Guest Blogger(s): Rebecca and Lori of Desert Girls Vintage

Rebecca and Lori provide endless inspiration to me on a weekly basis. What I like best about their blog is the fact that they focus on a realistic budget for the ordinary woman. That's me! And that makes them all the more lovable because they represent you and I. Did I mention they are down-to-earth and have great taste, too? Yeah, it's true. Meet Rebecca and Lori and their Spring "must-have" list!

8 Spring Essentials

Hi there! We are Rebecca and Lori of Desert Girls Vintage, and we are so excited to be visiting 101 Things I Love today! Johanna asked us to do a roundup of our must have essentials for spring, and we were more than happy to share the top picks on our list.

First, we decided that after so many of you have had such a long (snow filled, freezing!) winter, some fun spring dresses are definitely in order. We love these floral print and solid mint numbers.
And what better way to fend off a little spring breeze than with the perfect jean jacket?!

We also think a structured bag in a fun color is a must; to us, spring doesn't have to be all pastels and pale colors. Heading into spring means we can ditch those heavier pieces, and that includes the belts that got us through winter. A fun statement belt like the one featured would look great on a flirty dress (we especially love it with the mint dress- it's the perfect finishing touch) and can be used to dress an outfit up or down.

A lightweight scarf in a fun pattern is also great for spring. The right one can add interest when draped over a classic trench and can also be used as a headband. You don't have to wear the scarf around your neck, either- tie it to the handle of your bag for some added interest and use it only if you get cold!

A detailed flat (we love a scalloped edge!) and a strappy sandal are two more necessities for the warmer weather (and bonus- they'll carry you right on into summer). To finish off our spring essentials list, we included a fun new pair of colored sunglasses and the perfect lip color- this coral number is pretty much universally flattering.

Thanks so much to Johanna for having us over!

Retro dress / Dress / Acne jacket / J.Crew ballerina flat / Dorothy Perkins strappy sandals / Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody handbag / Kate Spade sunglasses / Belt / Scarve / Fresh lip treatment