Step Into My Week: Spring Break
...And just like that, Spring Break is over. Pretty much everyone I know either flew abroad to some enchanting European country or went to Punta Cana, but I spent the week relaxing at home. Although many readers might think that's an underwhelming week, it was exactly what I needed. I love being busy at school, I'm typically out of my apartment from 7:30am-10:00pm during the week, so catching my breath these past seven days was incredible.
Although yes, I spent a rather relaxing weekend at home, it doesn't mean that I didn't make the most of my time back on the farm. The weekend started with ordering in pizza. At school, I don't order pizza, I typically get frozen pizza to save a little money. Although I do love Red Baron pizza, nothing beats Mellow Mushroom -- seriously nothing. It was great to spend the evening with my family, catch up, and share a meal. That weekend, I spend Saturday evening working. To all you ladies searching for a great way to make money, become a waitress. I was so against working in food services after getting hired at Lilly Pulitzer two years ago, but I found my way back to the serving life because the money is seriously incredible. In five shifts, I made more than what I earn working at school for an entire month.
On Sunday, I slept in for the first time in what felt like forever. Even on weekends, I can't seem to sleep in as long as I used to in high school. Honestly, I'm really happy my internal clock is like that now, but a lazy Sunday morning is never frowned upon in my book. That evening, I met up with my extended family, like we do every Sunday. It was really great to see all of the college kids back home. For those who don't know, my dad's side of the family is huge and we value family a lot. There are about 25 cousins ranging from 4 to 24 years old and each Sunday, we meet at my Grandma's house for diner. With so many kids in college now, the house seems emptier and emptier, so when everyone comes home it's a real treat. There's never a silent or dull moment with the Smiths.
Monday, I waitressed all evening. I truly love where I work. The kitchen atmosphere is great, and because it's a more casual place to work, I can joke around with co-workers and sometimes see my family every now and then if they come in to eat. I also get to work with my sisters sometimes, which can be really nice. On this particular evening, the restaurant was slow, so I got to go home and watch the Bachelor Finale and can I just say, I am so enraged by Arie, but also so not okay with Becca as the Bachelorette (I know, unpopular opinion over here). Either way, we both know I'll be back watching every single episode on Monday nights this Spring.
Tuesday was my one day that felt like Spring Break because I planned a trip to Georgetown with my cousin, Anna. Anna loves photography and has a great eye for photoshoot locations as well as captivating angles. She takes a lot of my pictures at the beach in the summertime! We walked all over that town and just took in the day. I stopped at the Tuckernuck store and oh my gosh, it is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. They took a tiny little space and made it so inviting and warm. I purchased this dress, and I swear Mother Nature needs to warm Spring up just a little bit so I can find places to wear it! It was pricey, but worth the money. It's classic, timeless, and flirty. It looks great with a pullover sweater too while it's still a little chilly! They also have a student discount which is always appreciated. Anna and I also stopped at my all time fave, Laduree as well. I feel so ~blessed~ because I had Laduree two weekends ago at Fashion Week so getting a half dozen in Georgetown was the all-time treat!
Wednesday was yet another day at work. It was an extremely busy night thanks to all the conference basketball tournaments going on at the time. Virginia Tech fans poured in that night and hung around for the entirety of the game which only enhanced the atmosphere. I've got to say though, I was pulling for Notre Dame (Go Irish?). Before heading out to work, I wanted to go to the mall and search for a pair of white jeans -- I ripped a hole in my other pair last Summer. I just wanted a pair of reasonably priced white ankle jeans and ended up leaving with this incredible pair! Yes, they are white jeans and so flattering on, but they weren't quite what I imagined leaving the mall with. They are high waisted and look great styled with so many things -- sweaters, blouses, button ups, crop tops, bodysuits, you name it. I also put off buying this sweater for long enough, but I've linked it so much on the blog that I felt like I needed to finally pull the trigger on it. I've worn it three times already and it hasn't even been a week! It's on sale too, so get it before it sells out! 😉
On Thursday I did absolutely nothing -- it was awesome. I legit can't explain to you how incredible it was to do nothing. I don't think I've had a day where I didn't leave my house all day since the Summertime. Not even in college have I spent an entire day where I didn't either spend money, go somewhere. I napped, I ate, I watched TV, I fed some little cows on the farm and that was literally it. Mom and I stayed in for dinner, watched basketball and hit the sack. Nothing too exciting there. Friday on the other hand was a night full of waitressing, yet again. It was busy and I didn't get home until one in the morning, but that nights tips paid for my big grocery shopping trip yesterday, so I can't complain!
Saturday was my final day at home and the final day of waitressing. Can you tell I waitress?? I don't think I've mentioned it enough 🤪. Despite a morning and afternoon of working, we did have a new baby cow born around noon on Saturday which only confirms the approaching Spring season. She's a cheeky little heifer, who seems to be doing well. On this same day, I stopped by Target, which is never a good idea of you have a wallet full of cash burning a hole in your pocket! I tried on a ton of things, but practiced some great retail-restraint and only purchased two things. First thing I purchased were these shorts. These olive green utility shorts are so comfortable and have a decent sized inseam -- something this tall gal loves! I also love how high waisted they are and how deep the pockets are. During the Summer, I don't find myself reaching for a purse as much as I do in the Winter, so a pair of shorts that can fit my phone with a card sticker on the back is perfect. Additionally, I purchased these brown sandals. I don't have a pair of Springy brown sandals and knew it was coming time to invest in a pair. I love my Jack Rogers, but I really wanted a pair of more casual day to day sandals. These criss cross brown slip ons are so comfortable and classic. They're a great price and look great styled with jeans, shorts, dresses, and coverups. I went a half size down, if you need size referencing.
That was it. My entire Spring Break in a few paragraphs. There's something to be said about taking a break on your break. As incredibly as a trip is, hours of traveling, jet lag, high prices (and if you're going somewhere tropical), sunburn come along with it which can be just as stressful as a week of school. I enjoyed being with my family this past week and it's crazy to think in just seven weeks, I'll be back home for Summer! Are you on Spring Break?! What are you doing? Let me know!