There’s a tree in my backyard that transforms my garden into a beautiful oasis when it blooms. The tree produces flowers that only last for a fleeting moment, which makes me appreciate its beauty even more. I wanted to wear an outfit that complimented yet contrasted its surroundings, so I chose this bright, flowy, floral dress by Petersyn. I love when an outfit has interesting elements because it creates multiple focal points to admire. The two different straps on the dress, the smocked bodice and the asymmetric ruffled hemline together made this darling dress fun to wear. I felt so content that by the end of this shoot, I was walking around barefooted and carefree. I’m always grateful for precious moments like these because I know how fleeting they can be.
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Dress: Petersyn, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Earring: Banana Republic
Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books and I love the movie adaptation with Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. When I saw this whimsical dress by Jonathan Simkhai, I imagined this would be the type of dress a modern day Elizabeth Bennet would wear. It’s hard for me to pick my favorite design element on this darling dress. I love the hourglass fit, the puffy sleeves, the asymmetric ruffled hem, and the cute little buttons that decorate the bodice. What also made this photo session romantic is the blooming tree and falling petals in the background. To style this dress, I added a neutral sandal and my beloved tea rose purse from Coach.
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Dress: Jonathan Simkhai, Purse: Coach, Sandals (old), Earrings: Banana Republic
Just when I thought the weather was warm enough to bring out my spring/summer clothes, the weather channeled Arya Stark and said, “not today”. It has been so wet, dreary and foggy for the past few days, but once in a while, rays of sunlight get through to brighten our cloudy days. Now, let’s talk about this stunning jumpsuit by Rebecca Taylor. It has everything a girl could ever want. It has ruffled little sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a cutout below the bust and a smocked waistline to accentuate the waist. Also the wide pant legs create a slimming effect. All of the design elements may seem a bit much, but it somehow works. As you can see in the pictures below, I love and feel comfortable in this jumpsuit. I went with pastel color accessories to complement the dark blue color of the fabric.
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Jumpsuit: Rebecca Taylor or rent here, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Coach (similar). Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
Spring has officially sprung! Praise the Lord. The novelty of cold weather wore off pretty quickly for me once the holiday season was over. I have been waiting patiently for warmer weather and it’s finally here. So, it makes sense that I start my first post this Spring with a beautiful transitional piece. This dress is truly stunning. From the vibrant berry color to the opulent velvet floral pattern and the high side split, what more could a girl ask for? I styled this dress with dangling earrings and kept the rest of my accessories minimal.
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Dress: Yumi Kim, Shoes: Target (similar), Purse: BCBGeneration (similar)
I took a little break from blogging to focus on my family. The past few months have been really rough, but it has only made me stronger. I debated stopping my blog entirely but then I remembered what motivated me to blog to begin with. This is one of my creative outlets. Blogging gave me the freedom to combine two things I enjoy, writing and fashion. I could easily just post pictures on instagram and move on, but it never really gives me the satisfaction I get after I publish a new blog post. Although my priorities changed after I became a mom, I have to remember to do things that make me happy. I hope you all do the same too.
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Sweater: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Vest: Banana Republic, Shoes: Kate Spade, Purse: Urban Expressions