Spring Update with Banana Republic

Spring has officially sprung – and hence I am officially thinking all sunshine and wearing lighter layers again, like this blouse I’ve styled by Banana Republic. Today I was in such a great mood overall because of all the sun, Adams antics (which sometimes frustrate me) didn’t bother me a bit, I was able to be productive and make a huge dent in my to-do list. I then cooked a nice dinner which we all ate at the table minus our mobile devices which is a miracle in itself, and I even squeezed in some yoga before getting back on my laptop for more after hours work. As it turns out, writing is a lot like motherhood, in that it is a 24 hour job – if you aren’t actively doing it, you are probably thinking about it – and it also never really ends. But also like motherhood, it is immensely rewarding so it is worth the time and effort that you put into it. Like even today’s post – I hit publish when I realized my computer hadn’t saved anything I wrote, nor did it save the links to products. (So this is actually the second time I’m writing this, and it has been a long day and I am really hoping I don’t forget any important point or witty observation this time around.)

Another thing I’ve been obsessed with lately, other than the weather, is Spring cleaning my closet. I’ve finally had enough of hanging on to things that have no use for me at the present time. I was keeping things only because they were expensive, or because they were in such great shape. My closet was so packed, I had to keep things like loungewear, t-shirts, pj’s, and gym clothes in a completely separate closet in another room! Mind you my closet is a walk-in – see my recent closet makeover video here – and when I first moved in to this house, my stuff barely filled up half of it, so I know that I can and should live without. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted and now I have replaced the things I’ve removed with what I actually wear on a day to day basis, those t-shirts and joggers came out of the guest room, and it has been life changing for me. I did wonder how to get rid of all the extra clothes that were old or barely used; it got me thinking whether I should look for a service like the folks Down Under have – this cheapest skip bin hire sydney that can arrange for a bin and come pick up anything and everything that you don’t want. Then again, I could just donate the clothes to Goodwill or a charity, or give them to people I know who need it! Anyway, I know now that the pieces I really love and wear a lot include drapey blazers or trench coats, long oversized sweaters, and blouses of all kinds.

A great blouse is actually an easy update to your closet for Spring. I’ve paired this bright printed blouse by Banana Republic with some of my favorite neutral staples like blue jeans and an army green jacket. Check out Banana Republic for more ways to update for Spring!


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Blouse & Necklace: Thanks to Banana Republic | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Jacket: Loft – Similar Style | Bag: Chanel | Watch: Thanks to Shore Projects

Note: this post is in collaboration with Banana Republic, all thoughts expressed are my own.

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