My amazing technicolor dreamcoat

Spring has returned to us, gradually revealing earth and grass under the thick blanket of snow and ice we’ve lived with for the past month.

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I’m eagerly exchanging my snow boots for regular shoes, and the goose down coat is going back into the closet. Instead I get to wear my cheerful She Wore Blue coat that I ordered from Hello Holiday in 2013.

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I love the fit of this coat and the cobalt blue suits my complexion quite well, if I say so myself.

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It’s been fun wearing it out and about and taking it along to art fairs. Compliments abound when I wear it, continuously validating this bold color choice.

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The details of it make me happy too, and remind me of a childhood rhyme about a coat with buttons of gold.

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It also makes a lovely background for scarf pendants.

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Hello Holiday recently opened a brick and mortar boutique in Omaha, Nebraska, and whenever a road trip takes me there I look forward to having a try-on party.

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painting by Jason McPhillips

Meanwhile, I scour the online shop for fun additions to my closet. The Daisy Chain Dress is a summer favorite.

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Each package is wrapped with care and makes delivery day feel like a birthday. I returned one dress that didn’t suit my body type, and it was easy-peasy to ship it back. That refund paid for the coat.

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Co-owners Megan Hunt and Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik are inspirational in their own right.  I enjoy following these entrepreneurial women on social media and vicariously engaging in their joie de vivre. They’re true leaders within their community, supporting Omaha’s small business community and making it sound like a great travel destination. Follow Hello Holiday on Instagram and check out their lively Facebook page.

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Everyone would have clothing that make them feel like a fashion model!

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Blog title derived from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.

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