Spring Transition

J.Crew cashmere sweater | AG jeans | Aquazurra heels

Spring transitions are happening. Well, I’m wishing them to happen with all my mental power. I’m thoroughly tired of wearing black, thick sweaters, and a puffy coat day in and day out. So I’m taking matters into my own hands. Last weekend I got a pedicure in my favorite shade–OPI Bubble Bath, a very pale, pretty pink. I started researching beach vacations. And this week, I’m lightening up my outfits with soft-colored cashmere, white jeans (this destroyed version for weekends, a crisp version for work), and my all-time favorite sandals. But I’ll be most happy on the day I can actually wear these shoes outside again—they’re a staple for dress-up or dress-down days. Unfortunately with today’s fresh snowfall, that’s not looking like anytime soon enough! I think I can speak for everyone when I say this has been the longest. winter. ever. Enough is enough.

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  • Jaclyn Letizia

    Beautiful! I love white jeans.


  • this is such a classic and chic outfit. you look awesome!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks, Jaclyn! So excited to get my white jeans back in the rotation.

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks so much, Jaime! xx

  • Sarah

    I still love those shoes…

  • Ok, you have me convinced that white jeans in winter can actually work. I love how you paired them with this soft toned cashmere sweater. This look would also work nicely with brown riding boots for the time being so your toes don’t freeze!


  • Hi Lauren! You might have another post about this somewhere…what hair products do you use? My hair is getting super long but it looks ratty on the ends even after it’s just been cut. I think it’s at the point where it needs some heat/styling to look good (I typically just get out of the shower and go!) I’d love to know your routine and tools. Thanks!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Hey Emily! I’m overdue on an updated post with my hair favorites…I use Living Proof shampoo and conditioner. I then use a couple spritzes of Living Proof’s root lifting spray on top and Aveda’s color conserve leave-in treatment from the middle to the ends. I blow dry quickly, then use a styling wand to create quick, loose waves. I finish with Aveda’s dry remedy oil on my ends…and use it on the ends throughout the week as a touch up to keep them shiny and smooth!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Yes, this combo would look great with brown riding boots and would be more outdoor friendly until it warms up! Also try pairing white jeans with a black or navy sweater–a nice crisp look.

  • PerpetuallyChic

    They’re one of my favorite pairs ever!

  • Michelle

    Do you mind me asking how tall you are? I’m fairly petit and am reluctant to try some of the looks you so effortless pull off (my fave being the Heidi Merrick dress–but with horizontal stripes and an unstructured silhouette it has two things I’ve always avoided!). You look amazing in everything!! Am I over thinking it?

  • I couldn’t agree more…enough is seriously enough already! Love those shoes!

  • Thank you SO MUCH! This is beyond useful.

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Hi Michelle, thanks for the kind words! I’m petite as well – 5’3 and size 0. There are definitely a few things I can’t pull off because of my size, so I know what you mean. But a shift silhouette and big stripes like that dress are worth trying! The silk helped it hang nicely–I’m a big fan of looser-fitting dresses if they’re silk for that reason. Also the length balanced things out by hitting a couple inches above my knee, so I still had some leg! That’s definitely key too. Try maxi dresses too if you haven’t, they surprisingly can make you look taller!

  • Michelle

    Thanks for the response. I’m so happy I found your blog and now have a short style icon! I’m the same height as you so it’ll be nice to get some inspiration! Also, love the tip about silk unstructured dresses–great call.