Spring into Action
Growing up in coastal North Carolina & San Antonio I was spoiled by "climate" versus seasons. It rarely if ever snowed. Coats were more decorative than dire necessity. Summers were hot but never sweltering. In truth the weather was blissful and reliable. Hardly what most of the world experiences.Our time in St. Louis, on the other hand, offered the full spectrum of seasons. Colorful fall, delightful spring and the occasional beautiful snowfall.
Having returned to Texas I'm discovering that Dallas weather is a tempestuous mistress indeed. We were literally snowed in for four days leading up the the Super bowl. The unusual snow thawed in a single day once the sun came out on Saturday, leaving roads clear for the big day on Sunday. Fast forward to this weekend: high 70s. Fabulous? You bet! Predictable? Not a chance.
I ceremoniously packed up and stored all of my boots this week. (Bye-bye, knee-high leathers!) It's open-toe season for this Venti girl. Yesterday was peeptoe platform wedges and capris for me. While I still feel that February displaying on my calendar makes going the Full Monty (that is, flip flops or thong sandals) a bit premature, peeptoes are a nice compromise. A hint of toe without too much toe cleavage. And while every girl in town was getting pumiced and polished to prefection, I was facing a day with a packed calendar and a family ready for some quality time.
Never to fear, my emergency "fab feet for Franki" kit was near. In a pinch (and really, aren't we all functioning on over-packed schedule mode these days?) Fresh Brown Sugar Scrub will fool even the harshest critics until you can get into the salon (that would be today at noon for me, thankyouverymuch). It'll also have your legs looking better than you remembered possible. Double bonus. Top those pretty toes with a melony pink shade of OPI polish (a perennial beauty award winner for good reason), don some wedges and rush out the door.
While it's no fun to dash & go all of the time, I love having tricks like this up my sleve for days when you'd rather enjoy life outdoors than be a slave to a salon appointment. Spring is almost here ladies... book those appointments!