My last springtime adventure in imaginary shopping is the "how to experiment with a fashion color" question. I'm totally smitten with this striped top, and my desire for it would be sufficient to convince me to introduce pink into my wardrobe for six months or a year - however long the top lasts.
Here is a case in which I would NOT spend a lot of money on jewelry, and I would buy a decent pair of shoes or sandals, but not a long-term investment pair. This small shopping spree is designed to brighten up my wardrobe for spring, indulge in a garment which I love, and participate in the "brightly colored pants" trend, without breaking the bank.
Tee shirt – J. Crew, cropped pants – Diane von Furstenberg, pink earrings – Tarina Tarantino, sandals – Betsey Johnson
These are the basic spring and summer garments that I'm going to use to leverage my purchases:
And this is how I'm going to use my purchases. For a short-term treat like this, I would expect that I'd be wearing both new garments AT LEAST once a week through the spring and summer...