Monday Inspiration: Seven Skirts for Spring

I haven’t purchased a new skirt in several years, but something about spring always makes wearing skirts particularly appealing. Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from this season which, although mostly out of my price range, are still fun to dream about and draw inspiration from. :)

High Seas Skirt

High Seas Skirt by Maeve (Anthropologie)

This skirt is so fun – I love the nautical stripes and the fit-and-flare silhouette. If it wasn’t for the exorbitant Anthropologie price tag, I’d be sorely tempted on this one. :)

Tulle Midi Skirt

Tulle Midi Skirt by Bailey 44 (Anthropologie)

This skirt is so lovely. It would be difficult not to secretly feel like a princess or a ballerina while wearing this ethereal treat (I guess I’m still 5 at heart).

Pintuck Pleat Chambray Skirt

Pintuck Pleat Chambray Skirt (eShakti)

I had a pleated chambray skirt similar to this several years ago and I wore it until it was threadbare. Chambray tends to go with almost anything and holds up well, so I’m a fan.

Her Fifties Colorblock Skirt

Her Fifties Colorblock Skirt (eShakti)

I love the length and shape of this skirt, and the crisp white with the bold, grass-green stripes. So fresh and cheerful. :)

Papillon Skirt

Papillon Pleated Skirt by Essentiel (Anthropologie)

What could be more spring-like than this white pleated skirt with butterflies floating across it? It looks elegant, but playful too.

Spring Street Skirt

Spring Street Skirt (Shabby Apple)

Another tulle skirt. I guess I’m really just loving tulle skirts this spring. :)

Pintura Ball Skirt

Pintura Ball Skirt by Geisha Designs (Anthropologie)

This skirt is definitely the most extravagant of the seven. I’m not sure I’d have the occasion to wear a floor-length taffeta skirt very often, but it looks so luxurious and the colors are gorgeous – like a watercolor. I couldn’t resist. :)

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What about you all? Do you have a favorite skirt you’ve been admiring this spring (even if just from afar)? :) Did everyone have a nice Mother’s Day?


Monday Inspiration: Summer Hairstyles

Ah, spring… when a young woman’s fancy turns to chopping off her hair. Just thinking about it makes me nervous (but excited)! ;) I’ve almost always had long hair, and although I play with the idea of getting it cut shorter every summer, I inevitably chicken out. A few times I’ve been super adventures and gone as high as my collarbones (so reckless! so edgy!), but that’s about it. ;) I enjoy wearing my hair long, and it will probably always be my go-to style. Still, every spring I get that itch that maybe I should try something shorter.

Haircut Collage

This spring, as usual, I’ve been researching shorter cuts, so I thought I’d share some of the styles I’ve been perusing for inspiration. Apparently the long bob (aka “lob”) and blunt-cut hair are actually pretty popular styles this year, so I was able to find plenty of pictures of the length and shaping I’ve had in mind.

Longer bob

Here are a few shoulder-skimming cuts with long layers. I still don’t really understand how to use a blow dryer or curling iron properly (I KNOW), so I like cuts that require minimal styling. If I can scrunch it and go, or (when it’s longer) put it up in a braid or bun, that’s what I’ll do. I like that these cuts look like they require pretty minimal effort if your hair has a natural wave.

Hair cut shaping

I love how the blunt bob and long layers give hair some texture and body. Again, maintenance looks pretty minimal.

Shorter bobs

Slightly shorter bobs I’ve been eyeing… in case I feel extra adventurous. As you can maybe tell from EVERY set of pictures thus far, I have a little bit of Scarlett Johansson hair envy, haha. Every time I looked up a different variation of “long blunt bob”… there she was again. Eventually I gave up and embraced the fact that she just really pulls off this hair style. Now if only my hair was that red, right?

Longer cutsAnd here we have my safety net, in case I don’t have the courage to make the chop. ;) Or if I do, maybe some styles to transition to in the fall and winter as my hair grows out. I love the long layers and loose waves. Gorgeous.

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What about you all – do you get the itch for a shorter style as summer approaches? Do you have a favorite go-to cut, or are you thinking of trying something new? I’d love to see what styles you all love – feel free to comment with a link to your own blog with some ideas you’d like to try this summer. :)