A Light Jacket and Spring Floral

Here's another work outfit that makes me not only grateful for spring, but for the fact that I don't have a dress code in the office. It was raining off and on the day I wore this, so I went with different shoes, but when I took photos in it, some sandals felt necessary. That's right, it actually rained in California, and even though everyone forgets how to drive when it happens, it's pretty wonderful. It was the rain that reminded me that I own this jacket, which is perfect for spring days and my favorite floral skirt. I really need to wear it more.

This weekend was wonderful and much-needed. I've been insanely busy with my full-time job, the one day a week I've kept at the restaurant, and freelancing for a local paper that assigned me two extra stories this month, so good friends and relaxation were appreciated. Most of my friends were in the mountains for my friend Jeremy's bachelor party weekend, so for the first time in a long time, I found myself with just girls to hang out with. My friends Whitney, Casey, and I had a great night getting frozen yogurt on Friday, and Whit and I decided to be productive at a coffee shop on Saturday. Yesterday, I went over to my parents' house after work, and if you've seen my Instagram feed at all, you know that I got to see their new puppy. He's a silver lab, his name is Samuel Adams, and he's adorable. I'm going to steal him. Or maybe I'll just be making the drive to my parents' house a little more often than usual. 

Of course, one of the best parts of the weekend was getting to catch up on all of the TV that I was behind on. There are too many good shows that started this month, and I haven't been able to devote enough time to Mad Men, Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Louie. I think I'm just going to quit all of my jobs and watch TV instead. It's a solid plan.

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted BB Dakots
Sandals: Vintage
Jacket: Old Navy


  1. Love the colors and patterns in this outfit. You look stunning!



  2. This outfit is so cute! I'm loving the floral skirt especially!

    Sounds like you had a great weekend - and I did see those IG pictures; oh man, I would steal that puppy too - super adorable!

    And if you are going to quit work and watch TV, I'm right there with you! I'm dying to go through Parks and Rec again.


  3. Ah! That skirt is so springy and flirty and yet work-appropriate! The Holy Grail!

    Glad you got some down-time. Also, the puppy has such a historical name! How cute and funny!

  4. Love the cut-outs on your top! I missed the last season of Orphan Black! I have to catch up stat!

  5. Sounds like you've certainly kept busy on the work front. Also: That skirt! So pretty.