Coffee Talk 03.18.18

This picture gives me hope. (Clearly it isn’t current; I found it in my media library when I searched “coffee”.) But it’s a good reminder that spring will come, the flowers will bloom, the grass will be green… eventually!

By the way, this mug is still available at Target if anyone is interested! I also really like this one, and there are a bunch more if you google the sentiment.

I didn’t end up running that Luck of the Irish 5K yesterday, but I did force myself to get outside and run in my ‘hood. It was 34 degrees and windy, but at least it wasn’t in the 20s.

I did some walking but got to 2.5 miles, and with my warmup and cool-down, I put in 30 minutes out there.

I’m all about doing the bare minimum right now. I’m just trying to keep myself going until the weather warms up a bit… and then I’ll be complaining about the heat, ha!

I really don’t mind the heat ever, except when I’m running. I’d rather run in 30 degrees than 80 any day. So I guess I should try to enjoy this, right???

I know, people get tired of hearing me go on about the weather, but when you’re a fashion blogger and a runner, your life pretty much revolves around the weather.

In other news, I had a great time with my girlfriends on Friday night, and I’m enjoying having my husband back home. We’ve had a fairly relaxing weekend so far, except that I decided to take my girls out shopping for swimsuits and Easter dresses yesterday. Let’s just say I earned my 5 o’clock glass(es) of wine…

What is it with the fashion designers these days? We found a bunch of pretty maxi dresses in the junior’s department at Kohl’s, but they all had awkward cut-outs and halters up top. WHY??? Otherwise they were darling, but how are girls supposed to wear any type of undergarments under these things? Even a strapless bra would show under the arms and/or in the back of most of them. And let’s not even talk about swimsuits…

It makes me ragey to try to shop with teenagers, and not because THEY are difficult. My girls are lovely to shop with for the most part, except that they don’t get along with each other very well, but it’s trying to find clothes that are age appropriate and flattering that is so difficult.

We also struck out at Target, and then we called it a day and went to Chick-fil-A. At least the excursion wasn’t a total wash!

When we got home, I ended up ordering a few swimsuits from the kids’ department at Lands’ End for my younger daughter. (FYI, they’re having a 30% off sale! Use code FRESH at checkout.)

Fortunately she can still wear the size 14 and 16 in girls’ sizes. Some of the styles are too babyish, but she found a few that she wants to try. But I’m not sure where I’m going to find something for my older daughter.

She’s the tough one when it comes to swimsuits. She’s too young for women’s styles and too modest for most juniors’ styles; it’s always such a trial to find her something she feels good in. I’m wide open to suggestions from other moms out there! She’s 15 years old, for reference.

As for dresses, last spring she found a few cute ones at Old Navy, so we’re going to look there again this year. She prefers to go to the store and try things on, but in the interest of time, I think I’ll place an online order today.

Maybe I can find something there for the younger one as well. She actually brought home a dress from Kohl’s that we’re going to try to make work for her, but I don’t have high hopes.

And I still need a dress for myself! It seems far off, but Easter is just two weeks away. I ordered a bunch from Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s this morning, and I’m anxious to see how they work for me. Of course I’ll share them with you!

I almost went back and ordered that white lily print dress from White House Black Market that everyone loved in yesterday’s Try-On Sesh, but as I was looking at it, I remembered that the neckline was a little funky and it was longer than I prefer. Of course, I could have it shortened, but because of the neckline, I decided to wait on it and order a few more to try first.

I often wear white jeans and a pretty blouse for Easter when we stay here, as people in my neck of the woods don’t dress up too much, but I’ll be visiting my parents’ church in Virginia and going out for a nice brunch afterwards, so I prefer to wear a dress. Plus, I don’t get many opportunities to dress up so I’ll take it when I can get it!

So that’s about it for me. I’m looking forward to a relaxing afternoon after church. I just downloaded a new book that I’m excited to start reading, and I might fit a nap in as well.

Have a blessed Sunday!