Spring Has Sprung

Spring officially begins on today, March 20th..although it’s hard to believe considering we had one of our biggest snow storms of the season just last week!

I love Spring because it is a time of rebirth and regrowth. The dark, barren months are finally over. Flowers begin to bloom, leaves grow, animals appear, and the sun feels like it begins to shine brighter. For those who aren’t huge fans of winter (myself included), hope feels like it’s been restored in so many ways with this new, refreshing Spring spirit.

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I absolutely love this beautiful season. During these months, I find myself reminiscing and looking back on the past, especially the past four (more or less) dark, winter months. How have I spent the beginning of the year? Where am I in terms of my personal goals? How have I changed in the past few months? Did I keep any of my resolutions? More importantly, how have I changed in the past year? Am I comfortable or am I challenging myself? I have always found this season to be a time of reevaluation and regrouping, and I think these are important questions to ask yourself in order to be true to yourself.

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It’s always necessary to do a little spring-cleaning to declutter our lives. For me, an organized space is equivalent to an organized mind. Anytime my room is a mess, I’m typically frantic and scatterbrained. My room is a direct reflection of my mind—it’s actually pretty funny. Now is the perfect time to give your home a deep spring-cleaning and start fresh. Get rid of things you don’t need or maybe reorganize or rearrange your room. Change does the mind good.

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I always feel like I get on a health kick around this time (and no not just for a hot summer bod), mainly to clean out all of the toxins from my body. You can do this by going on a healthy, whole food (no processed foods or refined sugar) detox or cleanse to get rid of all the toxins in your body that build up over time from processed or ‘bad’ foods, alcohol, products, etc.

You may even want to cleanse some habits or people out of your life that just aren’t working out for you anymore. Trying to quit smoking? Do it! Holding on to a relationship that just isn’t working out? Why?! Sometimes its necessary to declutter from all areas of our lives.

Never underestimate the act of letting go. Releasing whatever you’re holding on to can be so powerful and do your mind wonders.

There are so many opportunities to start over at the start of a new season. Just as new flowers blossom, you can as well. Spring can be another chance at your New Year’s resolutions–make that small change, add a new healthy habit to your life, begin to work out more, learn about something new, and above all, learn about yourself.  The possibilities are truly endless, and you can constantly reinvent yourself anytime you feel inspired, not just during this Spring season.

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My red bomber jacket, pink fluffy heels, and over-the-knee black denim boots are all from AMIClubwear.

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These pink faux suede strappy heels give just the right pop of pink to any outfit, and instantly give you a long, leggy look.  A trendy addition to your wardrobe, these shoes pair well with any Spring ensemble, and make you feel super chic and glamorous.  These heels will instantly escalate any outfit from ho hum to fabulous in a New York second!  Whenever I wear them, I feel like I’m in Clueless or Legally Blonde.  They are the perfect fun & stylish heel for Spring.  Sure to turn heads and have your friends asking, “where can I get mine?”

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Last Spring I bought my first bomber jacket (wasn’t sure if I could pull it off), but I’m now obsessed with this look!  I was on a mission to find a red one this season, and I found this beautiful red wine color on AMIClubwear.  I love the rich, deep red color that is sure to give you a regal vibe.  The jacket is pretty lightweight, so do wear something warm underneath.  As the weather gets a little warmer, you can wear a cute t-shirt or tank with it to change it up.  The jacket also looks great with your favorite jeans or black on black, and it will make any outfit stand out.  If you’re like me, I always feel cold in restaurants or other venues, so this little bomber jacket will be my constant companion as the weather transitions from Spring to Summer, keeping me comfortable and looking absolutely chic and fabulous!

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Denim will never go out of style, and it’s constantly being reinvented.  Thigh-high denim boots (yes, you heard correctly!)  are going to be all the rage this season.  These stylish boots are to die for!  I’m wearing them in black here, but you’ll also see them in all shades of denim washes as well.  These open-toe denim boots are comfortable and easy to slip on and off.  They will compliment any outfit and will be a staple in your Spring wardrobe.  For the perfect edgy look, pair these boots with your favorite dress or skirt for day or night. Stepping out in these boots will have all eyes on you this season!

Thank you for the collaboration AMIClubwear! This brand is super fashionable, chic, and outrageously affordable.  It has everything you’re looking for and more. If you want to stand out this season, look to AMIClubwear for the next addition to your wardrobe.  You will not be disappointed!  You can shop here!

 

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All photography is by Josh Lobel (@jlobelphoto) and was shot on the streets of the UES & at Hunter College.

Xx Marisa

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