Citrus

This weekend I enjoyed reading a stack of spring fashion magazines, which resulted in me ogling spring trends and wishing that I had an unlimited budget with which I could revamp my wardrobe.  One thing that struck me after reading through Vogue, W and Harper's Bazaar was the prevalence of citrus -- whether in the appearance of actual citrus fruits or just shades of vibrant yellow, lime green and orange.  Regardless of the form, I love it.  The colors make me think of spring... daffodils and tulips, asparagus and spring peas, sunshine and the return of green leaves.  Since I've officially packed away my skis for the season, I am ready for spring (nevermind that we had snow flurries this morning)!

The first place I noticed citrus was in Stella McCartney's Spring 2011 advertising campaign which seems to be in every magazine I pick up these days.  I can't say that I like these pieces, but I do love the bright colors and I'd love to actually see someone wearing one of these pieces (particularly in Denver where Patagonia reigns supreme).

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Stella McCartney Spring 2011 ad campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott featuring model Malgosia Bela

Citrus Print Cotton Tunic Dress

Falabella Fruit Print Small Tote

Is it a bad sign that my husband just peered over my shoulder, saw the Falabella bag and asked me if I was shopping for his Grandmother? I think so.  So while I will not rush out to purchase any of those pieces, they did make me sit up and pay attention to all of the other spring items that have made their way into stores:

Grapefruit Sugar Bowl

Matthew Williamson Washed Parachute-Silk Gown

Gudli Tie-Dye Necklace in Lime

Vintage Rotary Phone (I don't even have a land line in my apartment but I love this phone)

Orange Tree Flat Stationery

Shady Side Magazine Tote

Ceramic Orange Pitcher (this also comes in a lemon shape... I envision roof deck parties in the summertime)

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Kate Spade Kellie Too Pumps

Zest Vest (not exactly my style but I love the idea of this as a scarf and the vest might look great with jeans)

Orla Kiely Multi Stem Printed Packaway Bag

Lela Rose Wrap-effect silk and tulle dress

Gingham Napkins

Dot to Dot Studs

Grovestand On the Go Bag (perfect for trips to the farmer's market for spring produce)

Williams-Sonoma Citrus Glasses

Stripe Straw Hat (to be worn at a Kentucky Derby Party while sipping a mint julep)

With a Twist Lemon Slice Tote from Kate Spade

D&G Lemon Print String Bikini

de Grisogono Orange Slice Earrings

Citrus Card from Rifle Paper Co.

Moschino Cheap & Chic Lemon Stretch Poplin Dress