The sun became a thing again

top made by me / CITIZENS OF HUMANITY jeans / COMMON PROJECTS sandals / THE ROW sunglasses

It’s hot outside and I am thrilled. Time to revisit the list for spring/summer closet preparations that I put together and completely forgot about…

// Dye my light colored high-waist jeans to a medium blue…maybe

I did no do this…mostly because I fell out of love with skinny jeans. It’s too hot and my legs are bigger than they were a few months ago. Shouts out to squats and prowler runs.

// Get supplies to properly clean and waterproof my shoes

Still haven’t done this either. Terrible.

// Reassess the closet contents

This is a constant thing. Lots of things sold and given away and I’m feeling good about the current state of things. I still haven’t worn the loafers.

// Mend/tailor anything that needs mending/tailoring

Yes and no. All the major items are taken care of, but there are some necklaces that I need professional help with.

// Buy a couple of nice, long-wearing spring/summer tops

I finally bought the Elizabeth Suzann Maxine top I mentioned earlier and am impatiently awaiting its arrival. In the meantime, I made the shirt I’m wearing above with a $2.25 fabric remnant (directions are here if you are so inclined!). Summer shirt issues (possibly) resolved!

Side note: if any of you are pressed for a particular ES piece and aren’t too keen about the current 8-10 week lead time, I’d suggest checking out this Instagram page.  You might get lucky (I DID!)

// Find a pair of good jeans

YES. FOUND. WEARING IN PHOTO ABOVE. And I can’t get enough of them. I had the waist taken in (best $15 I’ve spent in a while) and they’re perfect. I want them in a darker wash, too.

If any of you are interested in this style, size down. I’m usually a 28 and had to get a 26 in these…thicker thighs and all. Still not sure how that happened, but I’m rolling with it.



  • Those are some good-looking jeans! Do you ever notice that the day after a leg workout your pants never fit? Or maybe I’m the only one who has this problem.. It’s nice to get a break from skinnies… free the legs!
    I love that message on the mirror, but every time I drive by FM, I read the first word as ‘you’ve’… Thanks for the loafers update.

    • Thank you! Yes, I do notice things are a lot tighter around the thigh after a session. The pump is real!

      And I did that too! It always looked like ‘you’ve’ to me and I’ve done a few double takes. LOL.

      Still haven’t taken them back…I should…but idk why I can’t. They’re so fun to hold and look at! LOL