conquering the weekend

calivintage: spring spots

i know that weekends are meant for enjoying, but they really can be quite stressful. i have two days to accomplish all of the things that i can’t do during the week, and usually have a list of things to do that is nearly impossible to complete in just 48 hours. the weekends come and go, and i always feel like i’m playing catch-up, trying to remind myself of all of the things i have to do next weekend: the car needs an oil change, i still haven’t gone to the bank, for that matter, the car needs new tires, the refrigerator is empty, etc, etc.

but every one once-in-a-while, i have one of those glorious weekends where i somehow manage to conquer a huge to-do list with several hours left to actually relax. perhaps there was some cosmic alignment because i really did have a very fulfilling few days. went out on friday night for a mall date with brendan and saw moonrise kingdom. woke up bright and early on saturday to go to the farmer’s market and buy fresh, local produce. then headed out to get new tires for my little junker of a car. and finally got that oil change! and since we were out in a suburban town that i rarely visit (san leandro), we did some exploring and happened upon a little thrift store filled with vintage gems, everything was $5 or less, score! then we came back home to lounge in the grass at the morcom rose garden until the sun turned to shade and we had to run back home for sweaters. we sat drinking beer and talking about anything and everything, and took a late night stroll around the neighborhood before calling it a night. on sunday, we cleaned the apartment (it was a pig sty), and planned out home-cooked meals for the entire week. picked up more groceries, and packed a picnic for another evening laying in the grass at the rose garden. the late afternoon sun was so dreamy and serene, and i managed to take a deep breath and watch the sun go down and the weekend come to a close.

top: madewell indigo ink pocket tee
sweater: thrifted vintage cable knit cardigan
skirt: madewell silk dotty passenger skirt
bag: vintage jute tote
shoes: bass wayfarer
glasses: bonlook jungle chic
ring: datter golden watchful eye ring
brooch: vintage plastic dachshund pin from the flea market
liptick: make up for ever rouge artist intense in bright orange
nail polish: essie clambake

calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots

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    1. yeah, it was pretty good! had everything you’d expect from a wes anderson film: crazy amazing sets, awesome costume design, great soundtrack, cute story, the best cast. definitely worth the watch.

  1. What a productive weekend! I too try to cram too much in, and I’m always stressed come Sunday night. I need to have a cosmically aligned weekend too! I did get enough time to do a blogpost on my shoe collection, take a look!

  2. This outfit is too adorable on you. This sounds like such a nice weekend! I often feel as though I’m playing catch up as well – but, I’m hoping next weekend I’ll be able to finally relax for a bit!

  3. Love. Your polka dot skirt is the absolute cutest. Love how you accessorized it between the sweater, adorable brooch, and straw bag. Too cute.

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