I love spring. It's by far my favourite season of the year (closely followed by autumn) but it's been so late in coming this year! I'm not exactly Mrs Green Fingers but working in a place with such beautiful grounds and gardens, I get a pretty good idea of when spring has arrived. It's hard to miss it really. At this time of year we're usually knee deep in bluebells, everything is turning various glorious shades of green and outdoor tea breaks are well and truly the order of the day.
It's the first of May today and we still have no bluebells. However, the daffodils lining the drive have started to poke their heads out and I spied some blossom on the fruit trees just this morning. Most of the other trees are still as bare as they were during the winter but they must be late starters. We've had a couple of sunny days recently and, being hardy souls, our morning coffee and cake has been taken outside. Hurrah! It makes such a difference not to be stuck inside in the dark all day.
I think I can tentatively declare that spring has officially arrived. I'm dressing for it anyway.
Minty pastels, a pale skirt, lashings of girly lace trim, pearls and glittery flat shoes. That shouts spring to me!
I even dug out my one pair of skin coloured tights. They're the one thing I don't like about this time of year. I am usually so good with tights. I treat them nicely and they don't ladder or rip or generally fall apart. Skin coloured tights are RUBBISH though. One wear and they're laddering like nobody's business. Stupid things.
This top is about as close as I'm likely to come to indulging in the sports luxe trend this year. It's not for me. I just can't see trainers as a fashion item and I don't do things that cling. I can, however, happily wear a nice, vaguely sporty, jersey top. Especially if it's as comfy and pretty as this one.
Top - H&M
Skirt - H&M via blog sale
Shoes - c/o TK Maxx
Pebble necklace - charity shop
Bird necklace - Cheap Frills
Bracelets - Primark (pearls) and gift (green)
ps - I'm over at Essbeevee talking about my favourite books if you'd like to pop over and have a read!