Seasonal Edit: Spring
Spring is my least favorite season for all her mud and moody weather. By the end of winter the slow pace and stillness in the Midwest is challenging. To have it followed by chilling rain and more gray skies is trying to the sun-worshipper in me. But this year I’m embracing it fully. Smiling when the rain comes down, clearing the stagnation away. Dancing when the sun comes out, the warmth on my skin promising better days ahead. This seasonal edit celebrates both.
Movement creates movement.
And Spring is ALL about that life.
Spring is a reflection of the transitions going on in our internal lives. Have you noticed how often big life changes happen this time of year? New relationships, jobs, places to travel. Babies are being born, lovers are getting married and fresh ideas are as abundant as the magnolia blossoms.
It’s beautiful! The winter blues are washing away to make room for new growth. This is ancient. This we can count on. This is nothing new.
Blush as neutral
Blush is also nothing new but this Spring it’s standing out. I’m counting on this light pink, almost nude hue this season in small and mighty doses. It’s so delicate and welcoming in the petals of floral patterns and tennis shoes. I’m wearing it as a classic neutral to brighten up my wardrobe subtly this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if I keep it going through the summer months. I love pairing it with multiple textures in the same color family – not too matchy, but just enough.
Maybe it’s because we’ve spent the last month in boxes or I’m wiped out from our wedding but I’m spent with planning. Anticipating obstacles, calling ahead, and timing my routes. All great habits to have to make events and life seamless but I’m balancing this with practicing presence and following my whims this season. Do you know what happens when you leave space in your calendar? Life rushes in.
If you saw my IG story last week you’re probably sick of hearing about This is L. organic tampons but they’re amazing! Not only is the packaging STUNNING, they’re safer for your lady parts because they don’t have any pesticides, rayon, chlorine or dyes like other brands do. Personal care products are donated to female entrepreneurs in developing countries with each purchase and there’s option to subscribe to a discreet monthly delivery service. Seriously, how cool and so needed.
I’ve also been trying out a Nourish Organic cucumber + watercress face cleanser and taking biotin gummies by Olly in an effort to stick with my health and wellness goals for this year. My face acne is clearing up, my hair is growing, and my nails are getting stronger. Just in time for summer!
What are you looking forward to this season? Share in the comments below!
Seasonal Edit is a curated list of lifestyle essentials and well-designed products inspired by the seasons of the Midwest. See all edits here.