Texas does this to me every year. We get some rando warm front in the middle of February, and suddenly I have decided Spring is coming, flip flops can come out(who are we kidding, they stay out all year) and pedicures need to happen stat. Then, the cold comes back with avengence and I’m all mad and pouty. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s called Day light savings. Can I get an amen? I can deal with cold if the sun stays up longer. So, that’s the primary goal. Make it to daylight savings. Anyway, in my rush of springly feelings this week I got online and started shopping away. I’ve been sitting on my credit card, tight, since Christmas. Suddenly it gets warm out and my little Mastercard starts screaming to be let out. So I let it out, but only a little.
We’re taking a trip to Spain in May. Just me and my man. It will be a cruise(something I’ve vowed I would NEVER do. Why risk being eaten by sharks or drowning when this can clearly be an avoidable way to die??) But, this is the trip of a lifetime. So, I’ve decided to suck it up, get a prescription for some Xanax and have a ball. A huge upside is that it requires some shopping.
I’ve found a new company that I LOVE. I ordered several things that I was hoping to have by today so I could show you in person, but my package hasn’t arrived. So, I snapped me some screen shots because I could not find a single google image for these clothes. The company is called Shabby Apple and I found them on Instagram. It’s kind of retro vintage. Is that a thing?? Super cute and feminine and twirly. All things girly. Anyway, there is a formal dinner we’re going to and I’m kind of wanting a long skirt with a really fun and flirty top. Yes? Not sure. I’m all over the map. I’m trusting you to go look at the website so you can see for yourself. Just click here. I’m loving the Waltzing Matilda skirt. Here are a few of my faves…
So going with the Springish skirts and cutie clothes theme…Matilda Jane. Am I the only one who hasn’t really given in to expensive boutique clothes for my little? Don’t get me wrong….it’s ADORABLE. I totally thought when I had a girl that we’d be broke by now. Seriously. So much cute stuff. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a friend who had a girl a year before Lila, who happens to have fantastic taste, and she gives me ALL their clothes once her daughter outgrows them. All of them. By the bag full. It’s awesome and has kept me from spending too much on Lila. But, now that she’s getting a little older and staying in a size a little longer, I decided maybe I should buy her just a few nicer things. She’s totally into skirts.
I’m not a real matchy matchy person. A little bit of this look here and there goes a long way. Plus, you realize as your kids develop a personality that what you thought they’d be like and wear is totally not necessarily who they are. She’s her own little self. A mix of girly and twirly and tom boy and punk rock diva all wrapped up into one. Yes, that is possible. You need to meet Lila. Ok, so here is my favorite look right now. For all I know this outfit is 9 years old, I found it on google and assume it’s legal ish to slap on the blog so you’ll have a visual of what I’m wanting for her for Spring…
Totally switching gears to some running talk. Because I can’t go too long without it. I did the Hot Chocolate 15k last weekend here in Dallas. I’ll have a full race recap up on Monday. Anyway, it was so much fun!!!! I forgot what fun races feel like. I’ve spent the last year chasing after this crazy marathon thing that I forgot what it feels like to just run and feel great and ENJOY racing. So, my advice to you is this. If you find yourself in a super competitative mode, schedule a fun race that you can get away with not really preparing for. I know that sounds insane but I was undertrained for this race. Not in an unsafe or stupid to go out and run it way, but for what I would have wanted time wise, I wasn’t prepared and hadnt really trained for it. I knew the distance was no big deal but I also knew my pace would be average, and that was totally ok. It was the best run I’ve had since the Dallas Marathon in December and I tacked on a little extra later in the day to get me to 11 miles. Longest run since Dallas. YAY!! Fun to be back on the distance train again and this race helped me get there. Moving on to more important things……
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