Flouncy Sleeves & Joyful Spring!

See the JOY on my face? This is honestly how I feel that Spring is here and the sunshine is coming out!

This winter I had some gloomy days. My apartment is in the shade of these evergreen trees, which is beautiful but can also make it extra dark. The cold weather also sometimes gets me down when I can't get outside and active. Really, I'm like a Golden Retriever and I need a chance to go outside and play in order to be happy and behave the rest of the day! 
I am delighted with many ways to enjoy the return of sunshine and longer and warmer days. On Saturday Daniel surprised me with a trip to Silver Falls! We did the 7 mile Trail of Ten Falls. We've done it every few years and it never disappoints! On Sunday we threw a frisbee (12 catches in a row was our record- we've got room to improve!) I'm planning on starting an herb garden on my windowsill. We have a very busy hummingbird feeder on our deck, and I stop to watch and enjoy their presence every day. I'm totally obsessed with the hummingbirds (sometimes I spy on them through the window shades....).  
 I also just did a major closet purge and discovered lots of long forgotten springy items. These cobalt capris are so fun and great for work, and I found this striped tee at H&M and couldn't resist the flouncy sleeves.
I could not be more happy that spring is here and I'm excited to share many more spring styles, recipes, and stories!
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  1. Love the vibrant color of the pants! So fun!

  2. I hear you! The spring weather is SO welcome. We've been outside so much and taking advantage of beautiful Oregon.

  3. Cute top and necklace! I love Silver Falls and can't remember if the trail we usually do is the same one you mentioned. Heading there again this summer and I'll have to see if it's the same! Happy SUNSHINE days! :)

  4. Love the shade of these pants - what a great blue! Spring is so lovely in Portland this year!

  5. I love that cute top! The placement of the ruffle is such a cute detail. So fun!



  6. These ruffles really add a little punch to the tee! Love!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. Adorable striped top! I just love the sleeves and how cute it looks with the cobalt pants. I love hiking, too! :) I hope you will stop by and join my Fabulous Friday linkup tomorrow.

  8. I love the ruffled sleeves on the striped top. It's so cute!


  9. I can't get enough of stripes! This top is so darn cute. And I am the same way when the sunshine finally decides to come out and the weather warms up!


  10. I just love the ruffle detail on your sleeves and the blue pants. I love hummingbirds, too! I need to get another hummingbird feeder. We don't get very many here, though! :(



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