I know March Madness has passed (college basketball finals for the non-American readers) – but for me the real madness sets in in May. May is the end of the school year here, and with my daughter’s birthday (and it seems every other child in her class!) and the excitement of overseas visitors, it is a crazy month.
On Saturday we made our first, and hopefully last trip to the American Girl Store. I have delayed it as long as possible – but it seems the 7 year old birthday is the one where the burning desire for a ‘mini me’ kicks in. It turned into the perfect trip for Saturday morning as it was miserable weather here – persistent rain all weekend! The mall was empty when we arrived – I soon discovered why – EVERYONE was in the American Girl store. Moms and daughters had traveled from all over the South East seeking their perfect doll – it was terrifying. Poppy, however, was thrilled and we left with Saige – an artist and animal lover apparently. Poppy’s birthday isn’t till the 18th, and normally I vehemently disagree with the notion of ‘early’ birthday presents – but her friend is having her birthday tea party at the American Girl store this week – so Saige was required a week or so early so she can accompany Poppy for tea – I will not be.
The rest of the rainy weekend was spent painting the basement. For some reason the Husband has become rather gung ho about decorating. I’ve no idea where this new found enthusiasm has come from – probably from the ridiculously high painting quotes we’ve had. Anyway I’m rather pleased with the progress we have made though my hair currently looks like it has been used as a paint brush.
Finally here are some improvised rainy, Spring outfits – I am hoping the legs can be bared again by the end of the week!
Skirt – J.Crew Factory (old – similar here) // Shirt – J.Crew Indian voile popover (some sizes available in the sale here) // Boots – Isabel Marant Dicker in Camel (similar here)
Jeans – H&M tapered boyfriend jeans // Shoes – Clarks Hamble Oak // T-shirt – Target (old) // Jacket – Zara
Jacket – Boden Limited Edition Chic Leather Biker Jacket (old) // T-shirt – Zara long sleeved with zip at the back (old) // Trousers – Zara (old) // Boots – Acne Pistols