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A Craving for Springtime

Friday, January 21, 2011


 On Wednesday, every patch of snow had finally melted and I could see all of the green again. And then Wednesday night happened. The St. Louis area received between 8.5 and 12 inches of snow in one evening, which hasn't happened around here since before I was born!

I cannot wait for spring to get here so I pulled something fun and colorful out of my closet to brighten the day. This cardigan isn't quite finished yet but I love the color and feel of it so I wore it anyway. It's inspired by a cardigan tutorial that was recently featured on Grosgrain. Also, I'm really loving the maryjanes and socks! I've seen it done all over the place but never tried it. It keeps my feet warm, helps shoes to be more comfy and I love the fun, little girl feel of them. Expect many more cute socks in the future!

Thursday is date night for Pj and I so we dropped Olivia off at his mom's house and headed out in the snow for dinner and window shopping. The restaurant manager gave us free desert for coming in during inclement weather so we picked chocolate ravioli. It's a puff pastry full of melty chocolate with a warm chocolate sauce drizzled on top and whipped cream. YUM!

After dinner, we cruised around town and enjoyed the non-crowded mall and great parking spots since no one else was out and about in the cold. In our travels, I found the perfect fabric for a 1940's wrap dress that I'll be making soon! :)

We stopped at a video game store so Pj could check out what kind of games he can get for his new Wii and I met a 3 year old little girl who was fascinated by my watering can purse. She invited me over to her house so I can help her water her mommy's garden. She said that she has a little watering can that really works and I can use it! :)


Outfit
70's Red and White Butterfly print Pinafore dress- estate sale?
cardiagn-thirfted, embellished by me
red and blue V for Victory bird pins- thirfted (FISH St Charles)
blueberry beret- Christmas gift from my mom
black maryjanes- thirfted, Salvation Army
Red Belt- The Vintage Haberdashery, St Louis
Red and butterscotch bakelite bangles- various thirft stores (thick red one, Christmas gift from Amanda)
Watering Can Purse- Gift from Grandma





28 Responses to “A Craving for Springtime”

  1. In Northern California we have been fortunate enough to have quite a few 68+ days this last week and I took full advantage of it to pull out a few halter dresses. I LOVE spring clothes and spring. Another couple weeks and blossoms will be everywhere <3

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  2. You look so cute and colourful! Love it!

    Kim, did you say another couple of weeks? More like months here

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  3. Yep, the blossoms come to the trees here in Mid to late February!

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  4. Kim, I'm so envious! In Missouri, it starts getting warm in March (sometimes) and runs hot and cold for about 2 months.It rains throughout April and is finally warm enough for swimming in May. I'll be happy when the produce stands and farmers markets finally open. I miss spring and summer produce so much!!

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  5. Oh that's my kind of outfit! They are all mey favourite colours - so pretty and lovely! I also like the sock-shoe look! Can't wait for spring for that! And I didn't realise that the watering can is a purse until I read it - I did not think at all obviously while looking at the pics (I have a toddler on my lap so I guess I'm forgiven :-))

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  6. Love it! I too am yearning for spring, but just got another pretty deep snow cover (deep for here anyways). Congrats on the cardigan make over! It's super cute! I've been wanting to do one, but haven't gotten around to it.

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  7. That cardi is beautiful! I love the D.i.y you did. Very cute.

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  8. Love the rick rack trim on your cardi, so cute :)

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  9. Wonderful, you look really "resplendissante".

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  10. You are without a doubt....GLOWING!!!!

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  11. Just seeing this outfit makes me feel so inspired, I love it!! You look really nice.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  12. Never mind craving Spring time - I am craving your dress!!! Looks lovely!

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  13. Cute outfit! And the story of the little girl made me smile.

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  14. my gosh are you adorable! this outfit reminds me a little of if a 50s babydoll and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker were combined. socks with maryjanes suites you quite nicely and the colors are so fun. I'm also very excited for spring.

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  15. lovely outfit!
    I'm just a new visitor of your blog. I love your pics and I hope you visit mu blog back.
    <3

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  16. You can have some of our weather, it's extremely gross and humid here right now! I'd love to see snow :(

    I never even realized that watering can was a purse! It's awesome!

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  17. I love the cardigan!!! I am a sucker for ric rac. Did you use a zig zag stitch?

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  18. Wow this bag is fabulous! I understand the little girl's fascination. ;) x

    http://aglamorouswayofthinking.blogspot.com/

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  19. Brook, me too! I just used a straight stitch and pressed it flat since my machine didn't have a wide enough zig zag stitch.

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  20. I love the detail on your cardi and the mix of colours you got going on. Your watering can is such a fun bag :) Enjoy the freak snow!

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  21. You look completely adorable! I love this outfit on you!

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  22. 80 degrees and sunny here, and you look adorable!!!

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  24. That is just the sweetest outfit,luv the cardi with the rick rack & the colour combo is gorgeous!

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  25. you're lovely brittany!!!!!!!!

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  26. I could die for that bag too .... you is fun and very colorful in the snow. I love, love colors.

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