It’s the first Saturday of spring! The weather is a sunny 70 degrees and orange blossoms are in the air. It’s a perfectly lovely sixth day of the week, and I’m so happy to see it.
Last Sunday, the spring cleaning bug bit C; he came home from the gym with my father-in-law’s pressure washer and big plans to clean the exterior of the house. While he busied himself blasting the mildew from our stucco, I threw on my old Sunday standbys headed out for some errands and shopping.
My spring weekend uniform is typically some simple variation of this: cut-offs (I made these from a pair of extra-long Joe’s I found at the Goodwill for a 10-spot) with flats, a comfy top, and a hat. For now, I’m wearing my cozy sweaters as much as I can, until the summer heat makes it impossible.
When I made my way back to our freshly washed house that afternoon, I threw a big salad together with chicken, bleu cheese and fresh Florida strawberries. Later, I swapped the sweater for a t-shirt and spent some quiet time poolside to soak up the extra hour of sunshine.
Since Sunday is our only full day off during the week, we always try to make the most of it; a successful one is equally productive and lazy with lots of good food and a good dose of quality time together.
Last weekend we nailed it.
Yesterday: Easing into spring with a printed shirt dress from last year — in the archives here and here — and my trusty denim jacket. And a Doodle who refuses to cooperate with my end-of-the-day iPhone selfies because all he can think about is a car ride (he’s totally staring at the van).
Wearing: Viva Vena by Vena Cava dress, Kohl’s denim jacket, Lauren Merkin tote and Brian Atwood flats (both via Hautelook)