Visiting A Butterfly Garden

Visiting A Butterfly Garden


Beauty Seeking!

Lately, I’ve been craving some beautiful & inspiring scenery. Traveling can be so life-giving, & since I’m staying in Richmond this summer, I’ve been determined to find that same feeling right here at home. There are so many beautiful things that surround us daily & I feel so lucky to live in such a cool city. But regardless of where we live, I’ll bet that if we make it our mission to open our eyes to seek the beauty around us, we just might find it. First stop, visiting a butterfly garden!


Visiting A Butterfly Garden
Visiting A Butterfly Garden

What I’m Wearing

Whimsical Dress // Espadrilles // Floral Bag // Polka Dot Scarf // Earrings // Bracelet // Lipstick


Visiting A Butterfly Garden
Visiting A Butterfly Garden
Visiting A Butterfly Garden

Our Day Date

When it comes to exploring new places, my favorite travel companion is of course, Ben. Luckily, he had a day off when it wasn’t too terribly hot & it wasn’t raining, so we took a day date to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Our first priority on this trip was to see their “Butterflies LIVE” exhibit, but we also spent hours roaming through the colorful & incredible gardens.

The butterfly garden was totally magical! I saw some of the biggest & brightly colored butterflies I have ever seen. Occasionally, they would land on us which was just one of the coolest things ever! We just stood there, watching, in complete awe of these whimsical creatures flying about, eating, & exploring the garden around them. I was giddy! Since around April I had been wanting to come & experience this place, & it exceeded my expectations for sure.

Dressed For The Occasion

Chicwish very kindly gifted me this dress (which I picked out) & even before receiving it, I knew this was the dress I wanted to wear upon visiting the butterfly garden. It was even better in person & I fell in love (see my initial try on here). The whimsical botanical print is to die for along with the sweet buttons & feminine ruffles, this dress is too cute for words. These earrings matched this dress PERFECTLY!

I decided to go all out with the prints to carry on with my whimsical theme. This cute polka dot scarf tied in a bow on a floral bag…because sometimes more is more!

Halfway through our day trip, Ben & I sat on a bench & we realized that our looks were totally coordinated & were on theme with our surroundings! No doubt, he’s the man of my dreams!


Visiting A Butterfly Garden
Visiting A Butterfly Garden


Visiting A Butterfly Garden
Visiting A Butterfly Garden


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What To Do In Richmond During The Holiday Season

What To Do In Richmond During The Holiday Season

What To Do In Richmond During The Holiday Season

Home For The Holidays

Ben & I are staying home for the holidays this year & are so excited to welcome both of our families to RVA for Christmas. There are so many great things to do in this city during this festive season. So whether you’re a Richmond native, or planning a Christmas getaway to our pretty city, here is my list of what to do in Richmond during the holiday season.

Gardenfest of Lights – At the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25), Nightly 5–10 p.m. All the info here.

Watch Classic Christmas Movies At The Iconic Byrd Theatre – All December long. See what’s playing here.

Vintage is for Lovers RVA Holiday Market – Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12 PM – 5 PM. Get the scoop here.

RVA Tacky Light Tour – All season! More info here.

The Nutcracker – December 14th-23rd (I will be performing in every show! My roles this year include, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Butterfly, & Shepherdess. Email me for more info. Purchase tickets here.

Holiday Events At Stony Point Fashion Mall – Includes ice skating, carriage rides, Santa, carolers, & holiday markets. The ultimate Christmas spirit destination. See all events & details here.

Events At The Dreamy Quirk Hotel – From seeing their gorgeous pink tree, to boozy brunch with Santa, Quirk has many fun & festive holiday events coming up this month. This place is classy & 100% Instagrammable. See all the events here.



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A Timeless Tweed Dress

A Timeless Tweed Dress

A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress

T h a t   T i m e l e s s

F e e l i n g

What do Audrey Hepburn, red lipstick, The Beatles, & a tweed dress all have in common? They are all considered, timeless. These things are not affected by time or changes in fashion. They will always remain classic & universally adored. As each year passes, I find myself gravitating towards things in life that have that timeless feeling to them. I even ended up choosing a wedding dress with this same feeling in mind. So when I saw this gorgeous tweed dress from Chicwish, I knew my wardrobe would thank me for adding this piece time & time again.


A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Timeless Tweed Dress, Chanel Crossbody, Leopard Heels, Lipstick


A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress

W h e r e   T o   W e a r

T h i s   D r e s s

Once I received this dress, I realized just how special it was. It feels quite expensive & the pearl buttons are utter perfection. This piece has a very comfortable fit making it cozy & easy to wear. A dress like this can be paired with so many different shoe options. Heels of almost any color are a no-brainer, but a gorgeous pair of ballet flats would look just a stunning. I’m also currently swooning over these bow kitten heels that I think would look so lovely with this dress. 

Now, I bet some of you may be thinking, “I love the dress, but when would I ever wear that?” Well let me tell you some of my favorite occasions to wear a piece like this. This dress was just meant for a dreamy Sunday brunch at a Parisian cafe. It would look oh-so chic on a fancy dinner date with your man on a chilly night seeing as though this dress is quite warm. I can also see myself wearing this dress for rooftop cocktails or the see a show, maybe even a ballet. 

Anyone else like to go to museums by themselves? I actually prefer it so that you can take as much time as you’d like for each piece. This dress would be absolutely perfect for a solo day at the museum or botanical garden. I see this dress as the most feminine of power suits. The ideal dress code for a reflective day full of art, beauty, & a few cappuccinos.


A Timeless Tweed Dress
A Timeless Tweed Dress

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The Feminine Crop Top

The Feminine Crop Top

The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

T h e   C r o p   T o p   W i t h   A   F e m i n i n e   F l a i r 

Crop tops have been everywhere this summer, & while I do have my fair share of them, sometimes it’s difficult to find ones that will fit seamlessly in my wardrobe. I like my tops to give a very flattering silhouette as well as have the right amount of texture & detail to them to make them special. Bows, ruffles, & buttons are a few things I always gravitate towards when looking for a new top. This lovely number has both ruffles & a bow in the back, so finding it’s way into my wardrobe was a no brainer.


The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Feminine Crop Top (only $10!), Floral Skirt (on sale), Ballerina Flats, Straw Bag (sold out – similar), Sunglasses, Earrings – Handmade at Nest, Lip Combo: Liner & Gloss


The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

H o w   I ‘ v e   S t y l e d   I t 

I chose to wear this feminine gingham crop top with a gorgeous floral embroidered, high-waisted skirt. Crop tops & anything high waisted are just a match made in heaven. That way, even though you are wearing something cropped on top, something high-waisted on the bottom ensures the look stays looking very classic & feminine & not too revealing. I originally bought this skirt to potentially wear to one of my bridal showers, but ended up wearing other things instead, so I’m finally starting to style it for my everyday life. I’m totally loving it’s shape & the sweet floral details. I love how these two pieces look together.

Simple ballerinas like the ones I’m wearing here are my go-to, everyday shoe. They are a classic staple in my wardrobe & I wear them in every season. I also brought back my favorite spring straw bag from this year, which just goes with this look so seamlessly. My pink, quirky sunglasses are the final detail that really completes my feminine look.


The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

W h e r e   I   W o r e   T h i s   O u t f i t

I’ve worn this outfit twice recently because I’ve loved it so much! First I wore it to lunch with a friend, then I wore it to a house-warming party. Even though this skirt could easily lean on the dressy side, paired with this crop top & my simple ballerinas, it’s perfect for an everyday look. I also wore this top with a very different skirt on my honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast which you can see here.


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RVA Fall Flavors: @ Can Can

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RVA Fall Flavors @ Can Can

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for my second RVA Fall Flavors!

I have gone to the beloved Can Can twice recently to test out some of their seasonal drinks, & I have no doubt that I will be back again soon. They are offering 5 fall drinks right now, & the two I have tried have been absolutely delicious.

My first choice was the Harvest French Press. I have to admit, I’ve had this before, & it’s now an all time favorite of mine. My boyfriend even loves it! They have a small & large option which is perfect for either going solo or sharing with a friend (or date). For me, it’s perfectly sweetened & spiced to add just a splash of cream & call it good. Such a special fall treat!

For my second choice, I ordered the Maple Spiced Chai, & it surly didn’t disappoint! I love a good chai latte, & the hint of maple was just divine. I will say, if you don’t love sweet drinks, this might not be your go-to, but I quite enjoyed it on my lovely Sunday morning brunch date.

My sweet treat of choice with both drinks was a chocolate croissant. This was not a seasonal treat, but a good year round choice that I just couldn’t resist.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! If so, tell me about it in the comments below! I’m really looking to build a community here on F&F, & I love getting to chat with guys in the comments! Have you been to Can Can? Have you tried these treats? Have you tried something similar to these in your hometown? Let me know! I want to hear from you! 🙂

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Fall Flavors RVA: Harvest Latte

Hello Everyone!

I’m starting a new series here on F&F showcasing seasonal gems right here in Richmond, VA. I happy to be starting this series now because fall flavors are to die for.

For my first RVA flavors spotlight, I chose one of my very favorite spots in all of Richmond: Sugar & Twine. This little shop is the perfect spot to relax & refresh with a cup of delicious coffee & a pastry or two. It’s a Sunday morning ritual for me on my way to church. I love to people watch, read Style Weekly, & listen to the juicy gossip just inches away from me in the next table over (you know you do it too…). This place is always buzzing with people, so good luck catching them without a line, but I promise it’s worth the wait! I can hardly walk past this place without picking up one of their cheddar biscuits and a chai latte (my personal favorites)!

When I heard via their Instagram that they had a fall drink out, I quickly asked my friend, Eri, to come with me to test it out. Let me tell you, you’re gonna love it!

Their fall drink this season is their Harvest Latte. The real treat about this drink is their special made in-house syrup that features actual pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, & ginger. Now if that doesn’t scream fall, I don’t know what does! It’s just as delicious as it sounds, & if you haven’t tried it yet, go today!

They also have an assortment of fall inspired pastries that I’m sure are as equally delicious as they are beautiful. I decided to go with the maple pecan scone first, but I can’t wait to go back to try them all!

*For this coffee date, I wore almost exclusively Forever 21, which is not as normal for me as it used to be. This blouse (also mentioned here) is in a size XL, but I loved the blowy sleeves the larger size provided. I paired it with one of my new fall staples, my pink tweed mini skirt. I also wore an old pair of navy ballerinas, my white handbag, & a bold fall lip.*

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