5 Things We Love About March

March is a tough month to love. It bridges winter and spring, and people are often wishing it away in anxious anticipation of April. It can be cold. It can be snowy. It can be grey.

But while we are often at our wits end with winter by the time March rolls around, there's a lot to look forward to during the year's third month. Of course, there's the revelry of St. Patrick's day, the excitement of March Madness, and if you're a student, Spring Break. We continued looking, though, and found a lot about March that excites and inspires us. Here are 5 things to love about March:

1.) Inspirational Oscar winners.

What draws us to the Oscars, besides the great films, and of course the high fashion, is watching people bask in "their moment." Seeing larger-than-life celebrities become overwhelmed by the joy of winning the coveted gold statue stirs something inside all of us.

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2.) Playlists packed with our favorite music.

March is a great month for discovering new music. Whether you're trapped inside on a snow day with your laptop and a cup of coffee, or looking for upbeat songs for outdoor spring running, it's a great time to update your playlists. We're looking forward to several new album releases this month, including Sparks from Imogen Heap (March 3rd), Aloe Blacc's Lift Your Spirit (March 11th) and Foster the People's Supermodel (March 18th).

3.) Travel plans.

Maybe you're heading to Mexico for Spring Break, or you might be just looking forward to an upcoming weekend with old friends. Either way, March is the best time to get excited for adventures to come once the weather gets warmer. It's the perfect time to make plans for spring and summer, or just get on a travel website and dream.

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4.) Spring blooms.

It's hard to contain your excitement on the day when you go outside and it seems like spring blooms popped up over night. This month we're looking forward to seeing the first tulips and daffodils sprout out of the ground, and the trees start adding some green again.

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5.) Bringing out spring clothing.

This winter has been long. A little too long, we think. We're ready to put away the chunky sweaters for colorful tops and printed dresses. While March can still be very cold, it's the perfect month to make room in your closet for new spring clothing and start thinking about what you'll wear to spring weddings, graduations and nights spent dining al fresco. We can practically feel the warm breeze now.

Posted on March 5, 2014 .