As I sit here, debating whether to run to the store in a panic to prepare for the *booming male announcer voice* WINTER BLIZZARD OF 2011, I get increasingly irritated and anxious because I am………SICK OF WINTER! I am tired of dirty, slushy snow. I am tired of blistering, windy cold days! I am tired of grey, dark mornings that make me want to just get back under the covers. I have actually started to envy bears; they get to sleep through this mess and then come out in the spring and create havoc at picnics! I want to be able to do that! *big sigh* Alas, I am not a bear. I am big, yes. I am black, yes, but I am not a bear. So………. I will dream of spring as I dread going to the store and picking through whats left on the shelves (people have been raiding the stores all weekend. The only thing probably left on shelves is pickled beets, hominy, and olives with pits.)
I have, what is commonly referred to as, spring fever. I don’t typically experience this level of longing for sunny, snow free days (interspersed with grey, rainy days) until the first of March. I guess I am just getting older. *shrug* The slow, insidious creep of whites, corals, nautical stripes, and cotton trenches in stores, magazines, and catalogs, just fuels my desire for longer and brighter days.
So………I have been keeping an eye on the trend reports, leafing through the fashion mags, and dog-earring catalogs. I love so much of what I see, but a few things have really stuck out for me and I am hoping (praying *wink, wink*) that I will be able to pick up a few of these items for the spring.
The trend I LOOOOOOVVVVEEEE the most, is the 70′s style trend. I am a child of the 70′s and I have fond memories of the chic, easy, hip look of my mother and other women in that era. I think I would look so good in this look, because some of the styles are so forgiving and so much more appropriate for women with some meat on their bones.
Ok, so here are pics of items I have on my Deo Volente (Latin for God Willing) list, that I feel I must have for spring to live out my 70′s, boho chic, Mary Tyler Moore, Diana Ross. Thelma from Good Times, fantasy.