Spring Stripes + My Spring Bucket List

I missed the memo that it was the first day of spring yesterday…. it was cloudy and cool here… and I wore grey + black. Quite a dichotomy. So, I’m making up for it in today’s post… which is full of color and spring-y things, if you will….

But, in all honesty, I actually love spring. The temperatures tend to be warm and mild (unlike the heat of summer….) and at the risk of sounding cliché, everything really does feel new again (even those slides that I tucked away in the back of the closet….). I look forward to the Easter holiday, the colors of nature, and that it stays light longer. I always have a list of things to do each time this season rolls around, and this year, with little miss being a little older, I’ve added a few more fun activities. I’m sharing that list with you today… and I’d love to know your fun spring activities too!

1. Take Harper to visit the Easter Bunny (she slept through the whole thing last year…)
2. Color Easter Eggs (this could get a little on the messy side….) + then hide them
3. Pick out the perfect Easter dresses. I already snagged Harper’s, and I’m loving this one for me
4. Plan a warm weather getaway. On the short list are Palm Springs and Cabo
5. Make a rosé sangria
6. Have an Easter Brunch
7. Take Harper to visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields
8. Stock up on striped tops (my obsession)….. this blush and white button up made it home with me and I love this basic striped tank and multi-striped, spring perfect, tee. I wore this adorable bell sleeved top out for a happy hour with TJ and love the sleeves and the tie back. It’s feminine, while not being too over the top.
9. Have some picnics in the park with Harper
10. Spruce up our patio with a few new plants (likely succulents….)
11. Go on a family bike ride
12. I typically say find the perfect sandal, yet I found this pair and they’re so incredibly comfortable
13. Compile my spring reading list (and actually get through it….)
14. Get in more outdoor workouts. This last weekend TJ and I worked out outside (sprints + strength training) and it was so invigorating to be outside (and I’m still sore….)
15. Refresh my spring make-up routine

(Outfit Details || Top (wearing XS, great price!) | Jeans | Slides (TTS, wearing the blush color) | Necklace | Bag | Sunglasses)


  1. Stephanie G. says:

    Do you normally cut the bottom of your jeans to make the length fit you or do you get them hemmed? Asking because these look great and I’m looking for other options than just rolling the extra length or having them professionally hemmed. Thanks! 🙂

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Stephanie! Yes, I normally cut the bottom of my jeans (unless they are a more formal/structured option…)…. but I don’t know the last time i had a pair professionally hemmed! It’s super simple to do…. just fold your jeans under (while wearing them) and make a slight slit with scissors at the bottom… then just take them off and cut off the bottom. I recommend cutting off less in the beginning, just in case… you can always cut more if need be! Hope that helps!

      • Stephanie G says:

        Thanks so much! I’m definitely going to try this with a pair!

  2. Hi Shannon! I’m loving that outfit! However, that chloe bag is out of my budget! Any similar bags you’d recommend at a lower price point? Oh how I wish I could afford chloe! lol


  3. Courtney says:

    Love this outfit! You mentioned taking a trip to Cabo or Palm Springs. My husband and I are considering both of those places for a trip for our wedding anniversary which is coming up this spring. Do you and TJ have any favorite hotels or resorts in either place?
    Thanks so much!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Courtney,

      Thanks so much! And, yes! So many favorite spots in both areas! In Palm Springs we LOVE The Parker, La Quinta Resort + Spa, and The Ritz in Ranch Mirage. The Parker is a fun + trendy spot in the heart of Palm Springs, La Quinta is a huge, gorgeous resort where you have little casitas and private pools (you can bring your own drinks + food to the pool, which is always nice!) + The Ritz is perched in the hills with spectacular views and their rooms with fire pits are amazing! In Cabo, we love The One + Only (so so gorgeous, not cheap), Cabo Azul (in San Juan, which is a slower, not as crazy part of cabo), + The Welk which has amazing views and has a kitchen (which is very nice… again, you can take your own drinks to the pool). I hope that helps and that you have an amazing time wherever you go!