Distressed, but Not Stressed

A flirty dress and distressed denim jacket are my perfect spring combo I’ve decided.

Dress: Fuzzi / Jacket: American Eagle / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: Souvenir from Greece / Sunglasses: Lucky Brand
I knew as soon as I saw this dress it would be absolutely perfect for a day spent at Malibu Wines celebrating one of my favorite people. The light mesh material, beautiful floral print, and swingy tiers of ruffles made me feel like a fairy princess. We donned flower crowns, drank plenty of rosè and ate out weight in cheese. It was a perfect spring day celebrating my best friend and I look forward to many more days filled in the sun with friends (and wine)! 

Welcome to the Jungle

A playful jungle print and ruffles take this dress to the next level and make it the perfect outfit to trek through the urban jungle to go vote.

Dress: Scotch & Soda / Boots: Simply Vera (similar here) / Purse: Vintage HLC / Sunglasses: Lucky Brand (similar here) 
If you haven’t noticed I’m a sucker for a fun print, so naturally I was drawn to this Scotch & Soda dress. The ruffles and print keep it young and current, without being completely over the top. I absolutely love the hidden creatures (look closely) camouflaged just subtley enough in the jungle print that it doesn’t come off as juvenile. To counteract the femininity I paired it with some taupe booties instead of flats or mules and whipped out an old HLC bag that was gifted to me a while back. Overall, it’s an outfit that feels perfect to fight my way through the urban jungle later to go rock the vote! ✌🏻 

All A Flutter

For the perfect ruffle sleeve top

I’m all aflutter for these ruffle sleeves (surprisingly)! 


Outfit details: Top: Minkpink/ Pants: H&M (similar)/ Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)

When it comes to ruffles I tend to steer clear of them. I’m talking miles and miles away. Potentially with an ocean in between. This could have something to do with the fact that as a child I went through a phase where I would only wear dresses. Even when I lived in Rochester, NY in the middle of winter (Sorry Mom!). And I’m not just talking dresses, I’m talking the frilliest, girliest, most floral abominations that would have been better relegated to bedspread than a piece of clothing. Nowadays, I avoid frilly, but after covering up these fun sleeves when I first wore this top, I decided to just embrace them and let the top be the star by pairing it with neutral bottoms and heels. While some could joke I look closer to a picnic table than a bedspread thanks to the gingham, I’m happy I fully embraced this top and played around. After all, my mission is to remix, rematch and step out of my comfort zone.

 

Next Up

 

In a complete 180 from my last order, I am embracing bolder colors and prints. Each one of these pieces is a bit out of my comfort zone, but because of that, I’m so excited to give them a whirl! I love bright cobalt and ruffles of the first dress when I ordered with a girlfriends birthday celebration in mind–I immediately pictured myself dancing the night away (I’m much more coordinated in my imagination it seems)! I’ve also been eyeing this rainbow beauty for quite some time and finally decided to bite the bullet and give it a try this weekend. It’s perfect for a brunch out with the boy on Sunday morning. And lastly, I was super intrigued by this gingham number. Gingham is something I have loved on others for a while, but have never embraced it on myself. I’m looking forward to styling this top up a few different ways for happy hour and beyond.

Rebecca Vallance Cobalt Ruffle Mini Dress

Milly Rainbow Stripe Knit Dress

Habitual Gingham Arietta Top