Happy Easter, friends!!
Hope you all had an enjoyable, fun weekend with the people you love. We celebrated here but I must say a little piece of my heart was in TX (love you, Mom).
One of my favorite things about growing up in the southern part of America is the fact that without fail, we ALWAYS got a new “Easter outfit” each year. I never realized that it was an “American thing” until I moved to Holland (like many other things in everyday life). To this day, it just doesn’t feel right if I don’t have something new to wear on Easter. I realize it may sound like a good excuse to buy something new (which, hey, haven’t we all done that before?) but I’d like to think of it as keeping up a long time tradition. 😉
So this year, I was determined to wear a dress, without tights. Easier said than done, living in northern Europe. Rain or shine, there I would be in my bare legs. Thankfully, the sun was shining and the rain held off. 🙂
What I love about this dress is that it can be easily dressed up or dressed down. Here I have it paired with my go-to booties but have also worn it with my Stan Smith sneakers. Throw on a casual duster cardigan and you’re good to go.
If you’re not one for bright colors, this dress is also available in Navy (which I am seriously considering buying in a 2nd color). It is super comfy & lined, which gives a nicer silhouette.
Happy shopping 🙂
Dress – Forever 21 wearing size small click here.
Booties – Dolce Vita (old)
Kimono cardi – Forever 21 (old)
Necklace – Free People
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Today is the first day of spring, officially. Although, by the looks of the clouds outside, you wouldn’t know it.
I’ve got to say I have been feeling some serious weather envy towards you all in TX. Bare legs and sandals in March?! I’ll take it.
But for those of us that have not hit above 70 degrees yet (21 degrees Celsius for my European friends), how are we supposed to dress?
For starters, find yourself a versatile pair of distressed cropped denim. My go-to denim destination is Zara. I know they fit well, and are extremely affordable. Not to mention, with a flat boot or sneakers they can be worn now, but with the cropped detail, later on (when it warms up :)) with flatforms or wedges they’ll be really cute.
Secondly, find a statement jacket piece. Something lightweight, but still warm enough to keep you from shivering during these early ‘spring’ days. I love the way this jacket is light, both in weight and color but so ‘loud’ that you don’t have to do much else with the rest of the outfit. ‘Loud’ pieces are not for everyone, so if you’re more of a basic type of girl, go with a longer lightweight solid blazer. Lighter colors, for a springy feel. Pair it with a fun necklace and you’re all set. Why overthink it?
Happy Shopping 🙂
Jacket – Maison Scotch (www.zwijnenburgmode.nl)
Denim – Zara
Booties – TK Maxx (European equivalent to TJ Maxx, for my American friends)
Black tee – Zara
Watch – Michael Kors
Backpack – Nordstrom Rack
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The thing about being a 20-something young professional is that time seems to fly by on the one hand but somehow drag on at the same time. One minute you’ve graduated college and started a career, and somewhere along the way you find yourself talking about life-altering decisions. I’ve just started a new job and I can tell you that it wasn’t an easy decision to leave my old job. I took some time to think it over, and ultimately decided it was time to move on. Looking back, it was a season.
So often we forget to be ‘present’. It may sound cliche, but when was the last time you looked around and really thought ‘I will never get this time in my life back again’?
Because at the end of the day, the way your life looks now, whether that be busy, quiet, rushed, stressful, exciting, frustrating or a little bit of everything – it will only be this way for a season.
So try to enjoy the moments that you feel frustrated or the moments when your life may feel ‘quiet’ while the world is spinning around you, because at some point you will look back and wish you would have cherished it more. It is so easy to focus on all the things that are ‘going wrong’ in your life – but what about the things that are going right? If you don’t have kids yet, how easy is it to just decide to go out for dinner at a moment’s notice? Or perhaps your life has a very ‘predictable’ routine, but doesn’t that bring so much security? Whatever it may be, it is a season – ENJOY it.
Until next time…