spring fling

March 25th, 2013


The last few weeks have been so terrific — not for any reason specifically, although there are so many wonderful things happening right now, but because I’ve finally had the chance to just… breathe.  After a year of going nonstop at 110%, it’s amazing to start to see some of the pieces come together.

Take our house, for instance.  Ever since we bought it, there’s been this constant list of “Things We Need To Do For The House.”  Because Chad and I are never home during the week, this translates to “Things We Need To Do But Have No Way To Accomplish For The House.”  And honestly, that list hasn’t gotten much shorter lately — but it feels like we’re slowly chipping away at it, and finally, I can see an end in sight! 

Everyone says that you shouldn’t decorate until you get to know your space, but one of my major personality flaws is that I’m incapable of procrastination.  If I know that something has to be done, I want to do it right NOW.  So it was a major challenge to sit back and let our house take shape around us.

… But it did!  After eight months, we’ve finally figured out where everything should go and how it all fits together.  Let’s face it — it’s an uphill battle, and I know people spend decades making their house perfect, and ours is still far from it, but it’s a nice feeling to know that we’re making progress.  And that even before it’s perfect, it still feels like home.

And all of that is a long story that has nothing to do with this post, except that I feel really happy and grateful and (dare I say?) settled lately, and it’s a really good feeling.  Here’s to a great spring full of pool parties, flowered dresses, and obviously, beautiful accessories.  Who could ask for any more?

Gifted Wet Seal dress, gifted NANIS Italian bracelet, gifted Virgin Saints and Angels necklace, gifted Cole Haan heels, Coach sunglasses.



Tags: style

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // Mar 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    That’s so exciting for you! It was incredibly brave for you to pick up your life and move, buy a house, etc. and it’s wonderful to hear how well everything is falling into place 🙂

    I can relate on the decorating level. I’ve lived in our condo (we were renting it before we owned it) for two years now and when we moved in, we just HAD to decorate the whole place right away… Then we re-decorated (because we didn’t really do it right the first time), and re-decorated, and re-decorated. I’m finally feeling like it’s fully functional for what we need out of the space (and pleasant to look at). But it took a while to get to this point. I wish I’d just sat back a little more and let things fall into place instead of rushing it.

    Also, love your outfit 🙂

  • 2 I Showed Up In Boots // Mar 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Pretty dress! Can’t believe it is Wet Seal..I have not been in that store in years!

    Love reading your posts. You are so relatable!


  • 3 T Franklin // Mar 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Lovely dress, really suits you too 🙂


  • 4 Kelly // Mar 27, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I wish I was more like you! I am the worlds biggest procrastinator and never seem to accomplish anything.
    I am glad you are feeling settled, it is a lovely feeling isn’t it?
    Really cute dress too, you always look so glamorous!

  • 5 Kel // Mar 27, 2013 at 7:45 am

    You are so ready for spring girl! Your dress and your shoes are perfect for the season!

  • 6 Eeza C. // Mar 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I found this blog doing a search for Wet Seal clothes, and wouldn’t you know, I “procrastinated” from my work while reading through it.  🙂
    I love your whole style and I’ll be back to read more.

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