I’ve loved peonies for as long as I can remember, but who doesn’t?! I mean, they are just so stunning! When I moved into my first house, I knew a peony bush had to be planted in the front garden right away. I didn’t know much about peonies, or how to care for them, I just knew I loved them so I jumped right in. The first year it had only 2 blooms, the next only 4 blooms, but this year it had at least 20 blooms! I brought them all inside to fill my home with their beauty & lovely fragrance. Sometimes, I would catch myself just staring at them! They look so light & soft like cotton candy, they look unreal. Ben & I have dreams of one day having a large garden filled with flowers to harvest not only for ourselves, but to have an abundance to share with our friends & family. What better gift to give than fresh flowers?
Future Garden Dreams
Our future garden will be full of flowers. Different flowers so that some will be in bloom for each season. Peonies, tulips, ranunculus, lilacs, & hyacinth in the spring, sunflowers, hydrangeas, snapdragons, & English lavender in the summer, dahlias in the fall, & anemones & jasmine in the winter. How dreamy does that sound? I recently added Cut Flower Garden to our wedding registry, which is a book on how to grow, cut, & arrange seasonal blooms. This book looks so good & helpful for our future garden. I’ve also been pinning lovely images to my Farm Dreams board for years. We can’t wait to make this dream a reality someday.
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Do you love an at home garden like me, or would you rather have someone else do the work for you?
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect spring/summer shoe that can work with both casual, everyday outfits, as well as dressed up, evening outfits. These adorable white espadrilles tick every box! I’ve always loved the look of nice espadrilles, but I found that the more affordable pairs didn’t fit the same. Either they were uncomfortable, or the shape of the toe was too round & unflattering. Then I found the perfect pair for only $45! They look just like this pair by Castaner that are $130! They have the same shape, colors, & perfect capped toe. I find these shoes to be so flattering & I love the tie detail around the ankle. So sweet!
This outfit was another print mixing challenge of mine. I’m having so much fun exploring how I can mix & match different pieces in my wardrobe together. Find my print mixing tips here & my mixing stripes on stripes here.
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I cannot stop wearing my espadrilles. They just go with everything! A total must-have for my wardrobe. I also have this adorable lemon pair in my collection getting me excited about traveling to Positano!
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Aren’t these blue & white bistro chairs so dreamy?! I want to find some for my home someday.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have a lovely day! xx
I’m back with another round of print mixing (see previous post & tips here). This look combines two takes on stripes & I love how it turned out. I’ll be honest though, it took some guts to put this together. Print mixing can be risky business, but it pays off big time when you get it right. This look stands out in all the right ways. Let’s find out why this stripes on stripes look just works.
How To Make Stripes On Stripes Work
In my previous print mixing post, I mentioned that it’s important to pay attention to the size of prints your mixing. The stripes on my puffy sleeved top are much larger than the stripes on my skirt. That is the most important thing remember: mix a larger print with a smaller print.
Colors are obviously important in a look like this as well. The shades of blue play off each other & compliment one another quite nicely. Also, the added texture of florals on top of the stripes on the skirt make things not so monotonous.
One last thing to keep in mind it to make sure that the stripes are going the same way. I’m sure there is probably a way to make mixing horizontal & vertical stripes work, but keeping them unified is a much safer approach.
I challenge you to play around with some prints in your wardrobe. Or next time you go shopping, grab some prints & play around with them in the dressing room without spending any money! Would you rock the stripes on stripes look? xx
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April! Since it’s finally starting to feel like spring, I’m here to chat with you guys about a big trend this spring/summer: The Co Ord Trend. This trend comes in a variety of shapes & styles making it so easy to find one that works for you. Let me tell you my thoughts on this trend & show you my favorite pieces on the market now.
My Way To Wear This Trend
I feel like you either love or hate this trend. Like, it could be a jumpsuit…or a dress…but it’s cut in half & shows a little skin? Idk, I’m really loving it right now, but I’m picky about which styles I prefer. Finding the right co ord for me means finding a tasteful & feminine silhouette while still displaying that fun & flirty side. I love this set I found while on my daily ASOS scroll. The blue & white stripes are so my style & I’m obsessed with the tie details on the sleeves as well as around the waist. I find pieces that cinch in at the waist like this to be extremely flattering. This co ord trend piece fits perfectly into my feminine wardrobe because even though it shows a little bit of skin, it’s loose silhouette keeps things fun & tasteful.
This is such a wearable set, & perfect for your spring/summer wardrobe. It’s great for a date night out, drinks with your girlfriends, shopping at your local farmers market, & it’s light enough to bring on a beach holiday. To shop this look, click here or the images below!
The Co Ord Trend: The Felix & Flora Edit
These shoppable images are a fast & easy way to add this trend into your wardrobe!
So what do you think? Do you love or hate this trend?
Will you be rocking one of these pieces this spring/summer? xx
Print mixing is an art filled with creativity, imagination, & just plain guts. It’s quite difficult to know at times whether different prints or textures play well together or not. I’m not going to pretend that I am an expert on this topic, but I wanted to share with you some of the things I have learned over the past few years about mixing prints. Maybe you will also like to go on this styling journey with me? We can start as beginners today…& soon become pros…? *fingers crossed*
First of all, in order to style & mix prints, you must own some. Prints can be quite a scary thing to buy because in the back of your mind, there is that fear that, “It won’t match other things”, or “It won’t get enough wear time to be worth the money”. Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve also been all the way on the other side of the spectrum where all I did was buy prints…the bolder the better! Now that’s a difficult wardrobe to own. I think it’s best to find some middle ground (& impulse control), & find both prints & non-prints that can fit in your wardrobe seamlessly.
As a beginning print mixer, stripes, florals, & polka dots are where we begin. And with spring just around the corner, what perfect prints to add to your wardrobe (if you don’t have them already!). These prints, for the most part, play well together. The trick is pairing the right size & the right color. As far as size goes, a safe bet is pairing a small print with a large print. In the outfit I’ve styled for this post, I chose a very small printed striped top & paired it with a large floral print skirt. I also could have chosen a bigger striped print top with a small floral print skirt, or a floral top with a striped skirt for that matter.
– Style tip –
Mix a large print with a small print for easy success.
The next big task: color. Now, you all know your wardrobe & what colors you wear the most. For me, I tend to wear mostly pinks & blues. Sure I have other colors in my wardrobe (thanks to last year’s fashion goals), but while shopping, it’s good to know what color palette I wear the most. It’s easier to integrate prints & patterns that have similar colors to clothes you already own. If the color thing still seems scary, neutral is always a good route to go.
– Style tip –
Neutrals are always winners
In this outfit, you remember, I mixed a white top with tiny light pink stripes with a bold green floral skirt. The bright green seems a bit scary & way too colorful for my comfort zone, but the reason it fits in my wardrobe is because of the shades of pink in the flowers. I knew I had enough white & pink shirts that I could pair with this, & it’s bold print was just the styling challenge I was looking for. A classic denim jacket it the perfect neutral jacket to pair with a bold print. A must have in your spring wardrobe.
– Style tip –
Know what colors you wear most. Sticking to patterns in this color palette is a sure fire way to have mixing success.
Felix & Flora approved
Print Mixing For Beginners
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Feeling a little bit better about your mixing abilities yet?
Go ahead! Try it out? Go shopping or play dress up in your current wardrobe. See what works & what doesn’t. It’s takes some guts, but YOU CAN DO IT!
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Do you feel insecure about mixing prints too? Leave your questions or concerns about print mixing below! Do you want to see me style more pattern mixing outfits? Let me know!