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Casual spring day in jeans and a tee

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pictured: blue and silver earrings / spring lipstick / blue and white scarf / turquoise tee / black belt / classic jeans / yellow mini tote bag  (under $400) / spring nail polish / multi-color espadrilles /

Blossoms are blooming, and I am reaching for my spring wardrobe! I wore this casual look while enjoying the spring weather at Santana Row. The espadrilles were super comfortable for walking around. The tee paired with a scarf, was just right for the mild spring-like weather. I even pulled out my little yellow tote bag! I felt so springy! haha

I love elevating jeans and tee with a scarf; but I think you have heard me say that before. haha This scarf is fun for spring since it has a pretty pattern on it, and works well with spring’s color palette. It can be worn with so many outfits! You can see more on my spring capsule wardrobe post.

I’m loving this cute little tote bag in yellow. It feel cheerful, and is just big enough to fit all my essentials. Stay tuned for a review next week!

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Have you started pulling out your spring clothing yet?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Exploring our newest place to shop in Silicon Valley

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wearing: black Chloe bag / earrings / reversible kimono / red tee (similar here) / light wash jeans / spring nail polish / wedge espadrilles /

Bloomingdale’s at Valley Fair is open! I’m so excited! I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony last week, and it was so much fun. The store was decorated for the opening event, and it was so pretty!

The new store has all my favorite designers-you have to check out the handbag department!! It’s pure heaven! If you head over to my Instagram, you can check out the event on my Insta-Stories. Be sure to visit the new store and get ready to shop! It’s fabulous

spring 2020 bloomingdales bloomingdales registry

I registered for my wedding at Bloomingdale’s. The registry department at Bloomingdale’s Valley Fair is so pretty, and it brings back so many memories! I am so happy to see how beautiful it is 🙂

spring mens bloomingdales

The men’s department is amazing. I can’t wait to shop for my hubby there!

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to visit the new Bloomingdale’s at Valley Fair! Also, Valley Fair has expanded the mall and added many more shops and places to eat. You can definitely make a day of it!

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*social promo sponsored by Bloomingdale’s Valley Fair, all thoughts and opinions are my own. blog post not sponsored-I wanted to share the event with my readers who are not on Instagram, so I re-posted here.

Photo below taken inside the newly expanded Valley Fair.

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Spring 2020 capsule wardrobe

Spring menswear blazer capsule wardrobe

spring 2020 capsule wardrobe menswear blazer

Spring menswear blazer capsule wardrobe from left: pastel menswear blazer (under $50) / turquoise 3/4 sleeve tee / light wash cropped skinny jeans / black 3/4 sleeve tee / golden hoop earrings / blue and silver earrings / white and silver earrings / black belt / blue and white scarf / medium wash classic cut jeans /

Spring is almost here! This means it is time to put together a spring capsule wardrobe. The weather here in the Bay Area is already switching from winter to spring, therefore, I have already transitioned my closet from cold weather clothing, to warm weather outfits. My spring 2020 capsule wardrobe touches on three trends. I have also included a ultra-casual capsule wardrobe which is easy to wear for running errands, and daily activities; while staying on trend. You know I love to stay on trend!

One of the big trends this spring 2020 season is the menswear blazer. This was a huge trend in the mid-1990s, and it is back. While menswear blazers have been popular during the past two fall seasons, the spring 2020 version is very specific when it comes to color. Spring 2020 menswear blazers need to be pastel. Look for your favorite pastel color and have fun with it! This is a trend where you can save money by looking for an inexpensive blazer, and then invest in items you can wear year-round such as jeans, or a belt. This pastel pink blazer is very affordable, and also comfortable. It is fun to pair with neutrals, or if you really want to amp up the trend, pair it with other pastels or shades of blue. Love it!

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You can also pair your spring blazer with a scarf for cooler days, or make a more relaxed look. To dress up this look, add large hoop earrings and heeled boots or pumps. It’s a fun capsule!

Spring kimono capsule wardrobe

spring 2020 capsule wardrobe kimono

Spring kimono capsule wardrobe from left: reversible long kimono / turquoise 3/4 sleeve tee / black cardigan sweater / black 3/4 sleeve tee / blue and silver earrings / golden hoop earrings / multi-color bracelet (hot spring trend!) / white and silver earrings / red and gold earrings / light wash cropped skinny jeans / black belt / red boat neck 3/4 sleeve tee with buttons / medium wash classic cut jeans /

I love anything which enhances an outfit. Nothing is easier for elevating a basic tee and jeans than a kimono. I love investing in one nice kimono I can wear throughout a season and beyond. This kimono is a little bit more expensive than what I would normally buy, but it is reversible! This means I have two kimono’s in one! Love that!

As you read this spring capsule wardrobe post, you’ll notice the same jeans and tee’s repeated throughout. This is a great way to save money. By repeating the sames jeans and tee’s, you can create entirely new looks with one “hero” piece such as the blazer pictured above, or this reversible kimono. When everything mixes and matches, your wardrobe is cohesive and paired down. This saves closet space, as well as money. After all, aren’t we all saving for the next IT handbag? It’s not just me, right?

This kimono is great because not only is it reversible, it can be dressed up or down. It can cover a swimsuit, shorts or a pair of jeans. This time of year, I will wear it mostly over jeans. It can be worn with flat sandals for an effortless and casual look. It can also be paired with heels or spring boots for a more formal look. If it’s worn over black jeans and a black tee, it can be paired with pumps for an evening look. This reversible kimono is super versatile! Love!

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While both sides of the kimono are floral, the black and white floral pattern is seasonless. This means I can wear this kimono throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. It isn’t really thick enough for our Bay Area winter weather, but if you live somewhere warm, like Florida, it would work in the winter too! This is a versatile and seasonless capsule!

Casual spring capsule wardrobe

casual spring capsule wardrobe

Casual spring capsule wardrobe from top left: blue puff sleeve top (Pantone color of the year!) / turquoise 3/4 sleeve tee / black v-neck cardigan sweater / black puff sleeve top with ruffle collar (also seen here) / black 3/4 sleeve tee / golden hoop earrings / blue and silver earrings / white and silver earrings / red and gold earrings / light wash cropped skinny jeans / black belt / red long puff sleeve sweatshirt / red boat neck 3/4 sleeve tee with buttons / medium wash classic cut jeans /

OK, we don’t all leave the house dressed like a fashion plate every day of the year. This is why we all need a casual capsule wardrobe for the spring 2020 season. As you can see, the same jeans and tee’s are in this capsule wardrobe. I added a cardigan sweater, which is very on-trend for spring, as well as three tops which offer trendy puff sleeves for a more structured casual look; when a tee is just too simple.

The long sleeve puff sweatshirt has a formal look to it, yet the fabric and comfort is that of a sweatshirt. It looks on trend and offers warmth when the fog is in, or it’s a cool spring day. The short sleeve tops and tee’s are great for general, everyday spring wear. The cardigan is great for wearing over your shoulders in case the fog rolls in, or temperatures drop in the evening. The IT way to wear your cardigan this season is draped or tied over the shoulders. Think 1950s style, sans poodle skirt 😉

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Basic jeans and tee can be enhanced with the cardigan, and fun, trendy jewelry. Multi-colored jewelry, especially bracelets, are very hot this spring season. This bracelet can be worn with any color palette and it will instantly elevate event the most basic jeans and tee look. Love that!

Dressy spring capsule wardrobe

dressy spring capsule wardrobe

Dressy spring capsule wardrobe from left: red floral print skirt / black puff sleeve top with ruffle collar / golden hoop earrings / silver and white earrings / red long puff sleeve sweatshirt / black v-neck cardigan sweater /

I always need a skirt in my seasonal capsule wardrobe. This red floral skirt hits mid-calf and offers a spring vibe. It can be paired with a red top, black top, or white top. I have chosen red and black as my two tops to alternate with this skirt. Since the cardigan is having a moment, it is part of this dressy spring capsule wardrobe too. Again, it should be worn over the shoulders.

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That’s it! Four “hero pieces,” two pairs of jeans, a few tee’s and tops along with four pairs of earrings and a bracelet. Voila! My spring 2020 capsule wardrobe is here, and it can all be mixed and matched.

You can save money this season by using jeans, in lighter washes, from last year. Look for cropped, classic, and skinny cuts. You can also pull out tee’s from your closet which reflect the spring 2020 color palette. Think oceanic hues, shades of red, orange, yellow and pink. Look for vivid colors, as well as pastels. When it comes to jewelry, you may already own classic pieces you can pull forward for spring. To update your wardrobe, look for a pastel menswear blazer, a kimono, a cardigan sweater, and a floral skirt. Instant spring!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my spring handbag capsule, and my spring shoe capsule, later this week!

XOXO

Cathy