Spring, And a Few of My Favorite Things

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I know it’s been Spring now officially for a few weeks, but it’s taken about that much time to get sufficiently prepared. While my wardrobe is always adequately supplied with Spring staples such as colorful ballet flats, fun skirts in vibrant colors and accessories to compliment, it was my home that needed a little TLC.

As I approach the 1 year anniversary of being a homeowner, I couldn’t help but notice I needed to add some Spring touches to my stock of home goods. Thus I’ve been on a constant hunt for floral accents….(insert sarcastic Devil Wears Prada remark of, flowers for spring how ground breaking comment here.) But being the girly flower child that I am how could I not embrace one of Spring’s signature mascots?

While I could fill up this post and write endless ode’s to what I love most about Spring, I’ve decided to simply itemize my favorites instead.

  • Finally, the girl who loves bright colors has an excuse to embrace that pink. Whether it be lipstick, nail polish, ballerina flats or heels…during Spring, every day this girl wears pink!
  • Ok, sometimes I do like to change up the previous comment and add my splash of color in the form of periwinkle, or even mint green i.e my favorite Chanel ballet flats.
  • Speaking of shoes, I feel like Spring and Summer are when my shoe game is strongest. I love ballet flats, I love jewels and I love colors…it’s literally like Spring was made for me.
  • An excuse to play in the dirt! Lately, I’ve been exploring my talents as a gardener, or lack thereof in the case of my hydrangeas. But the good news is my Lincoln roses are off to a great start! And daisies! More to come on my blog soon about my gardening adventures, and helpful tips I’ve come across on Pinterest.
  • My house is starting to look like an ode to Shabby chic glam. Especially with my mirrored furniture, all quickly becoming accented by silk floral arrangements.
  • The longer days! Whether I’m walking around the lake with my precious Olivia, or catching up on a good book (currently reading ‘Cupcakes and Cashmere’) while sipping on tea in my back yard, I love to enjoy as much of that sunshine as possible!
  • Watching the world literally come to life! Everywhere I look, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and everything just looks so new! I love that. Dear Mother Nature, this Spring, you seem be working over time to paint the world so pretty and I appreciate you.

More to come and highlight with each Spring ensemble I’m sure! But in the mean time, take the time to smell or snap the beauty around you dear readers! Life is most definitely too short not to appreciate those little things.

Jess P’s Big Adventure

Top: T By Alexander Wang  Shorts: Alice and Olivia Sandals: Vince Hat: BCBG Necklace: Saks

Top: T By Alexander Wang Shorts: Alice and Olivia Sandals: Vince Hat: BCBG Necklace: Saks

Ever since we drove past the Cabazon Dinosaurs on the way home from Salvation Mountain, I’ve been dying to go back and have my photo day with the dinos. And it was sooo worth the wait! First off, I had to figure out what to wear. I’m not gonna lie, I was totally inspired by the Flinstones. What would a modern day Wilma or Betty wear? My guess was leopard accented with gold and a big hat. Although sandals always sound like a good idea when heading out to the desert, I always re-think the logic behind this as I always leave with a sandal full of sand.

It only took us about an hour to get to our destination. It’s not hard to miss the giant dinos popping their heads out of the desert background. When we drove up the littlest second grader in me was overwhelmed with excitement. Immediately I text my family to alert them I was standing where Pee Wee stood. Pee Wee’s Big adventure was kinda a big deal for us growing up, and “I know you are but what am I?” was the answer to settle any argument. Although knowing the background of this classic film kinda had me on my toes. A rather large woman came out of nowhere at one point and I immediately wanted to run for my life screaming “It’s LARGE MARGE!” Fortunately, it was not. I think it was just someone on their break from the local Burger King, but the woman got too close for comfort.

Alas, even walking up to the ticket box is an adventure as you follow the little dino foot steps to the ticket box. Detail and decor that provided the perfect backdrop to show off my favorite Vince sandals. $7 later, and me and my boyfriend’s brother were immersed into a Jurassic Jungle, and given the opportunity to re-inact our favorite dino childhood memories. It’s amazing how I took 3 years of biology and can’t remember a genotype from a phenotype, yet I watched Jurassic Park and the Land Before Times so many times I can proudly identify philosaraptor from a stegosaurus. And when in doubt and I’m not quite sure, every 90’s kid knows any cool dinosaur can simply just be referred to as Reptar. The setting was absolutely magical as well as we walked through the rocky sandy path, and were greeted by statuesque dinosaurs and real life butterflies fluttering in the flowers. Jurassic Park without actually being chased by a T-Rex is actually quite fun.

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