Styling in Springtime


Springtime in Texas is my favorite. It comes early and with it brings the loveliest weather. The past few weeks the temps have been in the mid to upper seventies. Add in some bright blue skies, lots of sunshine, and you’ve got yourself the perfect spring day!

My little ones and I have been spending almost every waking moment outside. While they’re playing, I love to find a sunny spot to suntan in. I love wearing skirts outside to tan in. I can easily pull them up around my knees to get some extra sun on my legs! I absolutely LOVE this Maxi Skirt that I got from Family Dollar.


The material is perfect for spring. It’s not too heavy, but not too thin. I have had maxi skirts before that are so thin you can see right through them. This one is just right. I really love this skirt because I can either dress it up or down…depending on where I’m headed.

For sun tanning in the backyard, I would simply pair it with a tank top and some flip-flops. If I were to wear it out and about, I would pair it with a chambray button up and a pair of flats (like what I am wearing in the pictures). It’s such a versatile piece and for only $10!

My kids live in flip-flops in the spring and summer months. During the winter months, I store all of their summer shoes in a box in the closet. Since spring has made its appearance, I knew it was time to pull out our box of summer shoes.

All three of my kids had such huge growth spurts over the winter that not even one pair of flip-flops fit! We live in a town where shopping is very limited.

I just assumed I would have to wait to purchase more flip-flops until I went to the city. My poor kids were running around outside barefoot for a few weeks.

UNTIL… I realized that Family Dollar carries flip-flops! And the best part? They’re $1. You’d better believe I stocked up on several pairs of each of them!


Maxi skirts and flip-flops…I’d say we’re set on spring apparel. Let the springtime fun in the sun continue!

By: Ashley of The Vanilla Tulip                                                 Featured Products: Clothing