Coat- J. Crew Factory / Sweater- J. Crew Factory / Blouse- J. Crew Factory / Jeans- Loft / Boots- Tory Burch / Hat- Gap
I've been posting some spring-inspired looks recently, but the truth is I still look like this most days. Well, I still look like this on good days. Other days I just give up. My white ski jacket is now covered in coffee and salt grime, but I feel like dry cleaning it is just an invitation for winter to continue. NO. THANKS. As much as I love this little puppy sweater, I am done, winter. Done.
I always associate spring with Easter, and yesterday officially marked the start of Lent. Now I'll be totally honest that I'm not the most devout Catholic. However, I went to Catholic school my whole life, and the whole "You must give up something for Lent!" is pretty heavily ingrained in me. Plus, I think it's always a good opportunity to reflect on the current state of your life and strive for both self-improvement and happiness. Most years I try to do more of something versus quitting something. This year, I really want to work on being a more pleasant human after work hours. It's not that I'm mean, but I'm pretty drained. All of the patience I have in my being is gone by that point, and I prefer not to talk, well, at all. That being said, I know that I won't be living with my parents and siblings forever (although I totally would because they're the best). I really want to spend the time I have at home being an enjoyable family member, and I'd prefer they remember this time with fondness and not relief that I'm gone.
Now, I've also decided to give up something this year... shopping. (Ugh why?!) This actually won't make a huge difference in my spending seeing as I've already spent my entire March budget (what can I say I work quickly) and Lent will end in time for me to spend my April budget, but I think it will help with my long-term goal of being more mindful of my purchases. Ideally, I'd like to save up my whole April budget and finally invest in a great, timeless bag once Lent is over. That's been on my wish list for awhile now, but I tend to get excited and order a bunch of smaller things each month instead. I also have a weird tendency of online "window shopping" way more than I should. It's definitely a form of stress-relief, but it could be argued that a better use of time might be, you know, reading a book.
So there you have it! I will try to be a nicer human while simultaneously not shopping... Why do I suddenly feel like those two things are working against each other?
(Well, for you at least)