Spring Stripes & Peonies

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

It’s the first *official* day of spring and I couldn’t be more excited! It was snowing last week and Chicago definitely won’t feel like spring for quite a few more weeks, but we’re making progress people. I’m so ready for bright blooms, lighter layers, longer days, and more sunshine!

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Green (on Wells in Old Town) is one of my favorite flower stops in Chicago… I got these giant, vibrant peonies last spring and I can’t wait to see what they get in this year!

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

In addition to picking out peonies, here are a few more things on a my seasonal to-do list…

1. Cleaning out my closets
2. Infusing my water with fruit (lemons, strawberries, etc.)
3. Baking a few seasonal desserts, like lemon bars, key lime pie, and strawberry cheesecake.
4. Running along the lake
5. Reading a book outside
6. Eating lunch outside in the sunshine
7. Having a picnic
8. Go to the botanical gardens
9. Go to the farmer’s market when it opens in May
10. Get back into the routine of regular pedicures
11. Pick up some pretty new dresses
12. Go through all of my magazines that piled up over the winter
13. Switch my closet over from cold to warm weather
14. Buy a little lemon tree for my apartment
15. Drive with the sunroof open whenever I can

What are some of your favorite things to do in the spring?!

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Get the Look…

Tommy Hilfiger Striped Shirt (old; similar here & here!)
Rag & Bone Jeans
Kate Spade Pumps
Julie Vos Necklace
Tommy Hilfiger Bucket Bag (old; similar here, here, & here!)
Tom Ford Sunglasses (old; similar splurge & similar steal!)

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt, J Brand jeans, Kate Spade pumps, and a white bucket bag with a bouquet of pink peonies in Old Town Chicago.

Bows & Sequins Spring Bucket List

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12 Comments

  1. 3.20.17
    Elizabeth commented:

    I need to add cleaning out my closet to my list as well – but first I need to add this striped top to it! So pretty!
    Xo, Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

  2. 3.20.17
    Rach commented:

    I can’t wait for Chicago to have Spring weather! I’m looking forward to be able to walk comfortably around the city and of course the Farmer’s Market!
    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  3. 3.20.17
    Natali commented:

    Looking absolutely adorable in this elegant and perfect for Spring outfit! I love stripes over denim combo!

    https://lartoffashion.com/floral-kimono-robe/

  4. 3.20.17
    Logan commented:

    I cannot wait till my farmers market starts back up outside! It is definitely one of my favorite things about the change of the season.

    P.S. the back of your shirt is adorable!

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

  5. 3.20.17

    We need to clean out our closet as well! Love this spring look.

    xx The Coastal Confidence Crew
    http://the-coastalconfidence.com

  6. 3.20.17
    Belinda commented:

    Love this outfit! And I am with you – soooo ready for Spring. It feels like everyone I know is itching for Spring more than usual this year (it’s been a super dark winter here in Canada). Here’s hoping for warmer days soon!

    On a random note – how you find the Rag and Bone jeans? I’ve found sometimes higher end jeans can be too soft and end up fraying waaaay faster than a pair from J Crew or somewhere (though I haven’t tried Rag and Bone), have you had this experience with these guys? Thanks!

    Thanks!

  7. 3.20.17
    Kate commented:

    Love the laceup detailing
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

  8. 3.20.17
    Tracy commented:

    Seriously I love driving with the sunroof open. It was 50 and a little chilly today in NJ, but that didn’t stop me from opening it!

    Love to pick up weekly flowers from a local flower market by my house!

    Have a great week, Jess!

  9. 3.20.17
    Sarah commented:

    Would love to be able to eat lunch outside again! I work at a school and we aren’t allowed to leave campus during the day, so I’m hoping to switch up my routine a bit when the weather gets warmer!
    xo,
    Sarah
    http://www.dctoat.com

  10. 3.22.17
    Aline Brodbeck commented:

    Honey, I really loved this look. Striped blouses are so romantic and feminine, and convey an incredible delicacy to any fashion production. I love it. Keep inspiring us, okay?

    Aline Brodbeck
    http://www.blogfemina.com | My Instagram profile

  11. 3.22.17
    Sarah | Just Cuz commented:

    LOVE LOVE this post! You look so adorable! The stripes and flowers are perfect!

    xo

    Check out my blog if you get a chance babe!
    http://justcuzblog.com

  12. 4.6.17
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    best combo ever — stripes and peonies! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/