Looking back on my goals for this past winter, I realized I need to prioritize my goals by actually scheduling them in an planning them out. While I did some of them from my last list, I wish I had done more. As much as I love being spontaneous I feel like I will be able to fit some of these in more if I give them some more thought and a place in my schedule. I think part of that for me will be doing a blog post that features each goal. This will help me hold myself accountable.
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Pick my own bouquet: I actually have no idea how feasible this one is but I would really love to make my own bouquets of flowers this spring. I think it would be so fun to first go flower picking, then try my hand at some flower arranging.
Spend time at the beach: This one is kind of cheating because we are actually leaving for Myrtle Beach tomorrow. I am really excited because I have never been there before and I love the beach!
Track my carbon footprint: This goal is not really seasonal however I want to track my carbon footprint and figure out some ways I can offset it. I love travel and do not want to give it up but I also do not want to go against my own values of trying to have a lower impact on the world. The idea with this goal is that I will track my carbon footprint and then figure out what I want to do to offset the big things, like flying to Europe. It might mean planting some trees or other greenery during the spring.
Go on a picnic: I love getting together with friends for some delicious food and time outside. Last summer I actually did it quite a bit and want to continue that this year. I am hoping to do at least one picnic this spring with only seasonal foods. That will add a little challenge to it!
Go camping: I am really hoping to do this when I get home to Colorado. I miss being outside a lot right now and I want to prioritize a camping trip during the next few months.
Visit a farm: For some reason I have recently been wanting to go see farm animals. My parents always have had chickens and I went to boarding school on a farm so I am feeling a bit nostalgic about that life right now.
Thanks for reading, and let me know if you have any fun ideas/goals for this spring!
These maxi skirts are so great for warmer weather because they keep you so much cooler!
Skirt similar from Gretty Rose, bodysuit Forever 21 (similar), sandals American Eagle, basket bag Dôen, sunglasses Anthropologie, bracelet similar on Etsy
Other great maxi skirts for the spring/summer: Nordstrom, also Nordstrom, Free People, ASOS, Lulu’s
Here are my favorite finds from around the internet this week. They are pretty random but all of them really made me either smile, think or both. Enjoy!
A Tribute to Carrie Fisher: She seems like such a fun person. This video wonderfully captures her persona, highlighting her humorous side. It brought much joy to my day!
Instagram Dad (FOD): This dad and his kids are so cute! All of Instagram posts are hilarious pictures of him, his wife and four daughters. I really love how his portrayal of life feels so real with lots of joy and lots of struggle.
Edible Water Bottles: This is so cool! Basically it is water encased in a tasteless seaweed extract membrane to reduce plastic waste. I am not sure how I feel about eating one but I would definitely try it out! Also, supposedly they are even cheaper than producing plastic water bottles so it seems like it could be a really awesome way to reduce waste.
Woodpecker Hitches Ride Through Chicago: This is such a cute video of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker hitching a ride through the city on some guys car. The driver’s commentary just makes it so much greater as well!
Cute Goats: Goats just make my day so much brighter. They are funny and adorable, so I hope this brings you as much joy as it did to me!
This traditionally ballet look has definitely re-emerged in the world of fashion as a popular spring trend. I am loving this pink midi skirt from Express that definitely emphasizes a ballerina look and kind of makes me feel like one!
A brief history on tulle as a fabric:
The word tulle comes from the town in central France where the fabric was originally created (Tulle). The pattern within the netting is that of a honeycomb. The netted fabric has become common in wedding veils and gowns after Queen Victoria wore a tulle wedding gown in the mid 1800’s. It is very light-weight and fluffy which is why is started out mostly under actual skirts and dresses. It also has an effect on the wearer that is brought out in the world of ballet.
Skirt Express, Bodysuit Express, Shoes similar also these
Other beautiful tulle pieces: Jenny Yoo, Needle & Thread, Mother of Pearl, Topshop
Runway looks are always very interesting because often outfits are a little too much for most people to wear on a daily basis. These looks however do give a sneak peak into up coming trends. Here are a few highlights from a number of spring collections.
- Pink: I honestly did not expect this one. It has been quite a while since all pink, let alone pink highlights, was really a thing and this year it seems to be the next big trend. Many designers really showcased the color pink in several of their looks however Valentino probably did it best and brightest. I am really not sure I will be getting into this one a whole lot but I can definitely see at least pink additions to looks becoming a bigger trend.
Gucci Spring 2017 Look 1
Balenciaga Spring 2017 Look 16
Valentino Spring 2017 Look 44
- Shear: This one was definitely predicted in that fabric has become more and more shear throughout the years. Rodarte, Valentino, some Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Marchesa all incorporated this aspect into their collections.
Valentino Spring 2017 Look 6
Rodarte Spring 2017 Look 39
Marchesa Spring 2017 Look 17
- Tiny purses: This was not super common across designers but the Valentino collection was filled with them and smaller bags are becoming more and more common in street style.
Valentino Spring 2017 Look 37
Valentino Spring 2017 Look 12
Valentino Spring 2017 Look 20
- Cut out tops and dresses: Asymmetry. This cut out trend is easily seen in Louis Vuitton’s collection this year. It was also kind of a trend this past year and seems to be continuing however this time asymmetry seems to be a major factor in cut out design and placement.
Louis Vuitton Spring 2017 Look 8
Louis Vuitton Spring 2017 Look 11
- Broad shouldered blazers and trench coats: Céline, Balenciaga and several Loewe looks really emphasizing the shoulder. We will see how much this catches on but it definitely has before and many designers seem to be really broadening and enhancing the shoulders in their looks.
Balenciaga Spring 2017 Look 4
Céline Spring 2017 Look 28
Loewe Spring 2017 Look 11
The vogue website is a really great, easy place to view all the collections, Spring 2017 Runway. Just as a side note the Tory Burch collection was also really amazing and it definitely seems like it will be an inspiration for many other designers this spring and summer.