Welcome to Dressed for My Day! Just the fact that the sun is lingering in the sky a little longer in the evenings assures me that spring is on the way. Are you ready? I certainly am. And while I’m looking forward to slipping into sweet floral dresses, my crisp white linen blazer and eventually flirty sandals, I’m most looking forward to very simple spring style…favorite jeans paired with a cotton shirt and sneakers.
Today I’m teaming up with a new set of 50+ lifestyle bloggers (new to me, that is!) to share our takes on spring style. I’m so thrilled that these smart and beautiful women included me in this collaboration. When you take a minute to visit their websites you’ll see that these are some savvy women, several of them sitting at the helm of successful design businesses.
Honestly, I felt a little intimidated by their sophisticated styles as I started putting this post together. And that’s when I decided I’d be best off just to stay in my lane and keep things simple. You’ll get bold splashes of rich style when you visit these ladies, so I really do hope you’ll sit a minute longer today and drop by their spaces.
But first, let’s talk about the beauty of simple spring style.
simply…what I love about spring
Simple spring style is all about the very things we love most about this fair season. Styling spring ought to grow from the activities and interests we naturally gravitate toward this time of year. What do you appreciate most about spring?
I love all the new things that spring forth. New baby animals, new sprouts of green grass, new leaves and colorful blossoms on once barren limbs.
I also love the way spring awakens with the voices of children once again playing outside. For years I’ve lived next door to school playgrounds, and now I’m just across the street from soccer fields and tennis courts. The sounds of laughter, squeals of victory and pings of balls being volleyed about relax me, make me smile.
Of course, I also love the colors of spring. We don’t have to be told that vibrant yellow is trending, that blue is the color of the year, that pink is pretty or that green looks good on almost everyone. These are the very colors springing forth from the earth at this time of year, begging to be collected and gathered into lush bouquets so we can admire them while we eat our breakfast. And these are the colors I pull from my closet and paint on my nails and dab onto my lips and wear on my feet!
Spring also means clean. Why is it that we put off house-cleaning as long as possible the rest of the year, but somehow we crave, not only the result, the but labor itself come spring? Maybe it’s the fresh air that feeds this vigor and causes us to roll up our sleeves, fill basins with sudsy water, strip drapes from their hardware and push back the furniture.
My appetite changes in the spring, too. Suddenly I crave light, fruity salads rather than rich, hearty soups. I swap out root vegetables for greens like asparagus and peas and spinach. I begin filling my table with things like lemon risotto, quiche Lorraine, cool chicken salad and cold ham served with deviled eggs. What do you like to eat in the spring?
But maybe the thing I love the most about spring is that it is the season of growth. It’s a time to dig deep and plant tiny seeds with big hope. It’s a time to cultivate and prune and water and expect. Ah, yes. Expectations. They grow like dandelions in the fertile soil of spring. What are you hoping to grow this spring? Maybe a budding romance, a backyard garden, a small business, a fresh hobby, a delightful new interest, a promising friendship.
Finally, spring is a sacred season. Of course, every season bears the mark of our Maker. But spring is the season when we breathe deep the gift of grace, revel in the reality of the resurrection and rededicate ourselves to living worthy of the promise of His return.
Ah, I’m almost giddy with expectation at this point! Do I have you lusting for spring yet? Well, dear gal, those sweet days are soon approaching. And this is what I’ll be wearing more days than not. Simple spring style. Favorite jeans, a cotton shirt in the colors of the season, these easy going sneakers and minimal jewelry.
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Well if I’ve whet your appetite for spring, why not spend a little more time anticipating this glorious season? I’d like to invite you to visit the 7 other style bloggers who have linked up with me today for our celebration of Spring Fashion.
Many if not most of these gals are actually interior designers or artists. You are going to LOVE visiting their beautiful spaces. You can click on the following links to visit my new friends:
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I’m so honored that you spent some time with me today. Thank you. And I wish you a very early spring!
Blessed for My Day
I’m generally grateful for the change of seasons. The time change, on the other hand, has set me back considerably! Hahaha! We didn’t participate in Daylight Savings Time in Arizona, so I’ve had to get used to this drastic change again. So changes are not always welcome, are they?
In fact, they say that even anticipated and welcomed changes are agents of stress in our lives. If you’re grappling with an impending or ongoing change today, I encourage you to cling to that which never changes. God’s character is the same eternally. God’s promises and trustworthy always. And God’s Word never fails. Indeed, our God is faithful from season to season.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. ~ Deuteronomy 7:9