Closet full of cut-offs

When I got home from work today, Lance asked if I wanted to go to the dog park. The dog park, I thought. But it just snowed. We can’t go to the dog park in the winter.

Oh yeah, it’s March.

Today was a nice, warm(ish) day and the speck of spring is right on the horizon. Coats are being switched for jackets. Lance is on spring break already! Regardless,  I’ll be in boots and gloves when I leave for work in the morning, if for no other reason than the fact that I love boots but probably also because it’ll be cold.

Can you believe it’s almost springtime? And that springtime comes right before summertime? And that before we know it, it’ll be time to wear, well, this…

Wishing for warmer days...

When the weather is warm, I stick to a pretty strict dress code during my freetime: cuffed denim shorts (loose, and not too short), muted tees (also loose), long necklaces, plastic sunglasses, tinted lip balms and tall, tall wedges. It is a uniform. It feels effortless and doesn’t cling when that sticky-humid feeling kicks in. It is one of my favorite parts about spring. If I were spring-breaking, you can bet your ass I’d be in this.

Julia, the dogs & the Jeep

See? This was taken on the Fourth of July (note the red and white top, blue wedges– awesome) when it was something crazy like 113 here with 90% humidity and no wind at all. Loose top + loose-ish shorts keeps you comfortable, and the wedges keep it from looking sloppy.

On a side note, can someone please notice how adorable our dogs are? 

It will get warm. It’ll get warm and then hot and then unbearable in that special Midwestern way and we’ll all raise hell about it, like always, and talk about how it’s hotter than last year, like always, and I’ll miss boot weather to pieces, like I do for those two months a year it’s too hot for boots. (I really, really like boots.) For the time being, I try to enjoy this pre-spring weather and try to wear all the pieces I’ll miss come July. Chunky cardigans with thick skirts, perhaps? There’ll be plenty of time for tees and shorts when it’s 97 degrees. Bring me those layers for now.

What are you most excited to wear when it gets warm? 

PS: And if you say a swimsuit, I’m calling bullshit. Buuullllllsshhiiittttt. I love my body, but I refuse to believe swimsuits ever comfortable. Pretty, but not comfortable. The fabric, the fit… No.


  1. March 7, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    Your dogs are the cutest! Love your summer uniform! I wish it would hot 90 just one day in Seattle!

    • March 9, 2013 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you! And yeah, it’s such a comfortable outfit. I’ve never understood how/why so many gals wear skin tight clothes when it’s super hot. Sounds so uncomfortable!

      I’ve never been to Seattle, but I’m guessing it never gets too hot there…? What is summer like there, anyway?

  2. March 8, 2013 / 4:26 am

    Very cute dogs! I’m looking forward to dress without thick tights, and my patchwork dungarees! They had to be retired over winter, but I’m totally bringing them back as soon as the weather gets better 🙂 I’m also looking forward to not needing three jumpers and a coat whenever I step outside!

    • March 9, 2013 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you! Losing the coat is what I’m most excited for… Bring me light jacket weather, please!

      PS: I totally had to Google the “dungarees”, as I had no idea it was a word for overalls. 😉

    • March 9, 2013 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you! Those sunglasses in the Polyvore post are too cute. I’m still not sure if my face shape pulls off round glasses, but those girls who can rock them look amazing.

      I’d LOVE to check out your blog. Always looking for new reading material! Thanks for the link!

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