Weekend Recap || Slowing Down

{Warm weather, and an 8 mile run, naturally lent itself to this….}

I went into Sunday with a list of things I needed to get done. Yet, life happened….

It started with an impromptu invitation to brunch with my family…. which we happily accepted (yet, in the back of my mind I was thinking about all the things I should be doing instead…). When we all arrived at brunch, we were welcomed with some of the worst service ever, and we couldn’t stop laughing about the absurdity of it all. We were filled with jokes, making an annoying situation better… along with belly hurting laughter….

After brunch, I realized I had enough time to do everything that I needed to do, so I went to put Harper down…. yet, she had other plans. She couldn’t stop crying (not sure why), and was just having a difficult afternoon. So, I held her, and we napped together in the afternoon….

As I was laying there, little miss on my chest, sound asleep, the list kept running through my head…. and I could feel my anxiety rising. Yet, in that same moment, I realized this was exactly where I was supposed to be. That everything else could wait…. and that what I needed was to slow down, and enjoy this moment with her… as there will come a day where she will be too big those special moments…..

And in that reflection, I realized the whole day was one in which I was forced to slow down and enjoy those around me. It’s funny how life has a way of doing this to those who resist the need to press pause once in a while…..

As I look at my to-do list for Monday, I realize it has doubled, but I wouldn’t trade it in for the memories made yesterday. So, here’s to a week of letting life give you just what you need! Have a good one friends xx

{When you order the same thing unknowingly….}

{So full of energy. All. The. Time}

{The prettiest new mauve mules.… under $30!}

{Sunday afternoon nap with little miss…. and our favorite neutral basics (tank, cardigan, cap)}

I’m so excited for this coming weekend… as I mentioned a few times before, it’s our Anniversary and we’ll be heading to San Diego for the weekend to celebrate…. dinners out, sleeping in, no schedule…. it will be a nice few days of adult-living…. That being said, I’ve added a few items to the suitcase. The weather is currently hovering around the low 70’s, so I’m planning of bringing this beach cardigan (love the material), thermal tunic (which comes in 5 color options… I bought the blush/almond color),  open knit sweater (I’ve had my eye on it since January…. and I’m obsessed with open knit and the white!), blue striped off the shoulder top, white ruffle sleeve top, and this pink suede jacket (I bought a size 4). I also snagged this adorable mauve colored tank (such a great price) for lounging around the hotel. I also saw this adorable white lace trim cami and thought it would be so fun with these high waisted jeans (which I bought at the shopbop sale). I also bought this gold cuff (on sale!) as a versatile piece to accessorize with.

A few other items that I think are super cute include this gingham tank (I think it would layer perfectly under a cardigan or denim jacket), awesome white body suit (love it tucked into high-waisted straight leg jeans), and this mauve colored longline cardigan (such a great price too!). I’ve had my eye on this adorable pink bomber jacket, and think it’s so fun for spring. Oh, and how adorable is this sweatshirt with the cascading ruffles on the sleeve??

I also came across some of the cutest kicks lately. These perforated platform ones are such a perfect option for spring… and I love this canvas pair in one of my favorite bands (and comes in so many different colors), as well as this mesh pair!