hm kimono (similar here and here); Target jeans; Old Navy tee (bought XL for the slouch factor); Sam Edelman Petty boots (currently 20% off!); Lemons and Lace headband; Curious Creatures turquoise necklace; ℅ Anjolee necklace; Laonato gold bar necklace.
I’ve had these boots in my closet since January, just sitting there and taunting me for a good three months now. I’ve been dying to break them out and wear them around, but knew the ten plus feet of snow out there was a deterrent to wearing anything not knee high and wool lined. Alas, Spring has arrived here in Michigan, bringing with it weather in the 50’s and quickly melting snow. I’ve been able to leave the house in a light jacket and bare ankles and it feels life changing. Everything about life just seems crisper and clearer and new, you know? To surround myself in this wispy bit of floral loveliness and a super soft tee shirt, that is freedom. To dress again without a care for bitter winds and biting temperatures? Heaven.
I’ve recently discovered the true secret of the elusiveness of the perfect slouchy tee. I’ve been disappointed a lot when buying a tee in the past because it juts didn’t flow and drape the way I wanted it to. I though buying one size up would be good enough, but after washing and he inevitable shrinkage I was always disappointed. I’ve tried more expensive and discount brands and never found the ONE. Enter in Old Navy’s vintage wash tee(s), bought in a size XL. I love the broken in feeling of this tee, and for $5 I was willing to take the risk that it would work in a much larger size than I typically buy. You guys! I am IN LOVE. The material is soft and worn in, but not too thin, you know? I bought a gray and a white and I have not taken them off. Sometimes I find it hard to find the right color gray tee shirt, some are too dark and some are too heather, but this one above is the best. Perfection in a tee.
On that shopping note, I mentioned on Instagram the other day that I am going on a spending hiatus for the month of April, just to step back a bit and create an appreciation for what I own without adding in the lust for more. I do this periodically, it tends to happen after a particularly crazy shopping month (I mean, March is such a nothing month weather wise, there’s nothing else to do BUT shop, right?) I’m not even going to go into Target this month at all, which sounds crazy when I type it out, but that store…that store is my version of addiction and I need a little step back. I’m working on begin more content with what I have and not always looking towards the next big thing, something I struggle with a lot. Here’s to a little less mindless consumption on my part, and a little more gratefulness for what I already have.
On that note, the April What She Wears link up (which is the love child of Rebecca, Dawnelle, Brandi, Jalynn and I), is now live and the theme is FLORALS! I knew the second I bought this kimono that I wanted to wear it for this post, it is so pretty and fresh and Spring like. I can’t wait to wear it over everything this season. I have visions of tossing it on over a printed maxi dress, as well as a pair of palazzo pants I’ve been dying to wear as soon as the weather warmed up. I’d love to see how YOU style a floral look, whether it be a collage or a style post. All we ask is that you link up to one of us in your post and that is IT. Finally, each of us will pick our personal favorite and feature you in a blog post a week from today, as well as give you the theme for the next coming month(s.) Come on in and join us!