Spring Fever

April…I have been waiting a long time for you to arrive. Usually April is the first glimpse of tulips in my front garden, the neighborhood bunnies sitting under our trees on the new grass that has been under the snow for 6 months and the promise of no socks, ballet flats and a light jacket. This year it seems spring has been delayed in Edmonton – insert a sigh of impatience here.

It may still be a little winter-ish here but I can’t ignore all the pretty spring colors that jump out at me as I’m browsing all my favorite fashion sites.  Flirty little dresses, sandals, pastel jackets and pants, florals – all brighten up my day.

If we come to the end of April and there is still snow on the ground well….I don’t care.  I won’t be able to ignore my spring fever any more.  Look out snow –  my pastel pants, floral prints and ballet flats are coming out to play.

While I was hiding from our horrible weather I pulled together a little spring wishlist of pretty springy items that would most definitely chase my winter blues away.


1.  J. Crew Scarf – a must on my list to keep the chill away on the cooler spring days
2.  Dior Trianon Eyeshadow Palette – brighten up those eyes with pastel popping colors
3.  Christian Laboutin Pigalle Spike Flats – the Laboutin Pigalle collection of shoes are to      die for in their heel and flat version.
4.  Rebecca Minkoff Mini Perry Tote – love the color on this beautiful tote
5.  Rag and Bone Vespa Jacket – a fabulous alternative to the black leather jacket
6.  Marc Jacobs T-Shirt with J.Crew Statement necklace
7.  Rag and Bone Jeans – lighter jeans – It’s Spring……

Fall Fashion Faves

Well – it’s almost here.  The first official day of Fall is this weekend.  I ♥ the beautiful fall colors of the leaves in our river valley, and the fun activities that Fall has to offer in Alberta.  Inside my fall decorative items have made their way into my living room and the house feels so warm and welcoming with all the orange, plum and brown shades of color.  With the change over in the weather and my living room my closet awaits…

Fall is the time to crawl under my bed and hope that a dust bunny does not attack before I can retrieve my container of precious Fall clothing items.  Opening my Fall clothing storage container almost feels like Christmas morning as I have forgotten all of the fabulous cool weather clothing items that I have carefully stored (with the precision of a museum curator) from last season. It’s like I went shopping for a new closet….under my bed!

I thought I would share some of my Fall Fashion Faves that make my heart happy when I see the them again for the first time.

Fall accessories are definitely something to look forward to.  Boots, scarves, bigger handbags – nothing better.

Fall accessory collage

Jewel tones, leather, sweaters and my jeans – I missed you.  Welcome back to my closet

fall outfit collage