Monthly Archives: April 2020
Hello friends! How was your Easter Weekend? I was kinda nervous that I would go stir crazy with 3 days all at home, but I really came to appreciate the stillness and relaxation of the weekend. The weather was for the most part gorgeous so I took advantage with some longer walks and more time out on the patio.
Since I’m doing Whole 30, it was definitely the healthiest Easter for me on record. I did miss my grandma’s Easter dessert buffet a little though. Probably didn’t help scrolling through Instagram and seeing everyone’s Easter desserts, lol. I did see some cute ideas with the Peeps marshmallows for next year! I saw them included in rice crispy treats and smores desserts. They look so yummy and colorful.
When I posted my Spring survey a few weeks back, I received a request for more shorts outfits. Shorts are something that I have to try on in store. So once the stores open up, I’m planning to get a few new pairs. Until then, I’m going to be styling some of my current pairs like these white ones. FYI – these are still available on sale, but with very limited sizing.
White cotton shorts are a must have for me in the shorts department. I love how easily they dress up a look! With hot Spring and Summer weather, dress shorts are a great option for dressy outdoor events. Much like with white jeans, white shorts are great for really bringing out the colors in your top.
This navy and yellow top fits my versatility desires to a T! For Spring and Summer, it pairs perfectly with white bottoms. It’s a great length for pairing with shorts. You can also pair it with dark wash jeans and brown wedges or distressed jeans and flat sandals for a more casual look. In the fall, dark wash jeans or black jeans with brown boots or booties will be perfect! You can also pair this top with dark blue jeans and tan brown heels for all of the seasons.
I love accessorizing with colors in the top. I pulled out these yellow statement earrings from last summer to showcase the yellow, and I opted for my cooler toned stone bangles to help bring out the lighter blue in the print.
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Looking for a wear now and wear later dress? This boxy shirtdress is perfect! I wore this pink vintage floral dress out for a grocery store run the other day. Since it was the first time that I’d left my apartment in awhile, I figured I would dress up for the occasion. This dress was so comfy that I ended up keeping it on for the rest of the day and evening. The oversized fit makes it the perfect dress to wear around the house because it makes it super comfy. If you are looking to mix up your at home look, I highly recommend a swing style dress!
For Spring and Summer, this pink dress will also work for any showers you have to attend. This dress is that good mix of dressy and casual. Your shoes and accessories really decide on the final look. Flat sandals or wedges will dress down the look and give you something more casual for weekend brunch or a family gathering.
My favorite part of this dress is the pink vintage floral print. It’s really what sold me on this dress. It is such a gorgeous and feminine print. A heads up on sizing, this dress runs really big! I’m wearing an XXS. I would recommend going down 1-2 sizes on this dress.
If you also follow me on Instagram, you saw that I am doing Whole 30 for the month of April. I figured it was kind of a good time with no plans happening this month. The beginning usually leaves you a little tired, and I have definitely been feeling it. I slept 9 hours one night!! I couldn’t believe it. I think this round has been easier than my first time, probably because of the stay at home. It’s helping not snack all day for sure. I’m planning to spend my long Easter weekend prepping some fun new content for you guys and relaxing a bit. I hope ya’ll have a happy and fabulous Easter Weekend!
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Hello Hello! I’m continuing my series on how I put together my outfits with a step by step look at how to create a layered spring outfit. Before I start putting together my outfit, I always start with one piece that I want to wear and style around it. For this look, it was my cute new striped babydoll top. It has some really fun and colorful details and will be perfect to wear all Spring and Summer. Once I have my starter piece the outfit building process begins. Keep scrolling to see how I put together this casual spring look.
STEP 1: Start with your base. Camisole tops are great for layering in warm weather seasons. You can also start with a cap sleeve or short sleeve top. Since it may warm up during the day, you want a top that can be worn stand alone if you need to take your outer layer off. This top has different shades of blue, so I paired it wit my dark blue jeans. It would also pair well with gray and black jeans.
STEP 2: Once you have decided on your base look, it’s time for shoes. I chose my black espadrille wedges for a fun daytime look that can also transition to a casual evening look. You could also opt for flat sandals or a more brown wedge with this top. I thought the espadrille style of shoe paired really well with the colorful design on this top. The black contrast on the shoe also has a similar feel as the white and blue contrast on the top.
STEP 3: Add your jewelry. I usually start with my earrings and add from there. These blue statement earrings might have been made for this top! The blue and white design are the perfect compliment. If you want to pull out one of the other colors in the top, you could easily use another color statement earring. To let the top shine a little more, you could add in a simple gold or silver earring.
Since I opted for statement earrings, I went with a simple silver necklace. Both statement earrings and a statement necklace will compete especially with such a statement top, so only choose one. I also added in a few simple silver bracelets to complete my jewelry look.
STEP 4: Add your layering piece. For spring, I love adding on a denim jacket. It adds a structured feel to the overall look and keeps it feeling casual. With a denim jacket, you can slightly roll up the sleeves for a warm weather look. With all the blue in my outfit, I opted for my white denim jacket. The white helped add a little balance to the look, and it helps the fun details on the top standout.
STEP 5: Pick your bag. My circle straw bag worked well with the different elements of this look. It compliments the wedges and top and adds to the casual vibe of the outfit. The light brown also adds a little pop of color to the overall look. Another option would be to pick a complimentary color from the colors in the top.
There you have it – 5 Steps to one super cute and casual spring layered outfit. What kind of outfit would you like me to style next for this series? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a fabulous week ya’ll!
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Well Houston is officially on a Stay Home, Work Safe Order for all of April. Since my grandmother is in her 80s and my father has a compromised immune system, I think Easter is going to look a little different this year. Last year, I invited Steve to my family’s Easter celebration. It was a meet the parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, sister, and grandma kinda day. This year, it looks like it might be just the two of us, and the dogs.
Originally, I picked out this coral top to be part of my casual Easter outfit. I love this color for spring, and it really pops against the white denim. If you plan to dress up a little for Easter Sunday, this outfit would still work! You could trade out the heels for some flat sandals or slides. I really want this pair for a fun and sparkly casual shoe! To get more wears out of this top, you could pair it with a light tan colored pencil skirt for the office or denim shorts for hot summer days.
How is everything going where you are? What do you think your Easter will look like this year? My dad has learned to FaceTime, so I’m sure mine will include some family FaceTime sessions and probably leggings.
Photography By: LA Photography
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