Goodbye winter jackets, hello sundresses!

If you are a Texas girl (or guy) like me, then you are most likely TOTALLY OVER this long extended winter. (Darn you, groundhog!) I mean, I enjoy a good winter freeze around Christmas to add to the ambiance, or maybe in January so we can all sleep in a couple extra hours, but by February I am DONE! Just when I felt like I couldn't go on wearing my riding boots one day longer, I looked at the calendar and realized that spring officially starts this Thursday! Thank.Goodness. In honor of the official start of the season, we've rounded up the top 11 reasons spring is awesome. Check out the list below!

SUNSHINE

Well this one is a no brainer. Did you know that the amount of sunshine is one of the most significant factors on your mood? It's a fact. Sunshine=Happiness!

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SUNDRESSES AND SHORTS

I am so sick of layering! It is literally 2353463465 times easier to throw on a sundress thank to layer, tuck in, and button 3 shirts, jeans, and a pair of riding boots.

 

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NO MORE ICY ROADS

My life literally flashed before my eyes multiple times on my 30 minute drive in to work this year, thanks to all that nasty ice. (Yeah, keep laughing, northerners.) The fact that I am a nervous driver anyway made all these ice days terrible!

ITS ACCEPTABLE TO WEAR FLIP FLOPS AGAIN

If I had my way, I'd be barefoot 100% of the time. Unfortunately, society dictates that "uncivilized". Flip flops are as close you can come to being barefoot without being a weirdo.

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BARBECUES/CRAWFISH BOILS

Something about warm weather makes people want to eat socially. Nothing beats a good backyard barbecue or cookout on a sunny day. And if that is accompanied by a fruity sangria or two, so be it.

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EVERYTHING IS MADE OF "HAPPY COLORS"

It's an unwritten rule that pastels are the official colors of spring. From Easter Eggs to colored pants, everything is happier when it's in a pastel hue.

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SPRING FLOWERS

If you grew up in Texas, you know spring means bluebonnet season! Your parents also most likely pulled over on the side of the road to get plenty of snapshots of you frolicking in the state flower. Just remember, NEVER PICK A BLUEBONNET....apparently it's a crime.

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PICNICS IN THE PARK

Nothing feels more magical than taking an actual picnic basket to a park an eating in the middle of nature. I sometimes like to pretend that I am in the middle of a Jane Austen novel, or a 90's rom com while I picnic.

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POOL DAYS

In Texas, spring definitely means it's time to head back to the pool. Whether you just lay out, or actually get in, life is infinitely better when you are poolside.

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MORE DAYLIGHT

Okay, so the week of daylight savings sucks, but after you get used to the time change, it's amazing to have all that extra sunlight!

 

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SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY!

Maybe the best part about spring? It's the pre-game to summer! Bring on the swimsuits, flip flops, and beach days!

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