Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 7.50.54 PMOn a recent Sunday, I spent some time with my mom, brother and his family out in Germantown, Maryland. It was a fantastic day to relax and just enjoy each other’s company. My sister in law is an avid gardener and has a nice vegetable garden and has been able to cultivate a healthy supply of fruits and vegetables for her family.Mom-Day-2 1

Knowing that I was going to be chilling with family which included playing with my niece and nephew I wanted my look to be casual yet still reflect my sensibilities. I also knew there was a possibility that we would head out to the garden but I didn’t want to give the impression that I was eager to tend to any garden activities.Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 7.50.31 PM ScreenLately, I’ve been embracing different shades of blue. In the past, I tend to stick with more traditional shades of blue such as royal or navy but I found these shorts by Santorelli in a cornflower blue have become one of my favorites. These are now one of go to pairs of shorts and the warm weather has just barely started.Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 7.47.19 PMI’ve paired it with a linen shirt from the Sak’s Fifth Avenue Collection. I like the idea of long sleeves. It’s too easy to through on a polo shirt and go and this time of year it’s not too hot to wear long sleeves. The fact that the shirt is linen means it will still be great as we move into the hotter summer months.SolodosWeaved into the striped plaid pattern is the cornflower blue to match the shorts along with eggshell blue and golden yellow. To complete the look, I opted for Solodos espadrilles. Just like the rest of my look, they are comfortable, effortless and casual. … a perfect look for a relaxed spring day.Mom-Day-Relax