My Spring Wish List - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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My Spring Wish List

I know for me, there comes a time when I am ready to do some Spring cleaning. Right about now. It is the time when I take my Winter/Fall clothes and pack them into the guest room closet, making room for new Spring items and either selling or donating clothes that have languished in my closet, or that I just am not fond of anymore. I’ve compiled a list of items I am looking for this season.

I shop 99% of the time online. I also choice the stores that offer free shipping/returns and therefore I can try things on in the comfort of my own home.ย  WIth many of the shops, I know the sizing, the fit, and it is consistent for me. I do buy secondhand, from Poshmark, The Real Real, etc, but I will also add pieces from favorite online shops, Mango, Zara.

This season, Mango is killing it! I have been excited to shop again, and have found some wonderful, classic pieces to add to my Spring/Summer wardrobe.

I went through a phase with dresses, that I was buying a lot of dressy dresses. Dresses I could wear out to dinner, a show, or special event. Now, I have plenty of those, I am at home, working on the blog, and question why I need any more of these? I began looking for more day dresses, casual dresses I could feel comfortable in, no matter what I was doing.

I do love my floral dresses but have also become quite fond of spicy colors ( Spring Trends 2019 post), gingham prints, paper bag waist pants, and linen dresses/sundresses, so wait and see!

Midi Dress Love

I love a great midi dress! I think they are classy, timeless, and I feel good in them. Until my knees drop to the ground or crinkle like a raisin, I will wear all lengths of dresses, but the midi dress can always make me feel confident!

White Bag- Rattan

I have a round straw bag I bought last year from amazon. I love this style and it looks so fresh with safari looks and neutral chic styles. When my eye spotted this white, round bag from Zara, I was excited to style it. This shape has been popular now for years.

Sandals-

white sandals or heels are big this Season. I love the look of all white and am looking for a pretty white heel or sandal that I can style with this look, or wear with any dressy dress.

Paper Bag Pants

This style was popular in shorts and pants last year, and I love the look., I have a small waist, and the paper bag pants are a great way to emphasize that, and have a pulledย together casual look. Looking for a pair of olive pants that I can wear other neutral shades with. Pair them with a silky cami and pair of sandal slides and straw bag for a summery look

White trouser/casual pants

Love these pants from Mango. The organic cotton is breathable, and the drawstring waist comfortable. Living in the South, breathable fabrics are so important in the hot months! I will wear denim shorts in blue and white, but also love linen and cotton int he summer.

Gingham

Classic print. Just makes you think vintage or something my mom used to wear. She wishes she would have kept some of her summer dresses, as this checked print doesn’t go out of style! I have a blue gingham swimsuit one piece I enjoy wearing as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the midi dress in this print, ( see above) and these pants are calling my name as well.ย  You can find gingham in dresses, skirts, bermuda shorts, tops., you name it!

Leather Slides

What could be easier or just as easy as “flip-flops”? A low heeled or flat leather slide, like this from Sam Edelman, with bow details or clean look are a cool, easy choice for the hotter months. Slide them on your feet, and go! I’d love a cognac brown pair. I also love the textured raffia styles for a casual chic look.

Pretty tops- Spicy Neutrals/Neutral

As I mentioned, I have a “few” floral blouses, so I am on the hunt for some solids that can mix and match, some linen blouses to keep me cool, and a few camis. I love a classic white linen top with mother of pearl buttons like this one.

Straw thick belt

I love a dark brown straw belt or a natural belt from Mango to wear with my off white linen dresses, pairing them with neutral or spicy tones for more of a defined – structured look.

What is on your Spring Wish List? Have you done your Spring wardrobe cleaning?ย 

Have a wonderful weekend, it’s almost April!

I’ve curated some clothes that are on my wishlist and are examples of above. These are affiliate links at no cost to you!

Happy Shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

Jess xx

28 Comments
  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 21:57h, 17 April Reply

    I have never been one for tucking my shirt in, but I am loving the paper bag trend, and am very close to ordering me a pair of pants, and appropriate top.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:52h, 31 March Reply

    Great wishlist! I’ll take one of each please – ha! I am in love with those gingham pants from Mango and with the top it totally looks like a jumpsuit. So cute. I also love that bag and belt you chose – I can’t wait to see your spring wardrobe!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 31 March Reply

      Thanks friend! I know, i like that you can wear them seperately and perfer that over a jumpsuit. I can’t wait to do a bit more shopping ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 18:56h, 30 March Reply

    Those are great picks. Love the round bag and the gingham jumpsuit and that plaid dress. So cute.
    x, Julie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Julie! Beleive it or not, the gingham is a two piece set, one of the reasons I liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! xx

  • Midlifeandbeyond
    Posted at 14:53h, 30 March Reply

    I always manage to find something I really like in Mango. They do have a great spring collection. So love the midi dress. Plus those white sandals.
    Alison
    xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you! I only shop on-line, would be tempted if we had a Zara or Mango store here though. thanks for visiting! xx

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 22:36h, 29 March Reply

    I think the Midi dress is you! I can see you wearing it with the white sandals and white purse. But then again, I think you would wear it better with you style of adding a pop of color instead.
    Lisa

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 30 March Reply

      Thank you Lisa! I look forward to adding some of these pieces to my closet. Im just loving ginham this season! xx

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 17:14h, 29 March Reply

    I’ve never shopped at Mango before, although from time to time I’ve seen something of theirs. Their plus sizes start at a size 10? Yikes. I can already picture you styling your wish list items!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 30 March Reply

      Hi Kim!
      I didn’t know that about the plus sizes, wow. Thanks, I can’t wait to get a few things, it is always fun to add some new items each season. xx

  • Jessica Windle
    Posted at 16:35h, 29 March Reply

    I love all these picks! I have that green gingham midi dress on my wishlist too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:55h, 30 March Reply

      Thank you Jess, ah! I can see it on you too! cant wait to get it, i think it will be great for summer. xx

  • Liz
    Posted at 13:55h, 29 March Reply

    I love all of your picks, Jess! You have such great taste! I think the first three are my favorite!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:01h, 29 March Reply

      Thanks Lizzy! I just bought the dress, so Ihave to see how it fits when it comes in. But yes! Im eyeing those other pieces. xx

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 10:50h, 29 March Reply

    Fabulous picks Jess, totally agree with you and aren’t the sandals darling – i love white in the summer. x Jacqui Mummabstylish Thanks for joining the #linkup.xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 29 March Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! Me too! They are on my list for the summer.. Im just waiting on a sale ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 09:56h, 29 March Reply

    Thanks Laurie! I wouldn’t say I don’t love my florals, but my tastes have changed a bit, and I do love some wonderful linen pieces for the hot months, and gingham has just been such a classic, it won my heart too! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:00h, 29 March Reply

    I just adore gingham for some reason. In fact, I just bought a pair of gingham pants that I’ve already worn many times!!
    And the white sandals….those are so fun!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 29 March Reply

      I know Jodie! I have some pieces I look forward to wearing and can’t wait to get the sundress in the first pictures. It gets so hot here in the South, I love a grest sundress and linen fabrics. xx

  • Marta
    Posted at 08:57h, 29 March Reply

    I really want to get a midi dress this spring, they’re so pretty and romantic and I never used to like them but lately I’ve been thinking about it and I decided I need to try one on and figure out if it looks good on me or not haha

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 29 March Reply

      Hi Marta, I love a midi dress, and have been a big fan for awhile now. There are so many great options out there, I bet you would find a dress you love! xx

  • Lise
    Posted at 04:26h, 29 March Reply

    I usually thrift most of my clothes yet I also noticed Mango has a great selection now. Lise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 29 March Reply

      I do some thrifting, and love certain shops on-line. Yes! check them out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:34h, 29 March Reply

    Oh my goodness! I love everything here Jess. It’s my wish list too xx

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