Spring Things

I hate to admit it but today, March 20th, is the first day of Spring!

A little background. Tomorrow, March 21st, is my birthday and growing up I thought it was the first day of spring. Technically it is the first full day of spring, but, depending on where you live, spring starts sometime on the 20th.

Either way, I’m ready for my spring wardrobe. The weather on the East Coast lately has been warmer than usual and I’m hoping to make the big wardrobe transition soon. In the meantime, I’m putting together some outfits for inspiration.

I’m ready for chambray and skirts…

Spring Chambray

1 – Old Navy Chambray Shirt, 2 – Vanessa Mooney Necklace, 3 – Vintage Mini Saddle Bag, 4 – J. Crew Skirt, 5 – Banana Republic Shoes

And navy dresses…


Spring Oxfords

1 – Dorothy Perkins Dress, 2 – Kate Spade Bag, 3 – Top Shop Oxfords, 4 – Zara Belt 


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Yellow Desk DIY

For months, my mom’s childhood desk had been sitting in my Grandma’s house waiting for me to pick it up and give it a new home…and a new look.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally picked it up prepared myself for my first furniture DIY. Unless you count building IKEA furniture as DIY, because I have done a whole lot of that. I’m practically the queen of that.

Before my trip to Home Depot, I read through Young House Love’s How To Paint Furniture post approximately 100 times. I did not want to eff this up. If you are doing any type of DIY, I highly recommend checking out Young House Love for inspiration and straight-forward How-Tos. I followed their directions (almost) to a T (tee?).

As a renter with little DIY experience, Home Depot is quiet an adventure. But after spending about 20 minutes picking out the perfect yellow, I picked up the other supplies and was ready to go. I won’t waste your time with how I did, just click the link to Young House Love.

So, without further ado, the desk…

All of the painting supplies were less than $30. I splurged on the knobs from Anthropologie for a total of $48. Not too bad for a “new to me” desk, right?