I have been so intrigued by the black tulle and mesh pieces I’ve been seeing pop up on my favorite retailer’s websites. I knew I wanted to wear this trend, but I wasn’t sure how since a lot of the styles I’ve been seeing are literally a sheer maxi dress over a black bra or bodysuit. Wearing it this way is edgy and sexy, but for me it is too revealing. I wanted to take the look in a classy direction. When I found this dress, I knew it was the perfect option because the black slip dress underneath the tulle provides good coverage, and the tulle material is super soft and delicate. I love the ruffle details too.
Embroidered pieces have definitely been my favorite trend of the season! I find myself gravitating towards items that have different styles of embroidery on them. Whether it’s a T-shirt with embroidered letters or a gingham blouse with embroidered flowers on top of the plaid, I’m pretty much all about it. I love this embroidered dress because not only is the embroidery itself really beautiful, but it has other details such as the belt and tassels that make this dress more special.
What better way to to make your everyday routine special than with a feminine vanity set up? I know how my everyday beauty routine is an important ritual, and I love sitting down to my pretty vanity each morning as I’m putting myself together for the day. As someone who also lives in a house with one bathroom, having a different place to get ready makes the morning less hectic with my partner also needing the restroom to get ready. Adding in your own favorite decorative objects such as a picture or candle makes the little space even more personalized and special.
I live in floral maxi dresses during the summer when the weather heats up. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of thisone a little early in the season since it’s on sale. This maxi dress has the whole “mixed print” thing going and that the floral prints are exact opposite in color. It has a subtle cowl neck and strappy details on the chest and back- super sexy! This dress would be perfect for a festival or an outdoor summer evening concert.
This navy wrap dress is perfect for a mid-Spring night out. The thing I love most about it is how flattering it fits. It hangs in just the right way- not too tight but still slimming. I’m not sure if it’s the crimped fabric or the way the dress is cut… probably both. Either way, it’s definitely working. I also think navy is a great color for spring as a dark option. Especially during April and early May before things start heating up and lighter, brighter colors take over. Navy has a sophisticated element and is also a color that works well on anyone. I paired the wrap dress with my suede moto jacket for a pop of color.
It’s still been pretty cold in Portland, and April is definitely going to be a rainy one. I’m loving this look for April. It’s got a pop of color with the pretty suede moto jacket (love this trend), paired with a gray pleated midi skirt and navy choker top (also two trends I’m loving). This jacket is super versatile. I will definitely be wearing it all season as Portland tends to have cool nights through the summer. I am in love with the aqua color and am happy I didn’t splurge on one when the trend emerged in the fall in rustier shades. This hue is definitely more up my alley.
You guys know I’m a big fan of Sezane, andI couldn’t recommend this French brand enough from both a style and quality standpoint. Their clothing is effortlessly sexy and sophisticated. I am dying over their spring collection. I loved almost every item in it, especially all the beautiful sandals and prints. I ended up with a sweater, blouse, and pair of bow-tie sandals all featured in this post.
I’m so excited to share a post about Farina Bakery on SE Hawthorne Blvd. I knew the owner through a previous job, and she is absolutely the sweetest person you’d ever meet. Not only that, she makes the best macarons around! They are so perfect and special. We bought a large order once at the old job and everyone couldn’t stop talking about how delicious they were while going back for seconds and thirds.
The cherry blossom and plum blossoms are finally blooming, along with the other early bloomers! The sun is also coming out, and so are my spring dresses. Along with the sun comes more warmth which means I can finally put away my winter coats (thank god!).
I recently did a shoot with one of my favorite brands- Free People. If you follow my blog and IG, you know I’m a huge fan of the brand. Great quality meets beautiful and unique style. Free People has so much to offer from one-of-a-kind dresses to cool girl intimates to athleisure you actually feel cute in. Put it this way, if there was only one store I could shop at it and I had to chose, it would be Free People.