chic or geek

a mildly aspirational blog of my life, times, and taste

spring break: a preparatory tale

lifestyle, styleAnna KellerComment

I'm leaving for a mini spring break this week, and do you know what that means?  It means that I've been scouring the 40% off racks at the mall and sifting through horribly lit mega stores like TJ Maxx and Marshall's to find affordable and classic pieces that will round out my warm weather wardrobe.  Oh, and I've been reading the latest Anthropologie catalog to try to remember what it feels like to not be all bundled up in my warmest winter gear.  I actually can't remember a time when I wore a sundress and didn't want to go put on some thermal underwear.

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earrings, American Eagle, $4 (sale) | dress, TJ Maxx, $20 | sandals, TJ Maxx $25

I've been at it for weeks, and this weekend I've finally hit the point where I can stop frantically looking for the perfect pair of wedge sandals.  I'm going to a casual Florida beach wedding (my uncle is getting remarried) and while I'm sure this distinction is intended to make getting dressed on the big day easy, I've had the dickens of a time finding something appropriate.  one fantastic pair of flat breaded leather sandals and a few $15 bikinis later, I think I can lounge by the pool, beach, and bar without looking like a Vermonter who has forgotten what the sun looks like, even though that's exactly what I am.