Well, while Winter might be upon us, I recently had a break from the cold when I went home to Florida for the week. I ditched my turtlenecks and leather coat for breezy dresses and light sweaters that could be layered on when the sun went down.
During that time, I wore one of my new favorite pieces that I can’t wait to wear all through 2019. This sunny, maxi dress has the flirtiest ruffles, pretty chiffon straps (perfect for bows) and a color to turn heads. I find it reminiscent of Beyoncé’s iconic look from her Lemonade album. To make it a look worthy of Queen B, I paired the dress with my new Aquazzura heels. You might have seen these arrive if you follow along with my Instagram stories (I hope you do!).
While the shoes are pretty pricey, I got them as a steal on The Real Real. My friends have officially gotten me addicted to bargain shopping for designer duds on the site. And these shoes were my first find! You know what they say. When life gives you lemons….
I know I’ve told you guys that I’m genuinely feeling the color green this season. And just not any green…a deep emerald green worthy of the jewel tone title.
You’ve seen my beret – but this time I have a full emerald look to match! Because of my pear body shape, I naturally drawn to A-line dresses. And when I’m lucky, I can find just such a dress with some distinctive details that make it truly special. Such was the case when I saw this emerald dress with a subtle, white pattern. The combination of the balloon sleeves and the D-ring belt around the waist gives this dress a retro touch that pairs perfectly with a matching beret.
With the arrival of chillier temperatures, I threw on my camel coat and nude boots to tone down the head to toe green look. Lastly, I finished my look with a vintage Cartier envelope clutch, purchased at my favorite vintage store in my hometown. Every time I’m in Jacksonville, Florida I have to head to Good Eye House & Style to see what new goodies are in-store. And speaking of that… I’ll be in Jacksonville this week so fingers crossed for some new items coming to the blog soon! xo
They say that there’s no place like home, and I firmly believe that. Every time I go back to Jacksonville I’m flooded with memories and the joy of being back home in Florida. One of my absolute favorite places on the planet happens to be at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the fine art museum in my hometown.
I have memories of going to art class there as a child, wandering the galleries as a teenager, and it really helping to shape my love of art history and creativity in general. But besides what’s hanging on the walls, the museum has one of the most spectacular gardens with an incredible view of the city. It’s my happy place!
So on a recent trip home, I was wearing a romantic lace skirt that I felt went perfectly with the museum’s scenery. Long maxi skirts aren’t a staple in my closet – but I loved the combination of the black and blush – the volume and whimsy of the shape. Because the skirt is kinda a lot – I paired my look with a simple Old Navy tank top and a vintage denim jacket. I topped it off with some statement earrings which are really on-trend for summer! What about you dolls? Do you have a special place that’s near and dear to your heart?