Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms

Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms
Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms

Spring is here!!! These blooms are definitely brightening my day!

Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms

My heart goes out to our world right now. This is such a scary time. All we can do is stay at home, be diligent in our social distancing, & pray for the health & healing of our world. In this post, I want to share things I’ve been doing at home to pass the time, stay positive, & keep up productivity.

Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms
Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms

Ben & I have been doing some fun house projects such as painting & decorating! I promise to share photos & more info on all of our home projects in the weeks to come…so stay tuned!

All of this time at home has opened up my schedule for some spring cleaning. It’s the perfect time to do a deep clean & declutter around the house. We’ve been going through closets & drawers that have been neglected in order to get rid of things we don’t need anymore. It feels so good to purge those things & give our living space a bit of a refresh.

Another thing I’ve been trying to do lately is boost my creativity. Whether I’ve been watercolor painting, playing with new pairings in my closet, or painting my face with makeup, it’s a great time to get those creative juices flowing & experiment with new things (& without spending any money!).

Now for technology…

I’m finally into TikTok, you guys! I may or may not have called it TicTac on accident recently…but that’s besides the point. TikTok has been a huge bright spot in my life these past few days. I find myself cracking up, relating, & watching these super creative videos with awe. Why not try a few new dance moves? Are you on TikTok, too?

Thank goodness for FaceTime am I right?! It has been so nice to see the faces of my friends & family during this time. Reach out to your loved ones. Tell them you love them. We will get through this together!

Lastly, I’ve been playing around with how I edit my photos. This year, I’ve decided to allow myself to try new things. I don’t want to get in a rut of how my photos “should look”. I want to play around with color, light, & contrast & I hope you all enjoy the different feel in each look.

Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms
Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms
Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms
Social Distancing Beneath The Cherry Blossoms
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New Year’s Dreams & Goals

New Year's Dreams & Goals

New Year's Dreams & Goals

Happy New Year!

Hello! This post is going to be a long & chatty post about where my head has been over the past few months & what I’m hoping this new year will bring. A lot has been happening & a lot of change is on the horizon that I want you all to be a part of. I’m so excited to finally be sharing what been on my heart & mind as of late. I feel like I haven’t posted on here in quite some time & it feels like I have been keeping secrets from you guys just by not sharing bits of my life. (haha) No more secrets. I’m ready & excited to share.

I’m starting this year off by focusing on one core word for 2020. I’ve never done this before, but it’s like this word found me & I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. My word for 2020 is reset. Honestly I didn’t realize it until the word was placed right in front of me, but I was/am in need of a major reset–body, mind, soul, home, health, faith, routine…everything!

Home Reset

Ben & I have already made some great progress on our home reset. We deep cleaned our couch, painted our dining table & chairs, hung some new art, & purchased our first orchid. It’s amazing how cleansing it feels to make a few small changes around the house.

Since we are on the topic of home, I also want to mention my house cleaning goals for 2020, but really just for my future. We bought a new vacuum that has totally changed our lives. Living in a household with 3 pets means there is hair everywhere & always. We used to sweep about once a week, but then every day after that was–well, hairy. Our new vacuum is cordless, so lightweight, & is mounted on the wall for easy access so that we can use it every single day. The house has never felt more clean & it’s amazing how much a clean house can alter our mood. Waking up to a clean house & coming home from work to a clean house are things I want to continue to do throughout the year.


New Year's Dreams & Goals
New Year's Dreams & Goals

Body Reset

As far as my body goes, it told me it needed a reset by presenting pain in my foot. I’m currently waiting to hear the results from my MRI, but hopefully it’s nothing too bad & that I caught whatever it is early enough that I will be back to dancing soon. Either way, I know I will be stronger & healthier after all of this. This pause from ballet has given me the time to plan meals that are clean & healthy as well as to re-imagine my workout regiment. My body is feeling so strong in a new way & my abs have never been so sore. Choosing to look at all of this with rose colored glasses on & with a heart of gratitude. Let me know if you’re interested in seeing what my new workout looks like!

Fashion & Blog Reset

I got into a bit of a fashion blogging rut towards the end of 2019 because I had set too many rules for myself. My mind had already decided exactly what “feminine fashion” looked like, & I didn’t allow myself to stray or experiment with anything else. But why does “feminine fashion” have to look a certain way? Fearless, feminine fashion can be anything you want it to be. My fashion reset means getting rid of the rules I have set for myself & my closet. (Rules like: no black, only skirts & dresses, etc.) Ready to feel free to create new looks for this year with a new sense of what feminine fashion means to me.

As for my blog, I’ve decided that fewer posts with more content in each post is how I want to approach this year. I want to create quality content that is both inspiring & thought provoking. 2020 is about not fitting the mold of other fashion blogger, but really being me. I don’t know exactly what that looks like yet, but I’m excited to find out & continue to build this amazing community.


New Year's Dreams & Goals
New Year's Dreams & Goals
New Year's Dreams & Goals

“Me” Time Reset

I have a lot more “me” time lately because of Ben’s job, therefore I’m trying to really take advantage of that time & do things that my heart really loves. One dream I have for my future is to open a flower shop from my home, so I want to use this time to really practice & get creative with floral arrangements. I’ve done the florals for 2 weddings now & I am totally in love with the entire process. This summer I have 2 more wedding I’m doing the flowers for & I can’t wait to share photos of the finished products & some behind the scenes work. Get ready to see a lot more flora on Felix & Flora this year.

Last year, I set a goal to read a book a month & well…that didn’t happen. This year I just want to make an effort to read about topics I’m passionate about. On my current list I have Bringing Up Bébé, Jesus Feminist, & Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangements.

I also really want to lean into crafting this year. If you haven’t seen in my Instagram stories, I have been dabbling in painting with watercolors. It has been such a fun process & I’m learning a lot. Seems silly but I’d love to get really good at using watercolors, so I want to practice a lot this year. Along with painting, I’ve also been getting into bullet journalling. Shayda Campbell is so talented & has gotten me totally hooked on both watercolor painting & bullet journalling via her YouTube channel. Go check out her videos & prepare to get crafting!

Final Thoughts

I’m at a place of deconstruction when it comes to my faith at the moment. It’s still a part of my life that I hold very dear, but I’m figuring out what it means to me today. I’ve been taught exactly what to believe & what to think about certain topics from those in authority around me my whole life. Now I’m finally at a place in my life where I feel like I can step back & assess where I truly stand as an adult & what I want to stand for going forward. Deconstruction is a process, but one I want to fight for this year. Anyone else going through this at the moment? I’d love to chat with you or open a dialogue with this community.

Living with less waste is a huge goal for me this year. Researching more about sustainability, reusable products & just being aware of the effect we have on the world is something I will be work hard towards in 2020. What are some ways you are doing this already? I would love your suggestions!

Lastly, Ben & I want to make more of an effort to save money this year. We would love to go on some fun vacations together & eventually buy or even build a house in the future, so 2020 will be a year of major saving.


New Year's Dreams & Goals
New Year's Dreams & Goals

This Dress!!

I was kindly sent this magical dress! See me wearing it on their website here! Also, during this shoot, people were singing out “Let It Go” to me! So much fun.

A Year Of Color

A Year Of Color

Live Colorfully!

Just over a year ago, while I was in Italy, I made a vow to myself that I would live more colorfully. I wanted to learn to embrace & love every color, because seeing them all on display while on vacation made me so happy. It seemed to me that wearing more colors would therefore make me happier & maybe even that that joy would spread to those around me. You guys, I’m so happy to share that when looking back on posts from this past year that I have truly lived out a year of color. Scroll to see each color worn several times throughout the past year!


Now It’s Your Turn!

I’m definitely not finished with my color journey & I can’t wait to see what the coming year brings, but now I want to extend the challenge to all of you! I dare you to live colorfully. Explore some new colors this year by pairing them with colors you already know & love. Maybe you’re not ready for the whole rainbow, but start with one. Make an effort to incorporate one new color into your wardrobe over the next few months. I’d love to hear what colors you’re thinking about exploring! Comment down below which color or colors you want to explore more! If I have any helpful tips on them, I’ll share them with you!


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My Custom Lightroom Presets!

F&F Lightroom Preset Trio

The First Ever F&F Product!

I’m so excited to FINALLY be sharing this with you! I’ve been working on a project for a little over a year now, & today is the day I get to share it with you. If you are a part of my newsletter community, you have already know about this project for a few days now (sign up here so you won’t be left out next time!), but I’ve created my own custom Lightroom presets! For those of you who don’t know, Lightroom is the software I use to edit my photos on my laptop, but they also have a free mobile app so you can edit your photos straight from your phone. Presets are great because they act as one-click filters that instantly edit & boost your photos.

Over the past year, I’ve been playing around with different editing styles & figuring out what works & what doesn’t. I’ve compiled my 3 favorite presets I’ve created into a trio bundle to share with all of you! They are so easy to use. Once you download them, all it takes is one click & your photo is ready to post! Read below to see the inspiration & magic behind each custom preset in the trio.


Positano Pop!

Positano Pop!

This present was inspired by our romanic, Italian honeymoon. We totally fell in love with the pops of color around every corner. Use this preset to add light, boost the colors of Positano, & give that sun-kissed feel to your photos. This product can be used in your free Lightroom app as well as the desktop version. Bring that Italian flair to the next photo on your Instagram feed. See photos edited with this preset on Instagram: #FFxPositanoPop

F&F Presets

Summer Love

This has been my go-to preset to use this summer. I love the warm pink hue it gives to each image. This preset is bold & saturated, which is totally my style at the moment. It doesn’t affect the exposure, just removes the highlights & shadows to expose the raw colors on display. Add a little bit of summer love to your next photo you post, whether it’s summertime or not. See photos edited with this preset on Instagram: #FFxSummerLove

F&F Presets

Indoor Magic

Indoor Magic is my most recent preset to create & was inspired by my secret garden (aka my beauty room). This preset also gives a bit of a pink hue to a photo while also softening & brightening each photo. I love using this preset on photos I take indoors, but it also works great with outdoor photography. Add a bit of magic to your photos with the Indoor Magic F&F Preset. See photos edited with this preset on Instagram: #FFxIndoorMagic


How To Use These Presets

*Download the free Lightroom app to use these presents on your mobile device*

After purchasing, you will receive an email containing the 3 individual preset files. On an Android phone, simply download the DNG files. On an iPhone, download & save the image (even though there appears to be no image). The next steps are the same whether you have an android or apple phone. Open the Lightroom app & import the DNG file. Now it will show up as an image. Up in the right hand corner, you should see three little dots. Tap that & then click “Create Preset”. Enter the name of the preset, & now it is saved in your app to use on any of your photos!


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Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Sunflowers

Sunflowers At Burnside Farms

A couple years back, I visited Burnside Farms durning the spring for their annual tulip festival. It was gorgeous & I MUST go back again this next year. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to go during their sunflower season because all the pictures I have been seeing on their Instagram have been giving me major FOMO. Yesterday, Ben & I finally got to take a little road trip up to see the gorgeous sunflower fields. To say is was dreamy would be an understatement. Plus, we went on a Tuesday afternoon so there weren’t many people there. We had such a fun time & even got to cut & bring home a few sunflowers as well.


Sunflowers
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What I’m Wearing

Tie Back Red Top // Long White Tiered Skirt // Sandals // Bag // Bracelet // Lipstick // Red Flower Earrings // Floppy Hat


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Sunflowers


Sunflowers
Sunflowers

Our Happy Visit With The Happiest Flowers

On the drive home, we could not stop talking about how much fun we had in the sunflower fields. We loved walking through the classic sunflower fields & taking photos, but then we also saw some lovely white & burgundy sunflowers as well! Of course, we had to bring home a few of each color. They had chickens & turkeys on site as well which were thoroughly entertaining. I couldn’t help but think that one day when we have kids, we have to bring them back to see this. How much fun will that be?!

This was such a cute outfit to wear to the sunflower fields because the red & white really stand out against the flowers. Yesterday was my first chance to wear this dreamy long white skirt & I already can’t wait to wear it again. You may remember seeing it in a recent Sunday Try On where I mentioned that I had been looking for the perfect long white skirt for such a long time & this one is even better than I was expecting. It’s so light & flowy & is not see through either! An effortless white skirt like this is one is one I know I will wear for many years to come.


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Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

You Ask, I Answer

I asked you guys on Instagram a while back what your fashion dilemmas were. Whether they were about styling or shopping, I gathered a few of the best questions to answer for you here today! Let’s see if we can solve some of your fashion dilemmas…


Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas
Q: “Packing for a trip is always difficult. How can I be stylish without bringing too many items?”

A: Packing for a trip is definitely a challenge, but it can be really run too! My biggest tip for this dilemma is to stick with a color palette.

Think about where you are going & in what season. What colors will either go nicely with your surroundings or fit that season well? Sticking to a color palette of 3-4 colors that all go together will ensure you will be able to mix & match the items you pack for your trip. Also, be realistic when it comes to shoes. Shoes can often take up so much room in a suitcase, so if you won’t actually wear them, don’t bring them.

Q: “What tips do you have for accessorizing with scarves for the upcoming fall season?”

A: Wearing scarves is one of my favorite ways to accessorize during the fall season. They are so versatile & there are so many ways to personalize your look with them.

Square silk scarves & bandanas are my go-to’s for an effortlessly put together look. I like to fold two opposing corners into the center & then roll the folded ends together. Then I tie the scarf around my neck in a simple knot. This floral silk scarf is the newest in my collection & is under $10! Its colors will perfectly go with so many looks I’m planning for the fall season.

Long silk scarves like this burgundy one I recently added to my collection, are another great layering piece. I like to fold & roll the larger scarves just as I would with the smaller square ones, but then I will either leave them draped around my neck untied, tied in a loose knot at my sternum level, or tied in a bow around my neck. Unless it’s really cold, I like to reserve lighter scarves such as these for the fall & my thicker wool, blanket scarves for the winter season.

Q: “My fashion dilemma: How can I explore new trends without compromising my personal style/aesthetic?”

A: This is a tricky question, because certain trends can often clash with your style or aesthetic. I would again bring it back to color.

Take the animal print trend for instance. I personally do not wear black very often, yet many times, animal prints come in black or are in combination with black in the print. However, finding items like this green croc-style round bag or these feminine blush, croc-style block heels can make this trend fit in with my personal style.

If you are wanting to try out a new trend, try finding pieces that display that trend in colors already found in your current wardrobe. Also, I highly recommend finding “trendy” pieces at stores with affordable prices so that if you don’t end up getting on with them, then at least you haven’t spent loads of money on them.

Q: “I love the prices at online shops like Shein, but I’m nervous about purchasing from them. Is it safe?”

A: The short answer is, yes.

I have actually been shopping on sites like Shein for quite a while now & 99% of the time I have been happy with the products I have purchased. One of the main tips I have when shopping on sites like this is to avoid items not worn by a model. I always like to see what something actually looks like on a human before buying it. That way I can see how it hangs & fits on the model & can make a guess based off the measurements given in the description as to whether or not it would fit me well.

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