Not that you can tell by the chilly fluffs of snow flitting gracefully from the sky all weekend, but according to my calendar - and my garden's bulbs peeking their heads from the frosty stuff - it's spring. So we'll do what every educated and motivated consumer should do on an ugly weather week: forget about the forecast outside and go shopping instead.

So what's on the radar for hot spring trends? "It's all about seventies style," says Brittany Pham, owner of Holladay's Cotton Blossom Boutique. "And also this spring long dresses and skirts are back and vibrant colors like salmon, honeysuckle and mango are really popular."

Cotton Blossom Boutique

Cotton Blossom customer Allison Materin shows off the "it" color for spring: Honeysuckle. Aryeh sleeveless dress, $69; multi-strand necklace, $39; cropped bolero with ruffle, $32; Seychelles Matter of Fact heel, $111

Cotton Blossom Boutique

A big hit this season is the return of the cross-body messenger purses, "You see them every where you go," reports Pham. Bonus points for being a perfect vehicle to tote your iPhone, sunscreen and book to the pool.

Another look we saw as a carry over from winer but in bright new colors is layered necklaces in multi-strand pearls, crystals and chunky emblems and bright colored mutli strand bracelets and cuffs. Perfect accents to brighten up a spring day hanging onto the coattails of winter.

Cotton Blossom Boutique, 2280 E. Murray Holladay Rd., Holladay, (801) 278-2027

Cotton Blossom Boutique


Cotton Blossom Boutique necklace