Style-Delights: First Day Of Spring 2012! (Reflections From The Past, Plans For Future)

March 20, 2012

First Day Of Spring 2012! (Reflections From The Past, Plans For Future)

Today marks the first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere! Spring brings the hopes of a beautiful season, warmer days and pleasanter evenings, bright colors, beautiful flowers with sweet fragrances (and spring break in Cancun too!) Last year this time, I had just started my blog, we were living in gorgeous Evanston (a suburb of Chicago) and planning our big move to New York. The Spring in Chicago is so beautiful and I will miss seeing the gorgeous Lake Michigan and the colorful sailboats in the summer! Here are some pictures from last spring!

This year in spring, my blog is one year old and I have built some really sweet relationships, have had meaningful conversations and during the process, learned so much about myself!! Hopefully this journey will continue and next Spring I will have more sweet memories from this year to share!
Meanwhile, there are few things I am coveting, (list in another post)- among them, a perfect Maxi Dress! There is something about a floral, flowy, feminine maxi dress that makes you feel gorgeous!! Take a gander at this beauty  - it comes with the four digit price! But hey! Spring is meant to dream, isn't it!!
Giambattista Valli maxi dress
Looking forward to Summer 2012 - in this Ann Taylor maxi dress!! Isn't life beautiful??
Image Via Ann Taylor Inc
And this spring season, I plan to -
  • Enjoy the New York City in its Spring glory {whatever THAT is:-)}
  • Try to ride the bike with my daughter every day
  • Wear (more) color
  • Write every day
  • Attend at least one big fashion/style/blogging event in NYC
  • Just have fun and live in the moment

I leave you with a Spring Haiku by Kobayashi Issa -
Spring breeze-
the pine on the ridge
whispers it

Have a happy Spring everyone! What are your plans this season?
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  1. OH such lovely photos. It is sooooo sooooo hot here. I cant stand it. Love the Spring. Just nice. Also beautiful maxi dress.

  2. beautiful photos!!!! love the quote ;)

  3. U have Central Park to enjoy spring!!!


  4. Really beautiful photos!

  5. Hey Jyoti,
    Delighted to see you in a relaxing mood. Thanks for sharing the beautiful memories with beautiful photos. The spring flowers are so bright, looks amazing!

  6. nice pics jyoti..n u r in such good mood...luking forward to ur maxi dress...
    enjoy spring!!!!

  7. congrats for your blog dear!:) nice photos! and yes, I agree with you, that dress is stunning!! have a lovely day!:*

  8. Hey Jyoti ,bful pics and happy anniversary of the blog
    I so hope yu get to do all that u mentioned in the blog
    rock on gal :)

  9. Congratulations for the one year dear. Beautiful pictures. Here in NC spring came really early this time. In fact the tree just outside my patio is all pink. I love spring :)

  10. Congrats on your "blog-iversary"!!! I'm sure even better things are coming :D

    Beautiful photos!! Loooove this dress ;)

    I really like your style and your blog!

    Maybe you want to follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a fab week!


    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"

  11. Nice pics and nice dresses!!


  12. I am loving the warmer weather and all the spring pics everyone has. You have a gorgeous blog! Glad you found me and thTanks for the sweet comment! It's nice to meet you :o)

  13. Ooh, I do like those maxis and can't wait to wear them!

  14. The Giambattista Valli dress is amazing! And perfect for Spring! :)

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  15. BOTH of those dresses are gorgeous! LOVE the flowers :)

  16. It seems this time Chicago wants to skip spring and start summers! We already had a record high temp of 81F. But for now it is nice and breezy! And spring break is here!

  17. I love Spring except for the allergies part!

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  18. beautiful photos, and those maxi dresses are gorgeous! xx

  19. i really love this photos and can't wait the same weather in Poland :)

  20. lovely post, I love spring !!!

  21. hiya dear

    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. your blog is very cute and lovely :)

  22. beautiful pics..spring is here for sure..i just love 70 f weather, i can transition all my summmer clothes by just adding a cardi or a blazer and such. i am looking forward to walking more and going out more..just to enjoy the nature. take care.

  23. Nice shoots!!
    the Maxi dress is amazing!

    Have a Nice week!
    Jk ||

  24. Fabulous spring inspiration! I am drooling over that green maxi... Can't wait to pull out all the florals for the season!


  25. really pretty pictures, lovely post x

  26. lovely post, really cute pics!

  27. Happy Spring Dear, your photos are so beautiful! I hope you get to do all you have on your list

  28. Gorgeous post! I have such a massive love for maxis! Especially bright coloured ones!
    The Haiku is perfect for Spring! :D

  29. I had no idea you have only lived in NYC for a year! I wish I had known you while you were living in Chicago! The Valli maxi dress is gorgeous, I dream of owning anything from that line someday!

  30. Spring is the best season. Lovely shots!

  31. I love the Ann Taylor Dress! Spring is such a fashionable season.


  32. wow the last photo is so breath taking! I'm waiting for spring too, but I worry that spring will bring hot temperature here in my country!
    have a great week!

    Cheers, Helen

  33. lovely spring post :)

  34. Welcome Spring!
    The last dress is amazing!

    Have a nice day!

    And maybe we can follow each others, let me know if you want!

  35. Love the orange maxi! First day of spring where you are, first day of Autumn where I am :)

    I've given you a Versatile Blogger Award!

    It's a great way to share and support the blogs you love!

    Samantha xx

  36. Happy Blog Anniversary hon! :) Yes, that dress is beautiful.. Well..I don't have any gud plans except fr few days of enjoyment.. it's my last sem in collg so just enjoying that :)

    Thanks for your sweet comment :)
    Maybe you have time to read my new post <3


  37. Such a great post, I really like it, these pics are so nice!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Last day to win your favourite jewels from Les Jumelles

  38. so great spring is finally here for you !

    thanks for visiting my blog and left me a comment! :)

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG

  39. happy spring jyoti..:)
    beautiful and refreshing pictures..^__^

    i've tagged checkout my latest post..:)

  40. lovely post! I feel such a big lack of spring this year!

    Inside and Outside Blog

  41. I love this post Jyoti!!! I've been thinking about doing some spring cleaning and setting some goals for the season sounds like a great idea as well. Still on the hunt for the perfect maxi myself, I can never find one quite the right length but I shall never give up! Thank you for the haiku as well, just beautiful my friend!! Xoxoxo


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