Weekend Recap // Slowing Down

{A rainy Friday + Sunday meant a pretty lazy weekend}

I went into this weekend with a pretty obnoxious cold, so the rainstorms were welcomed. Whenever it’s sunny outside, I feel as if I have to be doing something… so when the clouds rolled in and the rain started to pour (in sheets) I couldn’t help but feel a little relieved. I have a difficult time just letting myself “do nothing” and have to remind myself that often “doing nothing” is what’s best. We hibernated inside all Friday and Sunday (after arriving pretty late to church…. hey, we made it, right?), not worrying too much about plans. It was relaxing. It was renewing. In line with my motto for the year of “Savoring Life Slowly,” we did just that… savored the slow moments inside, and savored a little time by the beach when the rain let up for the day on Saturday. I’m slowly teaching myself to let things be…. Did I have so much I could have been doing? Yes. Could I control the weather? No. Would I just ruin the weekend if I worried about it all? Yes. Logic would say just roll with it and savor the time. So, I did just that…..

As we embark upon the week ahead, I’m hoping I don’t forget the lesson I learned over the weekend! Have a good week friends!

{Juice Served Here’s new cafe menu is pretty delicious…. especially that carrot curry soup.}

{Smiles for the weekend- (thermal peplum top, cardigan)}

{Her big ol’ eyes always get me every time (polka dot sweatpants).}

{Took advantage of the break in the rain to play outside for little while… Lido Marina Village is gorgeous}

We made this chili last night and it was super tasty…. little miss + hubby approved.

 As much as I enjoyed the rain this weekend, it also made me think of warmer weather (even though we’re only a month into winter…). So, I went on the hunt for a few items I could buy now, wear now…. and wear then…. My favorite cable knit fringe wrap (which is on sale!! and comes in two colors) is a great layering option now and would pair great with my favorite distressed shorts and lightweight pullover (which is also on sale, and I just snagged it) in warmer temps. This cozy peplum top, grey flutter sleeve v-neck tee, and slouchy striped v-neck tee are all excellent options as well. Layer under your favorite coat now, and wear them solo in the spring. This v-neck sleeveless sweater is also an excellent choice… I love it layered under a suede jacket now but by itself with my favorite distressed jeans and slides for the spring. I am also obsessed with this open knit sweater in the blush color (although it comes in several options) and just ordered it…. I’m also considering this tie-hem cold shoulder top (would be so cute layered under my favorite motto jacket which is currently on sale for $60!), and this duster cardigan in olive (comes in several colors, layer it with a thermal now, and in the spring with a simple cami).

I also found so many amazing items at Anthroplogie over the weekend… since they were having a great sale (which might still be going on today…). I snagged this cold shoulder sweater, white oversized tee, and this one shoulder ruffle top. I also have my eye on this white eyelet bomber jacket, sweater with tie wrists (such cute feminine details), and this jumpsuit (paired with a suede jacket now!).