This Spring my friend and I were going to head into Central Park and have a picnic, but with COVID-19 our plans haven been postponed a year. But, even since we’re all in quarantine this doesn’t mean we can’t have our own picnics with our family or whomever we are spending this time with.
I love wearing gingham in the springtime. In a classic blue or red hue, or in yellows and pinks, it’s a playful pattern everyone needs in their wardrobe. Featured on headbands and a teal smocked blouse, and even on a sparkly top. I also believe that a pair of black gingham pants are a staple and must have for an easy, yet stylish look for when you’re running out the door.
I came across Lirika Matoshi a few years ago on Instagram and immediately became obsessed with the designs. Lirika is from Kosovo and launched her first collection at 20 years old, wow! Her playful, sparkly, and romantic take make her pieces stand outs for your wardrobe. From accessories, to crystal embellished socks, to dresses and more, Lirika Matoshi is a wonderful brand to have on your radar.
Cardigans and sweaters are great lightweight layers to style spring pieces when the weather is still a bit cool. I find myself wearing sweaters over my shoulders or tied around my neck loosely to create an effortless look. Most of my spring and summer dresses are shorter sleeved, so cardigans and sweaters make for the perfect additional layer.
Although we will all be staying in the Easter, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate as we always do. In fact, during these times of uncertainty it’s better to keep tradition then to stray away if possible. A beautiful tablescape can instantly lift my mood and they can be a fun way to spend some time diy-ing.
Easter is right around the corner, and although we may not be able to get together with friends and family outside of our household, it’s still good to celebrate if that’s what you normally do. Keeping traditions semi alive during a pandemic is important because it gives you something to look forward to, as I know for many of us these circumstances have cancelled quite a few plans.
With March here and how the weather has been playing out it seems as though we will most definitely be getting an early spring. I took a jaunt through Central Park last weekend and even noticed some of the trees starting to bud, and I even spotted a cherry blossom tree near Washington Square Park last Sunday. I know it’s so cliché, but I really do feel my best when wearing floral pieces. The print makes me feel put together and beautiful, the two things I look for when purchasing any piece. So as any lover of florals is doing right now, I’m dreaming of florals for my wardrobe.
It all started after I began watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix. The costume designer, Allyson Fanger, does such a wonderful job with the wardrobe in this show. I love every characters’ unique style, and I’m especially fond of when Grace wears dress shirts or shirt dresses and pops the collar. It’s such a simple detail, but it goes such a long way. Now whenever I wear a shirt with a collar I catch myself popping it. You look sharper and chic.
The first weekend of March called for a trip uptown this past Saturday. I had a wonderful day and stopped by Ralph’s Coffee to start. I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again, this store is a dream. The last time I visited was during the holidays and then for the first time in late September, and they’ve changed the displays since then. The downstairs is so well crafted into an old Hollywood, yet still so very Ralph Lauren, vibe.
Since the weather has been so lovely this past week in the city I can’t help but be in full on spring mode. I’ve been dressing springy all week, and I just received my Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette and I’ve been using super fun colors for eyeshadow. Below I’m wearing shade What’s the Tea. I’ve also seen a shift in my mood this week due to the weather being so nice. It’s crazy what some sun and 50 degree weather can do to you.