If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I've been whining about the chilly weather we've been having in Jacksonville for the past week or so... What can I say, I'm a Florida girl through and through.
So, in an effort to use positive vibes to change the seasons, I've been oogling at all of the spring 2013 trends in stores and online.
Lots of bohemian/punk/grunge this year. I'm digging it.
But, the one I'm the most excited about is the flower crown.
I've got swedish blood (my grandma Carolyn Lindstrom was full swede!) so I've always been enamored by all of the beautiful swedish traditions.
I've got fond memories of my grandmother's call on my birthday. As soon as I would pick up the phone she would sing the swedish rendition of "Happy Birthday"(which was more like HER-version of the swedish rendition of "Happy Birthday") and I remember her's and my great aunt Velda's houses were always warm, filled with all kinds of little swedish trinkets and you could count on some kind of delicious danish, pancake or cookie in the oven.
She never celebrated Midsummer, but the idea of dancing around the maypole in a simple white dress and flower crown always seemed so romantic to me.
SO, as you can imagine I was practically jumping up and down when I saw that Urban Outfitters has a blomma krona for everyone!
I found a link to a site with a tutorial for making your own and while I'd love to make my own flower crown (and learn Mandarin Chinese and write a novel and memorize a few Charles Bukowski poems), alas I just don't have the time...
Instead, I popped on over to UO and $20 later I had this beautiful little baby.
You can find mine here.
I plan to wear it all spring/summer long... (hopefully at Hangout Festival come May!)
Later, after I picked up my precious flower crown, I ran to Target to pick up some shampoo...
Since it's impossible for me to get out of Target with just one thing, I left with the shampoo, some socks, workout pants, new mascara, chapstick AND this little cap.
It was a mere $10 and I absolutely love it.
What are your favorite spring/summer trends?