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
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.
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.
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.
Hydrangea // Carnation // Mini Button Pom White Flower // Spider Mum
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!
Here in Richmond, it’s still quite cold, but a a few spring-y days have been sprinkled in making my spring wardrobe seem so appealing. I’m so ready for crisp white tops, flowing midi skirts, basket bags, & espadrilles. On the colder days, an easy way to welcome spring into your life is with a fresh fragrance. My favorite spring notes would have to be roses, lavender, jasmine, & amber. There’s something so special about choosing a fragrance for the day. It has the power to set my mood, mindset, & confidence level for the rest of the day. Also, nothing gets me more in the cheerful spring mood than a fresh floral scent.
The Affordable Fragrance Collection
Now I know fragrances aren’t cheap & the thought of being able to afford an entire collection may seem unattainable, but rollerballs have totally changed the game. These beautiful on the go fragrances are the perfect way to be able to afford the fragrances you love & then to build a collection. Just think, the average price of a full size perfume is around $100. That means you could get about 4 rollerballs for the price of one full bottle! That’s 4 new scents to add to your collection! I love having a variety to choose from, & being able to choose your daily scent based off the season you’re in or the mood you’re going for is just the best. Upping your rollerball game this year is a great way to collect fragrances at an affordable price.
Feeling very much like Blair in this outfit. Which Blair you might ask? Well, two of them actually, & both are fashion icons. The first being Blair Waldorf from one of the best shows ever, Gossip Girl. Her feminine, preppy style is nodded to in this look along with her go-to accessory: the headband. I had to shoot this look on steps because what queen of the upper east side doesn’t each lunch on the steps of the Met everyday?
The other beautiful Blair I’m referencing in this post is Blair Eadie, fellow blogger, designer, & creator of Atlantic-Pacific. She is one of the most fearless fashionistas I know. Her outfits are a work of art. & a source of endless inspiration. I’m drawn to her bold color mixing, her dramatic silhouettes, & her love of cat eye sunglasses (a favorite of mine as well). She always seems to make even her most flashy outfits look casual & totally wearable, somehow. One of the ways she does this is by pairing her looks with oxfords which is why I’ve done just that here. Such a fun & comfortable way to mix up a look & dress it down a bit.
The Best Dress To Invest In
This fun outfit inspired by the Blairs features my jacquard midi dress (seen here & here) from Chicwish. Let me tell you a little secret…a dress like this is the very best dress to invest in solely based on how versatile it is. As I continue to curate my wardrobe, I find that a classic sleeveless, crew neck dress is beyond valuable. It’s the perfect piece for both layering under & over. I’m loving layering different fun tops underneath, particularly ones with statement sleeves, high necks, & pussy bows (like the one I’m wearing). A silhouette like this also works perfectly with a belt added around the waist. Mrs. Maisel has given me major belt envy. (If you have not watched that show, you are missing out!) But honestly, next time you’re shopping & you see a dress with this shape, snatch it up! You’ll wear it, & re-style it constantly!
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Time To Accessorize!
No look is ever complete without the proper accessories. These super sweet heart earrings are under $5 & make quite the statement. They would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day which is right around the corner. Another key piece to this look, which was mentioned before, is my burgundy headband. I’m so into this trend that’s making a comeback at the moment. A headband has a way of completing any outfit. (See some headband inspo here & here) To finish off my look, I added a super affordable pair of cat eye sunglasses, & a floral embroidered crossbody bag.
What are your thoughts on this Blair inspired look? Do you like these “inspired” looks? Leave your thoughts & comments below! xx
The weather is slowing starting to warm up here in Richmond, & florals seem to be the only things I am in the mood to wear. I put this outfit together, & fell in love with it’s effortless, feminine look. The bow details, pops of floral, & the overall silhouette of this look give me the feeling of springs mornings in a coffee shop.
Looking forward & wishing for spring, pops of florals are a must in my wardrobe. Whether it’s a fun top like this one, a floral dress, or a hint of florals on my shoes or handbag, having fun & feminine pieces in my wardrobe make a big impact when putting together spring outfits.
Florals become an easy addition to your wardrobe when you have the right neutrals to pair them with. A neutral, everyday skirt (not an evening skirt), is a key item you will want to have this spring. Also, adding a navy cropped blazer to your wardrobe like this very affordable one (seen here), can really help bring a whole outfit together. It can easily be thrown over almost any floral top or dress & adds a bit of structure to a flowy, floral look.
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Are you a fellow floral lover wishing for spring? How are your favorite ways to incorporate florals into your wardrobe? xx