Happy Coincidences

I’m in a period in my life where everything is up in the air, my options are limited, and I have too few answers. (Jen, you are so dramatic!) So when things just come together, life is good.

Who knew that a pair of tights could cause a fashion epiphany?

It’s easy to get into a fashion rut, and start wearing the same outfits, over and over. I bought that shirt with those pants; I was complimented on this dress with that pair of earrings…you know how it is.

But when I woke up one morning, knowing that I would be meeting with Lindsay – who had a gorgeous pair of tights to give me – and that I wanted to wear my Five Bamboo Blueberry Dress, I suddenly realized I had a clean slate. This dress and tights were generously sent to me for review, and because I’d never worn either with any embellishment I could effectively look at my entire closet with brand new eyes.

Those eyes fell on a pair of suede Nine West pumps I’d fallen in love with on 6pm.com. And on a teal cardigan and metallic belt I’d picked up from the Gap. And a shockingly bright red scarf from Fraas, which I’d wanted to wear, but wasn’t sure what the hell to wear it with.

Then, when I got to Lindsay’s house, she handed me those nylon/lycra microfiber tights from We Love Colors, and they were the softest, stretchiest tights I’d ever worn (and I own a lot of tights).

Needless to say, an outfit was born.

A perfect pair.

It doesn’t hurt that the cherry blossoms are blooming in abundance. They’re my favorite part of spring in Seattle.

What has come together, happily and unexpectedly, for you?

Tights c/o We Love Colors (in mocha, regularly $12.50), who you should totally follow on Twitter or Facebook.
Blueberry dress c/o Five Bamboo (in fog gray, regularly $69)
Enamel-button cardigan: Gap, in peacock, currently $29.99.
Belt: Gap, in pewter, currently $19.99.
Scarf c/o Fraas.
Amazing wedges: Nine West via 6pm, $53.37.
Photos by Lindsay Ginn.