Even with the wonderful change of seasons we have here, I still get antsy for spring to come and winter to end.... every. year. I prefer the warm weather to the winter. I feel so much better when the sun it out and its warm enough to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. This time of year its not always possible to get outside and I start to get in a funky mood.
I've learned to use fashion to try and counteract that feeling. I start pulling out the bright colors and fun prints. Its amazing how much this little thing can help. Its so easy to stick to our "winter wardrobe" of black, grey or navy. Dark colors just bring down my spirit.
I generally like bright colors. I lived in Florida for a while after college and LOVED that people dressed in "summer colors" all year long. I also learned to love the "Florida" prints I saw everywhere. I worked at a small boutique that sold Lilly Pulitzer and fell in love with her designs. I initially got a job there because I didn't think I would spend my paycheck on the clothes. After working with them every day and looking at each piece individually I slowly started buying pieces. Eventually I liked everything in the store. Now that I'm back in Iowa I don't have a Lilly Pulitzer store anywhere near so I'm forced to order everything online. I still have some vintage Lilly pieces and I keep sprinkling in new items. These clothes definitely help get rid of the winter blah feeling.
Here is a vintage Lilly scarf I got while I was in Florida. This was a Breast Cancer Awareness scarf from 2004.