There are times when the wind blows in my favor, right?
It's full on spring here now, and it actually feels like spring. So you understand - I live in So Cal and we normally don't have much of a spring here - from cooler weather in mid December,
January and part of February, it jumps to 90 degree weather for the rest of the year. It gets so hot that being outside is not such a pleasure, unless we're at the beach.
This year, since we had so much rain, temperatures have been sort of slow to rise. With all that extra water So Cal doesn't usually see, everything started blooming, and the weather has been balmy and gorgeous for the last month, so much that it's been a pain staying inside (aka werk, werk, werk, werk, werk ...).
We had all four seasons where I grew up, so, ever since we moved to California, I've been missing spring (my favorite season).
Usually, around March, we start getting high temperatures, and due to little rain, everything dries out quickly and most terrain gets that desert-y look and feel - not exactly my cup of tea.
But this year's been different - and so far, we're loving it.
I've never seen so many blooms in my life (if I try to remember), well, wild blooms I mean. All the hills, mountains and roadsides are saturated with wild flowers and green grass and it's so beautiful.
All the cold, wet months (it rained every weekend for at least two and a half months straight), have finally made sense.
And yes, with all these flowers everywhere (I mean look at this bougainvillea - it's blooming all over now), I still haven't had enough, so I added them to my wardrobe as well.
And can you blame me? Florals have taken the fashion world this last year, and I pray they don't go away, because they're definitely one of my favorite trends (along with stripes-everything).
I found this skirt during those cold winter months but the low temperatures didn't deter me from buying it (like that's possible...). I paired it with a simple white tee, tan espadrille sandals (my now favorites) and a straw fedora, and here I had an all-comfy outfit.
Has spring arrived yet where you are?
skirt (similar) here, here or here,
white tee here
espadrille sandals here
straw fedora here
Thanks for reading.
Wishing you one perfect week!
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