Let me start by saying, summer in Florida is no joke. The heat is a killer! So on my recent visit home to Jacksonville, I was sure to pack breezy dresses and shorts for during the day. Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with shorts – because I feel like my body type doesn’t naturally lend itself to feeling flattered in them. However, on a recent Zara trip, I uncovered this high-waisted and not-too-type pair of navy lace shorts.
Because of the fit, I thought they would look cute with an oversized breezy white shirt which I picked up from H&M. I finished my look with my favorite espadrilles, gifted from Patricia Green! Seriously…I have them in cream, orange and the navy. They’re so comfortable and cute! Lastly, I added a touch of glam to my outfit with a gorgeous pair of earrings from Lele Sadoughi. I’m obsessed with her fun and whimsical designs that can easily elevate an outfit. The great thing about her styles is that they can be paired with casual looks like this, or add color to a more dressed-up style. You’ll see me rocking them all Summer!
There are some colors and patterns that naturally lend themselves to certain seasons. As Miranda Priestly said, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” ha
But you know what I mean – holiday reds during the winter months, pastels for Spring. Well, there’s one color that I feel works remarkably well for ALL seasons!
The color I’m refering to? Mustard Yellow! It’s amazing in the Fall/Winter with rust, grey, navy, etc…and can look fresh for warm weather in the Spring/Summer!
I love to wear this color year-round and have gotten quite the collection of sweaters, and dresses alike. This year, I opted for a new mellow yellow dress with flirty details to kick off the Spring months. Yes, it’s floral – but I think more sophisticated than an expected pastel.
I paired my dress with the same shade of yellow velvet heels (my favorite purchase last year!) and a pop or turquoise in my earrings.
…And in addition to my dress and shoes. I’ve included links to some of my other favorite mustard pieces!
Not to be biased, but I really love that bloggers and influencers are partnering with retailers to create capsule collections. For instance, Gal Meets Glam just launched a line of dresses, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and we can’t forget Something Navy!
Well, one line that really caught my eye was Chriselle Lim’s collection with J.O.A., sold at Nordstrom. The line is flirty and youthful, and really showcases that cool girl blogger style that we all love and want to emulate!
With the arrival of Spring, I’ve really been beefing up my collection fo sundresses. This one caught my eye, combining a soft color palette, sweetheart neckline, and gingham pattern.
I wore this flirty little number with equally girly accessories by The Daily Edited on our recent trip to Chattanooga. Jason and I were on the way outdoors to shoot the outfit, when we realized the colors went perfectly with our room. We were too inspired to leave the 4 walls, so we snapped a couple pics amongst our new feathered friends – the flamingos on the wallpaper! Rest assured, I’ll be wearing this look many times OUTSIDE! But for now, hope you and the flamingos enjoy! xo