Que Bella – Dressing for Spring

I am quite enjoying our beautiful weather here in Central Texas. It looks like a lot of you have been experiencing milder temps for Winter. But now it’s Spring!, which came really fast. I can’t believe April is less than two weeks away. Staying busy with work has made the time fly by. And now I have something to really look forward to.

We booked our trip to Europe!!! Whee!! I’m so excited but Husband is making me be very PRACTICAL about what I pack. That word isn’t even in my vocabulary and now I have to figure out how to do that very thing with packing. I’ll worry about that later. Besides…that’s what Polyvore is for.

I was so excited to finally wear the Gimlet Skirt in Coaster Stripe and my new Tippi Sweater in Succulent Green. I am a sucker for beautiful shades of green. Both have been sitting in my closet for a while but they were both pieces I knew I would enjoy wearing. I added my new Stuart Weitzman wedges that are the most perfect shade of Nude. You can hardly tell I”m wearing shoes. They are comfortable and I lasted all day wearing them at the office without any issues. The Gimlet Skirt is something I so want to bring to Europe with me but won’t be able to because it’s not practical. Blegh…bad taste in my mouth for that word even when typing it. 

Next up is the Crepe Myrtle Shirtdress by Sarah Ball from Anthropologie. I tried it on here and instantly fell in love with it. I added the sunny colored Featherweight Cotton Cardigan and Anthropologie’s Dearie Me Wedges. I was un-prepared for the height of these shoes. I did last all day long at the office but will need to make some adjustments with the strap so it’s a little tighter on me. This dress would be another great Europe item but won’t be travelling with me this time.

Lastly, my outfit from today. This is the Old Navy Wrap Dress in the black print. You’ve seen me in the green print dress here. I added an old Banana Republic lace cami and brought out my Lanvin Espadrille Wedges. This wrap dress is a great item and is now on sale for $10 in-store! Grab it if you can. I also have it in solid black and red.

Have a Great Evening!


  1. March 23, 2012 / 8:58 am

    Hi – I think the Gimlet would be very practical for Europe (but then, I love that skirt!). We are actually going to France in AUgust and I typically prefer wearing dresses or skirts there, since we often stop into churches and I like to be respectful. My only practical advice is really good walking shoes. I invested in a pair of arche sandals, which were pretty and perfect for walking and I was so glad that I did….

    • March 23, 2012 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks for the tip on the Arche shoes. I'll check them out. The skirt would be great for Europe! I just need to figure out how to make it work.

  2. March 23, 2012 / 9:45 am

    All of these are great looks! And how fun that you are going to Europe!!!

    • March 23, 2012 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks Pam. We are all very excited about our family trip.

  3. March 23, 2012 / 10:10 am

    I love the Tippi in that shade of green!
    And with stripes? Divine!

  4. March 23, 2012 / 11:11 am

    Love all of those outfits- and I'll be looking for that Old Navy dress this afternoon 🙂
    When I went to Europe, I wore almost exclusively dresses and skirts- they're lightweight, so your suitcase won't be heavy! (Clearly, the 'practical' word isn't in my vocabulary either!)

  5. March 23, 2012 / 11:54 am

    Okay, why CAN'T you bring the skirt to Europe?!? As long are you aren't hiking anywhere, I think it's totally workable! I plan on bringing a few skirts when I go at the end of the April, myself. I think it would be fabulous!

    That dress is now $10 instore?! Yikes. After seeing your initial review, I bought the two printed ones myself. I may end up getting a solid, too. LOVE them!!

    • March 23, 2012 / 1:19 pm

      Haha…the "can't/practical" post is coming later today. If I can hand wash it without messing up the pleats or having it be too wrinkled it's coming with me.

      I'm thinking I may go back and get what I can find in my sizes for the wrap dress. It's so cheap and I'll be so sad if something happens to any of mine. I think multiples and doubles is ok at that price. Did you see the ones from the Gap? So cute!

  6. March 23, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    Love the first look…perfection! Hope you have a fabulous time in Europe!

  7. March 26, 2012 / 7:58 am

    It's a great dressing for spring. You look fabulous. Loved all the outfits and shoes!

  8. April 10, 2012 / 4:25 am

    Love the Anthro outfit!