Spring has sprung

29 Mar
Daily outfit white tuxedo shirt, burgundy boyfriend cardigan and obi belt
Formal. But casual.

Some days feel like a rebirth of sorts. Some weeks are bullies pushing their sunshine way into my heart and soul. This happens to be one of those weeks. Patience finds itself at the end of a road, motivation runs at an all-time high. I have things I want to do and I’m going to start doing them now.

Daily outfit white tuxedo shirt, burgundy boyfriend cardigan
Spring has sprung

I’ve been coming home these past few weeks to a sun-filled living room, spring bursting through the windows without permission. I picked up a magazine tonight while grocery shopping. I sat on my bed and read for twenty minutes. For the first time in months I didn’t feel like I was running behind.

Daily outfit white tuxedo shirt, burgundy boyfriend cardigan
Obi belt restyled from old neckties, a tip from Angie of Fashion Me Blog

I still aspire to read for hours and hours, flipping switches and turning on lights while the light changes around me. But you know what? I’ll take those twenty minutes, I’ll laugh at the silly antics occurring in my household and it will feel really, really good. Spring is finally here in my world. How do you like that hot pink lip gloss from Joe Fresh? Spring landed right here on my face!

Daily outfit white tuxedo shirt, burgundy boyfriend cardigan and obi belt with black skinny jeans.
Coworker looks at my shoes and says “new wheels?” Me: “yes”

How is spring treating you? Do you find yourself emerging? Do you find yourself recharged? I’m dedicating this post to Bella of The Citizen Rosebud. We have had very different objectives for our Northern California weather. I want storm after storm, it means snowboarding.

Bella, this sunshine is for you, honey.


Deets: Tuxedo shirt/Nordstrom’s, obi belt/restyled, black skinny jeans/BDG, Urban Outfitters, fishnets/We Love Colors, red suede shoes/thrifted Dansko, mother-of-pearl silver necklace and cuff/Lois Hill, gifted.


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  1. Apple A Day

    March 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I absolutely LOVE the way you have styled this tie to be an obi belt. And thanks for posting the link! I have been trying to do this for ages but have been totally clueless as to how!
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  2. Señora Allnut

    March 30, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Love your burgundy color cardi and how you wear it with a prettty shirt and your obi-belt (delightful!)
    And love your new shoes (I would like a pair like that!).
    You’re pretty in your casual-elegant outfit!
    Señora Allnut recently posted..dark &amp spring

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you, beautiful lady! It’s always a pleasure having you visit. xo!

  3. Arash Mazinani

    March 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

    loving the belt and how you have tied it. Obi styled belts are really key for spring summer as well. I have to say I think I’m with Bella on this I’ll take the sunshine anyday.
    Arash Mazinani recently posted..Tattoos – Stylish Expression Or a Step Too Far Continued

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Fortunately, in the SF/Bay Area, we get plenty of sunshine. The weather is just starting to warm up, too. I’m enjoying the everything being in bloom:) Your tattoo post inspired me to touch on the topic. I’ll let you know when I do.

  4. Bella Q

    March 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Oh Fabu, I love you! You really touched me- what a wonderful post- and so many great phrases in here (you KNOW I love great writing) as well as sentiments.

    “Some weeks are bullies pushing their sunshine way into my heart”

    “spring bursting through the windows without permission.”

    “Spring is finally here in my world. How do you like that hot pink lip gloss from Joe Fresh? Spring landed right here on my face!”

    This post warms my bones, it is much needed spiritual sunshine, and good good good! I will now go outside and bask in our shared No-Cal sunny day.

    Mad love at you, Fabu! xo. Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      Dang girl, that made my day! I do love to write, blogging has helped get my practice on. My other blog is poetry but I only seem to get one up every few months. xoxo!

  5. Anika

    March 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Sweetheart, what a lovely post! I feel all fuzzy inside reading it and looking at your lovely pictures. I was walking around today, feeling so grateful that the cold weather is giving way to dry pavement :) But then again, I am a city girl and a rubbish skier. However, I hope you have some mountain close to you where you can go snowboarding! I know it must be fun, I have just never gotten past the kids slope and apologizing to parents of children I have knocked over. Oh dear. I digress. The point is that I wanted to come over here and give you big hugs!!!! And a smoooch: mwuuuaaaah!
    Anika recently posted..Spring is in my heart- Nude By Anika

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      You’re welcome to come over anytime! Especially when armed with a hug:)

  6. Joy

    March 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    So pretty! I love the colors and textures!

    Nice “wheels”, too! Are they comfortable? They look it.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Yup, the “wheels” are very comfy. I got lucky!

  7. Tashrin

    March 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Gorgeous! I love how you kept things light and fun with that fabulous belt of yours and the mary janes. :)

    Spring is finally here. Your post just made me realize. :)
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you:) Those shoes were such a find. They looked almost brand new. Lucky me!

  8. doc starr

    March 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    your page really rocks!!! & you too are super cute. i’m gonna have to try to figure out how to make a belt outta ties. great look!
    doc starr recently posted..i just looovvveee costume jewelry- murielle jewelry creations

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks, Paris! It was pretty easy to make. With a sewing machine, maybe 15-20 minutes? It’s fun looking at all the ties in the thrift stores, too, to see what combination would work. Have fun!

  9. Casee Marie

    March 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    What a lovely post! The way you put it together, your outfit and writing are both so charming. I don’t snowboard – in fact, my favorite winter sport is reading by the fire. Yet it’s still my favorite season (it used to be autumn but it doesn’t seem to exist for more than a week anymore). I’m ready for spring just because I’m starting to forget what green grass looks like. I’ve been staring at bare trees for far too long!

    I’m absolutely loving the belt and cardi. You look gorgeous!

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you for sharing why it’s your favorite season. Reading by the fire is one awesome winter “sport”! :)

  10. Angie

    March 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Your style rocks today esp the color of the cardigan.
    Angie recently posted..Bonjour tristesse Part 1

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks, Angie. It sounds like you did some spring cleaning in your closet, good for you. Just in time for spring!

  11. tracey

    March 31, 2011 at 3:15 am

    so creative with the belt! spring is my favorite season =)
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      It’s been really warm and beautiful these past few days, everything is in bloom and smells good. I’m loving it too!

  12. Liliana

    March 31, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love the lipstick. It looks like spring! lol. L

  13. Kristin

    March 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love everything about this — that comfy cardigan, and especially the restyled belt. What a wonderful idea!
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Congrats on getting LALM. Such a beautiful and helpful sentiment in that post. Yay!


    April 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I am so glad to see , and feel you so happy.
    Enjoying life with the sun on your face and looking beautiful as ever.
    MIl besos my dear friend.
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