This post should have been titled A Great Cardigan, Necklace, Bag, and Flats to Transition You to Spring….but that seemed a little wordy to me. 😉
Still, the fact remains, all of these individual pieces stand alone as great transition items. They are all affordable, and each of them can be worn now…..in the Spring….and actually, well into Summer as well.
Plus, the outfit is totally Valentiney, don’t ya think? (Let’s all just act like “Valentiney” is a word, m’kay?) You’ll definitely be one of the cutest mom’s at your kid’s Valentine’s Day party in this ensemble, and the outfit could also totally work for a casual date with your man or a happy hour with girlfriends. I’m not big on theme dressing, so I love that an outfit like this allows me to be festive without plastering hearts all over myself. And it’s a total plus that I can obviously wear this sweater and the jewelry way more often than just the couple of weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Oh, and that pop of leopard keeps it from being too sweet.
Let’s talk about the cardi for a second. I’m wearing a PETITE small. This cardigan is obviously meant to be long, but I didn’t want it to overwhelm my 5’4″ frame by hanging below my knees. If 5’4″ or under, I would definitely recommend going for the petite sizing…but I’m thinking that you taller ladies are going to absolutely LOVE the length. It’s very lightweight (you can even see it blowing in the breeze in the pic below!), it’s received 48 5 STAR reviews, and it comes in several color choices. Read some of the reviews if you are on the fence.
The necklace is gorgeous with 3 layers of double tassels in cream, blush pink, and dark pink. It’s dainty and just plain pretty. A lot of my necklaces are chunky and more substantial, so I’m happy to have this one to wear that’s more delicate.
The tote is a great size, color blocked, and comes in 2 other colorways (black and really pretty blush combination). I wish it had interior pockets, but it does have a good size zippered pouch that is attached to the strap and hangs inside the bag. The bag also has a one snap closure, which I appreciate in a tote!
The nude flats are NECESSARY for your closet. I named them a Should Have Been a Must Have last year, and I still feel the same way. (Click HERE to see what else I named a Should Have Been a Must have and click HERE to see my official MUST HAVE list.) They are the comfiest flats I own, and they come in 25 colors. TWENTY FIVE.
I’m not the only one that adores these shoes, because they have 803 5 STAR REVIEWS. That’s pretty dang impressive. I like a lot of the color/pattern choices, but the nude color goes with EVERYTHING. Mine are the “classic nude leather”. And remember, these flats also come in leopard HERE. I actually got the leopard before I got the nude. I loved the leopard so much (and was so impressed with the comfort level) that I decided to get the nude as my second pair. If you are a teacher (or really anybody who is on your feet all day), you need these in your life. Or if you’re somebody that just likes to be cute and comfy at the same time. In other words, pretty much everybody needs them. 😉
The bracelets are ones that I reach for time and time again. I wear them alone, and I stack them with each other and a myriad of other bracelets as well.
And the tote totally deserves another shot. I really love the contrasting leather strap and the neutral color combo.
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And for those that prefer the inside shot, here you go! You get a better look at the earrings here. They are just like the crystal earrings that so many of us have (and love), but these are a pretty peach color and ready for Spring and Summer outfits! Also notice my $14 bar necklace. I’m wearing a 27 in the jeans, so they are true to size AND ON SALE! Also great for Valentine’s Day, I’m wearing THIS new gloss (in “striptease”). I wear it over a much darker berry lipstick (Lancome’s “fashion icon”), and it makes it a pretty blush color.
Before you go, I have a couple of SALE ALERTS for you!
Ann Taylor is having a FLASH SALE! You can take an ADDITIONAL 60% OFF items already on sale! Here are some items that caught my eye. Keep in mind that the price you will pay is 60% OFF the price you see below.
Also, THIS crossbody is 40% OFF. Love the whipstitch.
And I love THIS watch! At 40% OFF, it’s UNDER $90!
Last thing, I picked up THIS denim popover this weekend (40% OFF with code OVERTIME), and I hope I love it as much as I think I will. I had a similar one from J Crew Factory for years and years….but get this, the button holes have worn out, and it won’t stay buttoned anymore! Ha! Actually, pretty much everything from GAP is 40% OFF with the OVERTIME code right now.
Hope y’all got some Spring (and some Valentine’s) inspiration today! See you back here on Wednesday for the Bachelor recap!