There comes a day every single Spring, with a full on freight train effect and without fail. It happens right as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, as the sun takes a little extra time before sneaking off for the night.

It's like that time Beyoncé dropped that entire album on us and now a fashion line (BREAKING NEWS!) and we all pretend we never saw it coming...

What could it be? My fashion-loving girls, you already know: ITS SHORTS SEASON.

And here I am. All in it. I'll take mine in the pretty pastel variety, s'il vous plait.

Coming right behind it is SWIMSUIT SEASON! (Formerly known as "bikini season" but the one-piece is having a serious come back, trust the Queen). Over on instagram I'm begging for some self tanner help (with a suntan illusion filter), hoping all eyes go to Nashville's pretty lavender blooms and that sun flare first.

Chasing cherry blossoms in desperate need of a self tanner, any recs? 🌸🦄

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To kick it all up a notch I've committed to matching my outfit color palettes to my favorite flowers and carrying a purse full of ranunculuses (to distract from my pale stems) picked straight off the counter of a new East Nashville super star: FLWR Shop.

(You should see the wallpaper in this joint).

In all truths I love crop-top-fest-style-convertible-ridin-shorts-cuffed-up-floral-printed days.

You guys know that. I'd just like a little warning next time.

p.s. thanks to Banana Republic for forcing the issue.

p.p.s. no really.

The look: spring pastels c/o Banana Republic, bag c/o Galian, crochet crop + hat via Urban Outfitters.

Create your own version with a few Banana and friends faves below. And yep, I'm still taking god-help-the-pale-stems advice, your favorite self tanner ladies?



photos and daily confidence boosting by Ben Alleman.

Banana Republic provided (pastel leg revealing) products in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".