Spring Doesn't Exist in Colorado

Here in Colorado, we don't believe in the season known to others as "Spring."  We have a season known as "I can't make up my mind."

It goes a little something like this:
Monday - 70s;
Tuesday - snowing;
Wednesday - cold and windy;
Thursday - warm then cold;
Friday - cold then warm;
Saturday - it was supposed to be warm, but a surprise snow storm came in
Sunday - don't even try to guess;

I see so many style blogs in beautiful, flowy spring skirts and peep toe shoes and I get grumpy.  I just can't wear those yet.  And by the time I can, summer has snuck in and its so hot that I just want to live in shorts and flip flops.

So what do native Coloradans do?  We layer, layer, layer.  It isn't uncommon to see us go to work in a parka and come home in a tank top.  It's just what we do!

For all you native Coloradans, or others in areas where the weatherman get paid to just make stuff up, here are some fun "Spring-ish" clothes that I've decided to add to my wardrobe:

Palazzo Pants - I have to give inspiration to Andrea at Momfessionals.  I've been following her blog for some time and she was right!  It's like wearing PJs to work (shhh!  Don't tell anyone!).  What I think I especially love about these pants is the inseam - they are so incredibly long that for a tall girl like me, I can wear HIGH WEDGES with these puppies.  But don't worry, if you don't have legs for days, you just simply roll up the waist band and adjust as needed.  Its perfect!

Sidebar:  The first time I wore these to work (around engineers, mind you), I walked past one of them and all the guy could say was  "uh.... pants!"  He was so surprised and shocked.  "Yep!  They're pants!"  It was so cute and endearing, but pretty much sums up these engineers (because the pants are fun to wear and certainly get noticed!)

1. White Plum courtesy of Jane  // 2. White Plum  //  3. Hippie Chick Boutique 

Cardigan Sweaters - My coworker, Jen, wears a sweater everyday to work.  Our offices are super cold and we wouldn't be able to make it through the day without a little shoulder cover-up.  I just love the bright colors that these add and the 3/4 lengths that are perfect for this "I don't know what to call it" weather.

1. Loft // 2. Banana Republic // 3.  American Eagle

Flats - I <3 my flats from BR - they are so versatile and I wear them all year long.  With pants, shorts, skirts, dresses - you name it, I'm in them!  Maybe its because I'm tall and it helps me not be so fierce, or maybe because they are so darn comfortable!

1. Banana Republic  //  2. Banana Republic

I mean how cute is the pink and nude one for the in between months?  Its bright - it cheery - it has a BOW!

Scarves - Can't go wrong with wearing scarves.  I find I am a touch warmer in the A/C of the office when I'm wearing a scarf, I feel more stylish and "in" when I'm meeting clients, and they help add color to a somewhat mundane outfit if I'm just not in the mood to put forth much effort.

1. Gap // 2. Gap // 3. Gap

Gap totally wins this category - mainly because so many of their scarves are under $18 and many under $12 - THAT'S AWESOME!  Look at these bright, soft scarves to wrap yourself in when your office is set to a mild 40 degrees like mine is!

I hope this "Spring" thing peeks its head out sooner or later, before we are into full blown summer, but in the meantime, I will troll other blogs of people living in real climates and be a bit jealous of their fun clothes.

Until next time!

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