Spring things.

Before I go any further I think I should make it perfectly clear that spring has yet to arrive in Boston. We’ve had a few days that broke sixty degrees but I have yet to put away all of my cashmere. To encourage the sun to come out and play, I’ve rounded up a few things to sip, shop, eat & get inspired by!

Seeing green & thinking spring.
Seeing green & thinking spring.

Keep reading for a few of my favorite spring things!

Sip: Old Fashioned

If you're not trying to ruin your bikini-ready body, this is the drink for you! (Credit.)
If you’re not trying to ruin your bikini-ready body, this is the drink for you! (Credit.)

Known as one of the healthiest drinks you can order at the bar, this cocktail is a must-try. “This 200-year-old bourbon drink is now a classic, and for good reason — there aren’t a lot of ingredients getting in the way.” (POPSUGAR)

Shop: Denim

This look by Lou & Grey is my favorite way. (Shop it here.)
This look by Lou & Grey is my favorite way. (Shop it here.)

Whether you’re going to be out in the garden or running errands on a warm weekend, details make the outfit with denim. Cuffed sleeves, rolled legs, pointed collars and soft washes will help you master this casual look.

Eat: Rainbow Chard

Pair this powerful treat with your power suit for the perfect spring day. (Credit.)
Pair this powerful treat with your power suit for the perfect spring day. (Credit.)

It is one of the best kept secrets at your local grocer. Including vitamins C, K, iron and potassium, this leafy friend can also serve up the daily dose of color you need on a day full of April showers. (And don’t forget to check out these recipe ideas.)

Listen: Country

I could use some dusty trail blazing music (like anything Dierks Bentley) right about now. (Credit.)
I could use some dusty trail blazing music (like anything Dierks Bentley) right about now. (Credit.)

The likes of Little Big Town, Cole Swindell & Chris Young had singles that just missed the cut last week on the Top 40 Countdown but songs like “Homegrown Honey” definitely have that windows-down-stranger-caught-me-singing-in-rush-hour-traffic-and-gave-me-a-thumbs-up-and-I’m-not-even-that-mad thing going on.

Make: Washi Tape Keyboard

This d.i.y. is the best one you'll see all day. (Credit.)
This d.i.y. is the best one you’ll see all day. (Credit.)

It happens to the best of us: the weather is perfect and you’re stuck inside working. Well, one way to beat the first-decent-sunny-afternoon-blues is to have a keyboard like this one.

Visit: Butterfly Garden, Museum of Science

Nothing says spring like brightly colored butterflies. (Credit.)
Nothing says spring like brightly colored butterflies. (Credit.)

There has never been a better time to visit the Museum of Science. Seriously. Aside from the fact that there is a 65-million-year-old Triceratops waiting for you, there is an entire room of butterflies to pick you up from whatever cloud is raining on your parade. Not that I’m recommending you play hooky to go here or anything…

Garden hours: 10am-4:30pm, Admission: Included in exhibit fare

Read: The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

City girl approved. (Credit.)
City girl approved. (Credit.)

I’m the queen of wondering whether or not I’m doing this whole grown-up thing right. When life doesn’t go according to plan, it’s so easy to think of yourself as a failure, especially when it seems like everyone else has their lives together. But the truth is, you’re no less put together than the girl in the cubicle next to you, your story just reads a little differently and this book nails it.

For more on how to survive your quarter-life crisis, style inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers and how to shop to look like one, follow me on Instagram, Lookbook & Pinterest.

xo, Vanessa

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Vanessa M. Gatlin

-Blogger, dancer, fashionista -Self proclaimed "political junkie" with a strong interest in international affairs -2011 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston

3 thoughts on “Spring things.”

  1. Love this post, Vanessa! I really love the look of that keyboard – the patterns are so cute, I seriously need one!! The Old Fashioned looks delicious too – I could really do with one right now haha! I usually go for a Cosmopolitan, but this drink looks so good I’m going to have to try it when I next go out!!

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