Spring equinox

It is the long awaited, much anticipated, first day of spring. Unless you were lucky enough to be in California and enjoyed an unseasonably warm winter, this one was particularly brutal. So many days below freezing and snowstorm after snowstorm, much of which will be a lingering reminder, as those huge piles take forever to melt.

Winter is a funny season, I feel like it stands as a reminder that you have to take the good with the bad, and take every opportunity to enjoy life. We have holidays and celebrations and time with family; reasons to look forward to winter and get us through the cold.

For me, this will always be remembered as the winter that I lost my job, and the winter that I fell in love. Now I am looking forward to new beginnings this spring.

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The Rundown
White Blazer Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx similar
Paisley Print Blouse c/o JCP similar
Black Cropped Pants Gap
Black Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
"White Bean" Necklace Thrifted similar
Striped Bracelet Coco's on the Green similar
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie


  1. happy spring!! love this entire look!

  2. Happy First Day of Spring! I love that top!
    And woohoo for the good part of your Winter ;) Hopefully that happens for me soon

  3. The print on that top is so pretty! I'm really hoping now that it is officially spring that the weather will warm up!

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  4. Indeed! This is a great way to look at winter and it sounds like you have an amazing spring ahead of you!

  5. I love your paisley printed blouse, it goes so nicely with the blazer :) And I hear you, today it's SNOWING where I am! It's supposed to be spring!

  6. You will find a BETTER job! Don't worry! Sometimes things end, so something better can begin. Remember that. It's always fabulous to find someone to love. So happy for you! I'm still looking for my guy. HaHaHa Great outfit Lydia! That jacket and top are so pretty together.

  7. Such a pretty top! I like thinking of winter as a reminder to take the good with the bad. Cheers to spring and warmer weather though!

  8. A bittersweet winter! I'm loving that top you look super chic!

  9. Happy first day of spring! I know this winter has been a tough one for you in some respects, and a wonderful one in some others - definitely a reminder, beyond just the cold and snow, that we have to take the good with the bad and find some kind of balance in life as much as we can. The best part? The good is coming around, at least weather-wise :) I can see only the tiniest little snow piles in the back of these shots and your outfit is decidedly spring-like. That blue and white patterned top is so lovely. I do hope you have good things coming on the job front, too, but as someone who has been there before, let me just say - it's better to wait for the right opportunity than take the wrong one.

  10. This winter may have brought you a few ups and downs but I can confidently say you looked gorgeous and impeccably dressed for all of them (like that really matters, I know, but still...).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  11. I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost your job. this winter haven't been kind to me as well- lost my job and 3 dear and so loved person to my family. I think I haven't cried so much in such a short time in all my life. I so hope Spring and Summer will be much kinder. So delighted to have first spring day even if it came with heavy rain, but at afternoon sky cleared up and we have sunny evening. I can't put in words how much I love your pretty blouse print, blue and white is gorgeous pairing and I think suits anyone. You look so lovely.

    xoxo Ra


  12. Spring has Sprung and Good things are on the horizon, be ready to take charge! You look relaxed and Great in blue & white.

  13. I love your outlook. Tough things to do happen, but great things usually follow not far behind. I'm hoping this applies to the spring that has yet to show it's face.

    Love that pretty blouse!

  14. Another amazing look! Love the blazer and printed top together like that.

  15. Happy spring to you-- I think this will be a season of new beginnings! Sorry to hear about your job...are you still looking for gigs in the same industry you were in?

    And I adore that paisley print top! Would love super cute with mint too now that I think about it...


  16. I seriously hope that whatever cold front we are getting next week up here is the last. Soooo beyond done.
    But, I LOVE your springy look - that top is gorgeous!
    xo, Nina

  17. i am right there with you. ready for spring. love this outfit…really getting you ready for warm weather. that blue is just beautiful.


  18. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that spring has finally arrived! I'm beyond in love with the color and print of your top - you look gorgeous!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

  19. I do love the top!
    Happy First Day of Spring!!

  20. I love what you said about winter, very well-put. I need to remember that when I start grumbling about it. Happy spring! I love that pretty blue print!

  21. i love it.. the top really pops and you look wonderful. thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts. again.


  22. I really like the print of this blouse, pretty!

  23. cute look! love how the shirt pops against the black and white.

  24. Cobalt and black - one of my favorite color combos. I love this look, especially those darling shoes.

  25. The white blazer is fantastic! And I love that top. This is a perfect look to welcome the first day of spring!


  26. Yes Spring! This winter was brutal....

    Love this outfit!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  27. That is such cute shirt! I love the blue and white

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  28. Yes I didn't get winter and it feels like summer instead of spring already here in California. You look beautiful in this top - the color is so pretty on you.

    I agree that you have to enjoy every season and moment. Take the good and the bad.


  29. I love this print combination. Gorgeous pumps as well. I am still semi-in winter, but will probably break out spring prints soon! Good for your still having a nice winter, I'll say love is all you need for support, and the job will come soon! All the best!

  30. I adore this look especially the top! Hope this spring bring you great things!


  31. I can't get enough navy and white prints. This blouse is perfection!

    Ignore the job part of the winter. It's the winter you fell in love! That's the only part worth remembering. :-)

  32. You look great as always. The jacket is gorgeous! I agree with Jessica's comment above. Falling in love is definitely the part worth remembering :)

  33. I'm glad that your long, cold winter had an upside at least. You're going to do awesome things, Lyddie, because you're a strong lady with so many incredible abilities.

  34. Love, love this look Lydia! Winter I think can sometimes be the worst in both temperature but also in memories. I am so happy you have fallen in love and I KNOW you are going to find a job again!

  35. Love this look - head to toe. And that nail polish is super cute - hard to find a coral without it being too much. I think this one fits the bill!


  36. It's so crazy how bad this winter was for the east coast. I can't believe all the snow! And I feel like I didn't have a winter here at all in Cali. I'm not complaining - it was just weird not to be able to wear my winter clothes this year! Love your white and blue patterned top!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  37. Cute top for Spring. Looks great against the White Blazer. Blue+White are always so fresh together.

    Happy Spring Lydia!

  38. Love the pretty printed top with the white blazer!


  39. Oh love is in the air.. !
    and I hope that more good things come your way.
    I really like how this looks, specially that great top-