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Floral Blazer with Kate Spade Small Isobel in Saffron, Ann Taylor Modern Skinny jean with Daniel Wellington WatchFloral Blazer with Kate Spade Small Isobel in Saffron and Daniel Wellington WatchFloral Blazer with Kate Spade Small Isobel in Saffron, Ann Taylor Modern Skinny jean with Daniel Wellington WatchFloral Banana Republic Blazer with Gray Tee and Pearl Necklace Pink Sam Edelman Serene Lace Up Sandal Floral Blazer with Kate Spade Small Isobel in SaffronFloral Blazer with Kate Spade Small Isobel, skinny jeans, pink sandals and daniel wellington watch

Happy Monday + First Day of Spring!

[I hope its not still horribly cold wherever you are]

Growing up in the Midwest, the first day of spring doesn’t signify much (other than we can say its spring). The weather still does whatever the heck it wants, and it will most likely rain, be sunny and potentially snow in the week following the equinox. Last April it snowed for an entire weekend right before I moved out West, and I was not about it.

Since spring weather can vary greatly, I tend to stick with playful pieces I can layer. This floral blazer is a favorite of mine, and I often turn to it when I want some color but also want to dress for the weather. Jeans, a tee, and a blazer can work well for a day where temperatures start in the 40s and end in the 60s. Since I don’t have to worry about snow, I opted to pair mine with open toed shoes, but on a chillier day you could easily rock ankle boots and a sweater underneath the blazer.

See three other ways I’ve styled this blazer:

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 A colorful bag is another great way to transition your wardrobe to spring without freezing your buns off. My fall/winter uniform of jeans, ankle boots, a tunic & a jacket can be ready for spring by switching out a few accessories. This Kate Spade Isobel bag has been going everywhere with me (you may have noticed on Instagram), but it really is the perfect size and shape.

I got really lucky a few weekends ago and bought it for a steal, as Nordstrom had 25% off select Kate Spade bags that day plus I had a giftcard balance and a Nordstrom reward to use.  It was quite popular though, and I had to drive to the store in Mission Viejo for the yellow version. The sales associate told me they stocked the bags that morning and I purchased the last one at 3pm. The yellow is available at Nordstrom again (here) and also direct from Kate Spade (here).

So tell me, what are ways you incorporate spring style into your wardrobe when the weather isn’t quite cooperating yet? I would love to hear.

Have a great start to your week!
xo, Maddy

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20 Comments

  • Reply Jessie @ Just Jessie

    Please just come to Chicago and fix my wardrobe – kthanks. 🙂 But really, my spring wardrobe is a little lacking, but I hope to buy a few dresses and bright colored bags/shoes soon to brighten things up!

    March 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      girl – this summer I will be there at least once (maybe twice) lets make it happen!

      March 22, 2017 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Katelyn

    Love this look-and especially those shoes! So fun!! <3

    March 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Jacqueline

    Love this floral blazer! Blazers are my favorite! Love the additional pops of color!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    March 21, 2017 at 12:50 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      I know, they are such a great piece to add in the spring + summer!

      March 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply model kebaya

    i love fashion and your clothing style is very modern and elegant, thank you for sharing I am very happy

    March 21, 2017 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Tales of Two

    That jacket really suits your blue eyes! Also love the Asos option you’ve suggested in the ‘shop this look’ section!

    http://talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/simple-summer-dressing.html

    March 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      awe thank you! Yes, ASOS definitely has some good options if you’re in the market for a floral blazer 🙂

      March 22, 2017 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Kallie | But First, Coffee

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! Those shoes are amazing, I’m so ready for spring and all the bright colors!

    Kallie, But First, Coffee

    March 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thanks girl! I’m crushing on all of these right now + can’t stop wearing the bag or shoes. Bring it on spring!

      March 22, 2017 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Bryn Bradsher

    I love floral blazers! I reach for mine all of the time! It’s great for transitioning into spring. And great score on the bag! So cute!

    xo Bryn
    http://www.waketonroad.com

    March 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Its a staple in my closet as well! And thank you, I really lucked out 🙂

      March 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    Love all these bright colors!! That bag is too cute, and I love the pink shoes. Such a cheerful spring look!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

    March 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thanks so much Nikki, prepare to see these shoes a ton haha

      March 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Loving those pink sandals, lady- great for spring, for sure!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    March 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thanks Ashley – I really love the low chunky heel so they’re actually practical!

      March 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Loving these florals – perfect for Spring!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    March 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you Emily – you can never go wrong with a killer floral print!

      March 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm

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