From Sweatpants To Spring Dresses

From Sweatpants To Spring Dresses

A colorful patterned dress makes me feel amazing

Have you tried putting on a pair of jeans after months of being in sweats and yoga pants? ROUGH. I might suggest forgetting pants this Spring and moving straight to airy floral dresses. I love the ease of dress. You can throw it on put your hair in a ponytail and you look instantly put together. Jeans never have that magic. ABSOLUTELY NEVER.

Women’s Floral Print Flutter Sleeve Dress, WHO WHAT WEAR, $37, target.com.

On a warm day this week I wore my new Target dress with my J.Crew trench to a doctor’s appointment. It seemed like a good reason to take a shower and take off the yoga pants. When I showed up at my daughter’s pick-up; friends literally didn’t recognize me. That is the power of a dress.

I rounded up a a few dresses I am eyeing and adding to my cart. They all have the block print feel like I am loving in home interior textiles too. I always gravitate towards prints and florals. And if it can be just as pretty as a curtain; I will probably be smitten.

FLOWERS COTTON DRESS, $80, Mango.com. I picked up a Mango dress over the winter and it’s quickly become a favorite. This dress is so perfect in it’s coloring and style. I HAVE TO HAVE IT!
WOMEN’S FLORAL PRINT FLUTTER SHORT SLEEVE A-LINE, $37, Target.com. The color pops and instantly makes you feel brighter. The dress runs true to size. I own it and love it.
Cotton Block Print Dress, $46, etsy.com. A friend recommended this Etsy shop to me. She got a few dresses from them last summer. It takes a bit longer to get because it’s coming from India but I can’t wait to wear. I am going to pair mine with a woven belt (like this) I picked up at Todd Farm Flea market a few years ago. Here I am on rainy day wearing it with my J.Crew trench.
CANDICE DRESS XIII, $80, zojora.com. I love all her things. She has a stunning collection of dresses and home goods. Be warned they sell out quick!
Jasmit Dress, $159, daughtersofindia.net. I have not bought anything from this brand yet but I just love this dress. The lavender looks so flattering and the style looks like something I would reach to over and over.
Maeve dress in Mughal Flower, £195.00, daydress.co.uk. A wish list item. I just love their dresses. They are beautiful and romantic.
SMOCKED FLORAL-PRINT DRESS, $40, Oldnavy.com. I’m a huge fan of Old Navy dresses. I find the sizes to run a little big compared to brands like J.Crew.
Molly Dress, $88, shadeamour.com. I have a few of their shirts and got a cotton robe for Christmas. The colors and prints are always super pretty. This dress looks so easy to wear over a swimsuit or pair with a denim jacket for the Spring.

Photos at the beach were taken by Frances Williams, age 8.




The Quilted Coat Everyone DMs Me About

The Quilted Coat Everyone DMs Me About

I layered it over my Amazon dress and paired with Hunter boots for a walk down to the beach

We are lucky if we get a 50 degree day in March in New England. I immediately reached for a dress this morning because I’m so tired of wearing jeans. But it’s too cold for just a dress and I needed one more layer.

The quilted jacket I picked up from Target is the perfect Spring layer. I can wear it over all my summer floral dresses or even with jeans. It’s reversible and made of cotton. I like that it’s on the longer side in length and hits below my hips. Roll up the sleeves, layer over all the florals and add a floral silk scarf. Anytime I have worn the jacket and posted on Instagram I get a zillion DMs asking where I picked it up. It is super flattering.

A few snapshots from my walk down to the beach this morning. Buy the jacket for $35 by clicking here. (LIMITED SUPPLY)

So many of your bought this little quilted jacket from Target and it’s almost completely sold out. I added a few more options I found on ETSY and EBAY below. Tip: Use search terms like “vintage quilted jackets” “quilted block print jacket” and “vintage quilt vests”. There are so many good ones and really affordable too. I could list a zillion that I found and loved. Happy Hunting!

Women’s Floral Quilted Jacket, $35, target.com
Add a silk scarf for an extra floral layer.

Handmade Block Print Short Kantha Jacket, $55, etsy.com.
Noor Hand Block Printed Quilted Jacket, $80, etsy.com.
Vintage Quilted Vest, $48, (only one) etsy.com
Indian Block Printed Indigo Print Kantha Kimono, $50, etsy.com (This is listed as a robe but I would totally wear as a jacket, why not?)
Vintage Quilted Vest, $39, (only one) etsy.com
Pierre Deux Quilted Jacket (ONLY ONE), $100, etsy.com
J.CREW LIBERTY QUILTED JACKET, $70, ebay.com
Printed Quilted Gilet, $99, mango.com
Pierre Deux Handmade Jacket 1980’s (ONLY ONE), $100, etsy.com
How great is this one The Thrifted Table found at thrift?