the mall beckons
flowers are blooming, the threat of pollen is starting to rise, and my spring wardrobe needs help. i am looking forward to going shopping this season for some pieces that work now (rather than continuing to play the in limbo/waiting game).
my goal is to choose pieces that would work equally well in clinic and out to dinner. as always, i doubt that i’ll bite on many of these items before they hit the sale section, but it’s always fun to have them in my cart for price-cut stalking! and they also may serve as inspiration — as in, i’ll know what to look for at a store that better fits my budget [ie: gap or ann taylor loft].
so vibrant and fresh! the light as air pullover, $78
i could see this being super-comfy in clinic OR at the grocery store. borrowed boyfriend cardi, $78
i think this tepore cardigan is absolutely beautiful. $98
confession: i already bought this one! a bit unruly top, $48
the gathering tank comes in my color and looks like it would accomodate curves. $48
sadly, the taking turns top is already gone in many sizes, so i doubt it will hit sale. $68
there is just something striking about this laissez-faire top, $78
the lower half
i am committed to buying at least one pair of red pants this season. worker bee trousers, $98
convergance skirt. need i say more!? $78
putting it together
i’ll take one of everything, please. outfit here
orla + anthro — be still, my heart. sustainable sunflowers bag, $258
♥ really, i just want to share with you the best budgeting post ever, if you haven’t seen it already! here’s kath’s take on managing the family finances. i LOVE her system and plan to tweak mine to be closer to this one. (just picture a little notebook in place of the smartphone, though!)
♥ i liked simple mom‘s post about creating a family mission statement. i plan on writing one for us, and will post it monday.
workout: 30 minute run. i actually did NOT hit my yoga mat up last night — my arm was oddly sore (better today!) and baptiste recommends one day off per week, anyway.
2 for 1:
moroccan chickpea salad + dr. krackers
i actually threw this moroccan chickpea salad together on wednesday night — i figured i might as well batch all of the chopping and cleanup. i can’t say this was the world’s most exciting meal, but it was another healthy + tasty dinner that will provide lots of great lunch leftovers.
meditation: again, 5 minutes x 2. although i think this is getting even harder as the novelty is wearing off! my mind was wandering like crazy, but again — trying not to just and just BE.
when in your life are you fully present? in your job? with your partner or kids? when you am working? when you are playing? when you are alone?