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Five spring jackets we all need now

Spring 2018 is here, and since spring is a transition between winter and summer, it often serves up differing temperatures. One day will be eighty degrees, and we find ourselves wearing shorts, while other days the temperatures will dip into the low fifties, and we find ourselves reaching for a jacket.

Although we find ourselves needing something to keep us warm in the spring months, a winter coat is just too heavy and will make us hot! The perfect spring outerwear it a lightweight jacket or kimono. Spring outerwear is great for completing an outfit and dressing up a simple tee and jeans look. Without further ado, here are a few spring outerwear ideas to keep you warm when temperatures dip.

Spring 2018 outerwear: leather jackets

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Leather jackets are the most classic form of outerwear for the spring season. Look for moto styles, and waterfall silhouettes.

Spring 2018 outerwear: kimonos

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A kimono is an instant outfit enhancer. Throw one over a tee shirt and you have a fabulous outfit! They work well with jeans, shorts, and skirts!

Spring 2018 outerwear: military jackets

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Military jackets and camo jackets are also a spring stand-by. This classic style is ideal with denim; but can also be thrown over other casual looks. This is something to invest in for many spring seasons to come!

Spring 2018 outerwear: menswear blazers

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The menswear look is hot right now, so a menswear inspired blazer is a fabulous way to keep warm on chilly spring days. They look tailored and pull together any look.

Spring 2018 outerwear: denim jackets

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This is a tried and true spring staple, if you don’t already own one from years ago; you need one now! Denim jackets match everything and are the perfect weight for cool spring weather. They transcend all seasons.

Shop spring 2018 outerwear:

What is your favorite way to cover-up when spring temperatures dip down?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


How to rewear holiday attire after the holidays

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel spring lipstick / Gap turtleneck (super soft!!!) / moto jacket c/o Tart Collections (also worn here) / Topshop sparkles skirt (also worn here) / watch c/o Daniel Wellington / Chanel spring nail polish / Givenchy handbag / Louise et Cie shoes (sold out, also love this pair)

So raise your hand if you watch “Real Housewives of Atlanta?” The series is airing right now, so lately I have been in the mood to twirl on! If you watch the show, you know Kenya gets her twirl on, and this holiday skirt is ideal for twirling away!

I am always wondering how to rewear holiday attire after the holidays. This skirt was my favorite holiday piece this season. I wore it to a holiday party at a friends house, the JLSJ Sustainer holiday party, and during the day on Christmas Eve. In order to keep on twirling, I decided to find a way to rewear my holiday skirt after the last of the Christmas tinsel was thrown in the trash bin.

This moto jacket from Bay Area brand Tart Collections is my current favorite on days when the temperatures hover in the high 50’s and 60’s. I decided it would be fun to pair it with my sparkling green holiday skirt.

In December, I met my friend Laura from Have Need Want for brunch in Capitola. I decided to wear this outfit after brunch for a brief stroll downtown where we visited a cute interior design shop that was sadly closing down. Since we are bloggers, we had to stop and snap pictures of our outfits!

Laura suggested I twirl, so I decided to channel Kenya and get my twirl on! Since she is “Gone with the Wind Fabulous,” I straightened up my posture, ignored the fact that we were on a busy street, and I twirled! Oh my, it was so much fun! I hope you enjoy these twirling photos. The skirt does twirl well!

So if you have a holiday skirt, dress, or pants, top it off with a casual shirt and edgy jacket. It will make a special occasion piece ready to wear during the day, everyday! If you have a sparkling holiday top, simply pair it with jeans and boots; and voila! Instant daytime outfit. Love that!

Sparkling skirt outfit details:

Thanks for stopping by, and keep on twirling!

XOXO

Cathy

*Photos by Laura Adney/Have Need Want

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Laura and I wearing our moto jackets. Isn’t her jacket cute too! Such a fun moment in our matching jacket types!

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Studded moto jacket

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / MAC Lipstick / BR turtleneck sweater (sold out, similar here)  / faux leather studded moto jacket c/o Tart Collections (use code HOLIDAY20 to save 20% off now ’till 12-30-2016)/ Kendra Scott ring / c/o Essie nail polish / Givenchy handbag / Gap two tone jeans (on major sale! avl in petite & tall too) / booties (old, similar pair here)

If you just looked at the above photo, don’t worry, I was not run over by a car during this photo shoot. That is our friend in the car who laughed a little bit when he saw us shooting photos, and we quickly moved aside for him. His car looks much closer to me in the photo than it actually was! haha I digress. . .

How fabulous is this studded moto jacket! It is designed by San Francisco Bay Area based fashion brand Tart Collections. I love love love Tart Collections! Not only are they based here in the Bay Area, they make the perfect, most fabulous attire for our California Casual lifestyle. Love that!

This moto jacket has the most intricate studded design. To make it even more appealing, the jacket is vegan leather. Love that! So very Bay Area 😉

Since our weather has been chilly lately, I have been wearing this jacket over a thin sweater; as pictured in this post. The jacket itself it not too thick, so when the weather starts to change in the spring season, it will be easy to transition with a long sleeve tee underneath, then short sleeves. It is perfect for staying warm when the fog rolls in this spring!

Tart collections run true to size. I wear a 6/8 and this jacket is a size medium. It fits perfectly! You can find this jacket, and more fabulous pieces online at TartCollections.com. Be sure to use coupon code HOLIDAY20 now through December 30, 2016 in order to save 20% off your purchase. Love that!

Outfit details:


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One more thing! Moto jackets are going to be a HOT trend this upcoming spring/summer 2017 season. They were all over the runways in New York! This is a great moto jacket to buy now, using the 20% off coupon code HOLIDAY20 before Dec 30, 2016. You can wear it right now and rock this spring trend before everyone else! I love beating others to a new trend, don’t you? It rocks!

The gold studs fit perfectly into more spring runway trends from New York. Metallic hues, as well as heavy embellishments, are all hot trends from the New York runways for the upcoming spring season. This jacket just hits all the points. Love that!

You can save 20% off your purchase with coupon code HOLIDAY20 at TartCollections.com  now through December 30, 2016.
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Aren’t the details on this studded moto jacket in faux leather by Tart Collections fabulous! I am in love!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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