If you follow me on Instagram you saw one of those photos already and know I was in Florida this weekend visiting my father and step-mom for the Winter Park Arts Festival. My sister was there too – BONUS 🙂 My dad lives on a small lake and these Sandhill Cranes are always around; he named them Frasier & Lilith. The neighbors feed them, and they’re very tame, as you can see.
It was pretty cool all the days I was there, which was a little disappointing because I was looking forward to SUN and weather in the 80’s, but no matter, turns out it was perfect for this Margaret dress in Lockwood textile. I did have to layer it over a long sleeve tee, but anyway, the textile is mid-weight woven so it’s best for “cooler” weather. I really prefer wearing it with the high neckline in front, and unbelted, especially if I’m wearing my fanny pack, but it’s a turnaround style that comes with a belt so there are several ways to wear it.
I wasn’t going to get anything from Ace & Jig this season, but I sort of fell hard for this dress after seeing it on a friend, who graciously stuffed a pillow up the front so I could make sure it would fit my growing belly, and then bought it from her before she sent it back. (I sold another Ace & Jig dress I had but didn’t wear and a few other things from my closet to make room)
Funny how much one’s style can change over time, huh? Well, it’s changed, and hasn’t at the same time. I still wear and appreciate my more body conscious James Perse styles, and neutral colors, but now I love Ace & Jig for their textiles that provide both color and tactile interest. The fits are always a little challenging and I fluctuate between xs and small, but overall I appreciate the unique styles and textile patterns. After proclaiming for years that I “didn’t understand” all the Ace & Jig hype, I’ve clearly given in. And I don’t regret it for a second.
Sorry for lack of posts lately, and I’ll go ahead and preemptively let you know they’ll be rather sparse for the next week or so too. My mom is in town next week and we’re going down to High Island, TX for spring bird migration for a couple days, which I am SO EXCITED about. I really needed this family time with my parents; it had felt like so long since I’d seen either of them, and I don’t do well so far away.
I’m also super-busy with slowre, trying to get new arrivals up since I have so many things coming in right now. Love it, but I am also trying to be realistic about what I can and can’t physically do right now.