May might be my favorite month of the year. Besides October, of course. But honestly, I really love October because of Halloween and clearly that’s just one part of a long month. So it’s decided then. May is my favorite month. I feel like I truly enjoy each and every day in May. The weather is gorgeous, summer is in view up ahead, I start leaving my windows open most days and nights, and glowy, pink sunsets begin to fill up my apartment each night. I’m always excited and surprised by the fact that I no longer need a jacket with me everywhere I go. I feel like all these things are part of the story of this outfit.

tee, Gap | shorts, Banana Republic (similar) | crossbody bag, Rebecca Minkoff c/o Northgate Mall (black and white version) | sandals, Splendid c/o Zappos | necklace, gift from my Mama

As dressed up as I tend to be most of the time (dresses are clearly my happy place) I also have major love for the comfort and simplicity of a t-shirt and jeans, or in this case, a t-shirt and shorts. I’m loving my new, spring neutral accessories like this crossbody bag and these ankle strap sandals. They instantly dress up anything I put on while letting my clothes do most of the talking. These shorts are the same as my khaki pair, but this bold color is a little more challenging to style. Tonight I threw on this little grey/green tee with it and I love the off-kilter color combo. It feels fresh, like something I’ve never worn before. Sometimes simplicity is where it’s at. And even though I’m usually in four-inch heels, comfort is key. Believe me when I say these shoes are surprisingly very comfortable. If you haven’t tried Splendid shoes yet, you need to.