Spring has almost sprung . . . and now I’m ready!

The weather here in Southern California has been warm and beautiful the past week or so. The wildflowers have burst upon the scene and all manner of blooms are taking center stage. Case in point – my entryway arbor vine has exploded.

Although cooler temperatures are on the way, with the current warm temps and blue skies, I’m craving everything Spring – including clothes.

With my new lifestyle, I really only need casual outfits now, and honestly, not that many. It’s more important for me to be able to multi use the basics, and create new and different variations by adding a pop of jewelry or scarves or color – and sometimes an unexpected blending of prints or textures to create a unique and personal look.

I want to be comfortable, contemporary, and feel like myself in whatever I’m wearing. Seems simple enough, right?

So before I went shopping, my friend Dona and I did a Shop Your Closet morning and came up with a nice array of Spring outfits – without spending a dime.

And oh did we have fun. I took pictures of outfits as we were putting them together, but we were moving fast as ideas kept coming up, so the images are less than professional. You’ll notice the mess of shoes, belts, accessories and hangers on my bed as we threw different pieces together and then traded them out.

Take a look at what we accomplished.

Notice how a simple change of t-shirt, belt, shoes, necklace or whatever can change the feel of an outfit? Wearing the same items in a slightly different way extends your wardrobe significantly.

Not bad, ey?

Along the way, I made a list of a few simple items that I’ll purchase to further extend, refresh and complete my Spring wardrobe. The budget for which will be minimal.

How about you? Are you ready to shop your closet for Spring?

If so, and you’re located in Southern California, you should drop Dona an email at donasabolick@yahoo.com.  She’s a genius at creating new outfits from old favorites.

Till next time,




  1. Dona Fracasso Sabolick
    March 17, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Indeed it was fun! When I arrived to Judys home, she had a clothes rack with a few spring items hanging there looking a bit lonely. Well, it didn’t take but minutes to take one item at a time and make several outfits by just shopping Judy’s closet. I’d love to visit your closet and “make a mess” lol. Save your money and go on a trip instead of shopping for a new spring wardrobe.

  2. Sharon Mills
    March 17, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Sounds like fun! I think I need help! It seems I wear the same things over and over again because they’re comfortable and they fit! Love this one, Jude!

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