I love white dresses in spring and summer! They are so easy and light and breezy. This one is from New York & Company, a brand that was totally new to me until recently. They have a location on Lexington near my husband’s office so I walked in recently and I was pleasantly surprised – lots of really cute styles and the prices – well, they cannot be beat. This white dress is currently under $45!
I teamed the dress with this baker boy cap by Eugenia Kim that I got in the Shopbop sale a few weeks ago. And some new “naked sandals” by By Far. These strappy, kitten heel barely there “naked” sandals are going to be big for spring and summer. After I bought these, I found a pair at Zara for 1/4 of the price so now I have two pairs. I love these though, they are so pretty. Just not sure they are worth the $$ – they are trendy after all and lately I am more focused on spending money only on classic pieces.
We arrived back from Aruba late on Sunday night and I have been in the throes of laundry, closet organization, doctors appointments, hair appointments, and family and personal admin! How does all this stuff take up so much of my time? I used to work long hours and I don’t really know how I did it all before, when I was at the office all of the time. I guess I really just didn’t focus so much on the small stuff around the apartment, and I just got admin and other things done on the weekends and whenever I had downtime. I miss being a working mom. I quit working two years ago to stay home with my little daughters, and I would not trade this time with them for anything, but I do miss my job, and I miss feeling smart, productive and a contributor to society! Not that being a stay at home mom means you aren’t those things – and I love doing this blog. But I feel like I could do more. I worked for years as a lawyer and I have a serious education and training and work experience. Why am I not using it? I guess it is nice to know I could go back in a few years when my girls are older. So I will stop ranting now. But sometimes I just wonder if the grass is always greener and you always want what you don’t have. It is a true art to be content in the moment and be grateful for all of the good things in one’s life.
Thanks for reading!
Photography by Mike Kobal