Looking put together in my not-so-put-together life is sometimes the only remedy I can think of to help get me through. A colorful mess. A beautiful wreck. Whatever you want to call it, I’m just trying to get by. I knew fashion played a huge part of my life when I began to feel confident, pretty, and just important when I wore an outfit that I loved. I’m a firm believer that even though fashion doesn’t cure anything or fix all of my problems (wouldn’t that be nice?) … it can lighten your mood and lift your spirits a little bit to get you through the day.
Sometimes that’s all we need when it feels like the whole world is crashing down on you…A pretty dress and an empty smile.
In the early stages of blogging I was known for my mixing print game. I loved switching things around and jazzing up the average print with my unpredictable style. I missed doing this. I’ve become so minimal (which I love) and have forgotten why I loved fashion in the first place which was to create new and exciting things to wear! People are so afraid of mixing prints and I totally get it. The easiest place to start when mixing prints is with a simple floral pattern paired with stripes. Find a similar color between both pieces and nine times out of ten you’ve got your outfit girlfriend.
Never be too afraid to mix prints. It’s the one thing that will make you stand out in the crowd.
I’m just going to let this mini dress do all the talking. I mean…just look at it.
When I ordered this dress, I actually thought it was a romper which is why I didn’t even hesitate in purchasing it because we all know my obsession with rompers okay. But I was, at first, so bummed when I found out it was a dress because I thought it would be too short for me but it works out just fine! (If there’s no wind.) Hehe. This STUNNING fuchsia color is breathtaking and hard to pass up. Doesn’t it just scream SUMMER?
Paper Bag Trousers: Because who has time for jeans anymore? If I ever want to spice up a simple top while still wanting to remain comfortable, I ALWAYS, hands down, no question about it, reach for my plethora of bowtie trousers. My wardrobe wouldn’t be anything without them. This lilac shade brings sunshine to my days like no other. I absolutely love how simple, yet girly this outfit is. It speaks volumes to my ultra feminine side.
This dress is the perfect errand running, chilling out, doing nothing, walking the dog and having a picnic at the park kind of dress. Anything and everything you can think of, this dress is just too good to pass up and guess what? It’s on SALE for under $40.
I usually stay away from dresses that require no bra for many many reason but the empire waist, soft gingham print and subtle pockets–> SOLD. I can always use comfortable pieces in my wardrobe without looking or feeling like a slob-ka-bob and this dress is exactly what I needed. So. In. Love. I love styling this with a plain white t-shirt underneath to add a little extra coverage if I’m feeling a little more modest.