Forgive me, but my eyes are tired. Between putting in extra hours of work, hissing radiators that suck the life (and moisture) out of rooms, and the prevalence of gray-salted sidewalks, gray skies, gray coats, and gray attitudes, my retinas long for some eye candy. To borrow a phrase from a fashion-movie institution — "It's a famine of beauty. My eyes are starving for beau-tay."
Not to sound dramatic, but things like spotting a fun outfit on my commute really do help. And the looks that have caught my eye recently are like little notes from spring — a patterned floral coat, a spray of blooms from the collar of a shirt, or a cozy sweatshirt that's embroidered in buds. It's enough to inspire me to exhume a few warm-weather items I'd already packed away for winter — to wear over Heattech turtlenecks.