It’s going to be a beautiful sunny spring weekend here, and we have 60s in the forecast for next week. To say I’m excited would be a massive understatement! Is it starting to feel like spring where you are? I know that winter isn’t gone for good quite yet, but I went through my past spring outfits and picked out 10 favorites to inspire me when I dress myself this spring. I picked a variety of outfits (some with mini skirts, some with jeans, some with sweaters, some with tees, some for work, and some for play) and a few of them have repeating items, so it’s safe to say you’ll probably see those items in outfits again this spring! Which look is your favorite? :) (As always, clicking on any of the photos below will take you directly to the original post!)
I signed up for a year-long monthly subscription of MightyFix by MightyNest in June of last year, so I only have one more review post left after this one! You may have caught my first review (shared in September) or second review (shared in December). Every month, I receive a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to a common home product. The subscription costs $10 per month—$120 annually, unless you find a coupon code (check for special offers!). I paid $99 instead of $120, making it $8.25 per month. As a member, you also get discounts on most products, and if you want to buy anything from the site, it ships free with your Fix.
MightyFix is such a simple way to introduce new products into your home, especially if you’re like me and tend to feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of “green” products available on the market. I’ve really enjoyed being introduced to all of these new products over the past nine months and look forward to what’s to come. There have only been a couple things that I haven’t used or that I don’t think I will end up using, but on the flip side, there are a bunch of products I’ve received that I’ve used nonstop and recommend to my friends and family!
I can invite three people per month to receive a free month of the MightyFix monthly subscription, so let me know via email if you’d like an invite (cottoncashmerecathair (at) gmail (dot) com)! If you email me in December, let me know which of the three products below is your favorite and I’ll select that item for you to receive. Note that MightyNest did not pay me or ask me to write this post.
LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bag Set (December 2018)
The LunchSkins bags replace the single-used plastic baggies commonly used for lunches (I bet that’s what inspired the name, ha ;)). They feature quick-drying and food-safe fabric, a moisture-proof liner, and flap with velcro closure for security. They are dishwasher safe in the top rack or machine-washable in cold water but need to be air dried.
Like the Stasher silicone bag I received in my first Fix back in June, I think the sandwich-sized bag will work great for toting part of my breakfast (cinnamon bread slices) to work. (Admittedly, I haven’t used the LunchSkins sandwich bag yet; I still use my Stasher bag daily!) Both the larger and smaller bags are great options for toting any random snacks. Sometimes I want to bring cookies or other smaller baked goods to work but hate pulling out plastic baggies for them so these will be perfect! I’m excited about these bags.
Regular price: $11.99 / Member price: $10 / I paid: $8.25
To-Go Ware Bamboo RePEaT Utensil Set (January 2019)
This reusable flatware (knife, fork, and spoon) and chopstick set is made of bamboo, and the fabric carrier is made from recycled PET plastic (hence the RePEaT) which is commonly used in those difficult-to-recycle crinkly water bottles and hinged-lid produce containers. The sets are ethically and sustainably made in China. I received the set with the MightyNest holder but there are sets available in other solid colors.
To be honest, I wasn’t particularly thrilled about receiving this set. When I bring my lunch from home, I bring our regular silverware, and when I go out buy food to take home, I’ve started refusing the plastic silverware offered because I can just use our silverware at home. I like that this set includes a set of chopsticks, but I rarely use chopsticks as it is because I’m terrible at using them! I also don’t think the flatware is particularly useful; the knife is likely too weak to cut things, the fork has wide prongs, and the spoon is pretty flat. I’m not sure that I’ll use this set so I may pass it on to a friend or donate it.
Regular price: $12.99 / Member price: $11.04 / I paid: $8.25
Flip & Tumble Reusable Produce Bags (February 2019)
These lightweight, machine-washable bags are perfect to carry produce instead of the plastic bags at the grocery store. They’re able to hold a large quantity of produce (or really any other items, like dirty laundry while traveling) due to their large size (12” x 14”). The mesh makes it easy to see what’s inside, and a drawstring tie keeps everything contained. Plus, they’re made ethically in China.
I actually didn’t really need these since I ordered a few lightweight and reusable produce bags last year from the kootsac Etsy store, but more can’t hurt (plus I might use these for the aforementioned dirty laundry while traveling). I always forget to bring the bags I do have along to the store with me, though! I’m scheming up ways to get myself to remember to bring them along. I’ve loved them the few times I have remembered; I’ve used them the most for bulk nuts. They’d be a great companion at the farmer’s market, too.
Regular price: $10.99 / Member price: $10 / I paid: $8.25
It’s my final winter outfit—woohoo! I’m so excited for warmer temperatures and spring outfits. Now that I said that, I’m sure it’ll snow again once or twice…LOL. We do have 60 (!) degrees in our long-range forecast and I’m really hoping it sticks around. I’m ready for sunshine and warmth. I’m also very excited that we are now in Daylight Saving Time. I’m definitely team DST year-round. There’s something about the extra light in the evening that makes it really feel like spring is here!
My final two winter outfits featured mostly black, mostly because they’re easy outfits to put together and wear. I absolutely love wearing all-black outfits, but I don’t wear them very often because I live with two cats and their hair is absolutely everywhere. (I learned that it’s best to shoot black outfits with the sun behind me, and the high contrast helps to conceal those stray cat hairs!) I added the striped silk shell under the cropped sweater to prevent the sweater from blending into the jeans, and my shiny oxfords added an extra textural element. I haven’t worn these shoes in a few months and I had forgotten how much I adore them whenever I do wear them. They remain one of my best impulse purchases! ;)
Grana sweater / old; similar by Everlane
Everlane top / similar (clean silk)
Everlane jeans / exact (review here)
Madewell oxfords / old; similar by Calvin Klein (last seen here)
ABLE earrings / exact (receive $20 off your first purchase with my referral link)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact