It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  March 11, 2014 — 5 Comments

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.

my favorite weather is bird chirping weather the wheatfield

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.

Women's Cross-Front Jersey Dress Old Navy

Women’s Cross-Front Jersey Dress | Old Navy

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!

Hush Puppies Women's Chaste Ballet Flat

Hush Puppies Women’s Chaste Ballet Flat | Amazon**

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.

Ruffled Halter Maillot

Ruffled Halter Maillot | Anthropologie

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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Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


5 responses to It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  1. So you noticed the super fantastic weather yesterday too!? I left work to grab a bite, and almost didn’t go back! And yeah, today does not to yesterday justice.

  2. Ohh, I love that bathing suit from Anthropologie! I just might have to go there try in on. Thanks for sharing!

  3. That sums up my thoughts about Spring. It’s my favorite season.

  4. Love spring!!!! Abita Strawberry is calling my name very loudly and I’m not going to resist for long.

  5. oooh I am DYING for spring… but I’m in Massachusetts, so I’ve got a bit longer to wait. Luckily, we’re vacationing to New Orleans next month :) . Maybe that’s a good enough excuse to buy a new bathing suit? haha

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