If you didn't get the hint already I'm loving blue for spring! It just feels so clean and classic to me and when I saw these amazingly comfortable paperbag shorts were offered in blue there was no hesitation I needed them in my closet. They are offered in khaki and olive green as well - i might also have the khaki! Anyway, they are so extremely comfortable and have a tie waist so you can cinch them and little or as much as you like. The length is great as well. They are a little bit dressier short so I wouldn't want anything shorter for an occasion. I felt they do run a little but big. I ordered my normal size 4 and probably could have gone down to a size 2 but because of the cinched tie waist I kept the 4.
This off the shoulder blue striped top is a perfect, borderline monochromatic, look. I picked up this one at TJ Maxx but I've linked so many other cute options for you below and they are all under $50!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather was so nice here and we spent most of it outside cleaning up the landscaping and playing with the kids. We are getting a beach put in today and I am so excited to spend our days on the water this summer. The past few years the kids were younger and we didn't feel it was necessary quite yet but Beckett will be 4 this summer and I don't think we can hold out any longer.
Oh, and also today is my 31st birthday!!! I don't typically put too much thought into birthdays but this one feels special to me. 30 was a great year. It was full of fun with my family and in the final months I took the plunge and started something I should have done 5 years ago when I got the itch. I started this blog!! I started this blog because I have a passion for style but also because I needed something for ME! I needed something that would give me satisfaction outside of raising my children. I don't ever want to feel like my identity is wrapped up in my children - although I love them to death - I need something outside of them to focus my creative energy on. I hope I am providing inspiration to others to a.) go for what you've been dreaming of, and b.) if you are feeling a little like you are losing yourself in the chaos of changing diapers, cleaning up messes, and wiping noses, I hope I am opening your eyes to the fact that you deserve to put on a new shirt or outfit and feel good about yourself. Maybe it's not a new outfit, maybe it's taking time away to go to the gym, or read a book, pr take a cooking class - whatever it is, you deserve that feeling!