SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Spring is supposed to be a time of renewal – out with the old and in with the new, as they say. So it feels like time to shake things up a bit.

I don’t know about you, but round about now I start to feel a bit twitchy. Maybe it’s the itch of spring and the change of the clocks. After what feels like weeks/months lying dormant, I feel the sun on my face and smell the blossom and it’s like I’ve finally woken up. I’m sure I am one of those people who really should just sleep through winter but since that’s sadly not possible, I do celebrate the arrival of spring with real joy.

And yet it also makes me a bit eager, a bit giddy, like I want to be outside every second of the day, making the most of the sunlight. And I also want to be doing, changing, starting stuff all the time. I begin to run more frequently (I am a fair weather exerciser), plan more outings, become more sociable, feel more energetic. It makes me realise how quiet and perhaps even withdrawn I can be during winter time when I prefer to hunker down, stay home. 

So, here’s what I’m looking forward to over the next few months:

A couple of trips to London (combining business and pleasure I hope)

Starting a new hobby (maybe more macrame / knitting or just dusting off my sewing machine)

Going to the park after picking up the kids from school

Volunteering (I’m thinking of doing a few hours at my local charity shop)

Learning a new skill. My brain needs rebooting after winter.

Picnics, picnics, picnics!

A trip to the seaside for an Easter egg hunt on the beach

Making new friends locally including a Harrogate bloggers meet-up

More books, less scrolling (as my learned friend Natasha would say).

A change of hair style (I’ve decided to chance a fringe after all these years) because life’s too short not to try new things.

Outfit details:

Top: Boden / Skirt: H&M / Cardigan: Mint Velvet / Sunglasses: Topshop / Earrings: M&S / Basket: Bohemia / Shoes: Converse

Finally, in complete contradiction of all of the above, I thought I’d share a recycled outfit where everything was old rather than new. As a fashion blogger, there’s a temptation to buy and show new things all the time. I’ll admit, I do enjoy buying a couple of new pieces each month but the reality is that I also wear a lot of old stuff on rotation too, mixing in the new pieces with old favourites to reinvigorate things a bit. For me, that’s half the fun (and I’m a terrible hoarder).

Plus I thought it would be nice to show how I styled up a piece I bought in winter (namely this red skirt) now that Spring has sprung. This is how I wore it back in January in case you were wondering and I imagine that sweater will still come in handy for colder days. But it was a glorious day when these photos were taken – the first no-coat day this year for me, so last summer’s long-sleeved Breton top and a cardigan were all I needed.

Can’t tell you how good it feels to have the sun on my face again.

Photo credit: Greig Sharman

 

Kathryn //

It’s a tough one as time is precious for all of us, especially when we’re trying to earn a living too but I thought a few hours couldn’t hurt (and I still love a good charity shop). xx

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Kathryn //

Thanks Natasha! I love your ‘more books, less scrolling’ mantra xx

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