I’m not good with dates – I forget birthdays (except my own, and Belovedest’s), if we hadn’t got married on the 1st day of Spring I would struggle with our anniversary, and let’s not even get started on the holidays that changes dates every year!
But Mother’s Day in the US is coming up soon… If you’re still lucky enough to buy gifts for this occasion, it’s time to give it some thought!
And yes, your mother would want you to have something pretty too…
If your wardrobe could use a bit of freshening up, a new accent color for warm weather is a fun option to consider; for this post, I just found cardigans that I liked, and then built around them. A pretty cardigan over a neutral outfit ALWAYS makes things feel new and fresh, and many places require a cardigan or something warmish when you go indoors – the plague of too much air conditioning.
This first color is NOT what you expect when someone says spring, but it might be perfect for you!
I think this pink would be lovely with camel, beige, or ivory…
How pretty is this? Named for a pond that I’ve NEVER seen… nothing scummy here!
Perhaps perfect for someone with blue eyes?
With grey? Or navy and white?
I LOVE this…
Okay, maybe grey feels like a big change for you? For those of us gradually transitioning to softer colors as we age, this might be an option… (and how have I lived for almost 60 years without Fleur de Lis earrings?)
If I’m forced to tell the truth, I’m ALWAYS going to opt for red accents; they feel right to me, as if I’m hard-wired to brightness!
Uh, yes, this is the 2nd time I’m using this color. I love it… and I liked the opportunity to show how you have choices with colors and accessories!
Yes, if I weren’t updating with MORE red, this would be my choice. I’m very fond of black and white (cream, ivory, bone) graphic prints!
Realistically? I’ll buy my mother plane tickets… But dreaming of beautiful little “accessory families” is a good way for all of us to figure out how to balance our core neutral wardrobes with our splashes of accent!
p.s. Yes, there’s a lot of things here from The Met Store. Many of the vendors that I feature here on The Vivienne Files are good with commissions, but there are just a few of them that treat me like a creative individual. This is a salute to the warm, kind and friendly people in New York…