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With the official start of spring and the weather only getting warmer in Texas, it’s natural for a girl to start dreaming of what wardrobe changes the season might bring. So when Lyst (a fun shopping site I use) put out the call for bloggers to share #TheItLyst, I couldn’t resist picking out some pieces for my dream list. Here’s why these items are perfect for your spring collection.


Catherine Malandrino
Embroidered Sleeveless Dress

Source: Lyst.com

First of all, I love the color combo on this Catherine Malandrino dress (reminiscent of a Color Crush scheme I posted recently). Second, it’s the perfect mix of sweet and sexy and could easily go from day to night with the removal of a cardigan and a switch from flats to heels. The sheer layers take it up a notch from sweet sundress to sexy sheath without actually revealing anything. More bonus points for the fact that it’s sleeveless — essential for the Texas heat.


Antik Batik
Asa Tunic

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This tunic from Antik Batik is a great piece that can transition from spring to summer. In spring I picture myself wearing it over crisp white jeans and wedges for happy hour on the patio with my friends. In summer it would be a great pool/beach coverup or an easy throw-it-on-and-still-look-chic-in-100-degree-weather look with some light leggings and great leather sandals.


Rebecca Minkoff
Markey Envelope Crossbody Clutch

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Who other than Rebecca Minkoff could make an Easter-Bunny-pink bag look kinda edgy? Very few. That’s why this beauty is on the lust list. Small but functional, classic and structured, solid color — this baby will never really go out of style. It will make any outfit look instantly more put-together. Do you usually wear mostly neutrals? Perfect, add some pink!


Aurelie Bidermann
Lunada Bay Bracelet

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Aurelie Biedermann’s bracelet is flora preserved eternally. It will even remind you of spring in the bleak midwinter. It would be the perfect addition to my arm party…(hint-hint to anyone who’s reading this). Need I say more?


Reed Krakoff
Leather and Patent Leather Wedge Sandals

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I’m just going to say it. Reed Krakoff is badass. And he knows what women want. Or maybe just what I want. Structured shoes and bags with a good amount of color mixed in. Sigh.

Reed Krakoff is the president of Coach. Those of you who know me personally will know that Coach is not a favorite brand of mine, but I think he’s done a great job there. Krakoff is incredible because he’s able to to separate his own tastes from what is best for a brand. He took Coach from a $500 million handbag business to a $4 billion empire and has introduced some great leatherwork and footwear along the way. Krakoff’s 3-year-old eponymous line couldn’t be more different from Coach. It’s edgy, modern, minimalist. I find his ability to have a great head for business as well as be able to follow his own passions very admirable. If you want to learn more about him, check out this fun little 20 Questions piece on Krakoff from the Wall Street Journal.

Anyway, back to shopping! What are the pieces you’re most coveting this spring?

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