Spring is a fickle season

I have this idea of what ideal spring weather should be in my mind, but there is no actual truth or evidence to support it. This idillic spring weather would be mostly sunny and 60° to 65°. An outfit like this would be perfect.

The reality is that when it's 60° it is also dark, cloudy, and raining, which means it feels like 40° and ballet flats and a paper hat are poor choices. However when it's sunny, it some how gets up to 80° and jeans, long sleeves, and a jacket are poor choices.

This day happened to include both those scenarios.

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The Rundown
White Tee Gap similar
Utility Jacket Old Navy
Jeans Old Navy
Gold Glitter Smoking Slippers Gap similar
Bag "Bella" Lucky Brand via TJMaxx similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Gold Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Gold Circle Bracelet St. Thomas c/o TJMaxx similar
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Green Ring Lucky Brand gifted


  1. Come to California and we that's our weather in the winter but you want to look cute with scarves and sweaters because that's cold for us. Great look - I love everything about this!


  2. I love this outfit! And yea, Spring is so annoying, we always expect it to be the perfect weather for a light jacket and shorts, but it never is

  3. What a great transition look for any fickle day!


  4. Perfect casual chic outfit! Love this jacket!

  5. I feel like it's finally starting to stay warm here, but it's touch when you still need jeans in the morning but shorts later.. Love how well you wear hats!

  6. You speak the truth m'dear! But at least spring brings a promise of summer and that works for me! Cute flats!

  7. I love the simplicity of this look, yet it's super stylish! I'm tired of the back and forth weather. Yesterday I was sweating my butt off and today I need a jacket, sigh.

    The Tiny Heart

  8. Cute and casual :-) xx


  9. Isn't that the truth?! It's cold and rainy and then all the sudden it's 80 and humid with no lovely in between weather. Regardless of the weather you look fantastic and I love that jacket!

  10. Loving the olive green and your hat, beyond perfect combo as usual!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  11. Oh spring weather... where do I have even begin? Where I grew up, spring is non-existent - we went straight from frigid to hot in a matter of about a week - so I've always had this dream of what spring should be. When I moved somewhere with a warmer climate I thought for sure I'd find it but, alas, my dream spring does not exist. There are days that resemble it, but most often spring is cold, rainy and, well a lot like winter but more humid. I digress. Despite the less than ideal weather, this outfit is perfect. And I think I pretty much own all the pieces of it, so you may see a very similar look popping up on my blog soon! If only I could find a hat as perfect as yours...

  12. I love how comfy yet sassy this outfit is. The hat look so amazing on you and I adore your jacket. Muah, lovely.

  13. I just love this - this is casual perfection!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  14. I feel like Kansas finally had a spring that wasn't just two weeks long. Normally we go from freezing cold to scalding hot temperatures and I hate heat. So. Freaking. Much!

  15. Come to California! We have perfect weather most of the time :-) I love those gold flats!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  16. Haha, you're so right- the weather is so fickle! I mean, yesterday it was over 80 degrees and now it's 60?!

    Love your utility jacket- I've been wanting something like this!

  17. That is the worst weather. Layers are essential. I love your hat. I have one like this from J. Crew Factory but I left it at the pool this past weekend. Luckily another parent noticed and picked it up but soccer is over and now I need to arrange a meeting to get my hat back. Arghh

  18. The weather has definitely been playing games lately! Love your utility jacket, I really need to get one soon!

  19. Such a classic look! Love your fedora hat been looking for a cute one like yours!


  20. Ah I totally agree, spring is all over the place! But I love LOVE this look! Perfect!

  21. Really beautiful jacket and hat! The weather has definitely been back and forth lately.

  22. Such a perfect spring look! It could even be for fall! Here in NC, it is spring for about two days and then turns into a sauna!


  23. I am so jealous of your flats
    I tried to get them to be comfortable on me and it just wasn't in the cards
    Great casual look

  24. So cute! Love this classic look. And that hat is adorable on you!


  25. Such a cute causal outfit! At least you could take the jacket off and on as the weather changed :)

    It's tricky in-between seasons when the weather can vary so much!

    Away From The Blue

  26. This look is so chic! LOVE it. And I feel you on the weather. It was in the 90s yesterday and back to the 60s and rainy today. Makes getting dressed in the mornings tricky!!

  27. Weather in spring is unpredictable in one moment it's warm and the other it's raining and cold again.
    Your outfit is adorable.

    House cleaning Wimbledon

  28. LOVE this look. It must be your lovely skin tone, but you always make white look so good. What the heck, lady!

  29. I know exactly how you feel. It has been wet and cold all week here.
    Jeans and white top with layers are the only way,

  30. So pretty! I love your looks very much! Love xx :)


  31. Love the hat! very cool for spring! It is still pretty grey and rubbish here in the UK sadly, spring is definitely not here!!
    Two Hearts One Roof

  32. The green jacket, hat and jeans go wonderful together.
    I'd so wear this.

  33. I totally understand! It's the same way here. I'm perpetually dressing in layers because my office is freezing too! Love the look.

    Xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  34. I'm in love with your beautiful jacket!!!


  35. I love this look on you, a shame the weather didn't cooperate!! We get all 4 seasons in one day sometimes in the UK, so I feel your pain! Spring has been decidely chilly, Autumnal like really, with the occasional day of blazing summer thrown in to really confuse us!! x

  36. I know exactly how you feel. Although, it seems Wisconsin skipped right to summer. 80 degrees everyday, which is fine, but I missed out on real spring!

    I love those jeans on you!

  37. It is so hard in the end of spring and the beginning of summer when the weather is all over the place! I love how you layered your outfit here, so perfect for "fickle" weather. Your jacket is great!

  38. Yeah, the weather has been quite fickle everywhere it seems. I was actually just talking about that the other day. I love your outfit and beautiful photos! Great hat!
    Summer Neutrals