The Power of the Poppy

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Is it just us, or does merely looking at spring-like images bring hope that these dark, grey days are short lived?

They are shorter-lived than they may seem, by the way — 36 days until spring!

Until then, here are a few poppy options (poptions? anyone?) that are simultaneously cheering us up and making our credit cards sad.

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American Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress

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Coach iPhone Case via Macy’s

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BCBG Maria Slim Pant in Poppy

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Madewell Sidewalk Skimmer in Flame

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Pour la Victoire  Poppy & Patent Tote

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Topshop Poppy-Print Snood

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Tory Burch Logo Snap Cuff

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Trina Turk Solid Crepe Finch Top 

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Yves St. Laurent Poppy-Print Triangle Bikini

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High Low

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I have been decidedly anti when it comes to the high-low look, or as I like to call it, the reverse mullet. Party in front, business in back! Until all of a sudden, I’m decidedly pro. I attribute this sudden change of heart to the many cute girls rocking their high-low skirts on Michigan Ave, Pinterest, and a deep desire to use the phrase “party in front, business in back” at least a few times this summer.

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Akiko high low maxi dress / Striped dress / Color block dress / ASOS high low dress / Amanda Uprichard silk skirt / Tylie Malibu hi low skirt / Amanda Uprichard silk skirt / BCBGeneration skirt

And we’ll all float on okay

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Stripe shirt, $56 Bcbgeneration shoes, $48 J Crew j crew handbag, $98 Kate spade bangle, $98 Kate Spade post earrings, $68 J Crew tying scarve, $55 Talula shorts

I am SUCH a sucker (seersucker? ….nevermind) for a good nautical theme. While I realize it would be nothing less than terrifying to wear this entire ensemble at once – I love each and every little piece of this and basically anything that says, “I’m going sailing!”