My birthday month has begun. I am not usually someone who celebrates the whole month, but as the years pass they feel more significant. It is a privilege to get older as I wrote last year (The Privilege of Getting Older). This upcoming birthday ends with a 9 and rather than get myself worked up for a decade birthday next year, I am embracing it now (at least that is the plan).
This is also always a busy time where my mind races and there is much to accomplish. The school year is ending which has always impacted both my family life and my career. I put myself through an annual performance review. And if you believe in astrology, the mind does race when the moon is in Gemini and we all have Gemini in us ( I happen to have a lot in my chart in addition to it being my sign).
I was thrilled to open my first present last night. The Cult Gaia Ark bag that I have been coveting for a long time. I was unsure about which size to order and went with the large. It is perfect! Get ready to see it styled over and over in my posts this summer.
In the meantime, my seven year old son snapped a few photos with the outfit I was wearing when I walked in the door, which demonstrates just how versatile the bag is. My son and husband were both concerned about the contents being visible. My husband’s late mother always told him “you never ask a woman’s age or to look in her bag”. I reminded them of all of my cute pouches.
St. James for J. Crew Sleeveless Striped Top
J. Crew Paint Splatter Jeans (similar here and here)
Prada Driving Shoes (similar here and here)