Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Fruitastic Fashion!

 
They say you should get your daily recommended serving of fruits and vegetables everyday but what if you could also wear your fruits and vegetables? Well, this fun fruit sweatshirt is the perfect way to get a healthy dose of fruits and fashion! From cherries to strawberries to bananas to pineapples, this sweatshirt is not just fantastic, it's fruitastic! I really love that this sweatshirt has such a cheerful vibe with the colorful embroidered fruit! I wore this outfit last week on what I think might be the last "cool" day that we will have before the very hot summer temperatures start setting in here in Southern California.

 
In keeping with the fruit theme, I paired this sweatshirt with my new sequin strawberry bag from Zara. I also bought a similar lemon bag from Zara as well, because, as you can see, I'm crazy about fruit lately! Apparently, fruit is very big for fashion this spring and summer, but that's understandable because it's both healthy to eat it and fun to wear!
 
 
Sweatshirt: Boden here
Skirt: J. Crew Factory similar pencil skirt here
Shoes: J. Crew here
Bag: Zara here
 
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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Orange Blossoms

 
I think it's only fitting to wear an orange print dress against an orange print mural that is located in one of the citrus capitals of the world: Anaheim, California! It's a whole lot of oranges to take in, but I do love both eating oranges and also wearing them! If you love a good orange print as much I do, the good news is that this orange blossom dress is now 25% off through May 16th. It also comes in a longer, midi dress style, so there's something for everyone!

Anaheim might make you think of Disneyland and theme parks or baseball and hockey, but I always associate the city with the band No Doubt. To go along with the orange theme, the cover of their album Tragic Kingdom featured Gwen Stefani holding a rotten orange on it. Luckily, there are no rotten oranges on my dressjust bright vibrant ones and pretty orange blossoms to match the equally bright and vibrant wall in the background!

 
Dress: c/o Draper James here and midi dress version here
Shoes: c/o Draper James here
Bag: Zara similar here
 
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Painted Stripe Skirt

 
I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day weekend! I thought this post would be perfect for the occasion, because these photos were taken at the rose garden at the Wrigley Mansion in Pasadena. We visited this gorgeous garden last month, but, sadly, the roses were not nearly as spectacular as they were last year.  I think the main reason for this was that we visited just a little too early before these roses reached their peak. Luckily, some of the flowers that were blooming in the garden proved to be the perfect match for this new outfit that was gifted to me by Emily and Fin. I really love this eyelet maroon top and the matching painted stripe skirt, and I think it made for the perfect outfit for an afternoon stroll through the garden!

 
I am definitely going to have to mark my calendar as a reminder to visit this exquisite rose garden next year when the roses are fully in bloom!  It's truly a sight to behold! In fact, I posted one of the photos from last year on my Instagram account for Mother's Day and it was fun to look back at the variety of colors and textures in all the different variations of roses in the garden. Maybe visiting the rose garden here will become a Mother's Day tradition!

 
Top: c/o Emily and Fin here
Skirt: c/o Emily and Fin here and dress version here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel similar pink bag here
 
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Shirt+Top=Dress

 
I bought this fun striped skirt a few weeks ago from Target. I originally paired the skirt with a solid tee shirt and a panama hat for a recent trip to Temecula's wine country. (If you follow me on Instagram, I posted this version of the look there.) Well, I loved the skirt so much taht I decided to get the matching blouse shortly after wearing the skirt for the first time. As you can see here, I'm pairing the blouse with the skirt to create an outfit that essentially looks like a dress. The thing I like about this is that the pattern really makes a much bigger statement when you pair the two pieces together, but then you also have the option to wear them as separate pieces!

 
For accessories, I thought the obvious choice was to go with an orange tote bag to bring out all of the fun, warm colors in the print. I also opted for a pair of natural sandals, which are a little hard to see because the grass in front of this Victorian house was a little high when we took these pictures, but, believe me, they are very cute and you can probably just see the bows peaking out, which make them extra cute!

 
Top: Target here
Dress: Target here
Shoes: Draper James here

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Rainbow Maxi Skirt in Palm Springs

 
No trip to Palm Springs would be complete without a stop at the Saguaro Hotel, which is quite literally a rainbow! So, as you can imagine, this was the perfect place to wear this rainbow maxi skirt because it's a perfect match with the rainbow facade of this building! Although this rainbow skirt was purchased a couple years ago, New York & Company still has it in stock in some sizes and it's now on sale! Below, you will find some other maxi length rainbow skirt options that I also love!


We went to Palm Springs a few weeks ago at the very beginning of April and it was already, very, very hot! I always try to squeeze in a trip there in the spring because by summer the heat is just unbearable! Not being accustomed to the extreme heat at this early point in the season, I kind of felt like I was going to melt while taking these pictures! (My husband, who took the pictures, was also feeling the heat when he was in the sun!) Sometimes we might make a brief trip to Palm Springs in the summer but the temperatures often soar to well above 120 degrees, so unless there is something we really want to see or do, it's really just best to wait until fall. The one good thing about visiting during the summer is you pretty much have the city all to yourself that time of year.


 
Skirt: New York & Company here
Shoes: Draper James here
Sunglasses: Celine
 
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Monday, April 25, 2022

Floral Spring Dress

 
This pretty, pink floral dress is what I wore last Sunday for Easter. In my opinion, this makes for the perfect Easter dress! However, because Easter has passed, I'm just going to say that it's the perfect spring dress! One of the things I like about the dress is the pretty, pink floral print. I also love the puffy sleeves and the silhouette of the dress. Actually, the sleeves were something that reviewers online seemed not to like, which almost persuaded me not to purchase the dress. However, when the dress arrived in the mail, I really liked how the sleeves looked! I guess that just goes to show that you can't always trust reviews, or, maybe, it just goes shows that I like clothing that is a little more on the dramatic side!

 
I accessorized my dress with a pale pink bag and these bright green suede pumps. To be honest, I actually swapped out these suede green pumps for a pair of pink gingham sneakers so that I was more comfortable cooking and participating in the Easter egg hunt!

 
Dress: Kohl's here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel similar pale pink bag
Shoes: J. Crew similar suede pumps
 
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Monday, April 18, 2022

Purple Rainbows

I love anything with rainbows, be it a wall, shirt or bag. As you can see, this post features all three things in some form of rainbow print! First of all, how cute is this rainbow print flutter sleeve top! This top is from the Draper James collaboration with Kohl's. I'm so in love with the rainbow print that I also purchased the dress version in the same print, which I'm really looking forward to wearing soon this spring! It turns out that this pastel rainbow print was also the perfect match for another rainbow item, which is my new Stoney Clover Lane rainbow bag that is from their collaboration with Target. Apparently, I not only like rainbows but also collaborations!

 
Last of all, how pretty is this purple and pink rainbow wall? Whenever we are in this area of Hollywood, I always try to make a stop at this mural for photos, because I love this wall so much! Purple is my favorite color, so you can probably understand why I gravitate towards this wall. It also tends to match a lot of the colors of my wardrobe, so it is a win-win situation all around!
 

Top: Kohl's here
Jeans: J. Crew Factory here
Bag: Target x Stoney Clover Lane similar rainbow bag here
Sunglasses: Target x Stoney Clover Lane similar here
 
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