Orange, hot pink,  bright green and yellow are all happy colors. They always seem to add a spring in your step when you put o  these fun colors. It’s been a long winter – and I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for sunshine, blue skies, warm weather and barbecues! Here are a couple of outfits that will help put you in the mood!

Orange You Sweet!

Marni leather tote bag
$725 – net-a-porter.com

ALDO bracelets bangle

Leigh and Luca printed scarve
$210 – youheshe.com


I just purchased a pair of bright green skinnies at Macy’s and I just love wearing them with my bright yellow slip-on loafers!

Spring '13

Fat Face striped top
$42 – fatface.com

Sperry Top Sider bow flat

Cross body shoulder bag
$12 – clothingattesco.com

Topshop coral ring

Linda farrow sunglasses
$270 – theoutnet.com



Just this week we celebrated March 21st and the first day of spring… finally! Now go out and enjoy the sunshine!


fresh cut grass, wet earth and lilacs

by jani on May 13, 2012

Whenever I think of springtime, certain sights and smells just start flooding my memories…fresh cut green grass, (especially in orchards) and the smell of the wet earth, right after an April shower.  Every time, I catch the scent of fresh cut grass, I’m back on Munroe Street and Daddy just finished mowing; everything smells sweet and clean. I lay on my back painting imaginary pictures in the fluffy clouds! Here’s an outfit I’ve created for you, thanks to Polivore. I hope you enjoy my inspiration of  “fresh cut green grass and wet soil” (if you wish cover a bit more, this would be just as cute with a pair of capris)…special bonus? The entire set is just under $190

Fresh Cut Grass And Wet Soil!
Now, that brings me to the intoxicating fragrance of beautiful lilacs. Oh, and just a heads up, I pronounce the flowers, “li (long i)-lak (like yak)”, not “lilock” as I heard it pronounced in Rochester, New York, where they have a Lilac Festival. I couldn’t quite get what the person at the desk of our hotel was telling us…”Lilock Festival”, what’s that? As she explained it to me, “They’re called l-i-l-o-c-k-s, not l-i-la-c-k-s”! Oh, and yes I know the guy on dictionary.com pronounces it “lahy-luhk”, but further argument would do no good. So where do I sit today? they’re “li-laks”; should I ever find myself in Rochester again, I’ll remember my phonetics lesson! Nevertheless, these babies smell sweet~another reminder that spring is in the air. Here’s my inspiration for lilacs from Polivore( minus the sunglasses the entire outfit is just over $350)…
...and lovely lilacs
Just a few more days and our lilacs will be in full bloom! Oh and do you call it a lilac bush or a lilac tree? That seems to be a point of confusion…
I love having lilacs in my home, even if they only last a day or two. One of my favorite vases is this blue 1940 era, swan vase I inherited from my mom. I wish everyone could have at least one lilac bush/tree in their yard!
So, what are some of your favorite spring scents? I’d love to hear back!