts with a few other pieces (including a clutch I missed out on). I have been collecting the shirts for a few years now.
I wear them all the time and they are an easy way to elevate a basic button down with color. The prints are classic, fun and easy to combine with other prints. Below is a look I put together for Sunday morning breakfast with my family when we all woke up late.
J. Crew shirt (older style) / J. Crew flats (on sale plus 30% off code GETSHOPPING)
J. Crew just brought out these shoes in a fun red in Liberty Arts Fabrics Wiltshire print. They happen to be in my favorite go-to Gemma style. I ordered them right away, they are online only and still available.
I styled them with stripes, a blazer and jeans.
J. Crew Shirt (similar here) / J. Crew Blazer (similar here)/ J. Crew Jeans (similar here) / J. Crew belt in navy calf hair (others here)/ J. Crew Flats
I already picture a lot of looks with these shoes including working them into my July 4th look. In the meantime, it is nice to have some May flowers on my feet.