Spring Lace


Feeling uninspired. I've heard a lot of people saying they're uninspired by Instagram lately, and I totally agree. Instagram is where a lot of my inspiration usually comes from, but lately it feels like a lot of work and has been making me anxious. I wholeheartedly believe in quality over quantity, so I didn't post a picture yesterday because everything I tried to post felt like it was forced.

Is anyone else feeling this way? Is Mercury in retrograde? Does that even have an affect on this sort of thing? I don't know, but something is up.

I do, however, have a few trips planned between now and June that I'm very excited for, which will kick off a busy and fun summer full of lots of friends' 30th birthdays (including my own), and a bachelorette party for a dear friend, as well as my sister! So really, I'm doing alright. Inspiration is lurking around the next corner I'm sure of it.

For now, here's a pretty spring dress that is not usually a color I would buy for myself (this dress also comes in black, and it was SO hard not to buy that one). But I'm trying to branch out in my color palette, and this will make the perfect closet staple for travel, weddings, etc. in the future.

ASTR The Label Dress (black here) Similar herehere, and here) // Coach Purse // Jeffrey Campbell Heels // Black Duster (similar here and here

Photos by Alyssa Wilcox

Shift


"Isn't funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different." - CS Lewis, Prince Caspian

This quote keeps popping up lately in my life. We get wrapped up in our daily lives, our routine, and day to day things feel the same. But life is always shifting. All of sudden we're in a new phase, but there was no sign letting you know of a sharp turn; it's just been slowly curving right or left the whole time. One of those turns you can take your hands off the wheel for and steer with your knee while you sip your coffee or change the song.

Spring is trying to poke through here in Seattle. Actually spring is here in full force, we've just been spoiled by good weather the last couple years, and those of us who spent our childhood chanting "April shows bring May flowers" are quick to forget that this is actually a Seattle spring. 

My point is, things are shifting, just as they always do, and if we stop and feel the rain on our face in the interim, we won't be shocked when "all of a sudden" it's summer, and we can finally wear off the shoulder dresses instead of rain coats. 

This dress from Shein is going to be my summer staple. Super lightweight and comfortable, and the sleeves still leave room for layering.

Striped Off the Shoulder Dress // Sol Sana Slides // Bucket Bag (sold out) similar one here and here // Fedora (similar here and here) // Constellation Pendant // Rose gold/grey watch 

Photos by Alyssa Wilcox