This post is sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
Last week it warmed up to 65 degrees in Utah and I drove with the sunroof open and the windows down and sang at the top of my lungs to twenty-one pilots. Today, it’s supposed to get to 75 degrees! I think it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived in the great out West and I couldn’t be happier about it. Spring used to be my least favorite season because I was just so unsure of what to wear while the weather transitioned. This year, however, I feel way more prepared and am excited to share a few different spring outfit ideas over the next couple weeks to help anyone else who feels the same way about Spring clothes.
Many of you know that I am all about affordable style and getting the most out of your closet. However, there are a few pieces that I believe are worth the splurge because of how often you wear it. One of those things that are worth the splurge, in my opinion, are shoes. Being the proud owner of a total left knee replacement, it’s important to me to own shoes that are well-made, stable, and comfortable. Especially when it comes to heels – I don’t wear them often, but when I do, I want to make sure that the heel isn’t going to snap off and, consequently, do some damage to my knee.
Marc Fisher Footwear
That’s why I’m totally okay with splurging on these spring sandals from Marc Fisher because they are the most comfortable and stable heels I’ve EVER worn. I wore a pair to work for a FULL 8 hour day last week and didn’t have any swelling in my knee (which is unheard of) or blisters on my toes. I was surprised that both pairs of shoes felt like they were already broken in, they were so comfortable to wear. I actually feel confident walking in them with my knee because they feel stable and secure.
Since my shoes were a splurge, I decided to thrift as much as I could when styling them, because you know I’m still about getting a good deal and not breaking the bank too much. I’ve been frequenting a thrift shop called Uptown Cheapskate over the last few weeks and have been so impressed at the brands and quality of clothes they carry at a fraction of the price! It was really easy for me to find some ideal spring pieces that can be styled and worn multiple ways, including with my new sandals from Marc Fisher.
Spring Outfit #1 – Denim & Denim
I was a little stumped on how to style my Meliza Platform Sandals at first because I had never really worn shoes that had denim on them before. I knew I wanted to wear something light to balance them out, so I went to the thrift store in search of a new pair of white jeans (I’ve recently lost some weight and couldn’t keep my current pair from falling down my bum.) I was thrilled to snag these white American Eagle Jeans for twelve dollars (similar here) and immediately knew that they would contrast well with my Denim Meliza Platform Sandals.
I also found this cute denim-colored tunic at ten dollars that balanced the dark denim from the sandals out. I love that this whole look is all denim without feeling heavy or drab. It’s the complete opposite – flowy and airy and light!
Spring Outfit #2 – Trench Coat & Heels
Okay, here’s a confession. I thrifted this trench coat over a year ago for fifteen dollars and have never worn it…because we moved to Arizona where it didn’t rain. And then, we moved to Louisiana and I promptly left the trench coat in storage in Arizona. So, this is the first time I’ve been able to wear it and even though it’s not raining, I’ve decided to rock it anyway because the color is just so springy and bright!
Here’s another confession: these blush colored Blair Sandals from Marc Fisher are by far the most comfortable pair of heels I have ever worn. Ever. They don’t tug, pull, pinch or flop around. They feel like they’ve been broken in for months and are stable and easy for me to walk in. I seriously want to wear these every day and feel like they are well worth the splurge.
I styled them with my Lush white tunic from Nordstrom that I got on sale for under $30.00 (and it’s still on sale!) I picked up a pair of light blue gap jeans while thrifting at Uptown Cheapskate for under 13.00. I love that they are in great condition, but already broken in and comfortable to wear.
I accessorized with the same clutch as the previous outfit (no need for multiple clutches when one does the job) and sunnies to protect my eyes because I wore this outfit on the windiest day I’ve ever experienced! My earrings are from Color with Amber and I love the fun pattern and texture they bring to the outfit.
I think that one of the most important things I’ve learned during my journey to find my style is that it’s okay to splurge once in a while and treat yourself. I’m definitely not made out of money and love to find a good deal, but there are a few things that I’m okay with not compromising on. Shoes are definitely one of them – I want to treat my knee replacement with kindness and care and what I wear on my feet is a big part of that!
Which outfit is your favorite? What’s one thing you are okay with splurging on?