I’ve been seeing signs of spring, finally, after what feels like the longest winter of our lifetime. It’s like February 2020 turned into March…and here we are, finally coming out of it. We’ve been spending the winter up in northern Vermont — one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever lived — and even this far north things are starting to thaw. It was 50 degrees the other day, turning much of our snow into mud (welcome to spring in the north), and I swear I was ready to walk out in shorts. We’re feeling all the feels about this very epic ski season coming to an end, but there’s also a sense of hope that’s hard to deny.
But I’ll admit to wanting one more snow storm.
You like them, you really, really like them. Those ridiculous Baffin slipper booties of mine are on sale. I had gotten several questions about them after my Vuori post and see? This is why I like you guys. Slipper booties FOREVER.
Aaaand my go-to spring outfit is on sale. Predictably, it’s gray. That soft gray cashmere sweater I get asked about each time I wear it finally went on sale, as well as those gray rag & bone Maya jeans. I’ve been wearing that sweater with both joggers and the gray jeans — it dresses up or down like a dream. Highly recommend (you can actually see me in this exact outfit in this old article.)
These monochromatic running shoes are calling my name. Has anyone tried On running shoes? Not only do they sound amazing, “Runner-tech comfort meets street-ready attitude” but the vibe is so freaking chic. I’m debating between the bright flame and the rosebrown/camo (or ooo…there’s a lilac, too).
Shorts, anyone? I know I’m all over the place, but one of my very favorite pairs of shorts has just been re-stocked. They’re high-rise, but delightfully soft. While they are very short…the back hem is cut longer, making them much easier to wear than my typically shorty-short-shorts. You can see me wearing them last summer.
Warning: Our sales report is oddly epic this week. If you haven’t yet peeked, it’s totally worth a look.
Feeling the urge to paint your walls? Same. I just stumbled across Clare paints and was totally BLOWN AWAY. Their paints contain zero VOCs, and instead of having a zillion colors to choose from, they have a smaller, really well-edited selection of, oh…the most gorgeous paint colors I’ve ever seen. Even better, you can take an online quiz (how I love those) and they’ll recommend which colors you’d like best. And? AND AND AND you can also request samples — just peel & stick on your walls, then decide on which color to order. (I even think you can order not just the paint, but all of the annoying things you need to paint.)
I’m anti-fake flowers. Practical, maybe, but too much plastic. However, keeping plants alive is not, shall we say, my strong point. But I think I could totally get on board with dried floral arrangements, especially when they look as bright and cheery as this one from Oat Cinnamon (Black-owned, too).
I found a new mask for Linzi. Here. I can’t stop giggling.
Go follow this organization, immediately. I was blown away by Lynette & Nya Medley, the mother-and-daughter team who founded No More Secrets, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending period poverty. This is an issue I had, quite frankly, never realized existed, but of course it does. They’re based in Philadelphia, and have experienced period poverty themselves before deciding to start No More Secrets. They’ve been delivering 3-5 month supplies to 200 people a week. They’re in the midst of a fundraiser and have raised $70K thus far — their goal is $120K. If you can donate anything at all, please join me in doing so on the No More Secrets GoFundMe page.
I agree with the Sergeant Major of the Army: Women “will dominate ANY future battlefield we are called to fight on.” After Tucker Carlson’s tweet making disparaging comments about women in the military, several military leaders were happy to set the record straight. I especially loved the SMA’s words.
One last snowstorm? This old video of a snowball fight in 1897 made me smile.
Happy weekend, everyone.