// Coral + Cranberry

These pictures feel like ages ago, but the truth is they're barely a week old. Yesterday it was 70 degrees and beautiful (albeit windy), and even today the high is near 60. I know I'll be missing these days in just a few weeks when the humidity ramps up and makes us all shiny on the skin. Speaking of a beautiful Sunday - yesterday was the perfect day. I woke up feeling rested, spent time outside while Toby befriended our little neighbor girl (and played for ages!), enjoyed a cook out with family over at my parents' house, and posted up on the couch with a quilt, pillows, and a Martinelli's apple juice while I watched He's Just Not That Into You. I managed to sneak in an hour long snooze and capped off the evening with entirely too much good TV (Shameless, House of Lies, Girls). We also decided to give Downton Abbey a go. We watched the first episode and seem to like it thus far. I'm excited to see how it progresses though. Any of you watch it? (I'm sure that question will be met with a resounding yes! I'm always tardy to the party)

This dress was picked up at ModCloth's Cabin Fever sale sometime ago. This outfit was also originally worn on a day without snow, but my schedule doesn't always permit outfit photos (and by that I mean my hair doesn't always permit them... Clearly I have a pretty flexible schedule. That cowlick, though? Pretty stubborn.) Seeing as the weather surprised me, and it was obviously quite chilly, I opted for a peacoat and a new scarf, too. I didn't think I'd have the opportunity to wear this scarf this season since winter was awfully mild. I'm glad I was able to give it a go. Now just to work my way through the other half-dozen I acquired during the past several months. Funny how scarves were high on my list for Christmas and I received so many lovely ones, yet Mother Nature wants them stowed away 'til the next year.

Do you ever have those days where you just wake up feeling like Today is the day! or This week is going to be spectacular!? Today I have that feeling, and I'm really hoping to hold onto it. It's hard not to constantly say things like "Good things are on the horizon! Happiness is looming!" even though they're rather empty and oftentimes vague. I guess I just get these feelings and I'm hoping they're not total nonsense.

I wish every day could be like yesterday (sans the unforgiving wind). Today it's gloomy and rainy, but I hope that there are sunny days ahead. This girl has furniture to start building! Happy Monday, friends! Hope it's a good one for you!

ModCloth dress
Target cardigan
Thrifted belt
SheInside sweater clips
Assets by Spanx tights
H&M peacoat
Grey scarf c/o Scarves.netht
Gimmick wedges c/o Blowfish (2011)


  1. I have a good feeling about this week, too ;)

    → Lauren at in between idols.

  2. I love the dress so much :)

  3. It's rainy and gloomy here today as well. It was such a nice change of pace to have beautiful weather this weekend! I really needed to hear your uplifting thoughts about the upcoming week.. because right now as I sit in my office drinking "office coffee" listening to the rain pound on the roof- I'm feeling very much the opposite. I want to work on my blog and make it something great - but I have yet to figure out how to balance my job and blogging. Le siighhhh. Ok /end completely whiny tangent. You look beautiful as always, by the way!! :D That pretty little cardigan clip/chain/necklace is so unique!


  4. I was really late to Downton Abbey as well and I'll just admit it: I watched three seasons and two christmas specials in less than two weeks. Jup. Thank god they've renewed it! Also, love the color of your dress and cardigan together, I never would've thought of that.

  5. A great dress. And yes, we love Downton Abbey!

  6. I def watch Downton Abbey! I love the scarf!:)

  7. I may or may not have watched He's Just Not That Into You two nights in a row. ;)
    I adore spring time and wish it would last longer here. When summer hits and the humidity and heat are unbearable- I tend to hate on the south, haha.

  8. I love this cardigan! And Downton Abbey is a fantastic show! You'll be addicted in no time :)
    xox Sammi

  9. Sweater clips, yay! I love them.

    You're going to love Downton. The Dowager Countess just gets better and better. She's my favorite part of the show.

    <3 jen @ librarian tells all

  10. Gorgeous outfit, I love those colours on you. Downton Abbey is fab and if you enjoy it you should check out the new Upstairs Downstairs too

    Kittenish Behaviour&Kittenish Behaviour Blog

  11. Such a spring outfit. Love it and I love the sweater clip!

  12. hi,
    i'm sorry, i don't speack english very well.
    you are beatiful, your dress is so pretty and i like your red jackett !!
    you are a beautiful girl !


  13. this looks too chilly! ah! but pretty. :) i love downtown. awesome show. :)
    kw ladies in navy

  14. I love this color combination! And I especially love that dress. It looks fabulous on you!
    I've watched a little of Downton Abbey, and I liked what I saw. Hopefully I can watch more of it soon!
    I hope you have a wonderful week, just like your feeling tells you! Happy Monday!

  15. Haha... I watched He's Just Not That Into You yesterday too.

  16. You look so pretty, and I LOVE your cardigan clip! <3

    Ooh! Downton Abbey is, by far, one of my favorite shows. So good! It's one of those shows that once you get into it, is really, really hard to stop watching. ;)

  17. 70! Wow. It is not that warm in the northeast yet, but I am dreaming of sunnier days! What a great spring dress that is, good find! :)

  18. Oh my, I love that dress! Any chance you can tell me what the actual brand of it is? Since they don't have it on modcloth anymore, I'd love to attempt to track it down elsewhere. thanks in advance!

  19. Loving this color palette! Coral and cranberry are a match made in heaven. INSPIRED!

    xo Ashley


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