Since having laid eyes on those gorgeous dress while on vacation in Portland, I have been dreaming of it being in my closet close to every night. Okay, not every night, but I have dreamed of it!
I love the mustard color of it, the A-line silhouette, and the vibrant stitching on the sleeves and hem.
Here’s to spring weather, so I can wear my warmer weather dresses again!
As much as we all love the holiday season, it can honestly be a really be a stressful time, especially when you are shopping for others. Don’t worry y’all, no matter if they’re a a music lover, planner, bibliophile, beauty junkie, cat lover, or a wannabe chef, you’ll find something for everyone who is on your list.
And for those who are struggling to find that perfect gift, I have cultivated a few lists of some of my personal favorites (starting with this one) to help you out. I personally love to go with more quirky gifts, hence the cat coloring book for the cat lover in your life (seriously though…they probably have enough stuffed cats as it is) or a sassy mug for the bibliophile.
Just remember that they’ll be happy just with knowing you thought of them this holiday season.
Happy holiday shopping y’all!
(From left–> Bon Iver “22, A Million” LP: $25,98; Adorn Essential Oils Set: $24; Jot What It Takes Pencil Set: $19.99; Bonheur 2016/2017 Planner: $22; “A Million Cats” Coloring Book: $9.95; “Milk and Honey”: $15.19; Sephora Favorites Travel Perfume Set: $25; “Cool Story, Poe.” Mug: $16; “One Pan, Two Plates”: $24.95; Y’s and Wherefores Necklace: $19.99)
With the weather down here going from being in the 40s one day and then the 70s a few days later, it’s hard to figure out what to wear. That is why I love ponchos for bipolar weather!
When the day starts out cold, layer that poncho over a cute shirt and then when it starts to warm up–bye bye poncho! It’s also a great layering piece for when it gets cooler all throughout the day, as it pairs wonderfully with a warm thermal.
Personally, I love this poncho from Anthropologie as the neckline is so lovely, as is the detailing on the bottom and the angled hemline.
There’s nothing quite like a nice wedge sandal. It’s a shoe that you can not only wear to work, but also on the weekend and to all those graduations/weddings everyone seems to be having.I also love how wedges tend to be the most comfortable show you can wear, while still managing to add some height.
This wedge sandal, in particular, is wonderful as the shape and material of it is quite modern, which is refreshing, as is the shorter heel. When you have knee issues, a high wedge is just a nightmare waiting to happen. (Kudos, though, to those who can wear them!)
(KMB Rovira Wedges: $148 at Anthropologie)
I’ve always felt my style leans a little classic with some hints of quirkiness, boho, and a little rock n roll, which makes sense when your fashion icons range from Audrey Hepburn to Stevie Nicks.
With that being said, warmer weather is definitely amazing fashion-wise for me because I can utilize all of the styles that I love into my wardrobe. From fringed accessories, a classic striped top with a quirky flutter sleeve, or circle sunglasses that pay homage to past rock legends, I’ll be feeling and looking good.
What are some of your top S/S picks you’re wanting to get in your closet ASAP?
(1. H&M Off-the-shoulder Top: $9.99; 2: Ecote Leanne Suede Saddle Bag: $39 at Urban Outfitters; 3: Billy Ella Lace-Up Flats: $178 at Anthropologie; 4: Collared Lace Tunic: $178 at Anthropologie; 5: Vivetta Profile Cut Button Down: $299.91 via farfetch.com; 6: H&M Bandeau Bikini Top: $19.99; 7: H&M Bikini Bottom: $14.99; 8: Ruffle Sleeve Top: $79.50 at JCrew; 9: Multicolored Tassel Sandals (also comes in black): $168 at JCrew; 10: Free People Imagine Sunglasses: $20)
You know those pretty Self Portrait dresses that you’ve been seeing everywhere (literally)? Yeah, this dress is just like those but half the price. Half!
I also love how the lining is longer than most (a little bit just above the knee) and the light gray-almost lilac coloring of the dress. All in all, this lacy dress from HD in Paris is so chic and perfect for a night out.
Now that Spring has fully come alive with the weather staying consistently in the 70’s+, I’ve been wearing as many dresses as I can. I’ve also been starting to lust for more to put in my closet. Whoops.
My current “lust list” includes either a LWD (like the one in Wednesday’s post), a lacy dress, or one that’s more structured in either a great print or color. It’s also hard to go wrong with a new floral dress as well, as long as it doesn’t have a more infantile pattern. Larger floral patterns are also a nay for me, as they are better suited for someone with a taller frame.
Have a good weekend, y’all!
(Dress 1, Dress 2, Dress 3, Dress 4, Dress 5, Dress 6, & Dress 7)
With a larger budget, it honestly feels way easier to spend more frivolously or to splurge on specific materials and brands. I love the shape of the Topshop Girlfriend Blazer and the beaded peony clutch found at Anthropologie is so unique. When it comes to gifts like those, quality and rarity of a print matter.
Another splurge are PJ Salvage pajamas. They’re a little more pricy than the pajamas you’d find at Target, but I love their prints and they last forever (I’ve had my pair for coming on 10 years now).
Gifts like these really focus on quality over quantity–which I’ve always been for.
(Beaded Peony Clutch ($68), Claudine Faux Fur Hat ($78), and Flora Fawn Scarf ($78) all at Anthropologie; Girlfriend Blazer $95 at Tophsop; Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Palette ($76.50) and PJ Salvage Pajamas ($62) at Nordstrom; Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Perfume 1.7 oz Parfum $80 at Sephora; Crosley x UO Portable Briefcase Turntable $80 at Urban Outfitters)
When it comes to gift giving, I generally am pretty practical. If I know someone who has limited amount of winter clothes, I’ll give them gloves or a beanie or a nice scarf. Or if I have a friend who’s either a beauty or music junkie, I know the latest album or palette will be used/listened to repeatedly.
I always figured it’s best to give someone a gift that you know they’ll actually use versus something they just want.
(Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Palette: $58; Fuzzy Knit Leather gloves from Urban Outfitters: $39; Faux Fur vest from H&M; Ribbed Infinity Scarf from J Crew: $49.99; Clinique Happiness in Colour Gift Set: $39.50; Makeup bag from Sephora:$26; Adele 25 LP from Urban Outfitters: $29.98; Penny Coin Pouch from Anthropologie:$38)
The windowpane style of this coat is definitely unique and can easily be paired with other patterns as well. I’d love to see how Tartan plaid or stripes would look paired with this coat.
I also love the elongated lapels of this coat. They really lengthen the torso and don’t make that area seems so bulky like other coats do.
(Coat available at Anthropologie for $248)