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Springtime always brings me a feeling of urgency that I need to make changes in all areas of my life. I know its coming when I start to spring clean my closet, a ritual that sparks all sorts of ideas for change around the home.

 

I have so many things that I want to accomplish this spring but it’s hard to keep track of them all. I write daily and weekly to do lists but the bigger, harder-to-do items always seem to get pushed. So this week I wrote a spring seasonal to-do list and figured I might as well share it with you. I’m hoping that posting my spring goals on the internet will help me to hold myself more accountable!

 

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You would be surprised at how often I get asked the question, “What is the rule for mixing patterns?”. My answer is that I have no effing clue. I just mix and then if it looks good I keep it on and if it doesn’t then I change it up. I realize this is not a scientific or very satisfying answer but that’s the truth.

 

Lately I’ve been drawn to mixing patterns in one color palette for whatever reason and here I go again, looking half like a crazy person and half stylish. That juxtaposition seems to be quite a theme for me lately. This silk striped shirt has been on repeat over the last month or two (also worn here) and for some reason I always want to pair it with another pattern.

 

Does anyone else out there have a good rule for pattern-mixing?

 

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I don’t work out as often as I should. Ideally, it would be 4+ times/week but it ends up at 2 or 3 on a good week. I love to run. I’m not very fast and I rarely ever do more than 5 miles but I love it nonetheless. A few years ago, someone jokingly said that I couldn’t run a half-marathon. Pshaww, proved that MF wrong! I trained for 3 months and by some grace of God, ran 13.1 miles on a cloudy September saturday in East Hampton. The feeling of completing it was incredible (as you can tell by the look on my face below).

 

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Easter Sunday is always freezing. Every year. I swear it’s a curse. Yesterday I was determined to dress up in a springy sleeveless dress . . . damn it and it was kind of doable in New Hampshire where I was spending the holiday with my family (and by doable I mean it was approx 45 degrees but sunny).

 

I love the uniqueness of this two-toned purple lace dress paired with delicate gold jewelry and neutral accessories. It really made for the perfect Easter Sunday look.

 

Buttttttttt let’s be honest. I shot this outfit with Rebecca a week ago when it was nice and toasty in New York. It is a fabulous dress and I’m sure that I’ll wear it to many a wedding this summer but I knew that I couldn’t wear it on actual Easter Sunday given how much chocolate I always end up consuming. A potato sack is more on point with the look I was going for. That worked out well for me.

 

We had such a nice New England weekend, complete with an Easter egg hunt with my 3-year old brother wearing Go-Pro on his head. Catching him sneaking a chocolate when he thought no one was looking was priceless. CLICK TO CONTINUE READING