Spring Is In The Air | Cherry Blossoms & White DressesMarch 25, 2016
I have spring fever… I love this time of the year (I mean who doesn’t right?); there’s an explosion of life and color all around – smell of blooming flowers, brighter colors, warmer temperatures, longer days and most importantly, shedding those (heavy) layers (of clothing). Spring brings with it not just a new season but (to me) also a promise of new hopes and new beginnings!
The white and pale pink blossoms known as Sakura symbolizes the beginning of spring!! It’s that time of the year when a number of cities from Vancouver B.C to Seoul carry out the Japanese tradition and celebrate Hanami, the Cherry Blossom Festival (thanks to the Japanese government for gifting the cherry trees several years ago). It’s a spectacle to see thousands of locals, tourists and professional photographers flock to these cities to capture the beauty in their minds and cameras. While on the east coast, my hubby and I visited the Tidal Basin in D.C. to witness the beauty of the largest Cherry Blossom festival in the US. Now that we have moved to Washington, we caught a glimpse of the famous cherry blossoms (2 weekends in a row) in the campus of the University of Washington.
Where are you checking out cherry blossoms this year, in your city or elsewhere?
Spring is also the time to bring out those crisp and clean white clothes. Spring and white (dress) symbolize the same thing – freshness and purity. Just like a LBD (Little Black Dress), a LWD (Little White Dress) is also a closet staple – it’s versatile and stylish. While a LWD is spontaneous and carefree, it’s also elegant and sophisticated. In short, a white dress is a lot of amazing things and you can dress down or dress up a simple white dress to suit any occasion – from a pretty daytime look to a glamorous evening look!
The white dress I am wearing here was a gift from the hubs for Valentine’s Day (love the beautiful lace, flare and pretty details). Normally, I prefer to wear such a dress (with little gold sparkles) for an evening out, but I was just in the mood to wear this one to check out the cherry blossoms (and styled it just the way I would if I were going out on a date night). I paired it with (a recent find on thredUP) my stunning royal blue and gold combo pumps! I wore a side braid and put on some pink lipstick to finish off the romantic look. For a daytime look, I would throw on my denim jacket and slip into more comfortable lace up flats (see, the options are endless ).
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What’s your favorite way to style a LWD?
Dress : Macy’s
Pumps : thredUp (similar)
Convertible Earrings : Chloe + Isabel (my boutique)
Crystal Bracelet : Chloe + Isabel (my boutique)
Statement Ring : Chloe + Isabel (my boutique)
Clutch : Macy’s
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!”