Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spring! We're Anxiously Waiting

Over the weekend the midwest started to experience a warming trend. By Tuesday it was 61 degrees in the afternoon, and when leaving the office (5:30pm) I noticed a gleamer of sunlight. Spring is on it's way and I'm so, so happy with the anticipation of sweet smelling of flowers and green grass.

On the sewing table are several garments cut from heavy fabric: a skirt, vest, jacket. While Spring is definitely on my mind, winter will stick around Chicago for at least another six to eight weeks with a occassional day of warm weather. We have had snow storms as late as April. As we experience intermittent days of Spring, my thoughts are on what I want to wear this Spring.

Starting with color; fuchsia is a favorite becoming a focus point in my wardrobe about every eight years or so. This Spring it's named as a trend color by "Real Simple" magazine.

Best For:

Women who aren't afraid of a second look

How To Wear It:

Bold dress, break it up with a belt or jacket
If you are busty or have full hips, avoid it in those areas.
Blonds in hot pink is a no, no.

Worth the Investment:

YES! Buy one great piece; not to be worn every day, but a beautiful compliment to your wardrobe.

All items posted can be purchased at


  1. Agree with Cidell. That dress is Awe-some. I wish I wasn't 50.

  2. That dress is gorgeous and I love that top.

  3. I am definitely feeling the color.

  4. I have always loved that color! And that dress is beautiful! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog the other day.

  5. Great dress and the color will look great on you.

  6. The dress is very beautiful, especially the top.

  7. Yeah for us brunettes, we can carry off fuchsia like nobody else. Looove that color and what an adorable dress.

  8. That's a really great color for you. Great choice.

  9. Love the neck pleats on that top! You'll look faboo in this color.

  10. Yes, I'm so lucky to be brunette so that I can carry that color off. If I only really liked pink/fuchsia a bit more. Those items you showed are very, very tempting!

  11. Thanks for commenting I've enjoyed hearing from you.

    "Hot Pink" is definitely a bold color. Of course, people will do a double take when someone crossing their path in a fuchsia dress; good, bad, or indifferent. I'm opting for a splash of fuchsia here and there.



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