DSC_1251 DSC_1253DSC_1273DSC_1285DSC_1291DSC_1293Welcome spring! It’s been gorgeous here in Seattle and I’m having so much fun pulling out all of my favorite spring dresses. This little striped number always makes me think of the Tom Petty song American Girl, thus the name of this post. I had it playing in my head most of the day which always puts me in a good mood. This dress also reminded me of a lovely night I spent last fall with my friend K. that included happy hour and a show at the 5th Avenue Theatre. I was never much of a red person, but lately I’ve realized I’ve got a few key red pieces in my closet that always look good and make me feel good, too. Vibrant color can do that to a girl.

Things have been busy around here! Lots of fun including sunny Greenlake walks and fun evenings out with friends. Art Walk is this week and I can’t wait. I’m getting excited for all of the fun end of year school stuff coming up, too. Last week we made mobiles and soon we’ll be making mother’s day tissue flower bouquets. My classroom and apartment are filled with sunshine, the best way they can ever be, of course.

I’m linking up with Bri of Work Clothes I Suppose for Third Thursday Threads for sandals outfits! Make sure to click over and check out all of the other girls and their sandals outfits. Also, check out how I wore this dress on a hot day last spring here.

again and again red stripe dressOUTFIT DETAILS  dress, Banana Republic (also cute) | cardigan, Banana Republic (similar) | shoes, Steve Madden (similar)| handbag, Coach (eBay options) | glasses, Kala Eyewear