Looking for the Sun Shine

We have had an extremely amazing winter way up here in cold North. By last week I had started bringing out some of my spring clothes, eager for the days of dresses and light weight sweaters. Sometimes it is hard to get excited about clothes here in the winter because when you go out you are always bundled up so there is hardly any point...

Then last weekend we had the snowstorm of the year. Just in time to dash my Spring hopes and throw me back into the drudges of Winter. But before the snow returned I managed to snap a couple outfit shots, in hopes of doing a clothing post before I unexpectedly became head nurse of our home bound hospital (which I have been a patient of myself the last couple days, that is one NASTY stomach flu!!).

Here are a couple of my favorite combos lately, really girly mixed with boyfriend-style pieces.

I purchased this Rebecca Taylor eyelet dress (which is actually strapless, so I can't wait to wear all summer) on ebay for $30 and paired it with a nautical sweater from Rebecca's winter 2011 collection. Winter is the time to scour ebay for summer deals, specially on designer item that would otherwise cost hundreds of dollars! Since it wasn't all that hot out I added some gap leggings and some Hush Puppy riding boots.

I was in a badass ballerina mood this day (although I admit I had a major fail on pulling off a rebel glare LOL). I have been dying for a cool motorcycle jacket to pair with some of my girly skirts and dresses, and I found this one a couple weeks ago at Forever 21 for under $40! A slouchy tee from American Apparel is one of my basic wardrobe necessities, I think I have 3 different shades of grey and about 4 other colors because it is the comfiest shirt ever. Skirt from Club Monaco and flats from Superstore.

While hunting for a motorcycle jacket I picked up this little cropped blazer at H&M on clearance for $15. It isn't too noticeable in the picture but there is a ruffled edge all along the hem that adds a feminine touch. Drawstring Rachel Pally tunic, Juicy Couture jeans and boots. Oh and I can't forget my giant whippy cake headband, LOVE it for a hit of color!

Now make me totally jealous and tell me you all have Spring knocking on your door!