Sweater: Banana Republic (c/o) wearing size small / Midi skirt: Banana Republic (c/o) in size 0

I’m going to muster up every ounce of excitement I can about spring being around the corner. Usually it would be an exciting time for most getting out of a frigid winter – and trust me I do love springtime, especially when I lived in California but Phoenix it can be a little more challenging to fully enjoy knowing the summer is going to soon follow. Our winters are so amazing – it’s like spring, so we’re pretty lucky – just not June through September. *wink*

But we can’t have it all can we! And honestly it’s been a little chilly so I’m kind of ready for some warm weather. I said warm, not oven hot haha! :) When I think of spring I also think of Easter and entertaining, seeing friends for coffee and brunch, sitting on the patio – something I plan on doing more of and allowing my business to fit within my lifestyle, and not the other way around.

I love eyelet everything for spring – this skirt is just darling and pockets too! I also like when basics have small details like the buttons on the sleeve.

It was a hectic busy first two months of the year trying to balance life and Benjamin reminded me that I’m really fortunate to earn a living to do what I love – being a creative. Graphic design, photography, blogging, and I think he wanted to remind me during the times I feel overwhelmed to really look at the bigger picture – I turned a hobby into a business.

There’s always a bright side – like that 100+ humid hike I took on the Phi Phi islands in Thailand gave me a spectacular view. Sometimes there are opportunities or goals that require you to go the distance to get the payoff. I feel like I’m giving myself a pep talk for all the walking and hiking I’ll be doing in Switzerland in a few months!

And on that note, I welcome spring because of the spring skirts, lunch dates, blooming flowers, and when summer comes, I’ll be on my summer tour!

Thank you Banana Republic for sponsoring this post.