Spring Wardrobe Additions

Transitioning into Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s busy (really busy!) around here but I think there is something about knowing Summer will be here soon and there is a lot to celebrate in my family that makes it so fun. I enjoy taking some of my favorite cooler weather pieces and giving them a new life with some more Spring wardrobe additions.

Today, I thought I’d show you how I stretch my wardrobe to incorporate some warmer weather colors and layers!

Spring Transition Wardrobe


strap front tee | moto jacket  | dark jeans | sandals |  off the shoulder top |  tassel earrings | white jeans  | booties

For example, this strap front tee I bought a couple of weeks ago is great for the weekends. I grabbed the gray before the blush was available, but I am loving the blush now too! It is a fun piece to put under with a moto jacket and add some skinny jeans for the weekend. For a casual look, pair with tennis shoes ,or dress it up with strappy block heel . I have those sandals in tan and they were a staple last year!

For a shower or brunch, I love the off the shoulder look. Who knew a little collarbone could be so flattering? I’d pair this silky blue top with tassel earrings, white jeans and a tan bootie. I linked two pairs of AoS jeans, which I bought in distressed black back in the Fall. I’ve gotten a ton of wears and they stretch without stretching out – win!

Both of these two looks could be combined later in the Spring for a more Summery feel with the pink top and white jeans. I’ll definitely be packing the strap front tee for my upcoming trip to Greece. No ironing and a great layering piece as it can be cool at night but warm out in the sun!

Transitional pieces get you from one season to another without breaking the bank! That’s one way I stretch out my wardrobe to keep it feeling fresh without spending a fortune.

So what are you adding to your wardrobe this Spring? Share below!





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Casual, coastal lake living

I’m helping my parents to design their upcoming lake house on Lake Conroe. It’s a new challenge for me and my Mom as she has a number of pieces she will need to have ready to go. Instead of hunting for the perfect pieces over time, the basics need to be in-hand on moving day. In addition, it doesn’t really make sense to spend a lot of money on furnishings for a lake house, but it still needs to be durable and functional! The lake house design is a work in process, but I look forward to making some major headway before Christmas!

She plans to use some furniture and bedding from their main home, but overall the feel will be casual and coastal. It is on the lake after all! You can see some of the existing colors at the bottom that we tried to work with, but not design around since there are likely changes coming.

To help guide our vision, I pulled together an inspiration board using some of the pieces my Mom has already purchased or decided on (like the dining table, dining chairs, nesting tables, and rug).casual, coastal lake living | life on linton

Big box retailers make up a majority of the finds for this lake house design. I used a combination of online and brick and mortar retailers while keeping current promotions in mind. Some pieces, like the dining table need to look pretty and be high quality to withstand many meals, puzzles, crafts, etc. While something like a TV console needs to be functional but perhaps the materials don’t need the same level of durability.
The current space will likely get some changes over time. Initially, though the wall color, paneling, tile, etc will all stay. Here are the before pictures:

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