Spring has always been my most favorite season. The warm weather, my April birthday, long afternoons and the presence of crawfish all combine to make this time of year seem almost magical. I think I’m also hardwired from the 19 consecutive years I spent in formal education settings to associate spring with a sense of optimism–a feeling that something wonderful is just around the corner. This is in contrast to summer, when the South Louisiana sun is unbearably hot and despite the sweltering temps I feel haunted by the knowledge that fall is right around the corner. But Spring! Spring is made for front porches and crawfish boils and gardens and strawberry beer. Spring is the stuff life is made of.
Sometime around March I usually talk myself into regularly shaving my legs again and the reward is spring dresses. There are few things I love more than a good jersey knit but after I had Jack I realized that most of my favorite dresses wouldn’t work for breastfeeding. Even though Jack is now weaned I do hope to have and nurse another baby down the line so I only buy nursing-friendly dresses these days. This one looks like it would be so comfy and flattering.
One thing I’m hoping to invest in soon is a really great pair of flats. I like to keep a pretty minimalist wardrobe and rotate the same 2-3 pairs of shoes until they wear out. The last few pairs of flats I’ve had were very inexpensive and wore out quickly. I’d go that route again if I found some that I loved, but I’m also willing to spend a little more if I think they’ll last more than a season. Have any of you found a comfortable and pretty pair of flats that will last forever? I prefer neutral colors that will go with everything. I’m considering the pair below!
And since Spring is swimsuit weather in this part of the country I’m already daydreaming about trips to the local splashpad and a possible beach vacation. I already have a swimsuit that I love but man oh man am I tempted to spend an obscene amount of money on this little number.
I know that the first day of Spring isn’t officially for another nine days, but it was 76 and sunny yesterday. Of course it’s overcast and supposed to rain today and the humidity is 90%, but I’ll take it.
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