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?
You ever have an outfit that you feel is totally mom-approved! Well not only is this dress totally lady-like, I could see my mom rocking it as well. White is probably the majority of my summer wardrobe. It looks fresh, clean, and always chic! I love the way it looks on bronzed skin, so its definitely one of my favorite colors to wear.
With spring holidays coming up…Mother’s Day, Easter, etc… I was in the market for a new Spring dress that was appropriate for family functions, but that I could throw on for any easy, breezy warm day. Enter this white stunner from Gianni Bini. I’m in love with the ladylike midi length and flattering fit-and-flare shape. However, what I love most is the grommeted details that add some heavy-metal edge. It makes this dress pretty, but not too sweet! For my look, I opted for simple nude strappy sandals (my favorite are the Stuart Weitzman nudist), and my ever-present straw hat!
I’ll be rocking this look for Easter and springtime teas with mom. When it gets cooler in the evening, I can’t wait to throw on a denim jacket to complete the look. Here’s hoping mom doesn’t steal this out of my closet!
Last weekend we had the most amazing weather that was reminiscent of early summer. The clearest skies and the brightest sunshine had everyone outside, clamoring for brunch on a patio! For me, I was happy to ditch my sweaters and leather jacket for the weekend. Jason and I spend the day walking around the shops of Buckhead and having a cocktail (or two!).
Because of the crisp air and strong sunshine, I opted for an off-the-shoulder top that I had originally planned to put away for the summer. Lately I’ve had warm weather outfits on my mind since I’ll be heading to Miami for my friend Alexa’s bachelorette party. Since I’m stocking up on my vacation-wear, I’ve been looking for more items that won’t break the bank. You may have seen this recent Self-Portrait inspired dress, and this top was another amazing find that I could resist! Because summer isn’t here to stay, I wore my new top with my studded jeans that are my go-to’s season after season. However, I can totally see this flirty off the shoulder number with both shorts and white jeans. Lastly, I finished my look with mirrored Dior sunglasses and my favorite pair of nude sandals. Since that perfect Saturday, the weather has cooled down again and my top took its place in the back of my closet. But, I know that’s only temporary, and I can’t wait to wear this pick over and over again this season!