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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Colors, Prints, & Textures…More is More!

Layered Maxi Dress + Playful Florals

Honestly, I’ve never felt more like “me” than during this shoot. For so long, I put myself in a box of what I thought people wanted to see from me, but now I’m allowing myself to be creative & take risks & create content that I truly love. What can you expect to see from me moving forward…bold makeup, creative florals, fun accessories…& as always fearless, feminine fashion. I’m still going to be showcasing affordable fashion, just with a more creative flair. I hope you guys enjoy the new content as much as I do! <3

Layered Maxi Dress + Playful Florals
Layered Maxi Dress + Playful Florals
Layered Maxi Dress + Playful Florals

A great way to wear your spring & summer dresses while it’s still a bit chilly out is by layering fun, feminine blouses underneath. This maxi dress features the purple color I can’t get enough of this season. It’s everywhere & honestly all I want to wear ATM. I has so much fun putting this look together with the mixing prints, textures, & bright colors. Little details I love include the watercolor blush (inspired by this video), & my gold hoops.

Layered Maxi Dress + Playful Florals
Flowers Used:

Hydrangea // Queen Anne’s Lace // Carnations // Tulip // Stock // Thistle // Poppy (Faux) // Bellflower (Artificial)


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Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants

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Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants

Florals & Fashion

Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants

I am so excited to be merging my love of fashion with my love for florals! A great way for me to get in some floral arranging practice as well as experiment with different color combos that compliment my outfits.


Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants
Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants
Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants

I took a poll on Instagram recently, & so many of you wanted to see me styling some wide leg pants. These pink-y, purple-y pants are such a fun addition to any wardrobe for spring. Pair them with either a tighter fitting top, or a flowy top with balloon sleeves fully tucked into the pants. The trick to wearing wide leg pants is really accentuating the waist line. So have fun, be bold, & add a pop of colorful 70’s style into your wardrobe this spring/summer.


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Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants
Purple Carnations & Wide Leg Pants

Flowers Used:

Hydrangea // Carnation // Mini Button Pom White Flower // Spider Mum


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How I Curate My Everyday Looks

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How I Curate My Everyday Looks

Everyday Ritual

Everyday, each & every one of us performs the ritual of choosing & putting on clothes for the day. How refreshing it is to start each new day with clean clothes that speak for us & provide the first impression of our persona to the world. I’m in introvert by nature, so I love creating outfits that start conversations for me. Each day I curate outfits that tell the world around me a little bit about me before a word leaves my mouth. I want my outfits to show that I’m kind, approachable, feminine, classy, put together, a little bit playful, & always garden party ready. Knowing what I want my clothes to say about me, means I’m ready to curate my look for the day.


How I Curate My Everyday Looks
How I Curate My Everyday Looks

Outfit Details

Floral Wrap Top // Navy Midi Skirt (sold out, similar here) // Embroidered Mules // Basket Bag // Flower Earrings


How I Curate My Everyday Looks

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning…

…a very good place to start!:) Since I know what I want my clothes to say for me, now I choose my color palette. Like I mentioned in my 6 Steps To Spring Style post, I love choosing my daily color palette by what I’m most inspired by in nature at the moment. Right now I’m loving the grass turning green again, the bright blue sky, & fresh white blooms.

Now it’s time to piece together the puzzle. I love the feminine hourglass shape look, so wearing things that aren’t too fitted around my shoulders & full skirts on my legs combined with a fitted, high-waisted waistline creates that timeless silhouette. My blue floral earrings go with the florals on my top & the navy color of my skirt bringing the whole look together.

Making It My Own

It’s important to me that I add my own personal flair to my everyday looks. For instance, I wrapped a silk scarf around the handle of my basket bag. These little details show the thought & care put into each outfit. I also love throwing in a pop of either print or color that may seem unexpected. My colorful floral embroidered mules do just that, without straying too far from the theme & vibe of the look.


How I Curate My Everyday Looks


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The Sweetest Gingham Dress

The Sweetest Gingham Dress

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The Sweetest Gingham Dress

Nothing Says “Sunny Days” More

Isn’t gingham the happiest print you ever did see? This must be why once the sun comes out & brings about warmer days, I gravitate towards pieces like this sweet gingham dress. This iconic print also reminds me of one of my favorite things to do this time of year…PICNICS! My girlfriends & I recently took a trip to Charleston & had the loveliest picnic one afternoon. What do you know, I wore a gingham top on the picnic too! Seriously, nothing says, “sunny days” more than a bit of cheerful gingham.


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Outfit Details

Gingham Dress // Espadrilles // Pearl Bag // Earrings // Sunglasses // Jacket // Headband


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Adding To My Obsession

I forget how attracted I am to blue until the weather warms up—then I’m utterly obsessed! Give me all the blue & white things! That’s why when I was browsing through Prim + Pop’s website & I found this dress, I knew it belonged in my closet. Not only is it blue & white, but it has the sweetest feminine shape. I love the square neckline combined with the back cutout & of course, the bow details. You wouldn’t believe how soft it is too!

I’m also realizing that apparently this shade of blue is my favorite at the moment. My affordable blue espadrilles are a perfect color match, & my newest flower earrings I’m so in love with are also in this shade. The earrings (see them on me here) are also really amazing Rebecca de Ravenel dupes! Get the look for less here.


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Accessorizing 101

Accessorizing 101

Accessorizing 101

It’s Finally Here!

This is one of my most highly requested posts, & I’m so excited to finally share it with you. I absolutely love getting feedback from you guys because I want to create content that is interesting & useful to you. Most of you wanted to know how I choose what accessories to wear with each outfit. Let me tell you, this is my favorite part about putting together a look. Adding the right accessories to your daily outfits is key to completing the look & therefore always looking stylish.


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Outfit Details

Yellow Maxi Dress // Blue Espadrilles // Bamboo Bag // Flower Statement Earrings // Polka Dot Scarf // Nautical Charm Bracelet

*The red marks on my shoulder are from having my shoulder taped in rehearsals a few weeks back. Don’t be alarmed!*


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It’s A Balancing Act

When trying to choose what color, size, or style of accessories to go with, remember it’s all a balancing act. As I’ve been thinking about the process I go through on the daily, & I’ve found that I have some “rules” or guidelines that I tend to stand by. Of course, there are exceptions to these rules, & all fashion rules are meant to be broken at times, but here are my guidelines for choosing what pieces to wear with which outfit.

Go bold with the earrings when the dress or outfit has solid color & no prints.

When wearing a printed outfit, choose earrings in a solid color that is incorporated in the print.

Gold & white are always right.

When the outfit has no print at all, add a printed scarf to your hair or handbag in a complimentary color for more interest.

A dainty bracelet can make a look more put together. But nothing too flashy.

If you have broad shoulders like I do, opt for statement earrings over necklaces.

A monochrome look is always a good choice.

For lower necklines, wear more round or wide earrings.

When wearing something with a high neckline, a thinner or longer earring looks best.

Play!

Now it’s time to play! Put these guidelines into practice & just add & take away pieces until you’re satisfied with the look you’ve created. Bold accessories are so in right now, so take advantage of this opportunity & really go for it. Take a risk. Be fearless.


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