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,

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.

Check pattern midi dress, $80, This dress is very cute paired with bright accessories. I have a lot of fun rainbow earrings, necklaces, bags and this is the perfect dress to wear with them. The check is not overwhelming and you don’t feel like a picnic blanket.
FLOWERS COTTON DRESS, $80, I bought this dress. It’s super pretty. The fabric is double layered and kinda crinkly but in a good way. I like that it’s not see through like I feel with most of my summer dresses. This one has a bit more weight and appropriate for work or a dinner out.
WOMEN’S FLORAL PRINT FLUTTER SHORT SLEEVE A-LINE, $37, 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, 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.

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,
Add a silk scarf for an extra floral layer.

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