It is so hard to figure out what to wear in Spring, as it is more like a teenager than the other seasons, constantly changing its identity, swooping between sixty and snow in the course of an evening. On my morning commutes, I've been seeing all kinds of outfits: sweet little flats with no socks paired with a sleeping bag-like down coat, or a little beret and huge scarf worn with a t-shirt and a little skirt. People's clothes mimic the season's hormonal behavior, as people try to figure out how to look cute while accommodating the cold that will inevitably turn to warmth later in the day.
I've found a combo that's going to get me through the next few weeks:
That little bit of lace made me fall in love with this oh so practical flannel shirt all over again. Both the tank and the necklace are hand made, and they are helping me ward off the frump.
There are so many of these expensive little lacy things out there. Look here, here, and here. I say, don't pay $78, just buy some lace and stick it on an old tank. You can find lace in quantities that are almost alarming here.
The necklace is an old hand made item from ages ago. I always feel like Pebbles Flinstone when I wear it, but in a good way. If you feel like making one yourself, just go to the bead shop and by some medium weight colored chord, a bunch of medium sized round beads that are to your liking, and a clasp apparatus. Simply string the beads onto the chord, making a little knot between each one. You can either attach the clasp by knotting it at the ends and use a knot cover, or you can use this method.
If all this seems a bit abstract, never fear. I'll be back with a tutorial when I hack one of these pretty little objects from J. Crew: