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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

6 Ways To Prepare For Spring

Pretty Pink Spring Flatlay  Today, it was warm enough to go outside without a jacket.  I know, finally!  Let's just ignore for a moment that I was uh, still needing to wear boots and a cashmere cardigan.  Anyway, now seems like a pretty good time to start thinking about ways to welcome the new season, and to prepare for all it brings.  There are thousands of ways to prepare for Spring, six of which I've listed below as a sort of mini-brainstorm ready for the brighter months ahead.  Read on, and let me know your ways/ideas for gearing up for Spring - here's to brighter mornings!
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Wardrobe Changeover - Ah, the dreaded task of leafing through our wardrobes at the end of each season.  This is probably the most laborious, but rewarding way of preparing for Spring.  Clear out the old, and bring out those lighter, brighter shades...        
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Celebrations - Forward plan.  Off the top of my head - universally speaking - there's Mother's Day and Easter Sunday.  Track down those chocolate eggs (and enter my giveaway to win a Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg!) and take the pressure off finding the perfect Mother's Day gift by getting ahead of the game

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Back to Nature - Spring tends to remind us all of how beautiful nature is.  Bring the outdoors to your coffee table by popping some flowers in a vase, or alternatively revamp any darker artificial flowers you've got lying around from winter by spraying the petals, or painting the stems white  

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Experiment with Beauty - Spring is famous for bringing about changes, and so if you've been thinking about changing your hairstyle, finding a new signature fragrance or switching up your beauty regime, now is the time!

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Emotional Clean-out - As 'wishy washy' as it sounds, the less weighing you down, the better your experience of the season will be.  Let go of anything you feel is holding you back.  Personally, I've been jotting down anything that has regularly worked against keeping a smile on my face, ready to determine what needs changing before Spring kicks in.  At the very least, it's a fabulous excuse to buy a pretty new notebook, right?! 

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Freshen Up Your Workspace - Before the new season gets underway, the space to focus on first is your home office and/or desk area.  Anything that doesn't have you reaching for peonies and celebrating bright mornings can be packed away.  Switch those candle fragrances to fresh notes, swap the bulbs for brighter versions and pin up inspirational, pretty prints left, right and centre!


With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. I love this weather, it's warm enough to go outside wearing a cardigan (and no jacket hurrayyy) and I cannot wait to change my wardrobe and start wearing my floral dresses :)

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  2. Great tips! I really need to get my workspace back. Right now my office is a mess

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  3. I love your suggestions! Spring always brings joy to my heart, especially when I see flowers popping up around me. I hadn't thought of refreshing my work space, but I will definitely be doing that. I always love "Spring cleaning" my wardrobe!

    xo, janea
    theSTYLEtti

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  4. I love a good spring clean! I can't believe it's going to be Easter before we know it, time is flying by x

    LuxeStyle

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  5. So exciting that spring is just around the corner!!! I always enjoy doing the wardrobe changeover because it's a great opportunity for me to check the things I don't wear anymore and put them aside for charity :) It's an activity that always makes me feel light and happy!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  6. We have that box bag and it's the besssssst with the gems! AMAZZZZING post babe!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  7. The weather here today was extremely beautiful after what was a cold and windy start to the week. Great tips, I absolutely hate changing over my wardrobe, it such a long tasks that takes days for me to complete however, freshening up my work space is a task that I love to do (as it doesn't take long to do lol)

    Thanks for sharing these tips Gabrielle!

    Keisha xo
    The Chrysalis Gal

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  8. Wow Gabs! These are such are great tips! Now I think about it, going through your wardrobe & changing over to the new season sounds like such an obvious task but I’ve never done it before! Maybe I just don’t have that many clothes or more closet space than I realise but I’m definitely going to do it this time. I always need a new excuse to go shopping. Also, shopping for some items for my workspace sounds very appealing too haha Thanks for sharing x

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  9. I think emotional clean out is the best in this list.

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  10. This is such a great list Gabrielle! I could do with a nice emotional cleanout :) You've really made me want to get a vase of flowers for my office too!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  11. These are such great ideas of things to do for spring girl ! I am definitely looking forward to busting out some spring pieces that have been tucked away and also, I too am trying to pre-plan celebratory things haha. It makes life much easier !

    XOXO
    Jess
    Http://jessprainstyle.com

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  12. I am SO prepared for spring, I can't wait! It's my favourite season. I love being able to change out my wardrobe and put away those bulky knits :)

    Btw, that box of Charbonnel chocolates looks DIVINE...!

    Euriental

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  13. I am planning on doing a wardrobe overhaul this weekend. Helps that it is raining cats and dogs over here.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  14. Wardrobe Changeover is my favorite part about spring, I can bring in all light tops, denim skirts and light jackets :) xx

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  15. Spring is my favourite season of the year and it is so nice that spring is finally on its way! These are really nice ideas on how to prepare for spring :-)

    Miriam
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  16. So jealous that it was warm enough for that! I love the start of spring, everything just feels fresher and a lil bit more positive! xo
    misszarabelle.com

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  17. I've seen lots of Instagrammers have posted about cleaning the wardrobe, while I'm like nooooooo (and keep postponing lol)


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  18. I have been rotating my makeup again and yes, also purging some clothes. Getting rid of stuff or rotating products are the best way to get me in the mood for the new season.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  19. I cleaned my closet the other day. It took me hours but it felt so good...and it made me start to plan all those cute Spring outfits- so that's another method to start looking forward to Spring. I think that most of us look forward to Spring, but the sudden change of temperature and season can leave us feeling tired so it is good to think of ways to greet the Spring in the most positive way possible. Sometimes we want to do everything at once and that can get overwhelming. So, it is good to plan and organize our way into Spring!

    Having a notebook always helps me to organize myself better- in almost any activity it can be so helpful! I love your idea of having a positive notebook, a place where you can note down things that make you smile and ways to feel more happy. That's such a fantastic idea! Sometimes little changes can very meaningful...sometimes cleaning our lives emotionally is not as difficult as we imagine...A bit of honesty goes a long way. I should start a notebook too!

    Clearing our and redecorating our work place is a great way to keep ourselves motivated...and I do agree that a different hairstyle or new beauty routine can be refreshing as well. Changes are good, right?

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  20. Such great tips! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. GREAT post, with wonderful information! I am SO ready for spring!!! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  22. These are great suggestions, girlie! You know, I've always felt as though spring should mark the beginning of the new year because it's a sense of rebirth for nature and we're all so optimistic and happy because of the flowers blooming and warm weather. That said, I love your suggestions for bringing spring to you by adding flowers to your home and experimenting with different beauty looks, something that I actually haven't done in so long! I also love the idea of really meditating on and changing those things that can be holding us back and preventing us from feeling happy and truly living our lives. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  23. I'm not really getting ready for spring but I actually feel totally ready for it as is

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  24. I am in desperate need of a wardrobe changeover! I plan on going through it towards the end of the month. Which also means, shopping. ;)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  25. I adore this post! So ready for Spring, nicer weather and new start. I love all your suggestions. I have been attempting to do the dreaded wardrobe change but so far unsuccessful. I have too many clothes and so little space!! AHH! Thanks for sharing Gabrielle
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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  26. I'm so ready for spring... I already did a closet/room clean. Now I'm ready to get outside in the sunshine.
    Happy spring!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  27. I'm so excited for spring. A wardrobe clear out is on my list of things to do. It'll be tedious but quite liberating.


    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  28. Lovely post, I can't wait until the weather gets warmer. I did do a wardrobe clear out, the other day. Feels great

    ZEKALIN

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  29. I love it when the sun starts to make an appearance in Spring!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  30. We've been getting teases of spring weather in NYC lately and I can't wait until the real thing arrives. It was warm enough to wear a trench coat today but then we're getting a snow storm tomorrow. I have gotten a jump on my Spring cleaning though :)

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  31. These are great suggestions Gabrielle, which reminds me to buy some fresh flowers for my living room. And yes a wardrobe makeover is much needed in my life! lol :) xo~ Lena
    www.thewanderliste.com

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  32. I love all of these little tips. It always feels so nice to start a new season having cleaning things out a bit! An emotional clean-out sounds like such a necessary thing - I definitely have some things I need to let go of.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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  33. I'm so pleased to hear that the weather is finally getting warmer in the UK :) - I'm definitely going to go through a wardrobe clean out when I get home and donate all the items that I don't love or need. I really want to buy myself a journal and some nice notepads and pens too for my new office xx

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  34. These are fab!! I'm so ready for Spring!! Have a lovely weekend x

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  35. Great ideas and tips, I'll definitely be spring cleaning my wardrobe this weekend!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  36. Your photos never fail to impress! loving this blog post hun xx

    http://jeveuxx.blogspot.com.au/

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  37. Great tips and I'm starting to do some of them already - I've definitely noticed lighter colours sneaking to the front of my wardrobe and I've been loving getting outside more!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  38. Spring is definitely in the air! In a month we'll hopefully also be sans jackets full-time ;) I love the idea of celebration planning - it's definitely a favorite of mine! Have a great weekend, Gabrielle xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  39. Spring has arrived and how..Time is literally flowing by very fast...!! Supa cool post babe....Kisses, NEHA

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  40. Such an amazing post . Spring is my favorite season and these things are so fun to do specially the weardrobe changeover.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

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  41. I'm totally ready for spring or summer !
    I can't wait to wear little skirts and dresses.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

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  42. Emotional clean out.. I feel you :)

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  43. Oh yes to this blog post! Could need some motivation to get in a better spring mood. Love the idea of taking a look at one's closet, also decluttering the mind! Could need more of both, lol! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  44. Spring is my fav season, there is moething in the air that makes seem everything so fresh and brand new!
    And it makes me want to referesh and clean even my living spaces and wardorbe!
    Great tips, hun, perfect to enter the season mood! :D
    xxx
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  45. very great tips my darling
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    have an happy day, kisses

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  46. Thanks for the tips love! Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons and we need to properly get ready for it. I keep planning on cleaning my wardrobe, but can never find time for doing it. Have a lovely weekend! x

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  47. What wonderful tips!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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  48. I'm already experimenting with beauty, something about the Spring makes me want to push my creativity!

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  49. I love these little rituals of getting ready for spring! Besides the allergies, it really is my favorite season ahah :)
    LA VEINE

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  50. Okay, totally out of topic but if you say wishy washy a few times very fast it sounds funny! haha, okay I'm weird never mind...

    XXX

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  51. There are a couple things on this list that I really plan on doing - first, getting some fresh air! Yesterday during my lunch break I went for a little walk, and seeing the first daffodils and crocuses on the side of the pathway made me really enthusiastic about spring. Also, I really, really need a wardrobe change - I only have dark, winter clothes and all I want now is pastels!

    Julia x
    Last post: My Favourite Places in London | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/london-my-favourite-spots.html

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  52. So true, I think I have to emotional clean up before the Spring coming!!
    So excited x


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  53. You make me so excited for spring! I really can't wait to enjoy the environment more.

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  54. Making a list of the things that keep preventing you from being happy sounds like a great idea and it's not something I've thought to do before. It would be a good way to see if the same things keep cropping up as well and then you can make sure you do something about it! x

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  55. Wardrobe change is a spring must and I like the idea of emotional clean-out. For me, spring is like a transition to something wonderful :)

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  56. Gabrielle, I do all of these and they really do make you feel great. They're so important to do. Great tips!
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  57. i'm so ready for spring !
    Really nice tips, sun makes me feel in a lighter mood :)

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/

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  58. YES! I am so excited to switch my closet over. But the weather keeps playing us here in WI so I'm still waiting... Boo. Hope you're having an awesome start to the week! xo

    Katie | Willow and White

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  59. These are some great tips. I'm so ready for Spring, it's just been so cold where I am and it is still snowing outside, even as I type this which is such a bummer. I want to start with cleaning my wardrobe over the next couple weeks. Hopefully we'll get some warm weather then and I'll get motivated. xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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  60. Even though it's not spring for me I'm basically doing all of this as well so obviously I'm not going by my own timezone! I've been clearing out my wardrobe, planning things like crazy and re-organising and freshening up all my spaces.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  61. YES to a wardrobe change over love - I really need to swap out my chunky knits and coats and move in my Spring wardrobe; the weather lately has got me SO excited for Spring/Summer!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  62. Great ways to get ready for Spring! Need to start doing them soon!

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    Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  63. I love the emotional clean out! If it doesnt serve me, out it goes. Only room for positivity in my life X

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  64. I really love your ideas here especially about the flowers, and re-vamping Winter fake flowers and painting the petals or stems white, lovely idea!

    I couldn't agree with you more on the emotional clean out, surround yourself with positivity only, but of course try and bring light to those in darker places too :)

    It's so nice to see the sun shining and I hope it lasts, everything looks so much more beautiful in the sunshine!

    Happy Friday and wishing you a very Happy Weekend!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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