Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Be Inspired

People always ask, "Where do you get your inspiration from?" and whether it's fashion, beauty or design-based, my answer is always a simple one.  Inspiration comes from within.  Whether it's a sky blue day, field of florals, a beautiful ballerina or the sweetest exchange between a mother and her babes, the things we connect with ignite something inside us and from there inspiration is born.  I so often bring that passion back into everything I do and am.  Subtly, these stories play out in our everyday expression.  I've said it before and it remains so true that style and creativity are some of our greatest outlets of expression.  That is why I feel it is so important to be true to who you are and let that show up in all that you do.  Whether that means boho sexy or schoolgirl chic, let your light shine and others can't help but find you.  So while it feels ,like this post has taken philosophical turn it's always one for the better.  Be you, do you and stay true to all that you are.  You'll feel so much better for it!  Hope today finds you needing a little of what I've offered and feeling happy to be you!




Photo credits:  carriebradshawlied fromluxewithlove galmeetsglam 


Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Mondays

Summer Mondays should be deemed casual Monday on account of...well, summer!  Haha, I'm only half kidding.  Denim, black and white, all made happy with pops of cherry, cognac and cream, say summertime fresh any day of the week.  Chambray dresses, denim skirt-alls and sailor shorts are such fun pieces that are perfect for right now.  I love how classic yet current they are.  Try taking one of these dresses to work, the skirt-alls to play and the shorts to the poolside barbecue and you've go summer love covered.  This straw clutch is on my want list right now.  How adorable is that?  I'm also  loving these sandals (under $25) and this fun straw bag and its pom pom details.  When your outfit makes you feel good, you know it's going to be a good day.  Hope your Monday is off to a great start!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Unexpected Twist

Hello, Friday!  Summer weekends are some of the best, wouldn't you agree?  They can busy, that's for sure but no matter where the summer winds take you this look can definitely tag along.  The tie front shirt has always been a classic and right now it's having (yet another) moment.  Wearable in so many ways, this look is a must-have all summer long.  Tied atop a shorter skirt it gives a sexy vibe and offers the option of showing a peek of skin.  Keeping it casual is easy too as this top is the perfect complement to boyfriend denim or your favorite pair of shorts.  This is my favorite one to pair just like that.    And should the occasion call for a little something more, try tying yours on top of a pleated midi paired with your most-loved heels.  That's four fresh ways to sport the look that are all ready to wear.  Which is your favorite?  Hoping everyone's looking forward to a wonderful weekend!




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Soles

Sandal season is back and my feet are so happy! It seems like this year's selection is better than ever, no?  So, today I've rounded up some of my early summer favorites I'm loving so far.  This Hermes classic is such a gorgeous option (also loving this wallet friendly version).  The British tan works with everything and the style goes well with everything from denim cutoffs and a white tee to flowy floral maxi dresses.  Ankle detailing is another must come summer.  That's probably why I can never say no to an espadrille.  This striped pair is always on rotation with me and it never disappoints.  I'm also loving this solid black pair.  Strappy sandals are perhaps the most quintessential of all.  This pair is on my radar and begging to be added to the collection. So whether you're headed to the beach or barbecue, poolside or picnic, one thing's for sure...the sandal always fits.  


Photo credits: Ann Street Studio Sincerely Jules Classic Hermes Fashion

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy at Home

Lately I've been so inspired to bring the beauty I see in fabrics, designs and colors into the house and home.  Happily, there is no shortage of sources for beautiful inspiration.  One incredible source who I admire so much is the multi-dimensional Joanna Gaines.  I only recently came to know her Fixer Upper series and have fallen in love!  Yes, I know, I'm late to the party, haha.  But really, is there anything that woman can't do?  I also adore some of the brilliantly talented women who I follow on Instagram and who make beautiful interiors their pastime in particular, is Randi Garrett of Randi Garrett Designs.  This woman embodies the essence of beauty at home.  Every inch of her home is flooded with gorgeous elegance and style.  Nearly every picture featured above is of her dreamy work.  White backdrops, soft colors, striking accents and personal touches work together to seamless create beauty within.  With a home that feels this inviting, one might never wish to go out, haha.  If you're looking for some pretty ways to feel happy at home, I've linked the sources for you below.  Happy Monday everyone!


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