March 8, 2014
Los Angeles, CA.
Tall piles of clothes scattered throughout the house, a couple pairs of boots tossed underneath my couch, a makeup brush thrown in my dresser drawer, and dishes piled so high that the sink has become unusable… Yup, that pretty much sums up the disaster that was my apartment this week. Charming…right? I just had one of those chaotic weeks where I barely had time to change for the next job or audition, let alone put things away. So instead of taking a moment at the end of the day to freshen up my place a bit, like some people might wisely choose to do, I chose to continue to add to the pile each day, pulling myself further and further into a messy, disorderly disaster.
But alas, today is a new day, a day of spring-cleaning, warmth, and celebrations! I woke up, took out the piles of trash that were beginning to flood my apartment, deep cleaned the place, lit a few candles, danced around to Beyonce, and even organized my closet a bit. And, after all that, I must say, it’s looking pretty great in here- no evidence of the week’s busy stresses left behind. It certainly helps that I woke up to the sun shining through my window early this morning, that fresh-cut grass smell seeping through my windows, (they were up cutting the lawn of my apartment a little early for a Saturday but it was so gorgeous outside so I welcomed the noise & interrupted sleep) and a 80 degree heat. Something about brighter days and the promise of warmth is simply motivating. Have you gotten the spring cleaning bug yet?
This afternoon, I’m going to walk over to my dear friend’s birthday BBQ and celebrate with friends. I can’t wait to get over there and eat a hot dog and sit in the grass! While she usually laughs at me for driving to her place, which is only couple blocks away, I am proud that today, in the gorgeous weather I can say that I will be sticking it out for the 8 minute walk… oh the things nice weather can make us do!
I chose to wear this casual weekend boho-inspired outfit from Forever21 because this weather simply calls for bare legs. While it’s always a bit tough to get into the summery, bare skinned clothing, and expose those legs after months of hiding them out in pants- it’s great and oh so necessary to take the plunge!
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet
Photos taken by: Courtney Locks