While it’s true that I wear a lot of black (and love it, and feel most at home in it) sometimes a gorgeous spring day makes me want to go crazy and bust out the…beige. 😉 (Actually, these light neutrals call themselves bone, mushroom and nude. Not a “beige” in the bunch.) I must say that linen sweaters seem to have been created with our climate in mind. They allow me to go from cool mornings and evenings to warm mid-days in comfort. The jeans are the same Eileen Fisher boyfriend jeans I’ve worn in a few prior outfit posts, but this time I un-cuffed them and wore full-length and really like how they look this way. The scarf is one I picked up in Paris last year. It’s by Kenzo and the pattern reminds me of van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”
The “lighten up” in the post title refers not only to color, but also to handbags. I’ve been trying to transition to smaller, lighter bags even on work days to give my shoulders, neck and back a break. As I mentioned in a prior post, I’ve become quite particular about my bags, and have been looking for quite some time for a non-black option that is just the right size, offers some interior organization, doesn’t have prominent logos or a lot of gimmickry, and doesn’t weigh several pounds empty. I’ve looked into nylon bags, but the interior organization was often paltry. This “Kensington” bag from Mulberry is a very workable option. The style is reminiscent of a bucket bag, but there’s a sold center divider which both provides structure and compartments. It can be carried in hand, worn comfortably on the arm, and on the shoulder or cross-body with the longer strap. It’s not as light as a bag without some structure, but it’s lighter than most of a similar size I’ve tried on.
The cuff bracelet was also a Paris purchase, and I have not yet found anything similar online here. However Shopbop is currently having a Friends & Family Event, offering 25% off with code SPRING25 and does have some nice gold cuff options:
The block heel on these sandals looks higher than it feels, and my feet tolerate this kind of heel very well. I find these quite comfortable.
On a special note, I’d like to thank the lovely people at WhoWhatWear who included this blog in their feature, 7 Best Blogs By Older Women. I am thrilled and flattered beyond belief to be included among these incredibly stylish women!
Do you have light neutrals in your wardrobe? What are your favorite shades?
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