Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lifesavers Candy

I've got Spring on the brain...and all thanks to my mom!

I volunteer in a Paired Reading program with first graders at one of our local schools and an unexpected glitch in scheduling left me with 1 1/2 hours of free time this morning before I needed to pick up the little pumpkin at MDO.

I immediately called my mom since I remembered she was headed to Ann Taylor Loft in search of some spring pieces and asked if she minded a tag-along. So off we went. Me with the intention of only helping her shop...after all, we're in the middle of putting together Grace's big girl room and Hudson's nursery.

Of course, my no-shopping rule was short lived :) She did find some fabulous pieces and somehow I came home with two candy-colored tops and a little lilac cami I can't wait to wear. The first was a great steal, one of those shopping moments when the clouds part and sunshine just streams in as you realize that you've just found a great deal (can't you just picture Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear in the background - ha, ha). It's hard to tell from the pic but it's a canary yellow and white tweedy jacket that just makes me think SPRING! Never mind that I can't button it right now and that the belly makes it even more cropped than it's intended, it made me smile, esp. when the sales girl told me it was $30 from $129! I may even have to work out a whole Easter outfit around it :)

The second was this tangerine shrunken cardigan that I paired with a ruffly lilac cami - so fun! The colors make me think of lifesavers :) I think I'm going to wear it with my favorite chunky turquoise bangle and some not-recommended-to-wear-while pregnant stacked sandals that I just love. Thank goodness, we didn't hit a shoe shop! Hurry up Spring, I'm ready!