Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring

...and we had snow! The sun is peeking out, so hopefully things will return to normal soon. I'm looking forward to wearing some of these soon. Can you tell I'm suffering from spring fever?

6pm.com (Zappo's outlet site) recently had a sale on Clarks, which are a favorite brand since they fit me so well. So I splurged on 3 pair. I also got a pair of Bandolino sandals (second from left). They're the same as a pair I bought last year except brown instead of black. I'm really looking forward to the weather warming up a little more so I can wear my new goodies! Clarks has really stepped up its game with regard to styling over the past couple of years, so these are both comfortable and cute! The Bandolinos, not so much, although they're ok. Basically, they're clogs. The straps are adjustable, a bonus for my narrow feet.

I've been suffering a little bit with spring hayfever, so I'm planning on taking it easy this weekend. After the last 2 weekends, I'm happy to be at home with no real agenda. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I have enough energy to work in the sewing room. I recently got Louise Cutting's new pattern, Hearts a Flutter, and I really want to give the shell top a try:

I'm not sure that the overblouse will work for me and my lifestyle, but I can always use a good shell!

7 comments:

a little sewing on the side said...

I had not heard of 6pm website, thanks for the tip. Those shoes are cute and Clarks are one of the few that fit me, too.

gwensews said...

I like that new pattern. I would definitely make the blouse into a jacket.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I have totally been digging Clarks the past couple years as well. They are comfortable and stylish. Now you've made me visit 6pm.com again and I found a really cute pair of red sandals... Don't.need.more.shoes.

Duchesse said...

I love that detail. So many shells are boring!

Like you, o happy when it's sandal season and always push it- if my toes don't turn blue, I'm ok!

Mardel said...

Love the detail on that shell. I've been despairing over the boring versions I have so I think I will go check that out. And the sandals are fabulous even though I think I have a few weeks before they get regular wear around here though.

materfamilias said...

My eye was quickly drawn to the long-sleeved version, but I was thinking it was a jacket. I like the lines, but I can see it wouldn't be too practical as an overblouse.
Isn't it great to be able to get the sandals out? We're not quite there yet, but at least I know the days of the boots are limited!

cidell said...

I *live* for 6pm.com. Seriously. I should never get their newsletter. I would be broke!