In the beginning, God created………..FASHION!

DEO VOLENTE-SPRING FEVER!!! January 31, 2011

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.

Trouser Jeans-Alloy Very Ali McGraw or Mahogany.

Peachy Blouse-Dorothy Perkins "I'm going to break the glass ceiling and become the first woman junior v.p."

Jumpsuit-Anna Scholz for SimplyBe I love it! Visions of Disco's are dancing in my head. Hellloooo!

Kooba-I just love this bag and have been wanting a Kooba for so long! I would for sure carry it, when wearing flare or wide leg jeans and trousers.


Mule by Chinese Laundry-How "Three's Company" is it?


Rose Bunch Flute Sleeve Dress-ASOS Curve How cool and cute is this? If my head weren't so big, I could see me wearing a big floppy hat with this (seriously, its hard for me to buy hats)

*sigh*  These are really just a taste of things I want for Spring/Summer, but they are at the top of the list.  What are you feeling for spring?  Bold colors, prints, white (I have done all white, everyday, the past few summers), or stripes?
Well, I better get a move on.  Get as many pickled beets and olives with pits in the larder as I can, so my son and I won’t starve during the big,winter storm.  TTYL!

10 Responses to “DEO VOLENTE-SPRING FEVER!!!”

  1. MJ Says:

    Girl I’m all over this!!!! I love, love, LOVE the wide leg trousers because they are so forgiving for us curvy girls!

  2. Debra Lewis Says:

    Tracy, as a Tennessee girl let me assure you you that the bears you are talking about are only in cartoons. Yogi bear. But… I love the clothes.
    PS I could really see you in the blowsy shirt.

  3. Debra Lewis Says:

    Girl overboard!! Those shoes are just too high for anyone over 55!
    What about clothing choices for seniors? Some comfy mumus, fluffy
    slippers and big tee shirts with leggings?? For the fashion awkward!

  4. You too! I’m so sick of winter it hurts. Where are you? I’m in NY and its snow storm after snow storm. Sickening! I can’t wait for the summer

    But then again I can. I am working on being 40 pounds lighter so I can rock cuter outfits LOL

    • gen321 Says:

      I am in Detroit. It is snowing again today. *sigh* Oh well, good luck with the weight loss. I lost 40lbs recently, so I know you can do it. I, however, need to get back in the gym. The snow just makes it so, hard. 😦

  5. I really really REALLY want a jumpsuit. I have a hard time doing summer/spring because I love to layer so much and I never wear sleeveless things but now I’m actually excited!

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