Monday, April 24, 2017

super stunner ankle jeans


Prada Sunglasses (also here)}

One of the things I needed to update for spring was a pair of light-coloured skinny jeans, preferably high-waisted.  I came across these MIRANDA + MOTHER The Super Stunner Ankle Jeans, which are part of the capsule collection designed by Miranda Kerr, and instantly was drawn to them.  I had ordered MOTHER jeans before and knew they ran a bit small so I sized up one size and they fit perfectly.  They're soft which makes them super comfortable to wear.  They are also very flattering, especially for your butt, which let's be honest most of us instantly look at when trying on jeans. 

I paired these MIRANDA + MOTHER jeans with this Love Sam Tasseled Off-the-Shoulder Top I bought recently at Anthropologie.  I actually prefer to wear this top not off-the-shoulder, but it's great that it can be worn both ways.  These MIRANDA + MOTHER jeans are an ankle jean, but because I'm so petite I cuffed them and paired them with my Steve Madden mules (for height), which are always on repeat for spring because they go with literally everything.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

ruffled romper

I'm so excited to share that on Friday we finally sold our house in Myrtle Beach!  It's bittersweet because we love it here, but I'm so excited for our next chapter in Greenville, SC.  Of course the beach is what I'm going to miss the most about living in Myrtle Beach (almost tied with palm trees, which are not as common in Greenville, so we plan to plant one - or two!).  We head to the beach every weekend, if not 2-3x, even if only for an hour.  My wardrobe has completely shifted from office wear to can-I-wear-this-to-the-beach-if-we-decide-to-go-last-minute?  Last weekend, I wore this Lovers + Friends striped & ruffled romper to the beach.  I love me a romper.  I already look young because I'm so petite and wearing a romper probably does not help, but I refuse to stop wearing them.  I think I read you should stop wearing them past 30.  Pfft.  They're so easy to throw on, they look similar to a dress but, unlike a dress, there is no worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.  I love the ruffles, the off-the-shoulder style (but not the typical off-the-shoulder style) and the open back on this Lovers + Friends romper.  Plus, I'm a sucker for stripes.  

Speaking of stripes.  I bought this bright multi-colour striped Free People Nora Jumper.  I also wore it last weekend - post to come soon! 

But back to rompers.  Below are a few others I've been eyeing (I bought the polka dot Mara Hoffman one and love it):

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Charleston charm

On Easter Sunday, we headed to Charleston for the day.  Our first stop was brunch at Acme Low Country Kitchen.  The food was incredible.  Our next stop was the beach.  We chose Isle of Palms first out of the 4 beaches in Charleston because it was the closest and had the best option for parking.  We parked at the County Park.  (Sullivan's Island is next on our list, but since parking is limited, we will wait until we spend the night in Charleston and head their early in the morning.)  After the beach, we headed to King Street for some shopping.  Since it was Easter Sunday, most stores were closed but we enjoyed walking around.  When deciding what to wear for a day of brunch - beach - shopping (including a 2-hour drive each way), I instantly put on this ZARA Embroidered Striped Dress, which is a piece from their Festival Edition.  (I also love this off-the-shoulder embroidered dress.  I also ordered this top with embroidered daisies.)  This dress is light and super comfortable and I felt it would fit in perfectly with the charm of Charleston.  Plus, it's roomy which is necessary when having brunch ha.  I love the lace up detail in the front.  I layered this sleeveless dress over a white GAP tee because there was a bit of a breeze.  I also knew we would be walking around a lot so I paired this ZARA dress with a pair of white Vans (not shown).


Monday, April 17, 2017

folk dress

Brixton Dalila Hat (this colour sold out, dark brown here);

Hope everyone had a great spring break and Easter weekend!  We were in Orlando last week and just chilled by the pool at a resort for 4 days.  We were going to take a little trip one day to West Palm Beach, but we were enjoying relaxing so much we did not want to spend another minute in a car, let alone for 2 hours.  Next time.  I was looking forward to doing some shopping in West Palm Beach, but on our way home I discovered the Mall at Millenia.  That mall surely made up for it.  I've been to Florida a handful of times in the past few years and have never been because I never knew it even existed (!).  (My hubby is thankful about that, ha.)  It's an upscale mall with Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Gucci, Chanel, etc. and I was in heaven.  I tried the Gucci mules I was talking about here.  They're even more beautiful in person.  They feel super comfortable and fit TTS.  I'm leaning toward the rose-print ones if I do purchase a pair, but hesitated/am hesitating because most days I spend wearing sneakers or am barefoot at the beach.

Speaking of the beach, I wore this Spell & The Gypsy Kombi Folk Dress to the beach the evening before we left for Florida, but I wish I had saved it for our trip.  (You can see a few of the pieces I packed for our trip on my Instagram here).  It is easily the most comfortable dress I have ever owned.  It would have been great for one of our evening trips to Disney Springs.  The material is so light and airy.  I love the loose sleeves and especially love the open back with the hanging tassels, which is that Spell touch.  The colour is beautiful.  (It also comes in lavender, but it's almost sold out.  I also ordered the Kombi Flutter Dress, but unfortunately it was too long on me.  It also comes in a sundress.) 

I love that you can just slip this Spell dress on and go.  It works as a casual dress for shopping or the beach and because of the beautiful print (which is an original Spell hand-drawn print) and details, it works for brunch or dinner.  This beautiful midi dress is more of a maxi dress on me, so rather than pairing it with flat sandals (if I could, I would pair them with my Adidas slides), I paired it with brown MICHAEL Michael Kors wedge sandals (not shown; I also think these Joie lace up sandals or these Sam Edelman strappy wedge sandals would look amazing).  Since it was later in the day, rather than throw on my go-to sun hat, I opted for a floppy wool hat.


Monday, April 10, 2017

easy breezy pt II

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  We're currently enjoying the beautiful sunshine and relaxing by the pool in Florida.  I did not pack this FAITHFULL THE BRAND top, but only because it's been on repeat and is now in the wash.  The first time I wore this FAITHFULL THE BRAND off-the-shoulder top, I styled it with white jeans and mules (see post here) for what I think is the perfect spring outfit.  For a day at the beach, I paired this easy breezy top with my go-to One Teaspoon denim skirt (last seen on the blog here), sandals and, of course, my Lack of Color hat.  On the way to the beach, we could not resist taking pictures by these beautiful white flowers.  Last month, there were pink flowers in the same area, as seen on the blog here.  We're hoping to take a day trip to West Palm Beach this week and I'm excited to see how everything is blooming there.  We also might make a trip to Charleston later in the week and I'm sure it's beautiful there as well.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

off-the-shoulder frills

Brixton Dalila Hat (this colour sold out, dark brown here);
Prada Sunglasses (also here)}

The calm before the storm.  Yesterday there was a storm coming as we started to take pictures so unfortunately did not get to take many shots of this beautiful ZARA off-the-shoulder top.  Thankfully we did not stick around outside as we received a tornado warning shortly after we got home!  I've always loved ZARA, but they have been killing it this spring with their pretty tops!  All of the ruffles, frilled sleeves, floral prints, etc. you could ask for.  (I also bought this black and white eyelet top and this top with embroidered daisies.)  The frills on this off-the-shoulder top are so pretty and flowy, they just make you want to twirl around.  Of course, I love the off-the-shoulder detail.  As much as I prefer shopping online (trying on clothes in the comfort of your own home, no lines, most of the time your size is in stock, etc.), we're heading to Florida next week and I'm excited to shop at the ZARA now open in Disney Springs!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

spring mules #inspo


I've been looking for the perfect pair of mules for spring.  I'm obsessing over these gorgeous Gucci Princetown New Flora Mules (or these pink ones, or these rose-print ones).  With a pair of mules this gorgeous, I would pair them with cropped flared jeans to really show them off, an off-the-shoulder top (I love pairing stripes with florals), a pair of sunglasses and a pretty bag.  And would wear this outfit on repeat.


Monday, April 3, 2017

easy breezy

Prada Sunglasses (also here)}

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Did you watch the Big Little Lies finale?  SO good.  I had a feeling it was HIM who did those bad things to Jane, but was still surprised how it all played out.  Anyway, besides binge-watching HBO this weekend (I'm also catching up on Girls from Season 4), we spent Saturday outdoors.  It was a gorgeous day.  I've been loving that off-the-shoulder tops are a big trend, but they can be a bit hard to wear sometimes.  Some don't stay put off your shoulders and you feel a bit constricted because you can't move your arms.  This FAITHFULL THE BRAND top is THE perfect off-the-shoulder top because it does none of those things (and it's under $100!).  It's a super lightweight top, stays off the shoulders and is super duper comfortable.  I'm a sucker for anything striped and I love the ruffles and, of course, the flared sleeves.  This top would look great with blue jeans, but stripes + white jeans = spring to me.  I finished off the outfit with these Steve Madden mules, which are the perfect pair of shoes to transition into spring.  Spring/summer also means pulling out my Lack of Color boater hat.