Izzie’s Spring 2016 Favorites

Ah, springtime. All that forsythia bloomed, and I was like… damn, girl. and now, all of Richmond is covered in wisteria, and I’m like, daaaaaaaamn girl!! If it weren’t for all this pesky pollen, spring would be in the running for my favorite season of all time.

Here’s what’s on my *gimme please* list for the season.

1) T-STRAP BALLET FLATS // MODCLOTH

Ordered these yesterday and I can’t freeeeeaking wait for them to arrive! T-straps are just the cutest little embellishment to me. I’m taking a trip to San Francisco in a few weeks and I think these will be glued to my feet for the whole trip. I have a lot of breaking-in to do, so please hurry, Mr. Postman (or Ms, or any non-binary postal-folk).

2) TOTE-PACK // FJALLRAVEN

Like most things on my gimme-list, this tote is something my older sister already owns. Therefore, by the unbreakable law of little sisters, I too must now have it. I don’t want to be such a copycat, and it’s not something I admire about myself, but here we are. This tote is just the perfect size; it has really long handles so you can throw it over your shoulder easily, it’s structured but not stiff, and it converts into a backpack! Every biker girl’s dream right here! Or really, anyone who’s into having their hands/arms free to do other things dream. They’ve got lots of colors, but I’m currently torn between burgundy + black. Nothing new there.

3) TORTOISESHELL BFF SUNNIES // BONLOOK

Honestly, at $70, they’re more than I’d usually be willing to pay for sunglasses. But these sunglasses have a very small piece to them that’s a very big game-changer for me. The nosepiece is flat plastic, and NOT the annoying little wire/plastic contraptions that leave marks on your nose and get stuck in your hair when you push them up! Ugh! I can’t tell you how long I have battled with those tiny little demons for a pair of cute sunnies. Well, no longer, my friend. No longer.

4) CASUAL TEE DRESSES // URBAN OUTFITTERS

I’ve decided I’m going to live in these dresses this summer, thigh chafing be damned! With boots, with sandals, with aforementioned flats, just gimme all the lounge dresses! This knotted one seems like an easy enough DIY, so maybe more on that later…….

5) BUSTY BIKINI TOP // ASOS

Sigh… I just need it. It’s so perfect. Fellow ladies of the Big Titty Committee, this one’s for y’all. Can’t buy a swimsuit anywhere else after wearing ASOS suits.

6) THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP // MARIE KONDO

With the big move to NY just around the corner, Mad and I can’t stop talking about getting rid of all our crap. Seriously, we both have mountains of stuff we never use. My goal is to start fresh with as little as possible— I’m excited to see how much I can lighten my load! This book has been sung high praises from many-a-mover for awhile now, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I loooooove a good self-help book… is that considered a guilty pleasure? If so, instructional books are one of my guilty pleasures. The reviews say it’s a quick read, and I’m hoping it will whip me into shape. So long, 20 pairs of H&M wedges I’ve never worn, so long 50+ college/sorority tees that never leave my drawers anymore, and hello light load living!

Which picks do you love? Let us know below in the comments!

xoxo, Izzie