Spring Trend: A Sea of Blue

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012, Style.com

It’s time to gather steam on your Spring shopping list. Stores are beginning to get their first warm weather items and the itch to get some new things is strong. Have you started already?

Ocean-inspired blues are big news this spring. They range in hues from bright, electric blues to soft, watery blues and will pair well with yellow, orange and the lush blue-green colors that are also popular. Rebecca Taylor (pictured above) walked several items down the runway for Spring 2012 in this artful blue pattern and I absolutely love it (and want it too).

Here are some more beautiful blues to add to your closet this spring (and summer):

  1. Shoshanna ‘Julie Acacia’ Dress, $375 at Shopbop.com
  2. Zara Sandal with Combined Straps, $35 at Zara.com
  3. Theory ‘Efina D’ Merino Sweater, $295 at Piperlime.com
  4. Pim + Larkin ‘Colette’ Blazer, $79 at Piperlime.com
  5. Elizabeth & James ‘Sadie’ Dress, $395 at Piperlime.com
  6. Marimekko PJ by Converse Sneakers, $90 at Piperlime.com

You’ll have to endure a few more weeks of nautical-inspired posts from me. I’ve got beach on the brain and truly can’t wait to change my latitude in the coming days and cast-off winter for a few precious moments. I’m heading to the water soon (but not soon enough), so this spring trend is right up my alley.

Speaking of water and beaches, here are the last two books I read. Do you see how crazy for the island life I am right now!

  • An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof is about a couple who decide to quit their jobs and sail from Canada to the Caribbean. Sailing may sound like a dream, but every dream has rough waters to go through.
  • Cross Currents by John Shors takes place on Koh Phi Phi island near Thailand in the days just before and after the devastating tsunami hits and follows two intertwined families, one Thai and the other American, one of which is running from the law.

 Read my reviews and see if you’d like these books too. This makes 5 books read out my goal of 30 books for 2012. On track for now!



13 responses to “Spring Trend: A Sea of Blue

  1. Wow! Gorgeous blues…I don’t own too many blues, but thanks for the inspiration! I think we’ll be heading to the beach in April as well…just need to feel the sand and hear the ocean…ahhhhhh

    • The siren song of the ocean is calling both of us! Do you know where you’re heading yet?

      • We love St George Island but haven’t finalized anything yet. How about you? Any recommendations?

        • We go to Mexico a lot (all different areas), but this year we’re eyeballing the Caribbean. I’ve never been to St. George, but I’ll have to check it out. We have family that goes to Watercolor every year and love it.

          • We should be on the phone! haha
            Love Caribbean islands…we love cruising so we visited most of the islands that way. We took our son to St Thomas last October and enjoyed it very much. Great shopping! We want to take our dog this time so we’re staying in the country. Here’s to frozen margaritas and sand between our toes!

          • I’ll second that emotion! I’ll have to pick your brain about the Caribbean sometime. Sounds like you’ve been nearly everywhere.

  2. I love the blues! With these clothes and the warm weather I’m so dying for warmer weather.

  3. I’m trying to get a post through again.

    In my family, we call that blue Greek flag blue and we say it in Greek. The color tosses me right back to visiting my extended family in the Mediterranian. The cut of the jacket is so nice and the dresses are beautiful. I need a vacation! Elaine

  4. Really pretty post….love that shade of blue. It makes me want to shop and sit under a palm tree with an icy drink all at the same time!

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