Today is the official first day of Spring. While I love some things about Winter -- baking, making a fire, getting cozy under blankets with a mug of coffee and a season of TV to binge -- there is nothing quite like Spring. I love seeing the trees and flowers come alive again, the way daylight lingers long into the evening, sitting outside with my boys just reading and listening to music.
Spring is a time for renewal as well as reflection.
I recently learned that a friend of a friend, just barely older than me, is dying of cancer. Hearing a story like this one definitely makes me pause and analyze my life. I am proud of what I've accomplished, proud of the woman I've become, but I know I could be doing more.
I want to volunteer. I want to watch less TV. I want to write more.
These are attainable goals that I hope to tackle over the next year. 40 is looming and there is no time to waste.
Today's dress is one I bought from Belk on clearance. I was immediately drawn to the ultra flared skirt and black/gold design (I love these two colors together).
Although it's sold out at Belk and on Macys.com, you can still find it online at the Tahari ASL website.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bronx Black and Gold Buckle Sandals (no longer available)
The skirt really flares out, so you need to love that type of style for this dress to work for you. The dress runs a little large, too, so I recommend sizing down. I'm wearing a size four, but a size two probably would have worked here to help eliminate some of the puckering at the sleeves.
But since I bought it on clearance, I'm not complaining.