Good morning on this Daylight Savings weekend! I’m never a big fan of Daylight Savings, as I’m a morning person, but I have to admit, it does make spring feel a little bit closer… even though it’s only 29 degrees here this morning and we had snow flurries yesterday.
I’ve learned from living the past 27 years in the northeast that I should never get excited about spring until at least May, so we have a ways to go. And that is why I planned another trip to Florida! I’m going down this week for a few days to soak up some sun… and shoot outfit pictures, of course.
So this has a been a busy week, trying to get ready for that, plus my daughter was home from college on Spring Break, so I wanted to spend some time with her.
And speaking of travel plans… We recently decided to plan a family trip to Italy this summer. You may remember that Paul and I missed out on a trip to Paris to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary back in May of 2020, and we just never felt like the time was right to reschedule that.
Now we are in a different place in life with our kids and life in general, so we decided to plan a family trip, and we honed in on Italy for various reasons, but my point in sharing is this…
I’m feeling a bit of a time crunch to get this all planned, as it seems like everyone and their brother is traveling to Europe this summer, and things are filling up. I have no experience traveling in Europe, and Paul hasn’t been since he was in college. Plus, we’re a family of 5, which is kind of an awkward number for travel, and one has Celiac Disease.
All that to say, I really need someone to help us with the planning, and I’m hoping one of you might be able to recommend a custom travel planner who specializes in Italy. If so, feel free to comment here, or email me. Thank you SOOOO much!
In other news, today is the last day of the Nordstrom Bonus Points Event, so I quickly wanted to share a few things I just got in that I’m really happy with. I will be doing a full review on these items in my next try-on haul, but in the meantime…
These cargo pants are really good – soft and stretchy and comfortable. They’re sort of a cross between a crop flare and wide leg crop pant. They could be nice for casual work wear environments, or they make a nice denim alternative for everyday. (Size down if in between; I’m in the 6.)
And my favorite spring/summer jacket is BACK this season in a gorgeous new shade of green they’re calling Cactus. (It also comes in a pretty bright pink.)
I had the chestnut color last fall and the coral color last spring, and both were included in my 22 favorite outfits from 2022. (They’re #4, #12, and #13, if you want to take a look!)
This jacket adds the perfect finishing touch to a casual denim look, and they usually sell out quickly, so if you like it, I would grab one now.
They are sort of cropped and fitted, so I ordered the small and medium to compare, and I ended up keeping the small. It fits perfectly over a lightweight tee or tank, but I wouldn’t be able to wear it over anything bulkier.
Also, these sandals are part of the Nordstrom bonus points, and they’re on a major markdown. And this top is only $29, but it’s LOFT, not Nordstrom. I love these mixed media tops; I always grab one or two for spring/summer. This year I grabbed the pink floral and this pretty medallion print.
There’s so much more, but I’m out of time this morning. I’ve got to get my daughter on the road back to college and then head out for church, but I did a big post with a bunch of shopping widgets. In case you missed it yesterday, you can check that out here: Nordstrom Bonus Points Event.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
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