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Darlings, I’ve officially waved goodbye and said “good riddance” to the cold weather and welcomed—with a toast of chardonnay—the arrival of spring. Oh the places to go and the things to do! I’ve packed up my heavy dark knits and down coats, and I’m ready to take a light, bright approach to spring.

When I took a good look at my spring and summer wardrobe, it occurred to me I didn’t have any utilitarian items I was excited about. Sure I had plenty of “lunch at an outdoor cafe” and “weekend at the coast” ensembles, but what I needed were pieces that made me feel put together for a trip to the farmer’s market or the garden shop. 

I want classic wardrobe staples that work year after year.

When I spied this cute toggle coat by Boden, I was inspired by the bright yellow raincoats I loved as a little girl. It’s so fun and bright and I adore the striped jersey lining. Fully waterproof, the Whitby jacket is a classic you can pull out year after year.

After wearing dark denim and black jeans over the winter, I wanted a lighter wash denim for spring. Another fabulous pick from Boden were these cropped Salisbury side split jeans. With a versatile mid-vintage color, these jeans have worn-in detailing and a split at the hem. The bonus is they sit right at your waist for extra comfort.

If you don’t already own a pair of tall rubber boots then by all means… Do yourself a favor and get a pair! These iconic, Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots are a favorite among fashion bloggers and Instagram fashionistas. They’re available in a fabulous array of colors. After owning a pair you’ll wonder what you ever did without them!

When you’re running around town doing errands, who needs fussy jewelry? Instead opt for a bandana as a statement piece and add a pop of color to your look. The Springworthy bandana from Anthropologie has a delightful floral motif that will spruce up any spring ensemble.

Darlings, if you haven’t heard of Beekman 1802, then it’s high time you did! One of the fastest growing lifestyle brands in the U.S., the Beekman 1802 mercantile features artisanal goods from goat milk beauty products to jams and jellies. With it’s charming hand-drawn, dapper goat, the Beekman Gentleman Goat Tote in denim, is the perfect carryall for all your springtime needs
So my Fashionable Friends, put a little spring in your step the next time you have some everyday errands to do. Think retro, think classic, and don’t forget to splash in a few puddles along the way!

Cheers Loves!

XOXO, Hildie

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If you’re on Instagram then more than likely you already know style icon, Hildie Plumpepper, the silver-haired gal on the go. In many ways Hildie is every woman. She wears everything the rest of us would love to wear; can’t afford to wear or have the guts to wear. On Instagram, Hildie Plumpepper is a sensation. We’re familiar with her joie de vivre; the designers she knows; the women who inspire her—and who she inspires—and we love her sense of adventure and fun with fashion. This is Hildie’s first Fashion Blog, and 1010ParkPlace is honored to welcome her!


    • Hi Chuky. Thank you my dear! Coming from someone as stylish as yourself, well, that’s a real compliment! You are always a fashion girl’s inspiration!
      XOXO, Jill Anthony

  1. HILDIE!!!!!!
    I bought those scarves at ANTHRO a few months ago……I just loved them!Perfect for that drippy nose when one works in the garden as well!
    You are looking VERY SMART..CASUAL CHIC TODAY!
    I hope your weekend it FABULOUS!!!!

    • Oh Contessa, those scarves, I know! I just love them and I do tend to wear a bandana around my neck when a scarf just feels too much. Thank you my ever so chic stylish friend!
      XOXO, Jill Anthony

    • Yes, even Hildie needs a reality fashion check every now and then! Now that she has that out of her system we’ll probably glam things up a bit!
      XOXO, Jill Anthony

    • Thank you Sandra! It’s true, I find myself paying attention to acquiring clothes for anything but some ho-hum necessity pieces. Yes, the scarves are really cute and I think I may even take Hildie’s advice and get myself one!
      XOXO, Jill Anthony

  2. Hildie, your posts are always so refreshing and inspiring, just love them! I did a post on the yellow rain slicker a couple of weeks ago. It was actually my mother-in-law’s coat and happens to be about 50 years old and looks brand new. Can’t get any better than a classic piece like that. And, I love your idea of throwing on a scarf instead of jewelry. I often wear a scarf in my hair, but I’m going to put one around my neck and my wrist more often. Thank you for the style inspiration my stylish lady! XOXO


    • Cherie! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you enjoy Hildie’s posts! I so agree, nothing better than those classic yellow rain slickers! That’s amazing that you have one that’s 50 years old! I do love those little scarves too and think I need to add some cute florals to my bandanas. Thank you my fashionable friend!!!

    • Hilda! Oh those jeans would look so cute with some personal flair! I do think they are especially cute and I find myself wearing cropped jeans practically every day in the summer. Oh Hilda, you so need a pair of colorful rubber boots! It’s true what Hildie said, you won’t know what you did without them!
      XOXO, Jill Anthony

    • Hi Marla, Doesn’t Hildie look great in the yellow jacket and red boots? We just had a torrential downpour where I live, and I wished I had this outfit. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda

  3. Hi Hildie, I’m from Queensland Australia and I have just spent half an hour going through the Boden site. I think I just found my fashion style love match. Thanks for the inspiration. Much love from Oz xxxx

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