Friday, May 25, 2018

Spring Shopping Haul

Longer days, warmer weather, flowers in bloom – all the signs point to spring finally being here. (This is a welcome change in the seasons considering it SNOWED when I shared my spring survival kit last month.) It probably won’t surprise long-time readers of this blog to know that I’ve been eagerly anticipating spring, as I’m a warm-weather-sunshine-and-blue-skies kind of gal. But there’s another reason I’ve been excited for the turn of the season: new additions to my closet! 

My personal style tends to shift with the seasons. While I do have the tendency to keep my favorite pieces in rotation to wear until they fall apart, it’s always fun to add something new to the mix. From breezy dresses to loose-fitting pants to dressier blouses, I thought it’d be fun to share a look at what I bought to add to my spring wardrobe this year!


The one staple addition to my closet for the warmer seasons? A new dress! I’ve always been comfortable in dresses, particularly if they happen to be fit and flare (which is my favorite style!). I found five new dresses to add to my closet this year, and they’ll be in regular rotation as the weather continues to heat up. (Forever 21 polka dot flounce dress | Express denim ruffle front dress (also have this in a yellow floral print!) | Shein open back princess seam gingham cami dress | Shein florals embossed fit and flare dress | Shein contrast collar polka dot dress)


I’ve never really gravitated towards blouses before, since I’m usually a tees-and-tanks girl. But I’ve discovered lately that dressing up just a little bit for work helps motivate me even more to get into ‘work mode’ even before I get into the office. Putting on a nice blouse with my jeans is usually enough to make me feel a little more put-together, so I grabbed a couple to add to my closet. I normally have a difficult time finding blouses that (1) have cute prints and (2) have a flattering fit, but I got lucky with these! (Madewell wrap top in star scatter | Forever 21 sheer chiffon ruffle shirt | Forever 21 heart print shirt | Shein tulip sleeve scallop trim keyhole top | Shein frill trim open back bow tie detail striped top | Shein calico print frill trim angel sleeve shirt)


I still couldn't resist picking up these cute shirts when I spotted them online! I do own a ton of fandom shirts, so I tried to steer clear of those when I was snagging things to add to my closet. Here are a couple of fun additions to my warmer weather wardrobe! (Shein letter print dolphin hem tee | Shein knot front cuffed sleeve stripe tee | Shein letter print striped boxy t-shirt)


I honestly didn’t feel a significant need to add more jeans to my closet, since I’ve amassed a decent collection over the years. But I did find two new bottoms to add to my wardrobe that I’m excited about. (I’m still on the hunt for a new pair of shorts, a midi skirt and more of these loose-fit pants, so wish me luck!) (Chicwish Myth of Stars mesh tulle midi skirt | Shein tie waist wide leg pants | Shein vertical striped self tie wide leg pants)


I have a lot of staples within my wardrobe that I don’t go out of my way to add to. But if I just so happen to see something that fits my aesthetic, and if it just so happens to work out (for price and fit), well, I’m usually quick to throw them into rotation as well. Here are some odds and ends that I grabbed from a variety of shops that have already gone into regular rotation for me!  (Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high top | Shein heart detail flap crossbody bag | Shein bow decorated straw crossbody bag | Shein heart decor zipper front backpack | Shein color block elastic waist drawstring jacket)

Do you like to add new things to your closet when the seasons change? 
Have any exciting new acquisitions for spring (or summer, since it's so close now)?

1 comment

  1. Eee! I love this post :D Gosh, you bought so so many clothes, ahhh. <3 I wish I could fit a lot of clothes too. Sigh. ONE DAY :D All of these looks so so so stunning. You shall look awesome :) And YAY for spring having finally arrived. <3

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