Oh, hello there spring.
Finally. FINALLY!!!! The weather is wonderful. The city is absolutely coming to life right now. You know that scene from The Secret Garden where everything comes into bloom? Yep. That’s what is currently going on. Everyone is out and about, eating outside and running with puppies. I have most definitely missed the whole warm weather, going outside without a jacket thing.
Aside from throwing a party (which now that I think about it would actually be wonderful), how else can we welcome this glorious season?
ONE | Pedicures! Oh goodness. I haven’t had a pedicure since Thanksgiving break. I hardly see the point during the winter when my toes are buried under wool socks and riding boots. But now that we’re pushing into ballet flats and (eep!) open-toed shoes, pedicures are quite necessary. I love painting my own fingernails, but I’m terrible at my toes. It’s also definitely one of the only times when I’m okay with people touching me. Bonus? Twentyish minutes of relaxation!
TWO | Switching over your closet! Keep the light sweaters and your spring jackets out. As for the thick sweaters and heavy coats, pack them away! I think a great trick (and time-saver when fall comes around) is to get everything dry-cleaned now and then pop them into vacuum bags for safe keeping. Definitely try everything on and make sure things fit right and that you’re still into the styles. I am getting a bunch of skirts tailored for the new season.
THREE | Stock up on sunscreen! If your makeup doesn’t already have SPF, it’s time to head to Sephora. Even though I wear sunscreen every day (and have for years), I still have some skin damage from years out on rivers from coxing. Even my regular lotion has SPF in it. Yeah, I’m one of those people who gets sunburns from walking outside for three minutes.
FOUR | Find the best outdoor cafe! I’m officially on the hunt for the best little place to sit outside and grab a quick bite to eat. Or drink coffee. It’s been great to walk around a bit in the neighborhood and see restaurants setting up umbrellas and tables on the sidewalk. Anyone who wants to join me in this hunt, let me know.
FIVE | Choose the perfect spring lip color! I’ve really been trying to wear lipstick more often. I have this amazing shade of lipstick, but now I’m thinking that I need something a little brighter now that it’s warmer. (Bobbi Brown ‘Rose’ is in the lead right now!) As much as I love a bright and colorful dress, I’ve been leaning way much more towards basics (like button ups and shirt dresses). Bright lips, now that’s a quick win to get a pop of color and feeling springy.
How will you be welcoming spring?