Mar 14, 2011 11:40 AM
Punxsutawney Phil, you stinkin' liar. 'no six weeks of winter', our sweet ass. We love hot chocolate and warm sweaters and curling up by the fire with our honey as much as the next girl, but it's getting old FAST. We are so ready for spring! With that in mind, we're counting down the days until March 21st, the official first day of spring, with some fabulous Aspire/Acquire posts featuring ideas for spring fashion and frolicking. Bring on the warm weather!
We're looking forward to trading in our bulky, wool scarves for their lighter, more ethereal spring versions. Lightweight scarves are great for this time of year, when it's no longer cold but not yet warm. Beside the practical benefit of keeping you a bit warmer, scarves are also a simple, elegant way to add color and texture to an otherwise simple ensemble. Out aspire choice for today is the Poppy Skull Silk Chiffon Scarf by Alexander McQueen ($475). The colors are soft but beautiful and wearing it would make us feel like a fashionable pirate. But as five hundos is a steep asking price for a square of fabric, however fabulous it may be, we also have a far more reasonable acquire version. The Pieces Jasmin Floral Scarf ($21) would add a flare of bold hues to a simple work outfit or dress up a jeans and tee look. The combination of colors here reminds us so strongly of spring, it makes us even more eager for sunny days and budding trees.
And, as always, if you've got something you love that's out of your reach, email us and we'll find you some more budget-friendly lookalikes for a future Aspire/Acquire feature!
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